Caffeine – TV News – November 17th Edition

We’ve got a giant double helping of TV news this week, including lots of midseason premiere dates!

Premiere dates:

December 1st: Eastsiders
December 26th: You
December 29th: Dare Me

January 5th: Power
January 6th: Manifest
January 7th: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (premiere preview), FBI: Most Wanted
January 8th: Criminal Minds, Party of Five
January 10th: Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector
January 15th: Good Trouble
January 16th: grown-ish, Everything’s Gonna Be Okay
January 20th: Carter
January 21st: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
January 23rd: The Bold Type
January 24th: Shrill

February 6th: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Indebted, Katy Keene, Tommy
February 7th: MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0
February 16th: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (regular timeslot), Good Girls

March 16th: Roswell, New Mexico

April 5th: World on Fire

Series finales:

January 28th: Arrow
January 30th: The Good Place

May 18th: Supernatural


Mayans M.C., The Witcher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, See, For All Mankind, Dickinson (officially now), Titans, Games People Play, Goliath (for a fourth and final season), Finding Joy

Additional episodes ordered:

Bless This Mess, American Housewife, Superstore


BH90210, Fresh Off the Boat, Wild Bill

Other headlines:

Two writers have quit Carol’s Second Act because of the inappropriate behavior of EP David Hunt.

A Hawaii Five-0/Magnum P.I. crossover is happening on January 3rd.

Jessica Gao is leading the writing team on She-Hulk.

Writers have been set for the next season of Doctor Who.

Melora Hardin is directing an episode of The Bold Type.

Upcoming FX shows Devs, Mrs. America, A Teacher, and The Old Man are moving to Hulu.

Will Graham will showrun Daisy Jones and the Six.

Sang Kim has been named showrunner for Jupiter’s Legacy.

Jon Spaihts has stepped down as showrunner of Dune: The Sisterhood.

Ordered to series:

Amazon: An adaptation of William Gibson novel The Peripheral
Apple TV+: Workplace thriller Severance starring Adam Scott, Graham Yost spy drama Slow Horses starring Gary Oldman
BBC One: Irish noir Bloodlands starring James Nesbitt
BET Plus: Tyler Perry’s Bruh about 30-something Black men, The Oval sex cult spinoff Tyler Perry’s Ruthless
Netflix: Horror-thriller revenge series Brand New Cherry Flavor
Quibi: Horror series Emma starring AnnaSophia Robb, pool cleaning comedy Agua Donkeys, Steven Soderbergh thriller Wireless starring Tye Sheridan, a modern take on Varsity Blues

Acquired for the U.S.:

Amazon Prime: Mexican series Narcos vs. Zombies
PBS Masterpiece: BBC political drama Roadkill starring Helen McCrory and Hugh Laurie
Sundance Now: Norwegian detective series Wisting

Pilot orders:

HBO Max: Crime-solving comedy Gumshoe, 1990s drama Vegas High

In development:

2929 Productions: An adaptation of Serial Box Supreme Court clerk drama First Street
ABC: Mother/son comedy FLOUIS, high-concept drama Happy Birthday Avery Scott, a Revenge reboot with a Latinx lead, women’s prison early release comedy Freedom, a drama based on book Yes We Can by female Obama staffers, intelligence agent drama Best Kept Secret, family medical soap Nightingale, thriller drama Invisible, a rom-com from and starring Georgia King, crime drama Ghost, a family restaurant comedy about a Latinx family
Athena Pictures: A series based on the memoir of Judy Garland’s agent Stevie Phillips
BCDF Pictures: An adaptation of fantasy series A Raven’s Shadow
CBS: A reboot of The Equalizer starring Queen Latifah, mystery series Clues, paranormal crime series Near Death, medical drama St. Bernies, family secret comedy Extended Family, missing persons investigation drama Vanishing Point Chicago mayoral drama The Honorable, actress comedy Call Me Florence, conspiracy thriller drama The Eshmun Protocol, mystery procedural Borrowed Time, forensic linguistics crime drama Fighting Words
The CW: A friendship comedic drama from Hannah Marks, a female-led Kung Fu reboot
FOX: Family comedy G-Men, soapy dramedy Familyship, military veteran state trooper drama Stateside, limited series Sometimes I Lie starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, con artist drama Snap, grief comedy Pivoting
HBO Max: A series based on R.L. Stine’s Point Horror books
ITV: An adaptation of Lindsey Davis’s Falco Roman Empire detective novels
James Patterson Entertainment: An adaptation of James Patterson’s The House of Kennedy
Legendary: A Sin City series
NBC: A female-led Zorro, family drama Home, CIA drama Quantum Spy, comedy Friends and Family, a comedy from and starring London Hughes, multi-generational drama Love And…, graphic novel adaptation The Bunker, theme park comedy The Park, small-town workplace comedy Post Office, Matt Nix sci-fi drama The Pioneer
Netflix: An adaptation of memoir From Scratch produced by Reese Witherspoon and starring Zoe Saldana
Starz: A Weeds sequel series
Story House Pictures: Historical drama Sisi
TNT: A Texas oil industry union drama from Ava DuVernay and Kat Candler
UCP: Podcast adaptation Joe Exotic starring Kate McKinnon
WarnerMedia: Daily diner-set sitcom Today’s Special

Promoted to series regular:

Carol’s Second Act: Cedric Yarbrough
Law & Order: SVU: Jamie Gray Hyder
Legacies: Chris Lee

Guest stars:

Billions: Julianna Margulies, Corey Stoll
Legacies: Chris Wood
Single Parents: John Michael Higgins, Mo Collins
Superstore: Dean Norris
Your Honor: Lorraine Toussaint, Chet Hanks, Jimi Stanton


Arrow: Paul Blackthorne
Gossip Girl: Kristen Bell
Mad About You: Carol Burnett
Nash Bridges: Cheech Marin
Outlander: Chris Donald


All Creatures Great and Small: Diana Rigg, Matthew Lewis, Nigel Havers
Almost Paradise: Samantha Richelle, Arthur Acuña, Nonie Buencamino, Ces Quesada
Batwoman: Christina Wolfe
Carnival Row: Jay Ali
Charmed: Eric Balfour
Dash & Lily: Glenn McCuen, Michael Park, Gideon Emery, Jennifer Ikeda, Diego Guevera
Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story: Rachel Keller, Emily Bergl, Lena Georgas, Tiera Skovbye, Chris Mason
The Flash: Natalie Dreyfuss
The Flight Attendant: Merle Dandridge, Griffin Matthews, T.R. Knight
Genius: Aretha: Courtney B. Vance
The Good Lord Bird: Rafael Casal
Good Trouble: Shannon Chan-Kent
grown-ish: Henri Esteve, Raigan Harris, Andrew Liner
Halo: Danny Sapani, Olive Gray, Charlie Murphy
Impeachment: American Crime Story: Clive Owen
Into the Dark: Augustus Prew, Scott Evans, Ayden Mayeri, Lukas Gage, Chester Lockhart, Adam Faison
Inventing Anna: Jeff Perry, Arian Moayed, Anna Deveare Smith
Killing Eve: Gemma Whelan, Pedja Bjelac, Camille Cottin, Steve Pemberton, Raj Bajaj, Turlough Convery, Evgenia Dodina
Last Summer: Michael Landes, Brooklyn Sudano, Harley Quinn Smith, Chiara Aurelia, Mika Abdalla, Froy Gutierrez, Allius Barnes, Blake Lee, Nathaniel Ashton
A League of Their Own: D’Arcy Carden, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Kelly McCormack, Priscilla Delgado
Legacies: Olivia Liang
Leonardo: Freddie Highmore
Loki: Sophia Di Martino
Made for Love: Billy Magnussen, Dan Bakkedahl, Augusto Aguilera
Maritime: Erik Madsen, Daniel Roesner, Hannes Jaenicke, Haley Louise Jones, Luko Omoto
Marvel’s Helstrom: Daniel Cudmore
Maxxx: Christopher Meloni, Jourdan Dunn
Mosquito Coast: Melissa George, Gabriel Bateman, Logan Polish, Kimberly Elise
The North Water: Stephen Graham, Tom Courtenay, Peter Mullan
The Now: O’Shea Jackson, Daryl Hannah, Jimmy Tatro, Alyssa Milano, Rob Yang, Lex Scott Davis, Bill Murray
The Old Man: Austin Stowell
The Orville: Anne Winters
Outlander: Paul Gorman, Bronwyn James
Penance: Julie Graham, Neil Morrissey, Nico Mirallegro, Tallulah Greive, Art Malik, Wanda Ventham
The Power: Auli’i Cravalho
Run: Tamara Podemski
Run the World: Stephen Bishop
S.W.A.T.: Rochelle Aytes
Snowpiercer: Tom Lipinski
The Wheel of Time: Daryl McCormack
The Wilds: Rachel Griffiths, David Sullivan, Troy Winbush, Sophia Ali, Sarah Pidgeon, Jenna Clause, Erana James
Untitled James Comey miniseries: Scoot McNairy, William Sadler, T.R. Knight, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Brian D’Arcy James, Steve Zissis, Shawn Doyle
Untitled Liam Hemsworth Quibi action thriller: Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Billy Burke, Aaron Poole, Christopher Webster

(Image courtesy of USA Network.)

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