Caffeine – TV News – November 18th Edition

And we’re back! Let’s catch up on two weeks’ worth of TV news as we head into a presumably quiet holiday week for Hollywood.

Premiere dates:

December 2nd: Berlin Station
December 14th: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale, Travelers
December 21st: Vanity Fair

January 1st: A Series of Unfortunate Events
January 2nd: Grown-ish
January 4th: The Blacklist
January 9th: You’re the Worst
January 10th: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
January 15th: Roswell, New Mexico
January 20th: SMILF
January 23rd: Pure


Bosch, The Purge, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


Good Behavior, Reverie, The Good Cop

Picked up for full seasons:

The Rookie, Splitting Up Together, The Kids Are Alright, Charmed, Legacies, All American

Other headlines:

Doctor Who will have a New Year’s Day special this year, instead of Christmas Day.

The final season of Game of Thrones will premiere in April, but no exact date yet.

It’s official: Michael Chabon is writing for the new Star Trek Captain Picard revival, as well as a short that has already been released.

And Michelle Yeoh is in talks for another Star Trek spinoff series.

The Dirty John pilot is available to watch now.

Showrunner Bob Kushell has been fired from upcoming comedy Fam due to misconduct.

There’s a Breaking Bad movie in the works.

The Deadwood movie is officially in production – click through to find out more about the plot and which cast members are returning.

James Mackay will no longer be a regular on Dynasty, but will appear again.

Silicon Valley production has been delayed until summer.

Mykelti Williamson will direct an episode of Chicago P.D.

Andrew Lincoln has left The Walking Dead but will star in multiple Walking Dead-universe movies in development at AMC.

Andreas Prochaska will direct the TV adaptation of Alex Rider.

Tina Mabry will direct the pilot of Beast Mode.

Toby Whithouse will write and EP the adaptation of Gormenghast.

Susanne Bier will direct HBO’s Nicole Kidman limited series The Undoing.

Kevin Arkadie will showrun Ambitions, and Benny Boom is directing the pilot.

Ordered to series:

BBC Three: Daisy Haggard ex-con comedy Back to Life
CBS All Access: Non-linear true crime-based series Interrogation
Disney+: A Rogue One prequel series starring Diego Luna
Global TV: Event series Departure starring Archie Panjabi and Christopher Plummer
Netflix: Katherine Ryan comedy The Duchess, romantic sci-fi drama The One

Acquired for the U.S.:

Acorn TV: Season five of Line of Duty
Sundance Now/Shudder: Seasons two and three of A Discovery of Witches

Pilot orders:

Amazon: A bilingual romantic comedy about chosen family
Hulu: Comic adaptation Sweet Tooth
Sky: Gym comedy Peacock starring Dominic Cooper

In development:

ABC: Blue-collar family drama Love, Dad, CIA drama The Sorority Girl Who Saved Your Life, romantic drama Until the Wedding, Kevin Hart family comedy Don’t Call It a Comeback, a fashion drama from Zac Posen, a blue collar single mom comedy, Jack Cutmore-Scott comedy What If?, a rural south friendship comedy, relationship drama The Marriage Lie
CBS: Family business comedy Bait & Tackle, a military medical drama, twentysomethings comedy Townies, family comedy Dad Vs. Father, forensic psychologist drama False Memories, DA drama Crooked Brooklyn, medical drama Family Emergency, political drama First Lady
The CW: Comics adaptation Survivors’ Club, a reboot of The 4400, series Glamorous about a gender non-conforming cosmetics company intern, action series Strong Girl, contemporary fairy tale musical comedy Nobody’s Princess, an adaptation of historical novel The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter
Federation Entertainment: An adaptation of thriller series Library of the Dead
FOX: Coast Guard drama Safe Harbor, DEA agent drama King of Sting, an autobiographical family comedy from Michael Yo, sibling divorce comedy Best Lives, a blended family comedy, detective drama Witnesses, brewery comedy Hood River, David Baldacci procedural thriller Puller, immigration family comedy Uncle Joey, adult sibling comedy Significant Brother, A.I. thriller drama Next, a female Texas Ranger drama from Ilene Chaiken
FX: Cult crime drama Piety
HBO: A miniseries adaptation of Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America from David Simon, a grunge musician comedy starring David Spade
Hulu: Multiple shows based on George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards series
Legendary: An adaptation of comic Black Hammer
MTV: A reboot of Undressed
NBC: Alternate life path drama Ordinary Joe, coroner drama Red Stick from Patricia Cornwell, surrogacy comedy Man. Woman. Child., forensic criminologist drama The Bone Collector
Netflix: Historical migrant drama 1899
Paramount Television: An adaptation of grime music history book Inner City Pressure
Showtime: Home shopping network comedy Big Deal
Skydance: A Jack Reacher series

Promoted to series regular:

Claws: Evan Daigle

Guest stars:

American Housewife: Patrick Duffy, Gregory Harrison
The Big Bang Theory: Iain Armitage, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan
The Cool Kids: Lesley Ann Warren
Our Lady, LTD: Hana Mae Lee
Riverdale: Kelly Ripa
Speechless: Niecy Nash, Lisa Leslie
Supergirl: Kate Burton


Veronica Mars: Max Greenfield


The Affair: Claes Bang, Anna Paquin
Ambitions: Robin Givens, Essence Atkins, Brian White, Kendrick Cross, Brely Evans, Erica Page
Avenue 5: Rebecca Front
Beast Mode: Anika Noni Rose
Black Lightning: RJ Cyler
Chicago Med: Ian Harding
Claws: Rebecca Creskoff, Michael Horse
Designated Survivor: Lauren Holly, Benjamin Watson
Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: Ginnifer Goodwin, Kathleen Turner
Empire: Wood Harris, Alicia Coppola
The Fix: Robin Givens
The Good Fight: Michael Sheen
Grand Hotel: John Marshall Jones, Richard Burgi, Adrian Pasdar
Instinct: Reshma Shetty
The Mandalorian: Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano
Manifest: Matt Long
Narcos: Mexico: Jesse Garcia
New Amsterdam: Sendhil Ramamurthy
Noughts + Crosses: Jack Rowan, Masali Baduza, Paterson Joseph, Bonnie Mbuli, Kike Brimah, Helen Baxendale, Ian Hart, Josh Dylan, Shaun Dingwall, Rakie Ayola, Jonathan Ajayi
Our Lady, LTD: Damon Herriman, Chris Conrad, Terry O’Quinn
Paper Empire: Wesley Snipes, Robert Davi
SEAL Team: Antonio Jaramillo
Star: Tammi Mac
Supergirl: Hannah James, Jon Cryer
Surveillance: Matthew Modine, Allen Leech
Swamp Thing: Will Patton, Andy Bean, Derek Mears, Henderson Wade, Kevin Durand
This Is Us: Tim Jo
Treadstone: Jeremy Irvine, Brian J. Smith
The Twilight Zone: Kumail Nanjiani
The Undoing: Hugh Grant
Veronica Mars: Dawnn Lewis, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Patton Oswalt, Clifton Collins Jr., Izabela Vidovic, J.K. Simmons
The Village: Ben Ahlers, Nadine Nicole
Watchmen: James Wolk, Jean Smart
Untitled Apple Hilde Lysiak series: Abby Miller, Louis Herthum, Michael Weston, Aziza Scott, Kylie Rogers, Adrian Hough, Joelle Carter, Jibrail Nantambu, Deric McCabe
Untitled Apple morning show drama: Bel Powley, Karen Pittman, Desean Terry

(Image courtesy of Netflix.)

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