Caffeine – TV News – November 1st Edition

Caffeine – TV News – November 1st Edition

November’s first batch of TV news brings us a bunch of winter premiere dates!

Premiere dates:

November 19th: I Hate Suzie
November 26th: Tyler Perry’s Ruthless

December 31st: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

January 10th: American Gods
January 17th: Batwoman
January 18th: All American
January 20th: Riverdale, Nancy Drew
January 21st: Walker, Legacies
January 24th: Charmed

February 8th: Black Lightning
February 23rd: The Flash, Superman & Lois


The Baby-Sitters Club, Ted Lasso, Cherish the Day, Das Boot, Narcos: Mexico, No Activity (for an animated season)


Brave New World, Filthy Rich, Next

Other headlines:

CBS has reduced a bunch of episode orders because of the pandemic.

The CW has acquired additional seasons of international shows Coroner, Burden of Truth, and Bulletproof.

Amazon Prime has acquired psychological thriller Tell Me Your Secrets, which was originally ordered by TNT.

Carlo Bernard is taking over as showrunner of Narcos: Mexico.

Jim Patterson will co-showrun B Positive.

Mohamed Diab will direct Marvel series Moon Knight.

Lil Yachty dramedy Public Figures is moving to HBO Max for development now that Quibi has shut down.

Ordered to series:

Amazon: Marriage drama Things I Know to Be True starring Nicole Kidman
Apple: Friendship comedy Platonic starring Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne
Channel 5: Psychological thriller Anne Boleyn starring Jodie Turner-Smith
Fox: Docu-comedy This Country
HBO: A revival of In Treatment starring Uzo Aduba
Netflix: Supernatural horror series Archive 81 starring Mamoudou Athie and Dina Shihabi
Spectrum Originals/AMC: Sci-fi adaptation Beacon 23

Acquired for the U.S. and/or Canada:

Acorn TV: Mira Nair’s period drama A Suitable Boy
HBO Max: British dark comedy Two Weeks to Live

In development:

Amazon: An adaptation of Sara Holland’s YA fantasy Havenfall
BBC Studios: C.J. Tudor crime novel adaptation The Chalk Man
CBS: Near future climate change drama Antarctica, a gender-bent adaptation of German crime drama Einstein, government mind control series The Tempest, disaster relief drama Activation
The CW: Nancy Drew spinoff Tom Swift
Fox: Radio host comedy The Texanist starring Thomas Haden Church, legal scandal drama The Counsel
ITV Studios America: Italian female mob prosecutor drama Mephisto
Landmark Studio Group: Supernatural horror series Safehaven starring Stephen Moyer, Belle Shouse, and Antonio Cipriano
Legendary Entertainment: An adaptation of Chinese webcomic I’m a Killer Maid
Mark Gordon Pictures: An adaptation of Norman Mailer’s Harlot’s Ghost
Netflix: A live-action Assassin’s Creed series
Platform One: Limited series Cult Following starring Dakota Johnson and Riley Keough
Sid Gentle Films: A series based on cult horror film Ginger Snaps

Promoted to series regular:

The Boys: Claudia Doumit, Colby Minifie
FBI: Most Wanted: YaYa Gosselin


Saved by the Bell: Lark Voorhies


Becoming Elizabeth: Alicia von Rittberg
Bosch: Gino Vento, Carlos Miranda
Charmed: Jason Diaz
Colin in Black and White: Jaden Michael
Creepshow: Marilyn Manson, Ali Larter, Iman Benson, Ryan Kwanten, Barbara Crampton, C. Thomas Howell, Denise Crosby, Breckin Meyer, Ted Raimi, Kevin Dillon, Eric Edelstein
Cruel Summer: Sarah Drew
Dopesick: Ray McKinnon
Dr. Death: Hubert Point-Du Jour, Maryann Plunkett
Gossip Girl: Laura Benanti
Moon Knight: Oscar Isaac
Peacemaker: Steve Agee
Roswell, New Mexico: David DeSantos
Run the World: Erika Alexander
Severance: John Turturro
Stargirl: Nick Tarabay, Jonathan Cake, Ysa Penarejo
Stay Close: Cush Jumbo, James Nesbitt, Richard Armitage, Sarah Parish
Tokyo Vice: Rachel Keller (replacing Odessa Young)
Triage: Vondie Curtis-Hall, Gabriel Sloyer
Tyler Perry’s Ruthless: Stevie Baggs, Jr., Colin McCalla, Samantha L. Thomas, Michelle Nunez, Alise Willis, Jael Pettigrew
The White Lotus: Molly Shannon, Jon Gries, Jolene Purdy, Kekoa Kekumano, Lukas Gage
Why Women Kill: Allison Tolman, Nick Frost, Lana Parrilla, B.K. Cannon, Jordane Christie, Matthew Daddario, Veronica Falcón
Y: The Last Man: Olivia Thirlby, Ashley Romans
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: Jee Young Han, Felix Mallard

(Image courtesy of the CW.)

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