Caffeine – TV News – November 20th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us the series finale date of a longtime fan favorite, but first, a bunch of winter and spring premiere dates …

Premiere dates:
December 8th: Gangland Undercover
January 4th: Too Close to Home
January 10th: Taboo
January 11th: Schitt’s Creek (US Premiere)
January 12th: Colony
January 20th: Frontier (Netflix Premiere)
January 24th: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (new timeslot)
January 25th: The Path
January 26th: Riverdale (at 9/8c, with Supernatural moving to 8/7c)
February 1st: The 100
February 10th: Reign
February 12th: Girls
February 14th: The Mindy Project
February 19th: Crashing
March 17th: The Originals
March 29th: Harlots
April 4th: iZombie
April 18th: Pretty Little Liars, Famous in Love
May 23rd: Casual

The series finale of The Vampire Diaries will air on March 10th.

Renewed: Westworld, Divorce, Insecure, The Night Shift, One Mississippi, Berlin Station, Graves

CBS has ordered six more episodes each of The Great Indoors and Man with a Plan and three additional episodes of Code Black.

No Tomorrow and Frequency will not get more episodes this season, though they’re not officially canceled.

Masi Oka is leaving Hawaii Five-0.

New showrunners:
Y: The Last Man: Michael Green

Adrian Lester will direct two episodes of Riviera.

Ordered to series:
ABC: Comic book adaptation Marvel’s The Inhumans
AMC/BBC Worldwide: Crime drama McMafia starring James Norton
BBC America: Assassin thriller Killing Eve
Channel 4: Pub family comedy Back by Simon Blackwell

In development:
ABC: A Boston biologist comedy
Baby Cow: An adaptation of Zadie Smith’s Swing Time
CBS: A high school administrator comedy from Robert and Michelle King
The CW: Graphic novel adaptation Dr. Mirage
Endemol Shine: A series based on Selena’s husband’s memoir
Fox: An immigration family comedy from Scott Weinger, comedy The Henchman from Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson, con man legal drama Hawk, fantasy drama The Building from Neil Gaiman, dance drama The Cut from McG, resort comedy Missing American Woman, motivational speaker comedy Positively Speaking
IM Global: Fantasy adaptation The Hike
NBC: A legal drama starring Morena Baccarin, action adventure mystery Treasure, a relationship comedy from Andrew Gurland
Sonar Entertainment: Series Singularity from Robert Downey Jr. and Anthony Michael Hall
Starlight Media: Historical Chinese series Empress from Liu Xiaoqing
Syfy: A Stranger in a Strange Land adaptation

Promoted to series regular:
Insecure: Natasha Rothwell

Guest stars:
2 Broke Girls: RuPaul
Baby Daddy: John Hennigan (a.k.a. John Morrison)
Billions: Mary-Louise Parker
Chicago Fire: Charlotte Sullivan
Code Black: Marlee Matlin
The Guest Book: Maureen McCormick
Life in Pieces: Charlie Puth
The Originals: Matt Davis
Scream Queens: Brooke Shields
This Is Us: Elizabeth Perkins
Timeless: Joel Johnstone

Greenleaf: Jason Dirden

Altered Carbon: Kristin Lehman
American Crime: Mickaelle X. Bizet
Anne: Lucas Jade Zumann
Billions: Danny Strong
Brown Girls: Punam Patel, Hina Abdullah
Chicago P.D.: Nick Wechsler
Colony: William Russ, Keiko Agena, Paolo Andino
Empire: Rumer Willis
The Flash: Greg Grenberg
Genius: Shannon Tarbet, Claire Rushbrook, Robert Lindsay
The Good Fight: Justin Bartha
Greenleaf: Sean Dominic, Roshon Fegan
Happy!: Chris Meloni
His Wives and Daughters: Tyler Hilton, Kurt Fuller, Molly McCook, Christina Moore, Talia Tabin
House of Cards: James Martinez
Humans: Carrie-Anne Moss, Sam Palladio, Marshall Allman, Sonya Cassidy, Letitia Wright, Bella Dayne
I Love Dick: Sherry Cola
The Last Ship: Sibylla Deen
Libby & Malcolm: Courtney B. Vance
Monsters of God: Adam Beach, Jim True-Frost, Alicia Sixtos, Efren Ramirez
Narcos: Curtiss Cook
Seven Seconds: Russell Hornsby, Zackary Momoh, Raul Castillo
Stranger Things: Brett Gelman
The Terror: Edward Ashley, Liam Garrigan, Ronan Raftery
Untitled Alan Ball HBO series: Holly Hunter

(Image courtesy of the CW.)

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