Caffeine – TV News – November 3rd Edition

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back before catching up on this week’s TV news! And a quick housekeeping note: I’m going to be away next weekend, but I’ll be back on Sunday, November 17th, with a double shot of TV news for you.

Premiere dates:

December 5th: V Wars
December 18th: Soundtrack
December 20th: The Witcher

February 14th: High Fidelity


Another Life, Pennyworth, Creepshow, Temple

Picked up for full seasons:

Stumptown, Mixed-ish, The Rookie


Lodge 49, Pearson, The InBetween

Other headlines:

The final season of Lucifer will be split into two parts.

Matt Olmstead has been named co-showrunner of Stumptown.

The Game of Thrones prequel starring Naomi Watts is not moving forward at HBO.

Heather Zuhlke will write Starz’s adaptation of Intercepted.

Ordered to series:

Disney+: High school basketball dramedy Big Shot starring John Stamos
HBO: Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon
HBO Max: Ridley Scott sci-fi series Raised by Wolves, DC superhero anthology Strange Adventures, a Green Lantern series from Greg Berlanti, comedy DC Super Hero High, Issa Rae comedy Rap Sh*t, Mindy Kaling comedy College Girls
Quibi: Farrelly brothers comedy The Now starring Dave Franco, middle school comedy Junior High

Pilot directors:

Genius: Aretha: Anthony Hemingway
Inventing Anna: Dave Frankel

In development:

ABC: Fresh Off the Boat spinoff Magic Motor Inn about an Indian family, legal drama Reasonable Doubt, Erin Brockovich-inspired drama Rebel
All3Media: YA supernatural thriller adaptation Hollow Pike
Amazon: Supernatural mystery adaptation Bone White
Anant Singh: A limited series based on Brooklyn Dodgers book The Boys of Summer
BBC: A reboot of State of Play
CBS: Yosemite National Park crime drama The Trail, legal comedy We the Jury, crime drama Cascadia, NYPD drama Out the Door, investigative drama Alibi
The CW: A Superman & Lois series starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch
Fox: Workplace comedy Building Security, culture clash comedy Sanchez, Ohio
Freeform: Contemporary reimagining Dante’s Inferno
Fremantle: A series about the life of Benjamin Netanyahu
HBO: A limited series about Jeffrey Epstein from Adam McKay
Lionsgate: An adaptation of Tamora Pierce’s Tortall Universe books
NBC: Romantic drama Adam & Eva, H.G. Wells-inspired drama Wellsville
Sky Atlantic: An adaptation of novel Sweetpea
Wiip: A limited series based on true crime book People Who Eat Darkness

Promoted to series regular:

Law & Order: SVU: Jamie Gray Hyder

Guest stars:

A Million Little Things: Sutton Foster
The Rookie: Annie Wersching


Arrow: Emily Bett Rickards
Chicago Fire: Monica Raymund
Perfect Harmony: Joshua Malina


Big Shot: Shiri Appleby, Yvette Nicole Brown
Dynasty: Elaine Hendrix
The Fugitive: Tiya Sircar
Genius: Aretha: Malcolm Barrett, Kimberly Hébert Gregory, Patrice Covington, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Sanai Victoria
A Higher Loyalty: Steven Pasquale, Oona Chaplin
Inventing Anna: Julia Garner, Anna Chlumsky, Laverne Cox, Katie Lowes, Alexis Floyd
Made for Love: Noma Dumezweni
Nancy Drew: Miles Gaston Villanueva
One of Us Is Lying: Marianly Tejada, Cooper van Grootel, Annalisa Cochrane, Chibuikem Uche, Jessica McLeod, Barrett Carnahan, Melissa Collazo
Panic: Bryce Cass
The Power: Leslie Mann
Punky Brewster: Quinn Copeland, Lauren Donzis, Oliver De Los Santos, Noah Cottrell
Run the World: Corbin Reid, Andrea Bordeaux
Shameless: Lynn Chen, Idara Victor
Snowpiercer: Sean Bean
Station Eleven: David Wilmot
Supergirl: Nick Sagar
Tehran: Navid Negahban, Shaun Toub
The Underground Railroad: Jim Klock
Yellowjackets: Tawny Cypress, Jasmin Savoy Brown

(Image courtesy of Netflix.)

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