Caffeine – TV News – November 6th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us some more winter premiere dates and verdicts on the futures of a bunch of shows!

Premiere dates:

December 2nd: Three Pines

January 8th: Alert
January 15th: Your Honor (new date), The Last of Us, Mayor of Kingstown
January 18th: grown-ish
January 30th: The Watchful Eye


Dangerous Liaisons, The Sandman


Westworld, Stargirl (after the current third season), Fate: The Winx Saga, Becoming Elizabeth

Other headlines:

Due in part to all the upheaval at the CW, The Winchesters and Walker: Independence will stay at thirteen episodes each for their first seasons.

Onyx Collective on Hulu series Reasonable Doubt will have a special airing of its premiere on ABC on November 10th.

The new season of Pretty Little Liars will be called Pretty Little Liars: Summer School.

Wolf Entertainment EP Derek Haas is leaving the company, including his showrunning duties on Chicago Fire and FBI: International.

HBO Max is not moving forward with its announced Degrassi reboot.

Ordered to series:

Freevee: A culture clash coming of age drama from Kagiso Lediga
Peacock: Friday the 13th prequel Crystal Lake from Bryan Fuller
Showtime: Miniseries George and Tammy starring Jessica Chastain and Michael Shannon
Sky/Peacock: A series based on Frederick Forsyth’s thriller The Day of the Jackal
Viaplay: A series based on Ian Rankin’s Inspector Rebus books

Acquired for the U.S.:

Paramount+: Korean thriller series Bargain

Pilot orders:

FX: An adaptation of Catherine Lacey’s near future novel The Answers

In development:

ABC: Queer family comedy Moore & More
Disney+: An adaptation of Roshani Chokshi’s YA fantasy novel A Crown of Wishes starring Avantika
ITV: An adaptation of Rachel Clarke’s pandemic book Breathtaking
NBC: Crime series Grosse Point Garden Society, high-concept cruise ship mystery Point Nemo
Sky: Mozart drama Amadeus

Leaving their shows:

Chicago Med: Asjha Cooper

Promoted to series regular:

Gossip Girl: Grace Duah
The Upshaws: Jermelle Simon


Agatha: Coven of Chaos: Joe Locke, Aubrey Plaza, Ali Ahn, Maria Dizzia
Alert: Petey Gibson, Fivel Stewart, Bre Blair
Animal Control: Michael Rowland, Grace Palmer, Gerry Dee, Kelli Ogmundson, Alvina August
Based on a True Story: Tom Bateman, Liana Liberato, Priscilla Quintana
Cobra: Jane Horrocks
Dead Boy Detectives: Caitlin Reilly, Max Jenkins
Deli Boys: Poorna Jagannathan
Freeridge: Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Peggy Blow
The Gentlemen: Theo James, Kaya Scodelario, Daniel Ings, Joely Richardson, Giancarlo Esposito, Peter Serafinowicz, Vinnie Jones
The Girls on the Bus: Mark Consuelos
Heartstopper: Thibault De Montalembert, Ash Self, Bel Priestley
My Lady Jane: Dominic Cooper, Rob Brydon, Will Keen, Anna Chancellor, Jim Broadbent, Kate O’Flynn, Isabella Brownson, Henry Ashton, Abbie Hern, Joe Klocek, Máiréad Tyers, Brandon Grace, Michael Workeye
The Narrow Road to the Deep North: Jacob Elordi
The Other Black Girl: Sinclair Daniel, Ashleigh Murray, Brittany Adebumola, Hunter Parrish, Eric McCormack, Bellamy Young
The Penguin: Cristin Milioti
Severance: Bob Balaban, Robby Benson, Stefano Carannante, Gwendoline Christie, John Noble, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Alia Shawkat, Merritt Wever
Wonder Man: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

(Image courtesy of Amazon.)

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