Caffeine – TV News – November 8th Edition

Happy Sunday! This week’s TV news includes scheduling for holiday specials and preview episodes as well as a bunch of January premieres.

Premiere dates!
November 30th: Superstore preview episodes
December 7th: Telenovela preview episodes
December 17th: Luther one-night special
December 26th: When Calls the Heart holiday special
January 4th: Superstore, Telenovela
January 6th: American Crime
January 17th: Angie Tribeca
January 23rd: Black Sails
January 27th: Suits

Renewed: Z Nation

TBS is airing a 25-hour marathon of the ten-episode first season of Angie Tribeca on January 17th, and then ten new episodes weekly starting January 25th.

The Twin Peaks revival has been pushed to 2017.

Syfy will put the first episode of The Expanse online on November 23rd.

NBC has ordered one additional episode each for Blindspot, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Law and Order: SVU.

Amazon’s Bryan Cranston drama Sneaky Pete will premiere in 2016.

Helen Hunt will direct an episode of Life in Pieces.

The Muppets showrunner Bob Kushell is leaving, and Kristin Newman is in talks to replace him.

Scream‘s new showrunners are Michael Gans and Richard Register.

Ordered to series:
ABC Family/Freeform: Amanda Knox drama Guilt, supernatural drama Beyond
BBC One: A series adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials
CBS All Access: A new Star Trek series
ITV: Crime drama Marcella starring Anna Friel
Syfy: A female Van Helsing series
TBS: Alia Shawkat mystery comedy Search Party

Pilot orders:
Amazon: Literary adaptations The Last Tycoon and The Interestings

In development:
ABC: Kal Penn news channel comedy Fair and Balanced, romance dramedy True Love, vineyard drama Crush, a fortysomething friendship comedy
Amazon: An adaptation of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Darkover
AMC: Jet Propulsion Laboratory drama Marvel
CBS: Zombie adaptation Dead Mann Walking, CIA time travel drama Recall, a drama about the FBI Scientific Response Unit, princess spy drama MI-Zero, a drama based on Sunny Hostin, medical drama Sensory, cop comedy Rubber Guns, parole officer drama Freeman
The CW: Utopian space drama Tempest, supernatural drama Bob the Valkyrie
Dominant Entertainment: An adaptation of The Samsara Chronicles
Fox: A Greatest American Hero remake, a family drama about class, power, and ambition from Eli Attie, a megachurch drama, robot drama 244 Degrees of Freedom, State Department buddy show The Diplomats, family comedy Familia en Venta, wrestling soap The Work, workplace comedy Buffalo
FX: Dark crime comedy Caper
HBO: Young mother comedy Triangle Below Canal
Lifetime: Drama Intern Affairs
Lionsgate: YA adaptation Changers
NBC: A U.S. version of Collision from Anthony Horowitz, a sibling detective workplace comedy, supernatural drama Smoke Sex Magic, family comedy Poog
Scott Free: Kit Carson limited series Blood & Thunder, Jean-Claude van Damme comedy Jean Claude van Johnson
Syfy: Arthur C. Clarke adaptation 3001
TNT: Event series The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Tidal has picked up YouTube series Money & Violence.

Promoted to series regular:
Difficult People: James Urbaniak

Guest stars:
Castle: Kassie DePaiva, Tuc Watkins, Darlene Vogel
Dr. Ken: Ian Chen
Gotham: Tommy Flanagan
The Grinder: Richard Schiff
House of Lies: Keegan-Michael Key, Ed Weeks
The League: Milo Ventimiglia, Nicky Whelan
Life in Pieces: Brenda Strong
Max: Peter Fonda
New Girl: Peter Gallagher
Supergirl: Emma Caulfield, Tawny Cypress

Fresh Off the Boat: Albert Tsai
Once Upon a Time: Robbie Kay, Giancarlo Esposito, Emma Caulfield
Twin Peaks: Miguel Ferrer

Downward Dog: Allison Tolman
Empire: Annie Ilonzeh
House of Lies: Brianna Baker
I’m Dying on Here: Brianne Howey
iZombie: Greg Finley
The Last Ship: LaMonica Garrett, Eidan Hanzei
Marvel’s Agent Carter: Ken Marino
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Mark Dacasos
Max: Rebecca Drysdale, Edgar Blackmon
My So Called Wife: Parker Young, Stephen Bishop
Nashville: Steve Kazee
Once Upon a Time: Greg Germann
The Originals: Haley Ramm
Quantico: Marcia Cross
Trial: Molly Parker
The Vampire Diaries: Leslie-Anne Huff

(Image courtesy of the Hallmark Channel.)

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