Caffeine – TV News – October 11th Edition

Happy Sunday! This week’s TV news includes the fall’s first full season pickup, but first, wondering what you’ll be watching in January?

Premiere dates:
January 5: Teen Wolf, The Shannara Chronicles
January 7: Todd Margaret
January 12: Pretty Little Liars, Shadowhunters
January 29: Banshee

NBC has picked up Blindspot for a full season.

Renewed: Halt and Catch Fire, Tyrant, Versailles

Additional scripts ordered: iZombie, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Rosewood

Cancelled: Extant

Fox has cut the Minority Report order to ten episodes.

ABC Family/Freeform will air a special Pretty Little Liars flash forward episode on November 24th and a Stitchers Halloween episode on October 20th.

Ordered to series:
A&E: Sean Bean historical crime drama The Frankenstein Chronicles
CBS: A Kevin James comedy, murder mystery American Gothic
Constantin: Serial killer drama Perfume
Netflix: Italian organized crime drama Suburra
SundanceTV: Crime series The Last Panthers, Irish historical drama Rebellion

Pilot orders:
ABC: Blended live action/CGI comedy Imaginary Friend

In development:
ABC: Thriller Janus, Nicholas Sparks divorce comedy The Next Chapter, another try at family legal drama adaptation Fina Ludlow, legal drama Conviction, metaphysical love story Deja Vu, dark humorous soap The Invaders, an interracial family comedy from Eva Longoria, family comedy The Homefront, law firm comedic drama Negotiations, friendship comedy The Romeos
Beta Film: Fantasy series The Perished Land, historical miniseries Hitler
Catalyst: Neo-noir crime thriller Cognition from John Woo
CBS: A contemporary adult Nancy Drew series, historical vampire drama Bathory, a young contemporary Marple, Halle Berry legal drama Legalese, two Greg Berlanti crime dramas
E!: Gossip blog comedy KissnTell
Fox: Apocalyptic drama These Final Hours, Hawaii surfing drama The 808, millennial sports comedy The Pack, a racially-charged police shooting limited series starring Sanaa Lathan, country music family comedy Belles and Whistles from Jack Black and Dwight Yoakam
NBC: Comedy The Day I Turned Uncool, Greg Garcia schoolteacher comedy Letters to Beyonce, supernatural kung fu drama Middle Kingdom, an odd couple best friend comedy from Josh Rabinowitz and Kevin Barnett, a music comedy from Bruno Mars, a Wendy Davis-inspired dramedy
ProSieben: Procedural Darkness Falls
Syfy: Paranormal drama Haunted
Tandem: An adaptation of Ken Follett’s Code to Zero
Warner Bros.: An Arcana Chronicles adaptation

Promoted to series regular:
Reign: Ben Geurens

Guest stars!
Blindspot: Lou Diamond Phillips
Fresh Off the Boat: Jeremy Lin
Grandfathered: Lyndsy Fonseca
House of Lies: Wanda Sykes, Ken Marino, Nicky Whelan
Life in Pieces: Martin Mull
Rosewood: Adrian Pasdar
Sleepy Hollow: Peter Mensah

Agent Carter: Dominic Cooper, Bridget Regan
Limitless: Bradley Cooper
NCIS: Scottie Thompson

Agent Carter: Wynn Everett, Lotte Verbeek, Currie Graham, Reggie Austin
black-ish: Wanda Sykes
Blindspot: Francois Arnaud
Blood & Oil: Lolita Davidovich
Brooklyn Animal Control: Stephen Graham, Jane Alexander, James Callis
Chicago Med: Carl Lumbly
Fuller House: Juan Pablo di Pace
Game of Thrones: Melanie Liburd
Good Behavior: Lusia Strus, Terry Kinney
Graves: Callie Hernandez, Roger Bart, Ernie Hudson
I’m Dying Up Here: Ari Graynor
iZombie: Eddie Jemison
Lucifer: Kevin Rankin
Poor Richard’s Almanack: Lynn Collins, Athena Karkanis, Carly Pope, Barbara Eve Harris
Powers: Tricia Helfer
Shooter: Tembi Locke
Twin Peaks: Peter Sarsgaard, Robert Forster
The Wilding: Jordana Spiro, LisaGay Hamilton
Untitled Lena Waithe pilot: Tosin Cole, Kiki Layne, Amanda Brooks
Untitled Nicole Byer pilot: Sophie von Haselberg, Fahim Anwar, Rachel Hilson

(Image courtesy of MTV.)

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