Caffeine – TV News – October 14th Edition

It’s that time: this week’s TV news brings us the first new shows picked up for full seasons! (No new show cancellations yet.) But first . . .

Premiere dates:

November 9th: Patriot
November 25th: Dirty John

January 13th: True Detective


Ozark, Kidding, Mr. Inbetween, Outpost, Burden of Truth (in the U.S. now as well as Canada)


Marvel’s Iron Fist

Picked up for full seasons:

New Amsterdam, The Resident, FBI

Other headlines:

Fox has ordered two more episodes of Lethal Weapon.

The CW has ordered more scripts for Charmed, All American, and Legacies.

They’ve also acquired British drama Bulletproof for the U.S.

FBI is changing showrunners again, to Rick Eid and Derek Haas.

The new season of Genius may be about Aretha Franklin.

Ordered to series:

CBS: Patricia Heaton comedy Carol’s Second Act
CityTV: Cop-and-dog series Rex
Facebook: Mystery podcast adaptation Limetown starring Jessica Biel
Hulu: Music drama Wu-Tang: An American Saga
ITV: Crime drama Wild Bill starring Rob Lowe
Netflix: Figure skating drama Spinning Out starring Emma Roberts
Spectrum: Sci-fi drama Beacon 23
TNT: Sci-fi drama Raised by Wolves

In development:

ABC: Zoe Lister-Jones comedy Woman Up, Texas family comedy Bless Her Heart from Jim Parsons, a wrongful conviction drama based on the story of Isaac Wright, Jr., female basketball coach drama Trailblazer, Danny Trejo family comedy Food & Familia, Iranian immigrant family comedy Americanized
Amazon Studios: A fashion scripted series from Blake Lively
CBS: DC Comics drama Secret Six
Channel 4: An anthology drama starring Gemma Chan
Ecosse Films: a Josephine and Napoleon series starring Berenice Bejo
Fox: A Kung Fu sequel drama, family comedy I Just Do from Chris Spencer and LeBron James, family drama Forrest’s Treasure, police soap Saturday Night Special, medical drama Remedy
Fox21 TV Studios: (Another) adaptation of The Dresden Files
Made Up Stories: An adaptation of Signe Pike’s historical drama The Lost Queen, an adaptation of coming of age drama The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart
Marlowfilm Productions: An adaptation of historical epic We, the Drowned
Miso Film: Kim Wall murder drama The Investigation/a> from Tobias Lindholm
NBC: Adult Girl Scout comedy
Woman Scouts, an immigration-related comedy starring Kal Penn, restaurant comedy Whites, supernatural thriller The Last American Vampire
Sky: Police comedy Code 404
World Productions: Crime adaptation Art of Death

Leaving their shows:

Shameless: Cameron Monaghan

Promoted to series regular:

Arrow: Kirk Acevedo
Station 19: Boris Kodjoe

Guest stars:

American Housewife: Victoria Justice
Berlin Station: James Cromwell
Grey’s Anatomy: Josh Radnor
Happy Together: Damon Wayans
The Village: Amy Carlson


American Soul: Shannon Kane, Perri Camper
Are You Sleeping: Katherine LaNasa
Boomerang: RJ Walker, Paula Newsome
The Enemy Within: James Carpinello
Freud: Robert Finster
The Gifted: James Carpinello
Godfather of Harlem: Rafi Gavron
L.A.’s Finest: David Fumero, Jordan Rodrigues
Lovecraft Country: Michael Kenneth Williams
Murphy Brown: Merle Dandridge
The Neighborhood: Marilu Henner
NOS4A2: Rarmian Newton, Darby Camp
October Faction: Tamara Taylor, J.C. MacKenzie, Aurora Burghart, Gabriel Darku, Wendy Crewson, Megan Follows, Stephen McHattie
Paper Empire: Denise Richards
Peaky Blinders: Anya Taylor-Joy
Proven Innocent: Caitlin Mehner, Tembi Locke
Riverdale: Gina Gershon, Trinity Likins
Roswell, New Mexico: Sherri Saum
Splitting Up Together: Ali Larter
Star: Kayla Smith
Sue Sue in the City: Kimberley Crossman, Finesse Mitchell, Chris Diamantopoulos
Suits: Sasha Roiz
The Twilight Zone: Sanaa Lathan
The Witcher: Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra
World on Fire: Helen Hunt
Untitled Showtime Roger Ailes series: Seth MacFarlane, Sienna Miller, Simon McBurney, Annabelle Wallis

(Image courtesy of Amazon.)

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