Caffeine – TV News – October 15th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us a few more fall premiere dates as well as a bunch of new shows in development!

Premiere Dates:

November 17th: Longmire
November 21st: Chicago Med
November 29th: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
February 2nd: Strike Back
April 13th: Rellik


Ransom, Mr. Mercedes, Find Me in Paris

Picked Up for a Full Season:



Survivor’s Remorse, The Night Shift

Being Mary Jane will end with a two-hour movie next year.

Other Headlines:

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, Amazon has cancelled its plans for a David O. Russell drama but will move forward with The Romanoffs without the Weinstein Company’s involvement.

Fox has ordered additional episodes of Star.

J.K. Rowling thriller Strike will air on Cinemax in the U.S. as C.B. Strike, beginning in June.

Gillian Anderson says the upcoming season of The X-Files will be her last.

Outlander is having an extra-long episode next Sunday.

Hulu will stream Scandinavian porn industry drama Veni, Vidi, Vici in the U.S.

Pilot Directors:

Deadlier Than the Male: Houda Benyamina
Warrior: Assaf Bernstein

Pilot Orders:

E!: Dark comedy #Fashionvictim

In Development:

ABC: Adoption drama Heartland, detective drama Acquired, family survival drama New World, soapy thriller Black Widow from Caroline Dries, comedy The Real Fairy Godmother starring Kristin Chenoweth, single woman self-discovery comedy The Mighty Quinn, a redevelopment of Rob Riggle comedy Lost in Queens, a female-led supernatural comedy, LA legal drama Big Law from Ellen Pompeo, family vineyard drama Eight Hundred Grapes, a family comedy dealing with mental illness
All3Media: A crime thriller based on mafia prosectuor Alessandra Cerreti
Amblin TV: An adaptation of Dutch crime memoir Judas
Apple: A reboot of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories from Bryan Fuller
CBS: NSA sci-fi drama Recall, a crime drama based on Meg Gardiner’s novel UNSUB, Jennifer Lopez legal dramedy Rosarito Beach, FBI drama Unthinkable
The CW: A Roswell reboot with an immigration twist
Fox: A Hawaii-set family soap, newlywed comedy Bless This Mess from Liz Meriwether and Lake Bell, Ed Weeks family comedy Bastards, auto racing family drama Victory Lane, bomb squad drama The Long Walk starring Morris Chestnut
Freeform: Hookup app drama
Tapped from Paul Wesley and I. Marlene King
NBC: Spy-action drama
Cipher, family comedy Ex-Stepmom, adult foster child comedy Like Family, a reboot of surf drama Blue Crush
Paramount TV: Norwegian historical drama
The Black Viking
TNT: Drama
I Hate the Internet from Chelsea Handler

Leaving Their Shows:

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Victor Garber

Guest Stars:

Chicago P.D.: Scott Bryce
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Matt Ryan
Speechless: Nick Viall


Blindspot: Ennis Esmer
Criminal Minds: Shemar Moore
Supernatural: Osric Chau


9-1-1: Rockmond Dunbar, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, Oliver Stark
Black Lightning: Edwina Findley
The Blacklist: Jonny Coyne
Carnival Row: Simon McBurney, Alice Krige, Jared Harris
The Expanse: Anna Hopkins
Grey’s Anatomy: Jake Borelli, Rushi Kota, Jaicy Elliot, Alex Blue Davis, Jeanine Mason, Sophia Taylor Ali
Grey’s Anatomy spinoff: Miguel Sandoval
Highland: Laura San Giacomo
Imposters: Rachel Skarsten
Mayans MC: Michael Irby
One Day She’ll Darken: India Eisley, Jefferson Mays, Yul Vazquez, Justin Cornwell, Dylan Smith, Jay Paulson, Golden Brooks
Outlander: Maria Doyle Kennedy, Ed Speleers
Rise: Diallo Riddle
Sneaky Pete: John Ales, Sara Tomko, Chris Ashworth, Justine Lupe
Stargate Origins: Ellie Gall
Superstore: Kerri Kenney
Warrior: Andrew Koji, Olivia Cheng, Jason Tobin, Dianne Doan, Kieran Bew, Dean Jagger, Joanna Vanderham, Tom Weston-Jones, Hoon Lee, Joe Taslim, Langley Kirkwood, Christian McKay, Perry Yung

(Image courtesy of NBC.)

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