Caffeine – TV News – October 16th Edition

Happy Sunday! This week’s TV news brings us some exciting renewals, showrunner changes, and more!

Halt and Catch Fire has been renewed for a fourth and final season.

Also renewed: Deutschland 83 (though the second season will be called Deutschland 86), Van Helsing, Scream (which will get new showrunners), Glitch

Fox has ordered another five episodes of Lethal Weapon.

Cancelled: Murder in the First

Masterpiece on PBS will air Prime Suspect: Tennisen in the U.S.

UnREAL‘s new showrunner is Stacy Rukeyser.

Acorn has acquired U.S. rights for mystery-thriller Loch Ness.

Ordered to series:
Comedy Central: Thirtysomething raccoon (?) comedy Crawford
Netflix: A family business dark comedy from Manolo Caro

Pilot orders:
TBS: Horror-comedy Nightmare Time from Aubrey Plaza

In development:
ABC: A brothers comedy, a rock star father/son comedy, a hip-hop/mayor comedy from Daveed Diggs, a cable news medical drama from Sanjay Gupta and Josh Berman, pop culture comedy Joe 2.0
Amazon: A Bonfire of the Vanities adaptation from Chuck Lorre
Anonymous Content: A first ladies scripted series from Reese Witherspoon and Robin Wright
Buccaneer Media: An adaptation of Irvine Welsh novel Crime starring Dougray Scott
CBS: Korean-American legal drama Exhibit A, James Patterson police drama Black Book, John Grisham adaptation The Rainmaker, football comedy The Whole Nine from Calais Campbell
Dancing Ledge Productions: Event series based on Alistair MacLean’s books, starting with thriller San Andreas
FOX: College rape drama Controversy, a workplace comedy about political correctness, cop family drama Kin
MTV: Social media thriller Socio, a War of the Worlds adaptation from Jeff Davis
NBC: Current events comedy series Common Sense, comedy 29 about three generations of women, legal drama reversible error
Sid Gentle Films: An adaptation of Elizabeth Jane Howard’s Cazalet Chronicles
TV Land: Korean-American cultural comedy Re Jane

Promoted to series regular:
Stranger Things: Joe Keery, Noah Schnapp

Guest stars:
Bones: Nathan Gamble
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Jimmy Smits
Code Black: Mary Kate Wiles
Lethal Weapon: Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Mom: Bradley Whitford, Nicole Sullivan
NCIS: Jesse Bradford, Jesse Johnson
Notorious: Ray J
Speechless: Lance Lim

Grey’s Anatomy: Tessa Ferrer
NCIS: Ryan Doom
Sleepy Hollow: John Noble

American Gods: Beth Grant
Being Mary Jane: Michael Ealy
Budding Prospects: Joel David Moore
The Disappearance: Peter Coyote, Aden Young
Empire: Frank Whaley
Frequency: Beth Lacke
The Good Wife spinoff: Rose Leslie, Delroy Lindo
Heathers: Grace Cox, James Scully
Krypton: Ian McElhinney, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogbomo, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day, Aaron Pierre
Legion: Jemaine Clement
Let the Right One In: Thomas Kretschmann, Benjamin Wadsworth
MacGyver: David Dastmalchian
The Magicians: Leonard Roberts
Mating: Amy Seimetz
The Mick: Dave Annable
Mogadishu, Minnesota: Thea Sofie Loch Næss
Monsters of God: Caitlin Gerard, Brian Geraghty
Mr. Mercedes: Harry Treadaway (replacing the late Anton Yelchin)
Notorious: Melina Kanakaredes
Riverdale: Raul Castillo
She’s Gotta Have It: DeWanda Wise
Star: Darius McCrary
Stranger Things: Sadie Sink, Dacre Montgomery
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later: Mark Feuerstein

(Image courtesy of AMC.)

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