Caffeine – TV News – October 16th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us a lot of casting and new shows in development, plus a few more fall premiere dates!

Premiere dates:

November 3rd: Titans

December 2nd: Riches
December 8th: Doom Patrol
December 13th: Kindred


The Hardy Boys (for a third and final season)


The Man Who Fell to Earth

Other headlines:

NBC has ordered six more episodes of Quantum Leap.

CBS will air a one-hour holiday episode of Ghosts on December 15th.

The current season of The Conners will have 22 episodes.

Carla Banks Waddles will showrun season two of Bel-Air.

Director Todd Field has left The Devil in the White City.

Elisabeth Röhm will direct an episode of Law & Order.

Former Navy Seal Jason Cabell will direct an episode of SEAL Team.

Ordered to series:

Hulu: An adaptation of Charles Yu’s novel Interior Chinatown starring Jimmy O. Yang
Netflix: 1850s Western drama The Abandons from Kurt Sutter

Acquired for the U.S.:

PBS: Historical drama Marie-Antoinette
TNT: British drama The Lazarus Project

Pilot orders:

Amazon Freevee: A scripted adaptation of Jessica Simpson’s memoir Open Book starring Katelyn Tarver and John Stamos

In development:

ABC: Country house renovation comedy Outer Calistoga
Bound Entertainment: An adaptation of Ann Liang’s YA novel If You Could See the Sun
CBS: A father/son comedy starring Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr.
The European Alliance: Journalism-based mystery drama The Kollective
HBO Max: Family drama limited series Heat Wave
Hulu: A limited series from Robert Greenblatt based on Caitlin Flanagan’s article “Death at a Penn State Fraternity”
The Imaginarium/Urban Myth Films: A series adaptation of The WIcker Man
Marenzi & Associates: Action series Operation: Kickboxer
Miramax: A Gangs of New York series from Martin Scorsese
NBC: Midwestern gay bar comedy Le Coq
Peacock: Psychological suspense series Fear based on the 1996 movie, supernatural mystery drama St. Donatus
Playground Entertainment: A drama series adaptation of non-fiction book The Cryptopians
Village Roadshow TV: An adaptation of Lana Harper’s queer fantasy romance series Witches of Thistle Grove
Wiip: An adaptation of forthcoming novel The Memo by Rachel Dodes and Lauren Mechling

Leaving their shows:

Chicago Med: Brian Tee

Guest stars:

The Conners: Jimmie Allen
The Hardy Boys: Bailee Madison
Law & Order: Organized Crime: Kelli Giddish
The Winchesters: Gil McKinney


Outlander: Graham McTavish, Nell Hudson, Steven Cree, Andrew Whipp, Layla Burns, Lotte Verbeek


1923: Timothy Dalton
Animal Control: Joel McHale
Bria Mack Gets a Life: Malaika Hennie-Hamadi, Hannan Younis
Bridgerton: Hannah New
The Chelsea Detective: Vanessa Emme
Citadel: Matila De Angelis, Lorenzo Cervasio, Maurizio Lombardi, Thekla Reuten, Julia Piaton, Filippo Nigro, Bernhard Schütz
The Crossover: Yvonne Senat Jones
Dead Boy Detectives: Michael Beach, Joshua Colley, Lindsey Gort
Dune: The Sisterhood: Indira Varma
Essex County: Molly Parker, Brian J. Smith, Stephen McHattie, Finlay Wojtak-Hissong, Kevin Durand
Fargo: David Rysdahl, Sam Spruell, Jessica Pohly, Nick Gomez
Fatal Attraction: Walter Perez, David Meunier, Dee Wallace
For All Mankind: Maria Mashkova, Dimiter Marinov
Goosebumps: Zack Morris, Isa Briones
Ironheart: Sonia Denis
La Máquina: Andrés Delgado
Outlander: Gloria Obianyo, Rod Hallett, Chris Fulton, Diarmaid Murtagh, Kristin Atherton
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Adam Copeland, Suzanne Cryer, Jessica Parker Kennedy
Physical: Zooey Deschanel
Sinking Spring: Marin Ireland
Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom: Natalia Tena, Chanel Cresswell, Michael Sheen, Dion Lloyd, Marci Nagyszokolyai, Simon Coury
Western: Guy Burnet, Luca Diaz, Daniella Pineda
The Winchesters: Tom Welling
Yellowstone: Orli Gottesman
Your Honor: Mark Margolis, Mark O’Brien

(Image courtesy of HBO Max.)

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