Caffeine – TV News – October 18 Edition

Happy Sunday! Tons of TV news this week, including some more full season pickups and some sad cancellations!

Premiere dates:
November 12: 2 Broke Girls
November 18: River (on Netflix in U.S./Canada)
November 27: Unforgettable
January 12: Younger

Picked up for full seasons: Quantico, Fresh Off the Boat, Rosewood

Cancelled: Beauty and the Beast, Dominion, Rookie Blue, Defiance

Fox has ordered six more episodes each of Grandfathered and The Grinder.

NBC has ordered five more scripts for The Mysteries of Laura.

Angel from Hell has been delayed to midseason.

Denzel Washington will direct an episode of Grey’s Anatomy.

Neal McDonough’s Arrow character Damien Darhk will also appear on The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Ordered to series:
FX: Donald Glover comedy Atlanta
HBO: Issa Rae comedy Insecure
Hulu: Psychic crime drama Shut Eye
Showtime: Cameron Crowe/J.J. Abrams comedy Roadies

Pilot orders:
ABC Family: Drama Famous in Love starring Bella Thorne
FX: Marvel adaptation Legion from Noah Hawley
HBO: Lena Dunham 1960s feminism comedy Max

In development:
ABC: A Fantasy Island remake with a female lead, a small town comedy adaptation of Austrian series Braunschlag, fashion business comedic drama House of Moore from Felicity Huffman, behind-the-scenes at a family sitcom comedy Family Show, mother-daughter comedy Small Town Love, murder mystery drama Personal Motives from Ellen Pompeo, futuristic YA adaptation The Thousandth Floor, drama Black Stiletto from Mila Kunis, an untitled romantic mystery from Reese Witherspoon, a My Best Friend’s Wedding sequel series, Sean Combs comedy The Hustle inspired by his assistant
Alcide Baba: Comedy The Year of Living Biblically
CBS: Workplace comedy Workplace (at least it’s straightforward!), marching band drama The Down Beat from Ryan Seacrest and Ludacris, a Pittsburgh police drama, comedy Married with Roommates, Ryan Seacrest comedy Squad Goals, a medical crime drama, thriller adaptation Stay, a comedy about a newlywed married to a twin, Louisiana comedy Hot Sauce
Cinemax: An adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s werewolf novella Skin Trade
Fox: An undercover cop comedy from Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, soapy FBI drama In Deep, X-Men related adaptation Hellfire, cop dramedy Affirmative Action, drama Summer People, vigilante procedural Watchdog, a women’s basketball coach comedy
FX: A Y: The Last Man comic adaptation
ITV Studios America: Novel adaptation
Bull Mountain
Babe Ruth miniseries
MTV: Comedies
#blessed and Click Bait
NBC: Urban myth drama
Zone of Silence, ghost town drama Centralia
Paramount TV: A
Hansel & Gretel series
Ryan Murphy and Gwyneth Paltrow: Musical anthology drama
One Hit Wonders
Saville Productions: A
Nick Stone thriller adaptation
Starz: College football drama
The System
TNT: Silk Road limited series
Dark Net
Warner Bros.:
Tavis Smiley limited series about Maya Angelou and Michael Jackson

Peter Sarsgaard will not be in Twin Peaks after all.

Promoted to series regular:
The Big Bang Theory: Laura Spencer

Guest stars!
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Nick Offerman
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Phil McGraw
CSI: Cyber: Matt Lanter
Dice: Lorraine Bracco, Adrien Brody
Empire: Charlamagne Tha God
From Dusk Till Dawn: Gary Busey
Gotham: Paul Reubens
Modern Family: Keegan-Michael Key, Christine Lakin, Ray Liotta

American Crime Story: Angel Parker
Bosch: Jacqueline Pinol
BrainDead: Aaron Tveit
Castle: Kris Polaha
Chicago Med: Julie Berman
Deadbeat: Kal Penn
Dice: Kevin Corrigan
Graves: Tania Gunadi, Sela Ward (replacing Susan Sarandon)
I’m Dying Up Here: Melissa Leo, Sebastian Stan
Little Darlings: Eliza Bennett, Taylor Dearden, Katie Chang, Nick Fink, Brandon Mychal Smith
Mavel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Powers Boothe
Mike & Molly: Erik Allan Kramer
NCIS: New Orleans: Alexandra Metz
New Blood: Mark Addy, Anna Chancellor, Mark Strepan, Ben Tavassoli, Ariyon Bakare, Kimberley Nixon, Mark Bonnar, Aiysha Hart, Dorian Lough
Once Upon a Time: Adam Croasdell
The Path: Ali Ahn
Pretty Little Liars: Huw Collins
Rosewood: Taye Diggs
Shooter: Shantel VanSanten
Supergirl: Chris Vance
The Wildling: Dominic Fumusa, Antonio Jaramillo, Nadia Alexander
You Me Her: Priscilla Faia, Melanie Papalia
Untitled weed delivery app comedy: Scout Durwood, Mark S. Temple, Jessica Rothe, Kosha Potel, H. Michael Croner, Dan Ahdoot

(Image courtesy of CBS.)

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