Caffeine – TV News – October 18th Edition

Caffeine – TV News – October 18th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us a TON of casting and more!

Premiere dates:

November 5th: Young Sheldon, B Positive, Mom
November 8th: NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans
November 11th: S.W.A.T.
November 16th: His Dark Materials, The Neighborhood, Bob <3 Abishola, All Rise, NCIS

December 6th: Shameless
December 25th: Bridgerton

January 24th: Bridge and Tunnel
January 31st: The Long Song


Star Trek: Discovery, Black Monday, The Last O.G.


Last Man Standing (after the upcoming ninth season), L.A.’s Finest

Other headlines:

PBS has announced its slate for the fiftieth anniversary of Masterpiece.

The Grease spinoff series is moving to Paramount Plus.

Owen Smith is taking over as showrunner of The Last O.G.

The Essex Serpent is on hiatus as Keira Knightley has left for coronavirus-related reasons.

Ordered to series:

Amazon: An I Know What You Did Last Summer YA horror series, Italian heist series Everybody Loves Diamonds
BBC One: A drama series about sexual predator Jimmy Savile
BET Plus: Patricia Williams sitcom Ms. Pat
Epix: Ed Burns 1980s dramedy Bridge and Tunnel
ITV: Event drama No Return starring Sheridan Smith, family drama Riches
NENT Group: Supernatural anthology series The Box starring Anna Friel
Netflix: Victoria Schwab vampire drama First Kill from Emma Roberts
Showtime: Kevin Iso and Dan Perlman comedy Flatbush Misdemeanors, a limited series revival of Dexter

Acquired for the U.S.:

HBO Max: Israeli historical drama Valley of Tears, psychological thriller Possessions, British sex worker series Adult Material

In development:

A24: An adaptation of Bryan Washington’s upcoming novel Memorial
ABC: An adaptation of farming memoir The Growing Season, DC bar comedy Nate’s
Britbox U.K.: Black Tudors historical drama Southwark
The CW: Supernatural drama Slay from Regina King
HBO: A scripted series about Elon Musk’s SpaceX, an adaptation of Ibi Zoboi’s novel Pride
Heyday: An adaptation of psychological thriller The Push
Hulu: An adaptation of Charles Yu’s Interior Chinatown
Little Island Productions: Sci-fi thriller adaptation The Book of Malachi
NBC: A Fried Green Tomatoes series starring Reba McEntire, mystery drama Always Wright
Sony Pictures TV: An adaptation of Anissa Gray’s The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls from Gabrielle Union, a remake of Italian medical drama Doc
Tomorrow Studios: An adaptation of Dean Koontz’s thriller Devoted

Not moving forward:

HBO Max: Americanah
Showtime: The President Is Missing

Leaving their shows:

The Last O.G.: Tiffany Haddish

Guest stars:

B Positive: Darien Sills-Evans
The Good Doctor: Carly Pope


B Positive: Izzy G, Briga Heelan, Linda Lavin, Darryl Stephens, Bernie Kopell, David Anthony Higgins
Bridge and Tunnel: Sam Vartholomeos, Caitlin Stasey, Gigi Zumbado, JanLuis Castellanos, Brian Muller, Isabella Farrell
Day of the Dead: Keenan Tracey, David Doheny, Natalie Malaika, Morgan Holstrom, Kristy Dinsmore
Dr. Death: Joshua Jackson (replacing Jamie Dornan)
The Flight Attendant: Yasha Jackson
Generation: Anthony Keyvan, Diego Josef, J. August Richards, John Ross Bowie, Mary Birdsong, Patricia De Leon, Sydney Mae Diaz
The Kominsky Method: Kathleen Turner
Maid: Billy Burke
Manifest: Warner Miller
Pennyworth: Jessica de Gouw, Simon Manyonda
The Resident: Conrad Ricamora
The Sex Lives of College Girls: Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur, Renée Rapp, Alyah Chanelle Scott
Triage: Michael Ealy
Truth Be Told: Kate Hudson
Wilde Things: Ken Marino, Milan Carter (replacing Jeremy D. Howard), Juliet Donenfeld
Women of the Movement: Adrienne Warren
You: Travis Van Winkle, Shalita Grant
Untitled ABC Lucy Liu workplace comedy: Hayes MacArthur

(Image courtesy of Netflix.)

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