Caffeine – TV News – October 20th Edition

Nothing is OFFICIALLY canceled yet, but this week’s TV news gives us some more hints on the fate of new fall shows . . .

Premiere dates:

October 24th: Will & Grace

November 21st: No Activity
November 28th: Merry Happy Whatever

January 12th: The Outsider


High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, For All Mankind, The Outpost, Dickinson, See, Little America, Home Before Dark, Why Women Kill, Pandora

Other headlines:

Sunnyside is moving to online-only, but NBC did order an additional episode.

The first season of Bluff City Law will be done at ten episodes, but it has not been officially canceled.

Kurt Sutter has been fired from Mayans M.C. because of his behavior.

Tony Gilroy has joined the Cassian Andor series as a writer and director.

Series orders:

Apple: Jason Sudeikis comedy Ted Lasso
HBO Max: Grease reimagining Grease: Rydell High
Netflix: Holiday YA rom-com adaptation Dash & Lily starring Austin Abrams and Midori Francis

Acquired for the U.S.:

BritBox: British police drama Line of Duty
Hulu: British drama Baghdad Central

Ordered to pilot:

Starz: Comedy Run the World starring Amber Stevens West and Bresha Webb

In development:

CBS: An eSports comedy, siblings comedy The Three of Us, Texas crime drama Bent
CBS TV Studios: A dramatic take on Clueless
Fox: Malibu realtor drama The Two Dolls, mystery drama The Service, D.C. cop drama Live
HBO: Family saga adaptation The Most Fun We Ever Had from Amy Adams and Laura Dern
NBC: CIA drama The Translator’s Daughter, a Jim Jefferies comedy
Pathé: A miniseries about the Notre-Dame fire
Reel One/Element 8: An anthology series based on the works of Mary Higgins Clark
Showtime: A limited series based on Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber
Sony Pictures TV: An adaptation of Jodi Picoult’s A Spark of Light starring Joey King
Yes Studios: Coworking comedy Shared Spaces

Promoted to series regular:

For All Mankind: Sonya Walger, Krys Marshall

Guest stars:

Carol’s Second Act: Jane Kaczmarek
God Friended Me: Tom Everett Scott
Roswell, New Mexico: David Anders


Because the Night: Russell Tovey, Bertie Carvel, Amrita Acharia, Nina Toussaint-White, Paul Bazely
The Boys: Patton Oswalt
Brave New World: Sophie McIntosh
Dead to Me: Natalie Morales
Delilah: Casey Wilson
Deputy: Karrueche Tran
Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story: Missi Pyle, Holley Fain
Evil: Renée Elise Goldsberry
Finding Alice: Keeley Hawes
Grey’s Anatomy: Richard Flood
Into the Dark: Kyle Howard, Julian Sands, Dustin Milligan, Angela Sarafyan, Molly Hagan, Natalie Hall
Leonardo: Aidan Turner
Madam C.J. Walker: Zahra Bentham, Mouna Traoré
Mare of Easttown: John Douglas Thompson, Patrick Murney, Ben Miles, James McArdle, Sosie Bacon, Joe Tippett, Neal Huff
The Outsider: Derek Cecil, Max Beesley
Party of Five: Elizabeth Grullon
Perry Mason: Justin Kirk
The Stand: Heather Graham, Greg Kinnear
Station Eleven: Mackenzie Davis, Himesh Patel
This Is Us: Austin Abrams
Vida: Cara Santana
The Witchfinder: Daisy May Cooper, Tim Key
Your Honor: Tony Curran, Keith Machekanyanga, Lamar Johnson, Benjamin Flores, Jr.

(Image courtesy of NBC.)

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