Caffeine – TV News – October 21st Edition

This week’s TV news brings us more updates on which shows will be sticking around this season, as well as a bunch of new shows in development for next season!

Premiere dates:

December 9th: Counterpart
January 20th: Black Monday



Full seasons ordered:

Single Parents, Manifest, The Cool Kids, Station 19, The Neighborhood, God Friended Me, Magnum P.I.


Marvel’s Luke Cage, Orange Is the New Black (after the upcoming seventh season), All About the Washingtons

Other headlines:

There’s a Transparent musical in the works for Amazon, to serve as a series finale.

Toby Haynes will direct Amazon’s Utopia.

Ed Zwick will direct the first episode of Netflix’s Away.

Josef Kubota Wladyka will direct the first episode of season two of The Terror.

Ordered to series:

BBC/Netflix: A Dracula miniseries from Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat
Beta Film/Neuesuper: Space colonization miniseries Children of Mars
Endor Productions: An adaptation of historical crime novels Vienna Blood starring Matthew Beard
FX: Parenting comedy Breeders starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard
ITV: Crime drama A Confession starring Martin Freeman and Imelda Staunton
Netflix: YA novel adaptation Trinkets, multi-generational family comedy Family Reunion starring Tia Mowry and Loretta Devine

Acquired for the U.S.:

Netflix: Hebrew-language thriller When Heroes Fly

Pilot orders:

ABC: An NYPD Blue reboot

In development:

ABC: Relationship comedy Friends in Low Places, genealogy drama Family History, an adoption agency dramedy starring Sarah Chalke, romantic comedy The Baker and the Beauty, an adaptation of Liane Moriarty novel The Hypnotist’s Love Story starring Heather Graham
Alef One: A miniseries about missing flight MH370
Amazon: A contemporary musical series based on Twelfth Night with gender identity themes
Atrium TV: Historical drama Cyrano starring Joseph Fiennes
Beta Film/Wildside/Zeitsprung: Post-WWII space program drama German Moon
CBS: Family comedy Siblings/a> from David Hornsby and Brian Keith Etheridge, James Patterson drama Ranger, faith-based medical series Chaplain from Dr. Phil and Jay McGraw, legal drama Melanie from Dr. Phil and Jay McGraw
CPB Films/Why Not Productions: A series reboot of film A Prophet
The CW: Comedic female-led The Picture of Dorian Gray adaptation Dorian, revenge comedy No Hard Feelings
eOne: World War II series Sons and Soldiers about young German Jews who escaped and returned to fight the Nazis
FOX: Modern-day Wild West procedural Deputy, choreographer drama Move from Silvio Horta and Mary J. Blige, a reboot of workplace sitcom Alice, fertility doctor drama Sisters, Property Brothers comedy It Takes Two, Amy Poehler comedy Tails starring Riki Lindhome, family comedy Hanging On, family comedy Jill at Her Worst, a drama about female FBI agents
Fuji Television: A musical adaptation of Japanese series Train Man from Phil Rosenthal and Tucker Cawley
FX: An anthology series based on Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties
Legendary TV: Sci-fi adaptation Satellite
NBC: Family illness drama Council of Dads, family banking thriller Trust, a Grimm spinoff with a female lead, cop drama Blood Ties, mystery drama Emergence
Red Arrow/Universal Television: An adaptation of German series The Last Cop
Syco: A drama about the Queen’s art collection from Julian Fellowes
Unstoppable Film & Television: An adaptation of Juno Dawson modeling industry novel Meat Market

Leaving their shows: Catalina Sandino Moreno

Guest stars:

Black Monday: Melissa Rauch, Bruce Dern, Horatio Sanz, Julie Hagerty, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Tim Russ, Jason Michael Snow
The Conners: Alain Washnevsky, Anne Bedian
Man with a Plan: Jessica St. Clair
Murphy Brown: Bette Midler, Brooke Shields, John Larroquette, Katie Couric, Peter Gallagher
Single Parents: Al Madrigal, Rhys Darby, Steve Zissis


Single Parents: Hannah Simone
Veronica Mars: Enrico Colantoni
Will & Grace: Molly Shannon, Matt Bomer


AJ and the Queen: Izzy G
Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City: Paul Gross, Murray Bartlett, Charlie Barnett, Josiah Victoria Garcia, May Hong, Jen Richards, Daniela Vega, Michelle Buteau, Ashley Park, Christopher Larkin, Caldwell Tidicue, Matthew Risch, Michael Park, Dickie Hearts, Benjamin Thys, Samantha Soule, Juan Castano
Arrow: Ben Lewis
Better Things: Matthew Broderick
Brockmire: Martha Plimpton
Cobra Kai: Paul Walter Hauser
The Conners: Matthew Broderick
Constance: Kevin Dunn
Daybreak: Matthew Broderick
Dead to Me: Diana Maria Riva
Designated Survivor: Anthony Edwards, Julie White
High School Musical: Joshua Bassett
I Know This Much Is True: Mark Ruffalo
Lucifer: Vinessa Vidotto
Marvel’s Daredevil: Peter Halpin
October Faction: Maxim Roy
The Passage: Jennifer Ferrin, James Le Gros, Kecia Lewis
Peaky Blinders: Sam Claflin, Brian Gleeson, Neil Maskell, Kate Dickie, Cosmo Jarvis, Emmett J Scanlan, Elliot Cowan, Charlene McKenna, Andrew Koji, Daryl McCormack
Pennyworth: Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, Ryan Fletcher, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Paloma Faith
Ramy: May Calamawy
Search Party: Shalita Grant, Louie Anderson
See: Christian Camargo, Hera Hilmar
Star Trek: Discovery: Javier Botet
Supergirl: Azie Tesfai
Surveillance: Catalina Sandino Moreno
S.W.A.T.: Claire Coffee, Debbie Allen
The Terror: Derek Mio
This Close: Marcia Cross, Camryn Manheim, Austin Nichols, Lisa Rinna, Margaret Cho, Millicent Simmonds
Wu Assassins: Lawrence Kao, Celia Au

(Image courtesy of Starz.)

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