Caffeine – TV News – October 23rd Edition

This week’s TV news brings us a bunch of renewals, a few cancellations, and lots of updates about what’s in development for next season!

The final season of Switched at Birth will now premiere on January 31st. The Fosters will premiere on the same day.

Renewed: The Walking Dead, American Crime Story (which will reportedly take on the Versace murder), Cold Feet, Bosch, Difficult People, The Young Pope

Cancelled: American Gothic, BrainDead, Guilt

Picked up for full seasons: Bull, MacGyver, Kevin Can Wait

Jodie Foster will direct an episode of Black Mirror.

Odd Mom Out‘s new showrunner is Lara Spotts.

David Amman will showrun The Blacklist: Redemption.

Patrick Somerville will write Emma Stone/Jonah Hill Netflix series Maniac.

Netflix has taken English-speaking territory rights to German Cold War drama series The Same Sky.

Ordered to series:
CBS: Apocalyptic asteroid thriller Salvation from Alex Kurtzman
Comedy Central: Doug Benson pot comedy The High Court
Netflix: Autism comedy Atypical starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, and Michael Rapaport, racial tension drama Seven Seconds from Veena Sud
TBS: A comedy from Jordan Peele starring Tracy Morgan
YouTube Red: Dwayne Johnson sci-fi action thriller Lifeline, an e-sports scripted series from Dan Harmon

Pilot orders:
Freeform: Indian-American comedy Brown Girls
YouTube Red: Teleportation drama Impulse

In development:
ABC: Female Wall Street drama Equity, family comedy 940 Saturdays from Eva Longoria, a Federal Court legal drama from Shondaland, a military vet comedy from Kelsey Grammer, a New York-to-Texas comedy from Iliza Shlesinger, an Enemy of the State reboot, neurotic thriller drama Head Games from Chuck Rose and Viola Davis, a family comedy starring Carol Burnett from Amy Poehler, James Patterson cop drama NYPD Red, couples comedy Let’s Stay Together, a female friendship comedy from Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov
Astronauts Wanted: Immigration comedy Aussie Girl
BBC: An adaptation of Ian McGuire’s The North Water from Andrew Haigh
Blumhouse Productions: A Roger Ailes miniseries
CBS: Pararescue drama Jumpmen, podcast relationship comedy Totally Laime, Ridley Scott legal drama Mrs. V. Mr., action-driven legal procedural Incognito, James Patterson thriller Stingray
The CW: Alyssa Milano cyber thriller Hacktivist
FOX: An FBI hate crime task force procedural from Neal Baer, family vacation comedy The Big Package, rapper buddy comedy 93 Til Infinity from Thomas Kail and Common, private eye comedy Pigeon starring Anders Holm, a legal drama from Neal Baer, an Erin Foster comedy from Greg Berlanti, military comedy B Team starring King Bach, career/family comedy Pushing from Greg Berlanti, a wrestling comedy from Dwayne Johnson, fracking comedy Bad Sugar
Hulu: Female rage comedy Unhinged from Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael
NBC: Futuristic procedural C.R.I.S.P.R. from Jennifer Lopez, investigator drama Last Hope from Lee Child, blended family comedy Bonus Family, hacker drama reboot Sneakers

Leaving their shows:
Chicago Fire: Steven R. McQueen

Guest stars:
12 Monkeys: Christopher Lloyd
Black Mirror: Rosemarie DeWitt
Bull: Yara Martinez
Empire: Gina Gershon
Fuller House: Adam Hagenbuch
The Good Place: Adam Scott
Grey’s Anatomy: Marika Dominczyk
Hawaii Five-0: Missy Peregrym
Mating: Morena Baccarin
The Mindy Project: Casey Wilson
Mom: Chris Pratt
New Girl: Billy Gardell
Notorious: Patricia De Leon
Shameless: Barry Sloane

Once Upon a Time: Wil Traval
Pretty Little Liars: Torrey DeVitto
Shameless: Noel Fisher

American Crime: Janel Moloney
The Americans: Brett Tucker, Laurie Holden
Anne: Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James, R.H. Thomson
G.L.O.W.: Ellen Wong
Good Girls Revolt: Daniel DiTomasso
House of Cards: Patricia Clarkson, Campbell Scott
The Joey Mac Project: Adam Ray, Jamie Denbo, Katie Wee, Punam Patel, Jordan Black
Let the Right One In: Kristoffer Joner, Necar Zadegan, Cameron Gellman
Major Crimes: Daniel DiTomasso
A Midsummer’s Nightmare: Eric Balfour, Jake Robinson, Chelsea Gilligan, Paul Walter Hauser, Ellie Gall, Daisy Head, Casey Deidrick
Narcos: Michael Stahl-David, Matt Whelan, Arturo Castro, Kerry Bishe
NCIS: Mary Stuart Masterson
No Tomorrow: Marta Milans
She’s Gotta Have It: Cleo Anthony, Lyriq Bent, Margot Bingham, Sydney Morton
Star: Sharlene Taule, Caroline Vreeland
Timeless: Daniel DiTomasso
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later: Alyssa Milano

(Image courtesy of Freeform.)

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