Caffeine – TV News – October 29th Edition

In this week’s TV news, we’ve got some exciting renewals and a bunch of new shows in development for next season!

Premiere dates:

January 9th: The Fosters


Star Trek: Discovery, Ray Donovan, American Vandal, Preacher



Other headlines:

CBS has made a slight change to the ordering of its Monday night comedies, starting tomorrow.

ABC has moved Ten Days in the Valley to Saturdays, starting December 16th.

Amazon will debut three comedy pilots on November 10th: The Climb, Love You More, and Sea Oak.

Erik Oleson is taking over as Daredevil showrunner.

The third installment of Channel Zero will be called Butcher’s Block.

Hulu has acquired Israeli drama False Flag for the U.S.

The Weinstein Company is no longer associated with the BBC’s Les Miserables adaptation.

Ordered to series:

ABC: Cop dramedy The Rookie starring Nathan Fillion
YouTube Red: Sci-fi thriller Origin

Pilot orders:

FX: Private equity comedy Compliance

In development:

ABC: A comedy about a Middle Eastern family with superpowers, FBI-CIA action comedy Whiskey Cavalier starring Scott Foley, PI drama Trouble Finds Me, comedy Neighbors of North Sycamore, family comedy Man of the House from Kerry Washington, a semi-autobiographical religious family comedy from and starring Taylor Tomlinson
AMC: An untitled ghost drama from Josh Safran
CBS: CIA workplace comedy Need to Know, a drama based on Morgan Spurlock, family comedy Dads and Daughters from Jon Cryer, vigilante crime drama Chasers
The CW: Erotica author comedy Bestseller from Abby McDonald, alien hunters dramedy It’s the End of the World as We Know It from Justin Halpern and Rob Thomas, AI drama After On, religious dramedy Near Beth Experience, Indian-American dramedy Make Divya Great Again
Fox: A redevelopment of family comedy The Ever After Part, modern Latino King Lear drama Cordelia from Milo Ventimiglia, mismatched family comedy The End from Michael Jacobs, live family sitcom The Great Unknown, ex-con/cop drama Hard Knocks, a father-son bar comedy from Morgan Murphy, romantic musical drama Mixtape
HBO: A 1990s LA drama from Issa Rae and Angela Flournoy
Hulu: An adaptation of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man
The Ink Factory: Supernatural adaptation Devil’s Day
MGM Television: Hunter S. Thompson series Fear & Loathing
NBC: A single mother family comedy from Amy Poehler, relationship family comedy Going Dutch from Amber Ruffin, friendship drama Life After…, coming-of-age comedy Winners, dance troupe comedy A Step Away from Jennifer Lopez, legal drama Local Counsel
Showtime: Fantasy adaptation The Kingkiller Chronicle with Lin-Manuel Miranda
Sonar Entertainment: Thriller adaptation The Mirror Thief
Sony Pictures TV: A Bad Boys spinoff starring Gabrielle Union
Warner Bros TV: Limited series The Flight Attendant produced by and starring Kaley Cuoco
XLrator Media: Dark fantasy series The Curse of Sleeping Beauty

Leaving their shows:

Grey’s Anatomy: Martin Henderson
Madam Secretary: Bebe Neuwirth

Promoted to series regular:

Queen of the South: Yancey Arias

Guest stars:

Chicago P.D.: John Pankow
Fresh Off the Boat: Paula Abdul
Grey’s Anatomy: Bethany Joy Lenz
LA to Vegas: Zach Knighton
Young Sheldon: Billy Gardell


Arrow: Charlotte Ross
Daredevil: Vincent D’Onofrio


The Americans: Scott Cohen
Angie Tribeca: Kiersey Clemons
Blindspot: Anthony Lemke
Blue Book: Aidan Gillen
Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block: Rutger Hauer, Krisha Fairchild, Olivia Lucardi
Cobra Kai: Courtney Henggeler, Xolo Mariduena
The Crown: Olivia Colman
A Discovery of Witches: Alex Kingston, Lindsey Duncan
Doctor Who: Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill, Sharon D. Clarke
The Expanse: Nadine Nicole
The First: Hannah Ware
Grey’s Anatomy spinoff: Alberto Frezza
The Handmaid’s Tale: Clea DuVall
Last Man on Earth: Fred Armisen
Madam Secretary: Sara Ramirez
The Man in the High Castle: Tamlyn Tomita
Me, Myself & I: Vanessa Williams
NCIS: Los Angeles: Jeff Kober
The Path: Philip Hernandez
Pose: Billy Porter, MJ Rodriguez, Hailie Sahar, Angelica Ross, Dominique Jackson, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllon Burnside, Evan Peters, Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek, Tatiana Maslany
Tremors: P.J. Byrne, Hunter Parrish, Ebonee Noel, Brandon Jay McLaren, Haley Tju
UnREAL: Francois Arnaud, Meagan Holder, Natalie Hall, Alejandro Munoz, Alli Chung, Meghan Heffern, Christopher Russell
Unsolved: Dominic Santana, Sola Bamis, Donald Faison, Wendell Pierce, Camille Chen
Warrior: Rich Ting
You Are Wanted: Michael Landes

(Image courtesy of Freeform.)

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