Caffeine – TV News – October 2nd Edition

This week’s TV news includes our first full season pick-ups of new shows! But first, a few premiere dates.

Premiere dates:
October 11th: Channel Zero: Candle Cove
January 24th: The New Edition Story

Picked up for full seasons: This Is Us, Designated Survivor, Speechless

Renewed: The Strain (for a fourth and final season), You’re the Worst, High Maintenance

Cancelled: Aquarius

NBC briefly put comedy Mail Order Family into development, but they’ve already thought better of this in light of widespread objections about making a comedy about human trafficking.

Chicago P.D. star Jon Seda is leaving that show to become a regular on Chicago Justice.

ABC has cut the order for midseason comedy Imaginary Mary to nine episodes.

Ordered to series:
Amazon: Comedies I Love Dick, Jean-Claude Van Johnson, The Tick
BBC Two: Revenge thriller Paula starring Tom Hughes
FX: Cocaine drama Snowfall
Sundance TV: Thriller Liar starring Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd

Pilot orders:
Amazon: Will Sasso pot comedy Budding Prospect
Comedy Central: Comedy Drunk Girl, High Guy starring Jordan Rock
TNT: Suburban drama Hinges

In development:
ABC: Political family comedy Black and Wright starring Felicity Huffman, male-centric family comedy The Escape, soapy fashion drama Icon, vacation comedy Next Summer, a Disney theme park mythology drama, an immigrant dramedy from Nisha Ganatra
ABC Studios: An adaptation of The Lives of Tao
Amazon: Humorous contemporary noir The Problem with Mel Purview
Bainframe: Sci-fi adaptation Coyote
CBS: James Patterson thriller Dr. Death starring Alan Cumming, drama S.W.A.T. inspired by the movie, an interracial family comedy from Ryan Seacrest
The CW: Immigration family drama Casa from Greg Berlanti, a Dynasty reboot from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage
FOX: Dance drama The Edge from Jennifer Beals and James Larosa, legal dramedy The Underlings, AI drama Girl 10 from Jessica Alba
Freeform: A magical family drama
FX: Samantha Irby autobiographical comedy Meaty
MGM Television: An adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Heart Goes Last
MTV: Social media sci-fi thriller kRawl
NBC: Teacher revenge comedy AP Bio, a comedy about a has-been sibling singing group, a reboot of The Italian Job, Boston crime procedural A Year to Remember
NBCU International: Crime thriller Pendulum, sci-fi graphic novel series Trees
Universal Cable Productions: Anthology series Welcome to Hitchcock

There’s a limited series about the David Petraeus scandal in the works.

Leaving their shows:
Damnation: Aden Young

Guest stars:
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders: Jim Beaver, Kim Rhodes
Grey’s Anatomy: Jen Lilley
Law & Order: SVU: Wyclef Jean
Making History: Fred Armisen
Modern Family: Jackson Millarker
Riverdale: Skeet Ulrich
Underground: John Legend

Arrow: Susanna Thompson
The Middle: Brooke Shields
Once Upon a Time: Sean Maguire

24: Legacy: Tiffany Hines, Bailey Chase
American Crime: Sandra Oh
Channel Zero: The No-End House: Jeff Ward, Amy Forsyth
Counterpoint: Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd
Criminal Minds: Damon Gupton
Dear White People: Jemar Michael, Nia Long
The Deep: Ian Verdun
Empire: Samuel Hunt
G.L.O.W.: Gayle Rankin
The Handmaid’s Tale: Amanda Brugel
Jane the Virgin: Ricardo Chavira
The Legend of Master Legend: Shea Whigham, Dawnn Lewis
Let the Right One In: Kristine Froseth
Lost in Space: Molly Parker
Loudermilk: Ron Livingston
The Magicians: Christopher Gorham
Mogadishu, Minnesota: Ezana Alem, Hanad Abdirahman Abdi, Selam Tadese, Rif Hutton, Prince Abdi, Elvis Nolasco, Yusra Warsama, K.C. Collina, Liya Kebede
Monsters of God: Garret Dillahunt
Nashville: Joseph David-Jones, Cameron Scoggins
Outcast: C. Thomas Howell
Outlander: Cesar Domboy
The Real O’Neals: Sean Grandillo
She’s Gotta Have It: Anthony Ramos
The Sinner: Bill Pullman
Star: Naomi Campbell
Still Star-Crossed: Claire Cooper
The Terror: Jared Harris, Ciaran Hinds, Paul Ready, Adam Nagaitis
This Is Us: Sam Trammell

(Image courtesy of NBC.)

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