Caffeine – TV News – October 30th Edition

Happy Halloween weekend! This week’s TV news has some exciting January premiere dates, our first almost-cancellation, and more.

Premiere dates:
January 1st: Sherlock, The Mick
January 3rd: The Mick (timeslot premiere), Bones
January 18th: SIX

Saving Hope has been renewed for a fifth and final season.

Also renewed: Frontier, Nightcap, Young and Hungry

It’s technically not a cancellation, but ABC has cut Notorious‘s order to ten episodes.

And Fox has cut the order of Making History, which has not yet premiered, to nine episodes.

Bryan Fuller is stepping down as Star Trek: Discovery showrunner, though he’s still an executive producer.

NBC is supposedly considering a Will & Grace revival.

HBO will air the BBC’s Cormoran Strike limited series (based on the novels by J.K. Rowling) in the U.S. and Canada.

Spike TV has picked up event series Waco.

Brooke Kennedy will direct the first episode of the Good Wife spinoff.

S.J. Clarkson will direct the first two episodes of The Defenders.

Josh Stolberg will write the CW’s Weaveworld adaptation.

Ordered to series:
AMC: Tech comedic drama Loaded starring Mary McCormack
Amazon: A Matthew Weiner contemporary anthology series
Netflix: Scandinavian dystopian thriller The Rain

In development:
ABC: Hotel comedy Hospitality from Wendi McLendon-Covey, a friendship comedy from Christina Lee, a rapper family comedy starring Rev Run and Justine Simmons, NYPD procedural John Corey, 1960s rock band family comedy The Zipcoders from Viola Davis
AMC: Marti Noxon adaptation Dietland
CBS: Mary Higgins Clark thriller Under Suspicion, spy procedural Sentinels, family comedy Family Business, a Gina Brillon comedy from Kevin James, Lucas Hazlett family comedy Outnumbered, cop drama Crusader, comedy Rich Folks, Shane Brennan crime drama Here & Now
The CW: Science experiment drama The Terranauts, Greg Berlanti/Jason Rothenberg action drama Searchers
FOX: Legal dramedy Token White Male, a synchronized swimming comedy from Ian Brennan, Diablo Cody, and Simon Cowell, a high-concept workplace comedy from Nahnatchka Khan, comedy BBF starring Kellee Stewart
Freeform: Relationship comedy Bad Dates from Timothy Simons
NBC: Crime procedural The Evidence Room, Mike Schur comedy Landlords
Vermillion Entertainment: Herbert Asbury historical show French Quarter

Promoted to series regular:
Greenleaf: GregAlan Williams, Lovie Simone

Guest stars:
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Patti LuPone
The Goldbergs: Susie Essman

24: Legacy: Raphael Acloque, Themo Melikidze
Absentia: Stana Katic
American Crime: Ana Mulvoy-Ten, Tim DeKay
Being Mary Jane: Valarie Pettiford, Ashton Holmes, Chike Okonkwo
Counterpart: Michael Nyqvist, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock, Sara Serraiocco
Fargo: Jim Gaffigan
Friends From College: Billy Eichner
The Good Wife spinoff: Paul Guilfoyle, Bernadette Peters
The Handmaid’s Tale: Ever Carradine
Heathers: Melanie Field, Brendan Scannell, Jasmine Matthews
The Last Ship: Jackson Rathbone
Let the Right One In: Darren Mann
Loudermilk: Will Sasso
Mating: Emma Duncan
A Midsummer’s Nightmare: Rhys Ward, Thomas Cadrot, Anjali Jay
Monsters of God: Lauren Ambrose, Kwame Patterson
Nashville: Christian Coulson
Orphan Black: Elyse Levesque, Andrew Moodie, Simu Liu, Jenessa Grant, Stephen McHattie
Ozark: Julia Garner
The Punisher: Michael Nathanson, Paul Schulze
Seven Seconds: David Lyons, Beau Knapp
SMILF: Samara Weaving, Ismael Cruz Cordova
Teen Wolf: Sibo Mlambo
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later: Skyler Gisondo
Untitled Lou Pearlman limited series: Toby Jones

(Image courtesy of the BBC.)

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