There was a TON of big TV news this week, so buckle up!
The Witcher has been renewed, but Henry Cavill is leaving and being replaced with Liam Hemsworth.
There’s some big Doctor Who stuff going on that touches casting but also plot, so I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen yet by spelling it out here! Click here if you want to know. Also, the show is moving to Disney+ basically everywhere outside the U.K. and Ireland.
Taylor Sheridan’s 1923 will run for two seasons, and he’s considering a few other historical Yellowstone spinoffs as well.
ABC has set its schedule of holiday episodes (both Thanksgiving and December holidays) for a bunch of its shows.
Chad is moving to The Roku Channel for a second season.
Greg Berlanti’s Green Lantern show at HBO Max is being redeveloped to focus on the character John Stewart.
Antonio Campos will showrun HBO Max’s Arkham Asylum series.
Alex Buono will direct Peacock pilot Based on a True Story.
NBC has extended the cast options on drama pilot The Irrational, so that’s not dead yet.
Ordered to series:
Amazon: James Patterson detective series Cross starring Aldis Hodge
Apple TV+: British insomniac comedy series Still Up starring Antonia Thomas and Craig Roberts
Disney+: Holocaust trial miniseries German House
FX on Hulu: An adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s sci-fi novel Never Let Me Go starring Viola Prettejohn
Onyx Collective: Crime family comedy Deli Boys
Apple: A limited series about Siegried and Roy
CBS: A series reboot of The Bad News Bears with a female lead, adoption comedy She Gets It From Me from and starring Dan Bucatinsky and Cristela Alonzo, supernatural comedy Book Club
Disney+: A WandaVision spinoff about Vision
FX: Crime drama The Bends
Netflix: Limited series Black Rabbit from and starring Jason Bateman and Jude Law
Studiocanal: A limited series based on documentary The Lost Leonardo
Promoted to series regular:
The Flash: Jon Cor
Animal Control: Vella Lovell, Ravi Patel
The Buccaneers: Simone Kirby
Dinner with the Parents: Michaela Watkins, Dan Bakkedahl
Doom Patrol: Elijah Rashad Reed
Feud: Capote’s Women: Ella Beatty, Treat Williams
The Flash: Javicia Leslie
For All Mankind: Salvador Chacón
Interior Chinatown: Ronny Chieng, Chloe Bennet
Ironheart: Cree Summer
The Lincoln Lawyer: Lana Parrilla, Yaya DaCosta
A Man in Full: Jerrika Hinton
Only Murders in the Building: Jesse Williams
Power Book III: Raising Kanan: Grantham Coleman
Saint X: Betsy Brandt, Michael Park
Sunny: Joanna Sotomura, annie the clumsy, YOU, Judy Ongg, Jun Kunimura
True Detective: Aka Niviâna, Isabella Star Lablanc, Joel D. Montgrand
The Winchesters: Richard Speight Jr.
(Image courtesy of Amazon Prime Video.)