Caffeine – TV News – October 31st Edition

Happy Halloween! Let’s catch up on the week’s TV news before you head off for your festivities.

Premiere dates:

November 4th: Dr. Brain
November 15th: The Madame Blanc Mysteries

December 6th: Landscapers

January 2nd: Around the World in 80 Days
January 21st: Servant

February 20th: From


Succession, Elite

Picked up for full seasons:

The Wonder Years, Home Economics

Other headlines:

Happy Valley‘s long-awaited third season is happening; it will be the final season and is moving to AMC+ in the U.S.

Netflix has ordered The Last Kingdom sequel film Seven Kings Must Die.

Jenni Konner has joined Hulu’s Immigrant as co-showrunner and Ramin Bahrani will direct.

An adaptation of Stacey Abrams’ book Never Tell is being redeveloped at CBS.

Showtime’s Joan Rivers series is not moving forward.

Ordered to series:

IMDb TV: Coming-of-age comedy Primo from Shea Serrano and Mike Schur
Netflix/CBC Gem: Teen fake ID empire series Fakes
Peacock: David E. Kelley crime drama The Missing

Pilot orders:

Freeform: Kristin Newman comedy What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding starring Chelsea Frei
FX: Intergenerational queer friendship comedy Belated

In development:

CBS: Family comedy Mexican Beverly Hills
HBO: An adaptation of Raven Leilani’s novel Luster
HBO Max: Michael B. Jordan produced superhero series Val Zod, an adaptation of Wendy Wunder’s book The Probability of Miracles
Hulu: Wall Street drama The Golden Cage starring Kiernan Shipka
Legendary: Norman Mailer crime series Executioner starring Boyd Holbrook
NBC: High-concept procedural Blank Slate
Netflix: Drama Revenge Inc.
Paulilu Productions: AI comedy Hot Robot
Sony Pictures TV: A comedy series based on the real-life Powerball mystery in Maryland
Tyler Films: Martin Luther King Jr. series The Seminarian

Leaving their shows:

The Good Doctor: Osvaldo Benavides
Walker: Lindsey Morgan

Promoted to recurring:

Chicago Med: Sarah Rafferty
Grey’s Anatomy: E.R. Fightmaster

Guest stars:

black-ish: Michelle Obama
Chicago Med: Lily Harris


3 Body Problem: Benedict Wong, Tsai Chin, John Bradley, Liam Cunningham, Jovan Adepo, Eiza Gonzalez, Jess Hong, Marlo Kelly, Alex Sharp, Sea Shimooka, Zine Tseng, Saamer Usmani
B Positive: D.B. Sweeney
City on Fire: Wyatt Oleff
Daisy Jones & The Six: Tom Wright, Jacqueline Obradors
Extrapolations: Forest Whitaker, Marion Cotillard, Tobey Maguire, Eiza Gonzalez
Hello Tomorrow!: Hank Azaria, Haneefah Wood, Alison Pill, Nick Podany, Dewshane Williams
Kenan: Hayley Marie Norman
Killing It: Stephanie Nogueras, Claudia O’Doherty, Rell Battle, Scott Macarthur, Wyatt Walter, Jett Miller
Londongrad: Benedict Cumberbatch
National Treasure: Lisette Alexis
Once Upon a Time in Aztlan: Jessie Garcia, Annie Gonzalez
Partner Track: Desmond Chiam, Tehmina Sunny
Queens: Elaine Del Valle
Search Party: Angela Trimbur, Grace Kuhlenschmidt, Greta Titelman, Joe Castle Baker, Larry Owens, Michelle Badillo, Aparna Nancherla
Shelter: Adrian Greensmith, Abby Corrigan, Sage Linder
Superman & Lois: Jenna Dewan
This Fool: Laura Patalano, Julia Vera
Uncoupled: Tisha Campbell, Emerson Brooks, Brooks Ashmanskas, Marcia Gay Harden, Tuc Watkins
A Very British Scandal: Richard McCabe, Phoebe Nicholls, Amanda Drew
Virgin River: Mark Ghanimé, Kai Bradbury

(Image courtesy of HBO.)

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