Caffeine – TV News – October 4th Edition

Caffeine – TV News – October 4th Edition

Well, big news week for actual news, but if you need a break from that, here’s what’s going on in the world of TV news!

Premiere dates:

November 25th: Saved by the Bell

January 8th: Cobra Kai


Billions, Cobra Kai

Other headlines:

The networks have extended a bunch of pilot cast options.

Dr. Death has set an all-female directing team.

Kat Coiro will direct the Girls5eva pilot.

Matt Olmstead has stepped down as writer/showrunner of Law & Order: Organized Crime, which will be delayed as a result.

Ordered to series:

Acorn TV: Crime drama Whitstable Pearl starring Kerry Godliman
BET: Paula Patton legal thriller series Sacrifice
Netflix: Limited series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story from Ryan Murphy

In development:

ABC: Crime procedural Acts of Crime and a CDC drama both from Sam Esmail, lockdown neighbors comedy Real People
CBS: Crime drama Follow the Money, Pakistani American ’90s family comedy Alam, the Family
The CW: Voting rights drama The Woman’s Hour from Hillary Rodham Clinton
Heyday Television: An adaptation of fantasy crime novel Priest of Bones
Mark Gordon Pictures: A series adaptation of A Fistful of Dollars
Miramax: A series adaptation of Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen
NBC: Multi-family Cape Cod drama Summer
Netflix: A Conan the Barbarian series
Walden Media: An adaptation of children’s fantasy novel Savvy from Marsai Martin

Promoted to series regular:

All American: Chelsea Tavares
All Rise: Audrey Corsa
Billions: Corey Stoll
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Adam Tsekhman
Legacies: Leo Howard, Ben Levin
Locke & Key: Aaron Ashmore, Hallea Jones
NCIS: New Orleans: Chelsea Field
Riverdale: Drew Ray Tanner

Guest stars:

Batwoman: Alex Morf
black-ish: Judy Reyes, Parminder Nagra
Locke & Key: Liyou Abere
S.W.A.T.: Donald Dash, Rico E. Anderson


Call Your Mother: Sherri Shepherd
Girls5eva: Renee Elise Goldsberry
The Good Doctor: Noah Galvin, Summer Brown, Bria Samoné Henderson, Brian Marc
Locke & Key: Brendan Hines
Lost in Space: Russell Hornsby
Maid: Andie MacDowell
Ms. Marvel: Iman Vellani
Riverdale: Erinn Westbrook
Sweet Tooth: Stefania LaVie Owen
Triage: Bex Taylor-Klaus
Young Rock: Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant, Uli Latukefu, Stacey Leilua, Joseph Lee Anderson, Ana Tuisila
Untitled Apple TV+ musical comedy series: Keegan-Michael Key, Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Jane Krakowski, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Fred Armisen, Jaime Camil, Ann Harada

(Image courtesy of Netflix.)

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