Caffeine – TV News – October 9th Edition

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada! This week’s TV news brings us premiere dates, renewals, and more.

Premiere dates:
October 16th: The Durrells in Corfu
November 15th: Shooter
January 2nd: Beyond (and all episodes will be streaming immediately), Shadowhunters
January 13th: Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
January 24th: Outsiders
January 29th: Black Sails
March 17th: Iron Fist

Renewed: American Horror Story, Stitchers, Ash Vs. Evil Dead

Paul Wesley will direct an episode of Shadowhunters.

Monica Macer is the new Queen Sugar showrunner for Season 2.

Euros Lyn will direct Jeff Davis’s Let the Right One In pilot.

BBC historical drama Close to the Enemy will go to Acorn in the U.S. rather than Starz.

Ordered to series:
AMC: Drama Lodge 49 starring Paul Giamatti
BBC: Comedy Motherland from Sharon Horgan
HBO: A kidnapping drama based on an Israeli show

In development:
ABC: A soapy co-ed Special Forces drama, post-riot cop drama Protect & Serve, medical drama The Good Doctor from David Shore and Daniel Dae Kim, futuristic refugee drama The Crossing
BBC: Guy Fawkes drama Gunpowder starring Kit Harington
CBS: Modern Robin Hood-esque procedural A Burglar’s Guide to the City, immigration drama In the Country We Love starring Diane Guerrero, blended family comedy Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices, Detroit mayor drama The 313 starring Tika Sumpter, U.S. Marshals drama Still at Large
FOX: Workplace comedy Type-A
History: Alien drama Blue Book
MTV: Dark fairy tale drama Freaks of the Heartland
Muse Entertainment: A comedy adaptation of Ken Pisani novel Amp’d
NBC: Charlaine Harris espionage adaptation Redliners, a sibling comedy from Mindy Kaling and Charlie Grandy, haunted house procedural The Eight, comedic thriller Flight Risk, defense attorney drama In Defense of Tom Parish, legal drama Infamous
Story/Nate Berkus: An adaptation of addiction memoir The Gilded Razor
Universal Cable Productions: An adaptation of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
USA Network: Extreme environmental shift drama Elements

Promoted to series regular:
Fresh Off the Boat: Ray Wise

Guest stars:
Chicago Fire: Fulvia Vergel, Daniel Zacapa
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Julian McMahon, Jessica Lowndes
Doctor Who: Justin Chatwin
Life in Pieces: Kurt Warner
Man Seeking Woman: Peter Gallagher
The Odd Couple: Busy Philipps
The Ranch: Wilmer Valderrama
Scorpion: Lea Thompson
Speechless: Julianne Hough

24: Legacy: Veronica Cartwright, Laith Nakli, Carlos Bernard
Channel Zero: The No-End House: John Carroll Lynch
Damnation: Killian Scott
The Deep: Alex Roe, Fola Evans-Akingbola
Empire: Kirk “Sticky Fingaz” Jones
Flaked: Elisabeth Rohm
The Fosters: John Marshall Jones
Frequency: Kenneth Mitchell
Gypsy: Brooke Bloom, Kimberly Quinn, Lucy Boynton
Iron Fist: Rosario Dawson
iZombie: Jason Dohring
Jane the Virgin: Justina Machado
Krypton: Cameron Cuffe
The Last Ship: Peter Weller
The Legend of Master Legend: Anjelika Washington, David Castaneda
Making History: Natalie Morales
The Man in the High Castle: Tzi Ma
Marvel’s The Defenders: Sigourney Weaver
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Marin Hinkle
Mating: Jim Belushi
Monsters of God: Pat Healy
Nashville: Bridgit Mendler
Outlander: Lauren Lyle
The Punisher: Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Amber Rose Revah, Deborah Ann Woll
Scorpion: Reiko Aylesworth
Star: Tyrese Gibson
Succession: Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen

(Image courtesy of Freeform.)

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