Caffeine – TV News – September 10th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us updates on a whole bunch of new shows the networks are considering, but first let’s see what’s going away and coming back . . .

Premiere dates:
November 10th: Lady Dynamite
January 18th: Portlandia

Renewed: I’m Dying Up Here

Veep will end with next year’s season seven.

Also canceled: Will, Blood Drive, Z: The Beginning of Everything, Class, The Last Tycoon

The final season one episodes of Midnight, Texas next week have been moved around a bit to accomodate a Hurricane Harvey telethon.

Ordered to series:
Amazon: 19th century San Francisco crime drama Tong Wars, a Fred Armisen/Maya Rudolph comedy
Netflix: Ryan Murphy Nurse Ratched origin series Ratched starring Sarah Paulson, Swedish school shooting thriller Quicksand, survival comedy The Green Beret’s Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse

Pilot orders:
Fox: Retirement community comedy Cool Kids
Showtime: Wall Street comedy Ball Street starring Don Cheadle and Andrew Rannells

In development:
ABC: A 1970s Irish-Catholic family comedy, an adaptation of Curtis Sittenfeld’s modern Pride & Prejudice retelling Eligible, a comedy about parents with young kids, psychic drama Spirited starring Laverne Cox, a female-led Greatest American Hero reboot
Amazon: Greg Daniels futuristic comedy Upload, Carter Bays/Craig Thomas comedy Making Friends, Garth Ennis comic book adaptation The Boys
CBS: Immigration comedy Welcome to Maine from Greg Garcia, immigrant medical drama Have Mercy from Gina Rodriguez, a series adaptation of L.A. Confidential
CBS Studios: A series based on movie LA Story from Gina Rodriguez, drama Flood Girls from Gina Rodriguez
The CW: Immigration drama Illegal from Gina Rodriguez
Entertainment One: A Nellie Bly drama series starring Kate Mara
The Firm: A legal series based on the life of criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos
Hulu: A limited series about Robert F. Kennedy starring Chris Pine
Makeready: Immigration series Undocumented America from Jonas Cuaron
NBC: Political drama Accidental Candidate from former congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Supreme Court drama The Outsider, a crime drama about an FBI agent turned journalist

Pilot The Machine is not moving forward at Syfy.

Leaving their shows:
Grey’s Anatomy: Tessa Ferrer

Promoted to series regular:
Once Upon a Time: Mekia Cox

Guest stars:
Code Black: Allison King
Once Upon a Time: Meegan Warner
You’re the Worst: Robin Riker

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Nick Blood
Will & Grace: Bobby Cannavale

The 100: William Miller
American Housewife: George Hamilton
Arrow: Liam Hall
Blindspot: Tori Anderson, Kristina Reyes
Designated Survivor: Bonnie Bedelia
Dynasty: KJ Smith
Genius: Antonio Banderas
Locke & Key: Megan Charpentier
Me, Myself & I: Tim Reid, Alkoya Brunson
The Resident: Violett Beane
Roseanne: Ames McNamara
Scorpion: Tina Majorino
Star: Keke Palmer
Supergirl: Izabela Vidovic (replacing Malina Weissman as young Kara), Olivia Nikkanen (replacing Jordan Mazarati as young Alex)
S.W.A.T.: Sherilyn Fenn
Titans: Alan Ritchson, Minka Kelly

(Image courtesy of HBO.)

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