Caffeine – TV News – September 13th Edition

Happy Sunday! It was a bit of a slow week in the world of scripted TV news, but there are a few interesting things to catch up on …

Marvel’s Jessica Jones will premiere on Netflix on November 20th.

AMC has ordered comic adaptation Preacher to series.

MTV ordered three comedy pilots.

In development:
ABC: TV station comedy Bad News, whistleblower drama Canary, comedy Downward Dog, a South Beach multicultural family comedy from Kat Coiro and Julie Anne Robinson
ABC Family: Chester See dramedy Over the Top
The CW: Electronic dance music series The Drop
FOX: Cirque du Soleil soap Paradiso, a baseball drama about a female pitcher, drama The Crusaders from Idris Elba, dad comedy Champion from Mila Kunis
NBC: A funeral home musical soap from Jason Katims, a Texas Rangers comedy from Eva Longoria
Pacific Coast Entertainment: Rogue Warrior series Gods of War
WGN America: Alien adaptation Roadside Picnic

Fox is redeveloping martial arts drama Warrior.

New EPs:
American Gods: David Slade
Untitled Lena Waithe pilot: Elwood Reid

Promoted to series regular:
Lookinglass: Vanessa Lengies
The Walking Dead: Tovah Feldshuh, Alexandra Breckenridge, Austin Nichols

Guest stars!
Code Black: Shiri Appleby
Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life: Paul Abdul
Empire: Clarence Williams III
The Muppets: Josh Groban
NCIS: New Orleans: Chad Michael Collins
Z Nation: George R.R. Martin

Once Upon a Time: Meghan Ory
Power: Jerry Ferrara

American Crime: Christopher Stanley
Berlin Station: Ricahrd Armitage, Michelle Forbes
BrainDead: Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Chicago Med: Marlyne Barrett
Empire: Vivica A. Fox
Game of Thrones: Richard E. Grant, Essie Davis
Greenleaf: Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, Deborah Joy Winans
Grey’s Anatomy: Joey Lauren Adams
The Group: Nancy Lenehan
Luke Cage: Frank Whaley
Mozart in the Jungle: Aaron Moten
The Odd Couple: Teri Hatcher
The Player: Richard Roundtree
Quantico: Jacob Artist
Scream Queens: Patrick Schwarzenegger
Secrets and Lies: Edwin Hodge
Shooter: Emily Rios
Undercover: Dennis Haysbert
Urban Cowboy: Edward James Olmos, Nathalie Kelley, Lindsey Gort, Riley Smith
Untitled Lena Waithe pilot: Aisha Hinds, Tequan Richmond, Alex Henderson, Sierra McClain, Olivia Dawson, Jason Weaver

(Image courtesy of Netflix.)

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