Caffeine – TV News – September 16th Edition

This week’s TV news brings us lots of casting for the upcoming season as well as shows in development for next season!

Premiere dates:

November 18th: My Briliant Friend
November 21st: Queen America


His Dark Materials, Insatiable


Poldark (after Season 5)

Other headlines:

No details on specific shows yet, but The Ripped Bodice romance bookstore has made a TV development deal with Sony.

HBO will air His Dark Materials outside the UK.

Unaired Alexis Bledel/Jason Ritter romcom series Us & Them will air on Crackle.

There’s a Gomorrah prequel movie in the works.

American Gods is reportedly having more showrunner drama.

Zetna Fuentes will direct and executive produce the first two episodes of Cursed.

Amazon has confirmed that it will stream season two of Absentia.

Ordered to series:

Acorn TV: Family drama Pitching In starring Hayley Mills

In development:

ABC: A Designing Women sequel, a Chinese-American immigrant family comedy, a Tessa Coates comedy from Greg Daniels
CBS: Family comedy Just Like Us from Gloria Calderon Kellett, auto racing comedy The Crew
The CW: Family adventure drama The Cove, public school principal drama Lean on Me from LeBron James and John Legend
eOne: An adaptation of Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder from Emily Mortimer
Federation Entertainment: An adaptation of thriller The Banker’s Wife produced by and starring Rosamund Pike
FOX: Greg Berlanti criminal psychologist drama Prodigal Son, Howard Gordon procedural Connect, medical drama Triage
Grey Matter Productions/Topic Studios: An adaptation of Mary Kubica’s The Good Girl
NBC: Siblings comedy Brotherly Love from Ben Simmons, workplace comedy Business as Usual, comedy The Inn Crowd about a gay couple in a small town, female basketball coach drama Hoops from LeBron James

Guest stars:

Arrowverse crossover: Elizabeth Tulloch, Cassandra Jean Amell
Fuller House: Leslie Grossman
Good Trouble: David Lambert
Grand Hotel: Eva Longoria, Arielle Kebbel
Happy Together: Damon Wayans
NCIS: New Orleans: Geoffrey Owens
Shameless: Bob Saget
SMILF: Melanie Griffith, Stormy Daniels
Superstore: Eden Sher


The Big Bang Theory: Bob Newhart
Criminal Minds: Luke Perry


Absentia: Matthew Le Nevez, Natasha Little
The Act: Chloe Sevigny, AnnaSophia Robb
All American: Jay Reeves
American Soul: Jason Dirden, Iantha Richardson, Christopher Jefferson, Katlyn Nichol, Jelani Winston
Charmed: Craig Parker
The Conners: Maya Lynne Robinson
Cursed: Katherine Langford
Dead to Me: James Marsden, Ed Asner
Godfather of Harlem: Vincent D’Onofrio, Ilfenesh Hadera
Gold Digger: Alex Jennings, Sebastian Armesto
Gotham: Shane West
Grand Hotel: Jencarlos Canela
The Hot Zone: Noah Emmerich, Topher Grace, Liam Cunningham, James D’Arcy, Paul James, Nick Searcy, Robert Wisdom, Robert Sean Leonard
Jane the Virgin: Tommy Dorfman
Knightfall: Clementine Nicholson
L.A.’s Finest: Barry Sloane
Lethal Weapon: Mykelti Williamson
The Man: Ben Miller
Murphy Brown: Adan Rocha
NOS4A2: Zachary Quinto, Ashleigh Cummings
On Becoming a God in Central Florida: Ted Levine, Mel Rodriguez, Beth Ditto, Usman Ally
P-Town: Monica Raymund
Proven Innocent: Elaine Hendrix
Shameless: Jess Gabor, Luis Guzman
SMILF: Sherie Rene Scott, Claudia O’Doherty, Dan Aid
Snowpiercer: Shaun Toub
Star: Terrence J, Lyndie Greenwood
Supergirl: Xander Berkeley
Westworld: Aaron Paul
Yellowstone: Neal McDonough

(Image courtesy of HBO.)

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