Caffeine – TV News – September 17th Edition

Happy Emmy day! Before we all get distracted by awards and speeches and gowns, let’s catch up on the week’s TV news.

Premiere dates:
October 17th: Hit the Road, Loudermilk
November 7th: Damnation

Renewed: Vikings, The Guest Book, People of Earth, Wrecked, Atypical

Cancelled: Stitchers

Jill Gordon is taking over as showrunner of Transparent.

Chad Lowe will direct an episode of Supergirl.

Bradley Buecker will direct the first episode of 9-1-1.

Starz has acquired Norwegian thriller Monster for the U.S. And Netflix now has Harlan Coben’s The Five available to the U.S.

Ordered to series:
History: Bill Clinton impeachment drama The Breach
Netflix: A Polish-language alternative history Cold War drama, international political series Pine Gap
Showtime: Children’s TV star comedy Kidding starring Jim Carrey
Starz: Mexican-American sisters drama Vida
Syfy: George R.R. Martin sci-fi series Nightflyers

In development:
ABC: Real estate drama Glass Houses inspired by Kyle Richards, “woke” soccer mom comedy We Can Do Better, family business comedy We All Got Junk, police drama Safe Harbor, business start-up drama Mavericks
AMC: A Black Lives Matter series based on Wesley Lowery’s They Can’t Kill Us All
CBS: Politically-themed comedy Mr. Frederick, a medical miracle drama from Dr. Oz, James Patterson family crime drama Innocent, a remake of BBC miniseries Murder, family comedy The Big House
Comedy Central: Single-camera comedy Weird Uncles
The CW: A senior drama based on The Viagra Diaries
E!: An adaptation of YA mystery One of Us Is Lying
Fox: Medical drama The Family Game from Jim Parsons, a medical innovation drama from Jason Horwitch and Howard Gordon, Caleb Carr crime drama Surrender, New York, a True Lies reboot
Gaumont: Sci-fi thriller Red Rush
HBO: Post-apocalyptic drama Who Fears Death
NBC: Family workplace comedy Sour Mash

Bravo is not moving forward with fashion magazine drama All That Glitters.

Guest stars:
Fresh Off the Boat: George Takei
The Goldbergs: Ilan Mitchell-Smith
Great News: Cecily Strong
Grey’s Anatomy: Greg Germann
The Mayor: Arsenio Hall
The Romanoffs: Corey Stoll, Andrew Rannells, Paul Reiser, Janet Montgomery, Mike Doyle, JJ Feild
Supergirl: Chad Lowe
Will & Grace: Jane Lynch, Andrew Rannells

The Arrangement: Jacob Artist
A Discovery of Witches: Louise Brealey, Owen Teale, Edward Bluemel, Greg McHugh, Aisling Loftus, Elarica Johnson, Aiysha Hart, Malin Buska, Trevor Eve, Gregg Chillin, Dustin Demri-Burns, David Newman, Adam Stevenson, Sadie Shimmin, Michael Culkin
Escape at Dannemora: Bonnie Hunt
Falling Water: Brittany Allen (replacing Brooke Bloom)
The Gifted: Garret Dillahunt
Goliath: Alexandra Billings
Good Omens: Adria Arjona, Jack Whitehall, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson
Grey’s Anatomy spinoff: Jason George
grown-ish: Luka Sabbat
The Haunting of Hill House: Lulu Wilson, Victoria Pedretti
Homeland: Morgan Spector, Mackenzie Astin
Krypton: Shaun Sipos
Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders: Robin Thomas
Let’s Get Physical: Jane Seymour, Matt Jones, Chris Diamantopoulos, AnnaLynne McCord
Life Sentence: Riley Smith
Locke & Key: Nate Corddry
Maniac: Jemima Kirke
The Oath: Isabel Arraiza
Press: Charlotte Riley, Ben Chaplin, Priyanga Burford, Paapa Essiedu, Shane Zaza, Ellie Kendrick, Al Weaver, Brendan Cowell, David Suchet
Scream: Keke Palmer
Shameless: Stacey Oristano
SMILF: Kimberley Crossman
Snowpiercer: Lena Hall
Supernatural: Christian Keyes
Valor: Brian Letscher, Bryan Craig
Vikings: Danila Kozlovsky
Westworld: Hiroyuki Sanada
You: Hari Nef

(Image courtesy of USA Network.)

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