Caffeine – TV News – September 18th Edition

Happy Emmy day! But before we give all our attention to the awards, let’s catch up on the week’s TV news . . .

Some changes at CBS All Access: Star Trek: Discovery has been delayed to May and the Good Wife spinoff moved up to February. Michelle and Robert King are returning as showrunners after all.

The season premiere of NCIS: Los Angeles has moved up to September 25th.

More premiere dates:
October 27th: The Living and the Dead
November 14th: Mars
November 16th: The Art of More
November 30th: Vikings

Renewed: Trapped

Cancelled: Bloodline (after season 3), Hand of God, Roadies

The new American Horror Story theme is My Roanoke Nightmare.

Tim Minear is joining Feud as co-showrunner.

James Roday will direct two episodes of Blood Drive.

Timbaland has left his songwriting duties at Empire, and Rodney Jerkins and Ester Dean are joining.

Chuck Pratt Jr. will showrun Star.

James Ponsoldt will direct Amazon’s The Legend of Master Legend pilot.

Ordered to series:
BYUtv: Orson Scott Card sci-fi series Extinct
Netflix: Spike Lee series She’s Gotta Have It
TruTV: Andrea Savage comedy I’m Sorry

Pilot orders:
ABC: Magic-themed FBI drama Deception from Chris Fedak and Greg Berlanti
Syfy: AI drama The Machine, supernatural horror drama Haunted, graphic novel adaptation Happy!

In development:
ABC: Comedy Twinsters about twins separated at birth, military family comedy Charlie Foxtrot
AwesomenessTV: Royal series Downtown Earl from Gregg Sulkin and David Henrie
Carnival: Cyberwarfare drama Stuxnet
CBS: Legal drama Southern/Eastern from Joel Silver and John Romano, DC medical examiner drama Body Politic, comedy The Year of Living Biblically
Fox: Legal drama Justice from Judy Smith, an imaginary friend buddy cop drama from Sheldon Turner and McG, a legal drama about civil rights lawyers with vices from Danny Strong and Jessica Sharzer, drama Miracle Commission from Jeff Eastin
Hulu: 9/11 drama The Looming Tower
NBC: An Antarctica office comedy, high-concept procedural Dreamer, a funeral director family comedy
Plan B: A limited series based on Colson Whitehead’s Underground Railroad
Universal TV: A drama about 1980s daytime soaps from John Stamos

Lionsgate has acquired global rights to Swedish comedy Swedish Dicks starring Peter Stormare, Johan Glans, and Keanu Reeves.

Leaving their shows:
Suits: Gina Torres

Guest stars:
black-ish: Lorraine Toussaint
Bull: Jill Flint
Chicago Med: Daniel J. Travanti
Chicago P.D.: Billy Burke
Dr. Ken: Mark Cuban, Lori Grenier, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary
Frequency: Curtis Armstrong
The Mindy Project: Jack Davenport
Pitch: Rita Wilson, Lyndsy Fonseca
Small Victories: Jessice Lowe, Kurt Fuller, Chris Parnell, Kerri Kenney
Supergirl: Dichen Lachman
Younger: Krysta Rodriguez

Elementary: Betty Gilpin
Gotham: Cameron Monaghan

Altered Carbon: Marlene Forte, Trieu Tran
American Horror Story: Jacob Artist
Blindspot: Jonathan Patrick Moore
Bosch: Christopher Backus
The Catch: Gina Torres
Claws: Judy Reyes
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Scott Michael Foster
Dear White People: Brant Daugherty
Designated Survivor: Mykelti Williamson
Fargo: Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Feud: Jackie Hoffman
Fuller House: Hal Sparks
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Daisy Betts
The Good Wife spinoff: Sarah Steele
Homeland: Dominic Fumusa
How to Get Away with Murder: Brett Butler
I’m Dying Up Here: Richard Kind
Lost in Space: Taylor Russell
Making History: Ben Vereen
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Tony Shalhoub
Nashville: Jen Richards
The Punisher: Ben Barnes
Rosewood: LeToya Luckett, Camille Spirlin
Scream Queens: Kirstie Alley
Small Victories: Heidi Gardner, George Kareman, RJ Walker
Sneaky Pete: Brad William Henke
Younger: Ben Rappaport

(Image courtesy of CBS.)

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