Caffeine – TV News – September 1st Edition

Happy Labo(u)r Day weekend! Let’s catch you up on this week’s TV news so you can head out to your barbecues.

Premiere dates:

September 13th: Top Boy

October 6th: Mr. Robot
October 21st: Catherine the Great
October 23rd: Castle Rock

November 12th: High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

February 16th: Outlander


Queen of the South, Elite, Magpie, South Side


American Princess

Other headlines:

Chris Bishop and Alex Barnow are taking over as showrunners for The Goldbergs.

If Mayans MC gets a third season, Kurt Sutter plans to step down as showrunner.

Amy Heckerling will direct all episodes of Royalties.

Ordered to series:

BBC Studios: Short form series Cheaters
Hulu: Lamorne Morris comedy Woke
Netflix: Social media thriller Clickbait, campaign journalist drama The Girls on the Bus from Julie Plec, Swedish romantic dramedy Love & Anarchy
Quibi: Home renovation comedy Flipped

In development:

ABC: A semi-autobiographical comedy from Sarah Hyland and Emily Gordon, a comedy based on web series I Mom So Hard
CBS: United Nations workplace comedy UNprofessionals, a workaholic comedy, a comedy about strangers sharing an apartment in New York
The CW: Medical drama How to Get Run Over by a Truck
FOX: An adaptation of Mitch Albom inspirational novel The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Fremantle: Horror anthology The Sacred Riana: Bedtime Stories
NBCUniversal International Studios: An adaptation of Emily St John Mandel’s mystery thriller The Glass Hotel
Observatory/Cavendish Pictures: Koch brothers limited series Sons of Wichita
Showtime: Political/historical drama First Ladies starring Viola Davis as Michelle Obama
Silverprint Pictures: An adaptation of Ann Cleeves crime novel The Long Call
TBS: Dark comedy Homesick from Freddie Highmore
Universal TV: An adaptation of novel The Gifted School

Promoted to series regular:

The 100: Shelby Flannery
Boomerang: RJ Walker, Brittany Inge

Guest stars:

Almost Family: Michael Urie
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Terry Chen
How to Get Away with Murder: Marsha Stephanie Blake
Pandora: Charisma Carpenter, Manu Bennett
Superstore: Heidi Gardner
Will & Grace: Demi Lovato


Mad About You: John Pankow, Richard Kind


All Rise: Lindsey Gort
Altered Carbon: Lela Loren
The Big Show Show: Jaleel White
Bosch: Abby Brammell
Charmed: Jordan Donica
Flipped: Will Forte, Kaitlin Olson, Eva Longoria, Arturo Castro, Andy Garcia
Get Shorty: Joe Minoso
The Haunting of Bly Manor: Henry Thomas, Kate Siegel, Rahul Kohli, Catherine Parker, T’Nia Miller, Amelia Eve, Amelie Smith, Benjamin Ainsworth
His Dark Materials: The voices of Helen McCrory, David Suchet, Cristela Alonzo, Kit Connor, Brian Fisher, Joe Tandberg
How to Make Love to a Black Woman: Kendrick Sampson, Carra Patterson, Tonya Pinkins, Mario Van Peebles, Amandla Jahava
Legacies: Bianca Kajlich, Leo Howard
Love, Simon: Rachel Naomi Hilson
Mad About You: Kecia Lewis
Manifest: Andrene Ward-Hammond, Ellen Tamaki
A Moody Christmas: Chelsea Frei
The Nest: Sophie Rundle, Martin Compston, Mirren Mack
New Amsterdam: Ana Villafañe
Roswell, New Mexico: Justina Adorno
Superstore: Justina Machado
Tell Me a Story: Garcelle Beauvais
The Third Day: Naomie Harris, John Dagleish
This Is Us: Asante Blackk, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Omar Epps, Bahara Golestani, Jennifer Morrison, Timothy Omundson, M. Night Shyamalan, Julian Silva, Auden Thornton, Nick Wechsler
The Watch: Adam Hugill
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: Lauren Graham

(Image courtesy of HBO.)

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