Caffeine – TV News – September 20th Edition

Happy Emmy day! Before things get started, let’s catch up on the week’s TV news.

Season 2 of French series The Returned will premiere on Sundance on October 31st.

Renewed: The Carmichael Show

Canceled: Mr. Robinson

Jenna Coleman is leaving Doctor Who.

Starz has acquired U.S. rights to post-WWII miniseries Close to the Enemy.

The Grinder has found its new showrunner in Ben Wexler.

Clement Virgo has joined Greenleaf as an EP and director.

Ordered to series:
ITV: Historical drama Victoria starring Jenna Coleman
NBC: A Taken prequel
Viki: English/Korean bilingual dramedy Dramaworld

Pilot orders:
HBO: Judd Apatow comedy Crashing

In development:
ABC: H.G. Wells time travel drama Time After Time from Kevin Williamson, workplace comedy Outnumbered, romantic comedy Ordinary People from John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, family comedy The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport
CBS: A family comedy about young parents from Jermaine Fowler, H.G. Wells adaptation Moreau
Dimension: A series based on Stephen King’s The Mist
FOX: Friendship/work comedy Sugarland, a Behind Enemy Lines series, wedding band comedy Front Man
NBC: A Hart to Hart remake featuring a gay couple, family comedy Dumb Prince from Amy Poehler, an In the Line of Fire series, a Marlon Wayans comedy
Showtime: A 1980s Mafia drama from Leonardo DiCaprio

Neil Marshall will direct the pilot Poor Richard’s Almanack.

Guest stars!
Blue Bloods: Anthony Edwards
Castle: Charles Mesure
Chicago P.D.: Dash Mihok
Elementary: John Heard
Empire: Funkmaster Flex
Flaked: Kirstie Alley
Game of Thrones: Of Monsters and Men
Grandfathered: Dave Coulier
Heartbreaker: Christopher Gorham
Law & Order: SVU: Virginia Madsen, Whoopi Goldberg
Life in Pieces: Alex Borstein

Daredevil: Scott Glenn
Empire: Rafael de la Fuente
Law & Order: SVU: Lindsay Pulsipher
NCIS: Muse Watson
Once Upon a Time: Jamie Chung

Colony: Thora Birch
Doctor Thorne: Tom Hollander, Stefanie Martini, Alison Brie, Ian McShane, Rebecca Front, Richard McCabe, Edward Franklin, Phoebe Nicholls, Gwyneth Keyworth, Kate O’Flynn, Harry Richardson, Cressida Bonas, Danny Kirrane, Janine Duvitski, Tom Bell
Game of Thrones: James Faulkner, Samantha Spiro, Rebecca Benson
The Goldbergs: Judd Hirsch (replacing Paul Sorvino)
Good Behavior: Juan Diego Botto
Grandfathered: Andy Daly
The Grinder: Jason Alexander
Home: Andrew Buchan, JoBeth Williams, Harris Dickinson, Sawyer Barth
Limitless: Tom Degnan
Narcos: Eric Lange
New Girl: Megan Fox
Poor Richard’s Almanack: Jordan Hayes
Roots: Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose, Derek Luke, Chad L. Coleman, Erica Tazel, Rege-Jean Page
Scream Queens: Chad Michael Murray, Alan Thicke, Julia Duffy
Shooter: Omar Epps
Transparent: Anjelica Huston
Trial: Sarah Wynter
Tutankhamun: Max Irons, Sam Neill
Twin Peaks: Amanda Seyfried
Viva La Madness: Jason Statham
The Walking Dead: Xander Berkeley
Westworld: Tessa Thompson
Wicked City: Vincent Ventresca
Untitled Andrew Dice Clay comedy: Natasha Leggero
Untitled Nicole Byer project: Kimrie Lewis-Davis

(Image courtesy of Sundance.)

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