Caffeine – TV News – September 20th Edition

Caffeine – TV News – September 20th Edition

We’ve got another network’s fall premiere dates – and a sad surprise cancellation – in this week’s TV news.

Premiere dates:

September 24th: The Murders at White House Farm

October 15th: Social Distance

November 2nd: The Good Doctor
November 8th: Moonbase 8
November 9th: Industry
November 12th: Station 19, Grey’s Anatomy
November 17th: Big Sky
November 18th: For Life
November 19th: A Million Little Things


Departure, Raised by Wolves, Die Hart


Stumptown, United We Fall

Other headlines:

America Ferrera will leave Superstore after episode 2 of the upcoming season. (Her originally scheduled departure was delayed.)

CBS All Access is rebranding as Paramount+.

Kat Coiro has joined the She-Hulk series as EP/director.

Melanie Scrofano will direct two episodes of The Surrealtor.

Ordered to series:

ABC: Erin Brokovich-inspired drama Rebel
BBC One: Prison drama Time starring Stephen Graham and Sean Bean
Channel 4/PBS: An adaptation of Swedish crime thriller Before We Die
HBO Max: Period pirate comedy Our Flag Means Death from Taika Waititi
Paramount+: A scripted series about the making of The Godfather called The Offer, Taylor Sheridan spy drama Lioness

Acquired for the U.S.:

Showtime: British/Australian dark comedy The End

In development:

ABC: Sister comedy Happy for You, an adaptation of Karen Thompson Walker’s The Dreamers
Annapurna: An adaptation of Iliana Regan’s queer food memoir Burn the Place
CBS All Access: An adaptation of true crime podcast Happy Face
CBS Studios: An adaptation of Nordic noir book The Darkness
The CW: Romantic mystery comedy drama I’m in Love with the Dancer from My Bat Mitzvah from Ilana Wolpert and Rachel Bloom
HBO: 1980s Dallas drama The Big D, hip hop vampire drama Thirst
NBC: A gay lawyer family comedy from Guy Branum, Gbenga Akinnagbe semi-autobiographical drama Lewisburg
Starz: A female sports agent drama and hip-hop anthology series from 50 Cent

Promoted to series regular:

The Conners: Jay R. Ferguson
Pandora: Tina Casciani

Guest stars:

The Surrealtor: Melanie Scrofano


The Birch: Amanda Brooks, Jordyn Dinatale, Nikko Austen Smith, Samuel Taylor
Chicago Fire: Adriyan Rae
Dopesick: Will Poulter
The Handmaid’s Tale: Mckenna Grace
Home Economics: Chloe Jo Rountree, Jecobi Swain, Jordyn Curet
Julia: David Hyde Pierce (replacing Tom Hollander)
Kung Fu: Vanessa Kai
Maid: Anika Noni Rose
Minx: Ophelia Lovibond
Pivoting: JT Neal
She-Hulk: Tatiana Maslany
Walker: Genevieve Padalecki
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: Harvey Guillén

(Image courtesy of ABC.)

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