Caffeine – TV News – September 23rd Edition

We’re heading into the new season, and this week’s TV news brings us some interesting casting as well as a peek at new shows in development!

Premiere dates:

October 4th: Star Trek: Short Treks
October 19th: Daredevil
October 23rd: The Guest Book


The Deuce (for a final season), Greenleaf, Snowfall, Unforgotten, Sacred Games



Other headlines:

Marvel is working on new series for Disney’s streaming service, including limited series about Loki and Scarlet Witch.

The Downton Abbey movie will be out next September.

The Murphy Brown premiere will run an extra five minutes.

Veep‘s seventh and final season will have seven episodes.

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are composing music for the Watchmen series.

Netflix has acquired BBC terror thriller series Bodyguard.

Acorn TV and Channel 5 have taken Irish psychological crime thriller Blood for the U.S. and UK.

Ordered to series:

Apple: Chris Evans thriller Defending Jacob
Channel 5: Prison drama Clink, crime thriller 15 Days
Hulu: A Veronica Mars revival (officially)
Netflix: An Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series, Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin family comedy No Good Nick

In development:

ABC: A Marvel female superhero drama, working class Midwestern family comedy Everything’s Under Control
BCDF Pictures: An adaptation of fantasy series The Riftwar Saga
CBS: Supernatural cop drama Far Rockaway
CBS TV Studios: An adaptation of James Comey memoir A Higher Loyalty
FOX: Children’s author comedy Richard Lovely, sister comedy Danny Issues, a drama based on the blog 100 Days Without Fear, FBI tech drama Switch
NBC: Josh and Seth Meyers homeowners’ association comedy The Exceptional, Kenan Thompson single dad comedy Saving Larry, mother-daughter FBI drama Strong Justice
Old 320 Sycamore: An adaptation of World War II novel We Were the Lucky Ones
Synchronicity Films: An adaptation of World War II book The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Warner Bros. TV: An adaptation of Amy Chozick’s campaign memoir Chasing Hillary

Leaving their shows:

The Good Doctor: Beau Garrett

Promoted to series regular:

Chicago Fire: Annie Ilonzeh
grown-ish: Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Luka Sabbat
Pose: Sandra Bernhard

Guest stars:

American Housewife: Kelly Ripa
Arrowverse crossover: Jeremy Davies
Fresh Off the Boat: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
The Guest Book: Pete Davidson, Will Arnett, Michael Kenneth Williams, Matt Walsh, Lisa Rinna, Martha Plimpton, Nat Faxon, Michael Rapaport, Steve Zissis, Allison Tolman, Oliver Hudson, Sufe Bradshaw, Nadine Velazquez, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Adhir Kalyan, Joey “Coco” Diaz, Matthew Moy, Michael Cassidy, Kether Donohue, Lexi Ainsworth, Jon Bass
A Million Little Things: Constance Zimmer
One Day at a Time: Joe Manganiello
Single Parents: Andy Favreau
StartUp: Mira Sorvino
Whiskey Cavalier: Bellamy Young


The 100: J.R. Bourne
AJ and the Queen: Josh Segarra, Michael-Leon Wooley, Katerina Tannenbaum, Tia Carrere
Arrow: Katherine McNamara
Black Lightning: Kearran Giovanni
Black Monday: Kadeem Hardison
Bosch: Rob Benedict
Fresh Off the Boat: Ming-Na Wen, Reggie Lee, Jimmy O. Yang
Godfather of Harlem: Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Nigel Thatch
The Guest Book: Jimmy Tatro, Kimiko Glenn, Dan Beirne
Mr. Iglesias: Sherri Shepherd
Proven Innocent: Laurie Holden
Resident Alien: Alan Tudyk, Sara Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund, Levi Fiehler
Search Party: Michaela Watkins
Single Parents: Naomi Ekperigin, Lauren Weedman, Carla Jimenez, Quinta Brunson, Rebecca Creskoff
Snowpiercer: Kerry O’Malley
Stargirl: Brec Bassinger
Suits spinoff: Bethany Joy Lenz, Chantel Riley, Isabel Arraiza, Eli Goree
Tacoma FD: Hassie Harrison (replacing Kirby Bliss-Blanton)
Trust Me: Alfred Enoch
What If: Louis Herthum, Dave Annable

(Image courtesy of Marvel.)

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