Caffeine – TV News – September 27th Edition

Happy Sunday! The fall premieres have been the big TV news of the week, but let’s see what else we’ve got …

Renewed: Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Devious Maids, Mistresses

Cancelled: Proof

Netflix has ordered twelve new episodes of Black Mirror.

Fox has ordered seven more episodes of Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life.

Amazon has announced its next batch of six pilots that will be available later this fall.

Executive producer Gareth Neame will appear on the Downton Abbey series finale. Aww.

For legal reasons, The Way is now called The Path.

Ordered to series:
BBC: Historical epic Troy – Fall of a City, literary drama Dickensian, Mark Billingham crime drama Rush of Blood, 1960s Middle East drama The Last Post

Pilot orders:
Bravo: Con artist dark comedy My So Called Wife from Paul Adelstein, plagiarism dark comedy True Fiction
TNT: Buddy crime drama Robbers

In development:
20th Century Fox: An A-Team remake
ABC: A Shondaland Baghdad-set military/medical drama, revenge drama The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez
The CW: Clive Barker horror/fantasy adaptation Weaveworld
FOX: Comedy ESL from Masi Oka, comedy Straight Outta Calabasas, Miami drama 305 from Pitbull, a courthouse comedy, a spy comedy
Hulu: Melissa Rosenberg insomnia drama Sleepless
MRC: Jason Bateman drama Ozark
NBC: Real estate drama Under Her Thumb, a drama based on Cosmopolitan magazine, family comedy Say Uncles, Will Packer/Eva Longoria friendship comedy Bonita & Mechelle
Showtime: 1980s chef comedy Florent starring Alan Cumming
Starz: Horror comedy Trapped from Mila Kunis and Rob Zombie
Televisa USA: 1950s Cuba-set crime drama Gran Hotel
Wild Bunch: Historical mystery/thriller Medici: Masters of Florence, Caribbean noir Four Seasons in Havana

There’s a Jack Ryan series in the works from Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland.

The Weinstein Company has acquired U.S. and other international rights to British series Love, Nina. It stars Helena Bonham Carter and was written by Nick Hornby.

Susan Sarandon has left Epix comedy Graves.

Jennifer Esposito will not return to Mistresses.

Promoted to series regular:
The Last Ship: Kevin Michael Martin, Bren Foster

Guest stars!
Billions: Rob Morrow
Fresh Off the Boat: Ken Marino
The Grinder: Timothy Olyphant
The Player: Eric Roberts
Rosewood: Chris O’Brien
Supernatural: Nate Torrence

Berlin Station: Leland Orser
The Deuce: Maggie Gyllenhaal
Four Seasons in Havana: Jorge Perugorria
The Good Wife: Vanessa Williams
Gotham: Raul Castillo
Greenleaf: Oprah Winfrey
I Shudder: Renee Elise Goldsberry
Law & Order: SVU: Andy Karl
Legends of Tomorrow: Stephanie Corneliussen, Peter Francis James
Medici: Masters of Florence: Dustin Hoffman, Richard Madden
Poor Richard’s Almanack: Sam Jaeger, Harold Perrineau
Snowfall: Tim Matheson, Camila Banus
Twin Peaks: Balthazar Getty
The Walking Dead: Tom Payne

(Image courtesy of ABC.)

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