Caffeine – TV News – September 27th Edition

Caffeine – TV News – September 27th Edition

Our first official TV news update of fall brings us some schedule moves and a bunch of casting!

Premiere dates:

October 8th: Connecting (new date)
October 15th: A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote
October 27th: This Is Us (new date)
October 29th: Superstore (new date)
October 30th: Truth Seekers

November 23rd: Black Narcissus


Power Book II: Ghost


Supergirl (after the upcoming sixth season)

Other headlines:

Mr. Mercedes is moving to Peacock.

Toby Haynes will direct the Rogue One spinoff at Disney+ (replacing Tony Gilroy).

Grainne Godfree will write and EP The Inheritance Games at Amazon.

Amma Asante will direct Smilla’s Sense of Snow.

The Rashomon drama series that’s been in development for a few years is now at HBO Max.

Ordered to series:

Apple TV+: Addict-turned-P.I. comedy High Desert from Patricia Arquette and Ben Stiller
HBO Max: Suicide Squad origin story series Peacemaker starring John Cena, spinoff Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin

In development:

ABC: Lee Daniels political drama Mason Dixon, a parents comedy from Sabrina Jalees
Amazon: Immigrant family series Desert People from Natasha Lyonne and Alia Shawkat, erotic podcast adaptation Dirty Diana starring Demi Moore, a The Boys spinoff set in college
Anonymous Content: A limited series based on Tom Cooper’s novel Florida Man starring Joel Edgerton
Disney+: A Nick Fury series starring Samuel L. Jackson
NBC: Blake Shelton-inspired drama God’s Country
OWN: Family drama The Kings of Napa
Starz: Psychological drama series The Venery of Samantha Bird

Leaving their shows:

9-1-1: Lone Star: Liv Tyler
The Kominsky Method: Alan Arkin

Promoted to series regular:

A Million Little Things: Floriana Lima


The Kominsky Method: Lisa Edelstein


9-1-1: Lone Star: Lisa Edelstein
Anatomy of a Scandal: Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery, Rupert Friend
B Positive: Terrence Terrell
Batwoman: Leah Gibson, Nathan Owens
Chicago Med: Tehmina Sunny
Chicago P.D.: Nicole Ari Parker
Dopesick: Phillipa Soo, Jake McDorman, John Hoogenakker
Manifest: Holly Taylor
Millennials: Kyle Massey, Keraun Harris, Philip Bolden, Aaron Grady, Teresa Celeste
A Million Little Things: Chris Geere
On the Verge: Sarah Jones, Giovanni Ribisi, Alexia Landeau
Rebel: Kevin Zegers, Sam Palladio
Sex Education: Jason Isaacs, Jemima Kirke, Dua Saleh
Triage: Parisa Fitz-Henley
Turner & Hooch: Anthony Ruivivar, Brandon Jay McLaren, Jeremy Maguire, Becca Tobin
The Witcher: Basil Eidenbenz (replacing Thue Ersted Rasmussen)

(Image courtesy of NBC.)

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