Caffeine – TV News – September 29th Edition

We’re getting into the swing of the new TV season, and we’ve got a bumper crop of TV news to give us a look at what’s ahead!

Premiere dates:

October 23rd: The Oval, Sistas (new date)

December 5th: Tell Me a Story

January 16th: Everything’s Gonna Be Okay


Absentia, On Becoming a God in Central Florida


In Contempt, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists

Other headlines:

Billy Porter will direct an episode of Pose.

Will Pascoe is taking over as showrunner of Absentia.

Deborah Chow will direct the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

Pilot directors:

Masters of Doom: Rhys Thomas
One of Us Is Lying: Jennifer Morrison

Ordered to series:

Acorn TV: New Zealand-set thriller The Sounds
BBC: Soccer comedy The First Team
Netflix: Anthology series Notes on Love from Shonda Rhimes, Norman Lear, Steve Martin, Jenny Han, Lindy West, and Diane Warren

Pilot orders:

Freeform: Nineties teen thriller Last Summer

In development:

ABC: Musical family comedy Mourning Songs, supernatural crime drama Possessed
Amazon: Optimist comedy Troll
Awesome Media: An adaptation of British female detective novel Truth and Lies
CBS: Female cop drama Wet House, airport security drama The Terminal, police drama Queens, CDC investigation team drama Control
CBS TV Studios: A reimagining of Walker, Texas Ranger starring Jared Padalecki, Busch brewing family drama Bitter Brew
The CW: An Arrow spinoff/backdoor pilot starring Katherine McNamara, Katie Cassidy, and Juliana Harkavy
Fox: Cop procedural DEA, a giant online shopping company workplace comedy
FX: An adaptation of CIA satire The Spook Who Sat by the Door
MGM TV: A new incarnation of thirtysomething about the children of the original characters, Billy Joel anthology Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
NBC: Sister comedy Black Girl Magic
Quibi: Fire Island-set Pride & Prejudice adaptation Trip
Sky: Migrant series Europe
Sony Pictures TV: A limited series about Jeffrey Epstein

Not moving forward:

ABC: Triangle
Hulu: Marvel’s Ghost Rider

Leaving their shows:

Hawaii Five-0: Jorge Garcia
How to Get Away with Murder: Karla Souza

Promoted to series regular:

The 100: Chuku Modu
This Is Us: Griffin Dunne

Guest stars:

Arrowverse crossover: Osric Chau, Ashley Scott
God Friended Me: Peppermint
Law & Order: SVU: Margaret Cho
Legacies: Riley Voelkel
Little Fires Everywhere: AnnaSophia Robb, Tiffany Boone, Alona Tal, Matthew Barnes, Andy Favreau, Luke Bracey, Anika Noni Rose
Stumptown: Zosia Mamet, Jay Duplass, Zulay Henao


The 100: Chad Rook
68 Whiskey: Derek Theler, Beth Riesgraf, Lamont Thompson, Usman Ally, Artur Benson, Aaron Glenane
9-1-1: Lone Star: Natacha Karam, Brian Michael Smith, Rafael Silva, Julian Works
Absentia: Geoff Bell, Josette Simon
American Gods: Blythe Danner
The Chi: Kandi Burruss, Miriam A. Hyman
Filthy Rich: Rachel York
The First Team: Will Arnett, Chris Geere, Shaquille Ali-Yebuah, Jack McMullen, Jake Short, Theo Barklem Biggs, Tamla Kari, Vadhir Derbez, Phil Wang, Neil Fitzmaurice, Yetunde Oduwole
For Life: Timothy Busfield
Generation: Justice Smith, Chloe East, Michael Johnston, Uly Schlesinger, Haley Sanchez, Nava Mau, Nathanya Alexander, Lukita Maxwell, Chase Sui Wonders, Sam Trammell
The Gilded Age: Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Amanda Peet, Morgan Spector
Hollywood: David Corenswet, Jeremy Pope, Dylan McDermott, Samara Weaving, Jim Parsons, Maude Apatow, Joe Mantello, Laura Harrier, Jake Picking
Into the Dark: Kerr Smith, Reign Edwards, Peter Giles, Courtney Henggeler, Taj Speights, Antonio Raul Corbo
Katy Keene: Daphne Rubin-Vega
Legacies: Ebboney Wilson
Made for Love: Ray Romano
Mare of Easttown: Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart, Angourie Rice, Evan Peters, Cailee Spaeny, David Denman
Masters of Doom: Eduardo Franco, Patrick Gibson, John Karna, Jane Ackermann, Siobhan Williams, Peter Friedman
Motherland: Fort Salem: Kai Bradbury
Ripley: Andrew Scott
Riviera: Rupert Graves
Space Force: John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Jimmy O. Yang, Alex Sparrow
The Spanish Princess: Ray Stevenson, Sai Bennett, Andrew Buchan, Peter Egan
United We Fall: Guillermo Diaz
When the Street Lights Go On: Queen Latifah, Chosen Jacobs, Sophie Thatcher, Sam Strike, Ben Ahlers, Julia Sarah Stone, Mark Duplass, Tony Hale, Kristine Froseth, Nnamdi Asomugha
Untitled HBO 1980s Lakers pilot: Molly Gordon, Rob Morgan, Spencer Garrett, Kirk Bovill, Delante Desouza

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