Caffeine – TV News – September 30th Edition

It was a bit of a quiet week for TV news because the fall season is getting underway, but there’s still some exciting stuff you’ll want to know about!

Premiere dates:

November 22nd: No Activity (entire second season)

December 19th: Schitt’s Creek Christmas special

January 16th: Schitt’s Creek




I’m Dying Up Here

Other headlines:

Jason Dohring, Percy Daggs III, Francis Capra, and David Starzyk have been confirmed for the Veronica Mars revival. The writing staff will include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Season five of Schitt’s Creek will have fourteen episodes.

Halle Berry and Lena Waithe have joined BET’s Boomerang reboot as executive producers.

Frank Pugliese will showrun The Angel of Darkness.

Apple has reportedly shelved Dr. Dre series Vital Signs.

Pop has passed on Krysten Ritter pilot The Demons of Dorian Gunn.

Ordered to series:

CBS All Access: Marc Cherry infidelity dark comedy Why Women Kill
Disney streaming service: An adaptation of High Fidelity starring Zoe Kravitz
Netflix: Romance dramas Virgin River and Sweet Magnolias, sci-fi dramas The I-Land, October Faction, and Warrior Nun
Sky/Foxtel: Euthanasia family drama The End starring Harriet Walter and Frances O’Connor

In development:

ABC: Family drama PANK
CBS: Spy drama The Secret to a Good Marriage, science/paranormal/religion drama Evil from Michelle and Robert King, detective drama H-Town, family comedy Generation Gap
CBS All Access: Israeli military drama Girls with Guns from Michelle and Robert King
Connect3 Media: Nazi Germany mystery show em>The Butchers of Berlin
The CW: High school survival drama Lifeboat Clique, suburban crime drama Ruthless from Michael Weatherly
FOX: Repair shop comedy Patty’s Auto
FX: Mob hockey drama Trashers
ITV: Kidnapping drama Devoted Wife and Mother
NBC: An NYPD drama, a father/son autobiographical comedy, workplace comedy Like Magic, musical dramedy Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
Sid Gentle Films: A TV adaptation of play Rejoicing at Her Wondrous Vulva the Young Woman Applauded Herself

Leaving their shows:

The Affair: Joshua Jackson

Promoted to series regular:

iZombie: Bryce Hodgson
Power: Monique Gabriela Curnen, Mike Dopud

Guest stars:

Arrowverse crossover: LaMonica Garrett
The Conners: Juliette Lewis
God Friended Me: Michael Vartan
The Goldbergs: Robert Englund
Law & Order: SVU: Sebastian Roche
The Little Drummer Girl: John Le Carre (author of the original book)
Riverdale: Riley Keough
Splitting Up Together: Angela Kinsey


The Conners: Johnny Galecki


American Soul: Kelly Rowland
Bosch: Billy Lush, Juliet Landau
Chicago Fire: Teddy Sears
Dickinson: Toby Huss, Anna Baryshnikov, Ella Hunt, Adrian Blake Enscoe
The First Wives Club: Mark Tallman, RonReaco Lee, Malik Yoba
The Fix: Molly Quinn, Erik Palladino, Skye P. Marshall, Taylor Kalupa
Florida Girls: Laci Mosley, Melanie Field, Patty Guggenheim
Godfather of Harlem: Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucy Fry, Paul Sorvino
The InBetween: Justin Cornwell (replacing Yusuf Gatewood)
L.A.’s Finest: Sophie Reynolds
The Luminaries: Eva Green, Eve Hewson
New Amsterdam: Margot Bingham
Power: Evan Handler
Run: Domhnall Gleeson
Swamp Thing: Jennifer Beals
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan: Tom Wlaschiha
Twenties: Jonica T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore, Gabrielle Graham, Sophina Brown
Unbelievable: Vanessa Bell Calloway

(Image courtesy of Pop.)

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