Caffeine – TV News – September 4th Edition

The fall season hasn’t even started yet, but this week’s TV news is full of teases about shows in development for next year. Read on for that, some big renewals and cancellations, and more.

Premiere dates:
October 10th: The Code (season 2 U.S. premiere on Acorn)
October 24th: 19-2 (season 3 U.S. premiere on Acorn)
October 30th: Brief Encounters (U.S. premiere on Acorn)
January 6th: Emerald City

Renewed: Stranger Things, Too Close to Home, Killjoys, Dark Matter

Pretty Little Liars will end with ten more episodes of Season 7, and Grimm will end with the upcoming Season 6.

Also canceled: Devious Maids, Feed the Beast

Ordered to series:
BBC One: An adaptation of historical novel The Miniaturist, Tom Rob Smith thriller MotherFatherSon
CBC: Mystery drama Bellevue starring Anna Paquin, Shawn Doyle, and Allen Leech

Pilot orders:
Cinemax: Bruce Lee-inspired crime drama Warrior
Fox: Paranormal comedy Ghosted starring Adam Scott and Craig Robinson
TNT: Vampire drama Let the Right One In from Jeff Davis

In development:
ABC: Post-9/11 thriller Doomsday, divorce comedy Splitting Up Together, Zach Braff workplace comedy Start Up, family comedy The Favorite female LAPD drama Patrol from Kerry Washington, an Iranian-American family comedy from Andrew Reich and Reza Aslan
Amazon: Real-life superhero comedy The Legend of Master Legend
CBS: A multi-cam family comedy from Corinne Kingsbury, (another) adaptation of British comedy Friday Night Dinner, Dan Kopelman comedy Me, Myself & I, Judge Judy scripted series Her Honor, vigilante procedural Firewall
Fox: Contemporary Arthurian police procedural Camelot
FX: YouTube channel workplace comedy Radicalocity from Stephen Falk and Eva Anderson
Marvel/ABC Studios: A New Warriors comedy series
NBC: Police procedural Family Honor, CIA sci-fi thriller Unidentified from Zachary Levi, a contemporary female-driven procedural based on Oliver Twist
Showtime: Dark comedy satire Fatwa starring Aasif Mandvi
Warner Bros TV: DC superhero series Black Lightning from Greg Berlanti, Mara Brock Akil, and Salim Akil
Weinstein Television: Cult limited series Waco starring Taylor Kitsch

David Boyd has joined Spike’s Stephen King adaptation The Mist as a producer/director.

Alex Kalymnios will direct three episodes of The White Princess.

Simon Cellan Jones will direct USA Network pilot The Tap.

Promoted to series regular:
Criminal Minds: Paget Brewster (again)
Empire: Morocco Omari

Guest stars:
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Jim O’Heir
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Albert Tsai
How to Get Away with Murder: Mary J. Blige
I’m Dying Up Here: Jere Burns, Jocko Sims
Lethal Weapon: Kristoffer Polaha
Masters of Sex: Stephen Root, Romy Rosemont
The Mindy Project: Kimrie Lewis-Davis

Bones: Eddie McClintock
Hawaii Five-0: Sarah Carter

The Affair: Jonathan Cake
American Gods: Jeremy Davies
American Woman: Cheyenne Jackson, Jennifer Bartels
Arrow: David Meunier
The Blacklist: Leon Rippy
The Breaks: Teyana Taylor
Colony: Bethany Joy Lenz (replacing Thora Birch)
Dear White People: Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori, Ashley Blaine Featherson, Marque Richardson
Empire: Phylicia Rashad, Romeo Miller (replacing Kid Cudi), Juan Antonio
Game of Thrones: Jim Broadbent
Genius: Emily Watson, Seth Gabel, Michael McElhatton, Samantha Colley, Richard Topol, Vincent Kartheiser
G.L.O.W.: Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron
Goliath: Jason Ritter
The Handmaid’s Tale: Yvonne Strahovski
I’m Dying Up Here: Sarah Hay, W. Earl Brown
Ice: Audrey Marie Anderson
Krypton: Georgina Campbell
Lethal Weapon: Michelle Mitchenor
Lucifer: Chris Payne Gilbert
Masters of Sex: Danny Jacobs
The Mick: Scott MacArthur (replacing Nat Faxon)
Mozart in the Jungle: Prema Cruz
My So Called Wife: Marianne Rendon
Nashville: Rhiannon Giddens
Outlander: David Berry
Patriot: Chastity Dotson
Pitch: Chastity Dotson
Riverdale: Robin Givens, Shannon Purser
Roadside Picnic: Chloe Coleman
Shadowhunters: Alisha Wainwright
Shut Eye: Havana Guppy
Supergirl: Frederick Schmidt
The Tap: Colin Woodell, Erinn Westbrook, Ginny Gardner, David Corenswet
White Famous: Megalyn Echikunwoke, Utkarsh Ambudkar
The White Princess: Amy Manson, Andrew Whipp, Patrick Gibson

(Image courtesy of NBC.)

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