Caffeine – TV News – September 6th Edition

Happy Labor Day weekend to our U.S. readers (and Happy Labour Day weekend to our Canadian readers)! We’ve got a double dose of TV news this week – catching up from my absence last week – so let’s get to it.

Premiere dates:
October 20: Being Mary Jane
October 23: Hemlock Grove
November 1: The Librarians
November 2: Legends, Major Crimes
November 8: Agent X

Renewed: Killjoys, Difficult People, American Dad (for two seasons), Narcos, Impastor, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Dark Matter, Survivor’s Remorse

Cancelled: Hindsight, Complications, Under the Dome

NBC is not moving forward with its Coach revival.

Super Channel has acquired more Starz originals for the Canadian audience, including Ash vs. Evil Dead and Flesh and Bone.

The Frankenstein Code is now called Lookinglass.

Andrew Schneider and Diane Frolov are Chicago Med‘s new showrunners.

Mark Hudis and Barry Sonnenfeld will run Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events series.

Showrunner Greg Malins has exited The Grinder.

Composer Angelo Badalamenti is returning for the Twin Peaks revival.

HBO’s Lewis and Clark miniseries is resuming production in the spring.

SundanceTV has acquired Australian-New Zealand dystopian series Cleverman.

Ordered to series:
Amazon: Bryan Cranston con man show Sneaky Pete
BBC: A Steve McQueen drama about a West Indian community in London, Motown drama Stop! In the Name of Love
BBC Two: Anglo-French historical drama Versailles
Channel 4: Sex scandal drama National Treasure
Stone Village: International real estate mogul drama Cuba

Pilot orders:
NBC: A Dan Fogelman birthday dramedy

In development:
ABC: Soccer parent comedy Dream Team, immigrant drama Indivisible, Shondaland nun drama Brides of Christ, two family comedies from Kenny Schwartz and Rick Wiener, contemporary Shakespeare reimagining Caesar, legal drama The Jury, a ballet dramedy
Amazon: A Galaxy Quest series
CBS: A detective drama from Amy Holden Jones and Matt Nix, ambitious twenty-something comedy Talk Nerdy to Me, a Gloria Allred legal drama
FOX: Comedy Hypochondriac from Julie Bowen, a 1970s Las Vegas comedy, a street gang comedy
FX: A Sons of Anarchy Mayans spinoff
HBO: Dark comedy The Loop
NBC: Eric Kripke/Shawn Ryan time travel drama Time, family comedy Oh Mama, trial comedy The Trail, Gothic soap Brides (of Dracula), thriller The Watcher, an interracial family comedy, widower comedy By the Book
OutEast Entertainment: Fictionalized drama Thank You Ashley Madison
Showtime: A Teddy Roosevelt limited series

Promoted to series regular:
Empire: Serayah
Penny Dreadful: Patti LuPone
Quantico: Anabelle Acosta

Guest stars!
black-ish: Zendaya
Blue Bloods: Esai Morales
Bones: Betty White
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Mary Lynn Rajskub
Castle: Kelly Rowan
Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life: Parker Young, Lyndon Smith
Elementary: Shohreh Aghdashloo
Fresh Off the Boat: Shaquille O’Neal, Rob Riggle
Girl Meets World: Mark Cuban
Grandfathered: JoAnna Garcia Swisher
The Grinder: Nat Faxon, Christina Applegate
Homeland: Max Beesley
Jane the Virgin: Kesha
Lady Dynamite: Sarah Silverman, Jenny Slate, Mira Sorvino, Patton Oswalt, Jon Cryer, Brandon Routh, June Diane Raphael, Adam Pally, Tig Notaro
Life in Pieces: Ken Marino
Limitless: Desmond Harrington
Mad Dogs: Sutton Foster
Married: Rob Huebel, Andrea Savage
Minority Report: Andrew J. West
The Muppets: Liam Hemsworth
Penny Dreadful: Shazad Latif, Christian Camargo, Samuel Barnett, Jessica Barden
Portlandia: Glenn Danzig
Scandal: Julie Claire
Shoot the Messenger: Ed Robertson, Jamaal Magloire, Rick Fox
You’re the Worst: David Schaal, Jayne Entwistle, Jessica Chaffin, Katie Costick

Doctor Who: Alex Kingston
The Flash: Malese Jow
Nashville: Chaley Rose

The 100: Brenda Strong
American Crime: Emily Bergl
Animal Kingdom: Daniella Alonso, Molly Gordon
Baby Daddy: Allie Gonino
Blindspot: Joe Dinicol
Bloodline: Andrea Riseborough
Colony: Ally Walker
Daredevil: Stephen Rider
Doubt: Katherine Heigl (replacing KaDee Strickland), Steven Pasquale (replacing Teddy Sears)
Flaked: David Sullivan, George Basil, Ruth Kearney, Lina Esco, Travis Mills
The Flash: Violett Beane, Demore Barnes, Tony Todd
Game of Thrones: Freddie Stroma, Pilou Asbaek
Graves: Skylar Astin, Chris Lowell, Angelica Maria
Greenleaf: Lynn Whitfield, Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Keith David, Tye White
Grey’s Anatomy: Joe Dinicol
Grimm: Madeline Brewer
Happy Valley: Kevin Doyle, Matthew Lewis, Katherine Kelly, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Shirley Henderson, Amelia Bullmore, Con O’Neill, Vincent Franklin
Hawaii Five-0: Julie Benz, Sarah Carter
House of Cards: Colm Feore
How to Get Away with Murder: Amy Okuda
I’m Dying Up Here: RJ Cyler
Insecure: Jay Ellis, Yvonne Orji
Lady Dynamite: Dean Cain
Love, Nina: Helena Bonham Carter
Luke Cage: Theo Rossi, Rosario Dawson, Simone Missick, Mahershala Ali
Madam Secretary: Eric Stoltz
Major Crimes: Greg Rikaart
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Matthew Willig
Orange Is the New Black: Brad William Henke, Mike Houston, Kelly Karbacz
Outcast: Scott Porter
Penny Dreadful: Wes Studi
The Ranch: Debra Winger
Roots: Malachi Kirby
Scandal: Mia Maestro
Shameless: Ever Carradine
Shoot the Messenger: Elyse Levesque, Lucas Bryant, Alex Kingston, Lyriq Bent, Hannah Anderson, Ari Cohen, Edie Inksetter, Al Sapienza, Nicholas Campbell
Stranger Things: Ross Partridge, Cara Buono
Supergirl: Iddo Goldberg, Glenn Morshower
Trial: William Hurt, Maria Bello, Tania Raymonde
Truck’d Up: David Arquette
Urban Cowboy: Jim Belushi, Bryana Salaz
The Way: Emma Greenwell, Amy Forsyth, Kaili Vernoff
You Me Her: Greg Poehler, Rachel Blanchard
You’re the Worst: Echo Kellum
Zoe Ever After: Dorian Missick, Tory Devon Smith, Haneefah Wood, Ignacio Serricchio, Jaylon Gordon

(Image courtesy of TNT.)

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