Caffeine – TV News – September 6th Edition

Caffeine – TV News – September 6th Edition

We’ve got a milestone in this week’s TV news: Star Trek‘s first trans and non-binary characters! But first, let’s look at how October’s shaping up . . .

Premiere dates:

October 2nd: Emily in Paris
October 9th: The Haunting of Bly Manor
October 14th: Tyler Perry’s Sistas
October 16th: Grand Army
October 30th: The Mandalorian


Reno 911!


NOS4A2, Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love, The Big Show Show, 68 Whiskey

Other headlines:

black-ish will air a two-part election special in October.

Michael Uppendahl will direct/EP American Crime Story: Impeachment.

Rachel Lee Goldenberg will direct HBO comedy pilot Minx.

Ordered to series:

Apple TV+: Hurricane Katrina limited series Five Days at Memorial
Netflix: An adaptation of Chinese sci-fi trilogy The Three-Body Problem from Benioff and Weiss, Jamie Foxx father-daughter comedy Dad Stop Embarrassing Me, a miniseries about auto racing champion Ayrton Senna
Starz: Tommy-centric spinoff Power Book IV: Force
UMC: Roommate comedy Millennials

In development:

ABC: Charity comedy Big Wishes, suburban moms drama The Golden Child, a teacher comedy from Quinta Brunson
Amazon: An adaptation of Kacen Callender’s YA novel Felix Ever After, a human rights lawyer drama from Orlando Bloom
BlackBox Media/Night Train Media: An adaptation of psychological thriller The Ex-Wife
CBS: Cop drama The Bay about Chinese-American detectives, family funeral home drama Closure
Fox: Agricultural family drama The Farm
HBO Max: Comic strip adaptation Blair from Chelsea Handler
Hulu: An adaptation of thriller Tell Me Lies from Emma Roberts
NBC: A father/daughter murder mystery drama
Number 9 Films: A series about the life of musician Viv Albertine
Peacock: Comedy Wiped Out from Chelsea Handler
Skydance TV: A global spy adventure series starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
Sony Pictures TV: A series based on Marisol Nichols’ experience as an undercover sex trafficking agent
Warner Bros TV: A Pretty Little Liars reboot from Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Not moving forward:

Amazon: Historical miniseries Cortés y Moctezuma

Leaving their shows:

Mom: Anna Faris

Promoted to series regular:

Chicago Fire: Daniel Kyri
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: Andrew Leeds, Alice Lee, Michael Thomas Grant, Kapil Talwalkar

Guest stars:

Criminal: Kit Harington, Kunal Nayyar, Sharon Horgan, Sophie Okonedo


9-1-1: Lone Star: Gina Torres
The Big Bad Wolfes: Stephanie Koenig
Citadel: Roland Møller
Jack Reacher: Alan Ritchson
Star Trek: Discovery: Blu del Barrio, Ian Alexander

(Image courtesy of Netflix.)

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