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 . . .
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
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
(Image courtesy of Netflix.)