Caffeine – TV News – September 9th Edition

Fall TV hasn’t even started yet, but this week’s TV news brings us a bunch of new shows in development for next year as well as casting and some fall premiere dates!

Premiere dates:

September 30th: Poldark

October 5th: Van Helsing, Z Nation
October 7th: Doctor Who

November 16th: Narcos: Mexico


Insecure, Ballers


American Woman

Other headlines:

Netflix has revived Designated Survivor.

NBC has ordered five more episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Younger is moving to Paramount Network.

The season premiere of The Walking Dead will run long.

Hulu has acquired Harrow for the U.S.

Len Wiseman will executive produce Swamp Thing and direct the pilot.

Dennie Gordon will direct three episodes of season two of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.

Christian Schwochow will direct two episodes of The Crown.

Ordered to series:

NBC: Dick Wolf spinoff Law & Order: Hate Crimes
Paramount Network: Darren Star culture clash dramedy Emily in Paris

Pilot orders:

Freeform: A Party of Five reboot about kids whose parents have been deported

In development:

222 Productions/Universal TV: An adaptation of James W. Hall’s Thorn novels
ABC: Working moms comedy Family Friendly, a criminal justice drama featuring women of color from Greg Berlanti and Nkechi Carroll, a Simon Rich family comedy starring Kristen Schaal, single Muslim woman comedy Can-Can
BBC: An adaptation of classic mystery The Beast Must Die
CBS: Spy thriller Surveillance starring Sophia Bush, medical drama MD-1 from Dr. Oz, medical scandal drama Under the Bridge, female mayor drama Ms. Mayor
The CW: Children’s book author series Finley and June, a Nancy Drew drama from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage
The Jim Henson Company: An adaptation of fantasy series The Witchlands
NBC: FBI drama Capital, family comedy Uninsured
Phoenix Pictures: An anthology series based on stories by Cornell Woolrich

Promoted to series regular:

13 Reasons Why: Timothy Granaderos, Brenda Strong
Man with a Plan: Kali Rocha

Guest stars:

One Day at a Time: Alan Ruck
Single Parents: Hannah Simone
Speechless: Ben Savage
Station 19: Dermot Mulroney


The Big Bang Theory: Keith Carradine


The Act: Patricia Arquette, Joey King
American Soul: Sinqua Walls
Another Life: A. J. Rivera, Alexander Eling, Alex Ozerov, Jake Abel, JayR Tinaco, Jessica Camacho, Barbara Williams, Lina Renna
Baghdad Central: Waleed Zuaiter, July Namir, Leem Lubany, Bertie Carvel, Corey Stoll, Charlotte Spencer, Tawfeek Barhom, Youssef Kerkour, Hisham Suleiman, Nora El Koussour, Maisa Abd Elhadi
Black Lightning: Sofia Vassilieva
The Blacklist: Ken Leung
The Bold Type: Peter Vack, Alexis Floyd
Briarpatch: Jay R. Ferguson, Edi Gathegi, Brian Geraghty
The Chi: Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Carl Lumbly, Curtiss Cook
Deep Water: Anna Friel, Sinead Keenan, Rosalind Eleazar
Doom Patrol: Timothy Dalton
Empire: Mario
First Wives Club: Ryan Michelle Bathe
For the People: Charles Michael Davis
Grey’s Anatomy: Alex Landi
The Haves and the Have Nots: Geoffrey Owens
MotherFatherSon: Ciaran Hinds, Elena Anaya
Mr. Iglesias: Richard Gant, Tucker Albrizzi
Our Lady, LTD: Jacki Weaver
Shrill: Julia Sweeney
Swamp Thing: Crystal Reed, Maria Sten
What/If: Keith Powers, Samantha Ware, Juan Castano, Saamer Usmani
The Witcher: Henry Cavill

(Image courtesy of Mammoth Productions.)

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