TV News – Caffeine – November 4th Edition

This week’s TV news is jam-packed with winter premiere dates, casting, and new show announcements! I’m going to be on vacation next weekend, so I’ll see you back here in two weeks for a special double edition!

Premiere dates:

November 18th: Queen America

December 14th: Fuller House
December 30th: The Orville

January 3rd: Gotham
January 9th: I’m Sorry

February 15th: Proven Innocent
February 25th: Shadowhunters


A Discovery of Witches (for two seasons), Strange Angel, The Ranch, Divorce


Alone Together

Other headlines:

FOX has ordered two additional episodes of Gotham so that it will end with episode 100.

Jesse L. Martin is taking a medical leave of absence from The Flash because of an injury. We hope he heals quickly!

George R.R. Martin says the Game of Thrones prequel will be called The Long Night.

Pilot False Profits is not moving forward at ABC.

Amy York Rubin will direct the first two episodes of Dead to Me.

New executive producers and/or showrunners:

Besties: Casey Johnson and David Windsor
Genius: Clive Davis

Ordered to series:

BBC America: Terry Pratchett Discworld adaptation The Watch
FX: Phyllis Schlafly limited series Mrs. America starring Cate Blanchett
Hulu: Kat Dennings comedy Dollface
Netflix: Historical miniseries Ottoman Rising
Showtime: Penny Dreadful sequel Penny Dreadful: City of Angels set in 1930s Los Angeles
Sky/ABC (the Australian one): 1980s-set Sharon Horgan comedy Frayed

Pilot orders:

YouTube: A series adaptation of teen comedy The Edge of Seventeen

In development:

ABC: Adult “dorm” comedy Common Areas, an Indian family comedy from Hannah Simone, a comedy about married pastors from Kerry Washington and starring Leslie Odom Jr., therapist drama Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, comedy Work Wife inspired by Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest, medical drama Blank, an autobiographical comedy from Robin Thede
AMC: Comedy Kevin Can F*** Himself from the POV of a stereotypical sitcom wife, mental health/rehab facility workplace drama Rainy Day People
BBC Studios: Shakespeare prequel Lady Macbeth
CBS: Family comedy Our House, Mike Royce relationship comedy The Story of Us, widower family comedy Be Here Now
Cuba Pictures: Crime novel adaptation The Rumour
Disney streaming service: A Marvel limited series about Falcon and Winter Soldier
eOne: 1950s Rome drama Dolce Vita
FOX: Suburban murder investigation comedy Next Door, Deen Koontz adaptation Strangers from Jeff Davis, wedding dramedy Let’s Spend the Night Together
Freeform: An adaptation of Stephen King’s Joyland
Hulu: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender Is the Night, cartoonist comedy Woke starring Lamorne Morris
IFC: Dance comedy Almost Asian, erotica-writing pastor comedy Annika Erotica, adventure comedy Art Thieves, agoraphobia relationship comedy Beth
Little Giant Productions: An adaptation of true crime biography All American Mafioso
NBC: An ensemble musical comedy from Sas Goldberg and Jake Wilson, female-led adventure drama Goldbug, an LAPD community drama, police procedural Einstein, comedy All Fancy starring Anjelah Johnson
Netflix: A series based on Michael Lewis’ Trump administration book The Fifth Risk produced by the Obamas
Ubisoft: A series adaptation of game Child of Light

Leaving their shows:

Spinning Out: Emma Roberts

Guest stars:

Arrowverse crossover: Bob Frazer
Splitting Up Together: Lance Lim


Veronica Mars: Ryan Hansen


All American: Demetrius Shipp Jr.
Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City: Molly Ringwald
black-ish: Quvenzhané Wallis
Boomerang: Brittany Inge, Joey BadA$$, Kimberly Hall
Bosch: Karen Strassman
Breckman Rodeo: Jess Gabor, Noah Le Gros, Kayla Wallace, Diego Josef, Vinnie Bennett, James Tarpey
The Capture: Holliday Grainger, Callum Turner
Chicago Fire: Jordan Belfi
College: Amy Forsyth, Jessica Sula, Max Willems, Zainne Saleh, X. Lee, Birgundi Baker, Barrett Carnahan, Inanna Sarkis
Constance: Yasha Jackson
Designated Survivor: Elena Tovar
Euphoria: Algee Smith, Austin Abrams, Keean Johnson
Game of Thrones prequel: Naomi Watts, Josh Whitehouse
Good Girls: Lauren Stamile
Gotham: Jaime Murray
The Handmaid’s Tale: Ashleigh LaThrop
Heartstrings: Julianne Hough, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Dallas Roberts
Looking for Alaska: Kristine Froseth, Charlie Plummer
The Man in the High Castle: David Sakurai, Carter MacIntyre, Bruce Locke
Mr. Iglesias: Megyn Price, Coy Stewart
Our Lady, LTD: Luis Guzmán, Kurtwood Smith
Pennyworth: Jason Flemyng
Proven Innocent: Candice Coke
Rendlesham: Laurence Fishburne
The Resident: Miles Gaston Villanueva
Star: Draya Michele
Stargirl: Anjelika Washington
Surveillance: Raphael Acloque
Swamp Thing: Virginia Madsen

(Image courtesy of Freeform.)

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