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CW Renews ‘iZombie’ for Second Season

Rose McIver’s zombie crime fighter will live to fight another day.

CW has given a second season to “iZombie,” the procedural drama that stars McIver as a promising med student-turned-undead morgue tech, Variety has learned. The series, which premiered midseason, has seen steady ratings and has been second to “The Flash” among the network’s new shows this season.

The sophomore season’s premiere date and episode number will be released at a later time.

The series is developed by Rob Thomas (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down,” “Cupid”) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (“Veronica Mars,” “The Ex List,” “That’s Life”) and is exec produced by Thomas, Ruggiero-Wright, Danielle Stokdyk (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down,” “Cupid”) and Dan Etheridge (“The Carrie Diaries,” “Veronica Mars,” “Party Down”). It hails from Bonanza Productions in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television. It is based on characters in the comicbook series of the name created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred and published by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint.

In January, CW renewed dramas “Arrow,” “Jane the Virgin,” “The Flash,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “The Originals,” “Supernatural,” “Reign” and “The 100.”

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