It was a good time to be a fan of The CW’s Vertigo drama “iZombie” at WonderCon 2016. The series based on Chris Roberson and Mike Allred’s comic book was just recently picked up for its third season just as year two is getting ready to run to its finale.

Joining the panel were stars Rose McIver (Liv Moore), Malcolm Goodwin (Detective Clive Babineaux), Aly Michalka (Peyton Charles), Rahul Kohli (Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti), Robert Buckley (Major Lilywhite) and David Anders (Blaine McDonough) as well as executive producers/writers Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright.

Discussion started with the Season 3 pickup which came as a shock to the cast instead of a happy surprise. McIver said when she got the call, she thought some terrible thing had happened from cancellation to someone getting fired, but soon everyone perked up.

Thomas spoke to the evolution of Season 2, saying, “We like to think of each season as a big story…we want to have a finale each year that’s going to be the completion. We knew it’d be a big Max Rager season and Blaine would try to take over Seattle’s criminal world…we wanted this to feel like the end of a big chapter in a five, six, seven-year story. I just finished a cut of this finale, and last year’s finale when Major went into Meat Cute with a shotgun, we thought ‘This is as big as iZombie gets.’ But this year’s finale is a massive episode. It answers things and sets up what will happen in Season 3. Our final episodes run back-to-back on April 12, so tune in for a big ‘iZombie’ night.”

Asked if the turn to next year would involve more ideas from the comics, Thomas said the plan has always been to take the “big idea” from the comic of a young woman eating brains to get memories. They’ll continue to spin that premise in its own direction while drawing mostly on the visual look of Liv as a character based on Mike Allred’s designs. McIver said that when she initially did makeup tests for the character, everyone knew what the look would be, but they had to try out other options just to be sure. After an ‘80s hair metal-style whig, they knew to stick to their guns.

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MAJOR INTERVIEW! What else is there to say but ROBERT BUCKLEY is on The iZombie Podcast with Robin and Steph! Rob takes some time from a very busy finale week to chat all things Major – the Meat Cute Massacre, Chao$ Killer, Rajor, and even some Minor talk. He also reveals a secret talent he’s had since middle school, and drops a few clues about the finale. Der Kommissar’s in town, everybody!

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The sacred art of the bromance is one that we take very seriously at (which is why we’re very bummed their recent breakup precludes us from including Teen Wolf’s Scott and Stiles on this list) and in 2015 we said goodbye to some of TV’s greatest bros as they rode off into the sunset or jumped over cliffs together, but we were also introduced to a few new bromances that have the incredible potential to become the absolute best bromances of 2016. So without further ado, here are the bros who made us most happy this year.

Honorable mentions: Sugar and Job, Banshee; Matt and Foggy, Marvel’s Daredevil; Patrick, Agustin, and Dom, Looking; Sam and Dean, Supernatural; Mike and Harvey, Suits.

4. Ravi Chakrabarti and Major Lilywhite, iZombie

We don’t know who to thank for blessing us with the comedic stylings of Ravi and Major—or Rajor, as the cool kids call it—but we’d like to know so we can properly thank them. Whether the duo is getting high (for scientific purposes) and dancing at a club or chilling at home with Minor (their dog), these two may be our favorite new bromance of 2015. Plus, they’ve taught us that the possibility of a zombie apocalypse doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom.

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The CW has given both Crazy Ex Girlfriend and iZombie orders for additional episodes. The move comes just a month after the network asked both series for additional scripts and in the wake of their solid critical response but softer linear ratings.

Freshman Crazy Ex Girlfriend, an hourlong musical-comedy, will get 5 additional episodes for a total of 18 this season. And the second season of genre drama iZombie is adding 6 for a grand total of 19 episodes.

For Crazy Ex Girlfriend, the moves shows the network’s commitment to diversifying its portfolio. Paired with fellow comedic hourlong Jane the Virgin on Monday nights, the block is something of an outlier for the comic book and vampire-heavy broadcast network. Crazy Ex Girlfriend’s ratings have been exceptionally modest, averaging just a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49 and 1.04 million viewers with live-plus-seven day ratings, but it was one of the lone new fall series to garner overwhelmingly positive reviews.

iZombie, from Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas, has been doing considerably better in the ratings — thanks, in large part, to a lead-in from flagship The Flash. The sophomore run has been pulling an average 0.9 rating in the key demo and a total audience of 2.06 million in live-plus-seven.

Crazy Ex Girlfriend comes from CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, while iZombie is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

These additional orders mean there won’t be much room on the lineup come midseason. And the CW still has two new series, Containment and Legends of Tomorrow, set to roll out before the end of 2015-16.