New dramas iZOMBIE and THE MESSENGERS will debut in 2015, along with the return of romantic comedy Hart Of Dixie and fan-favorite drama Beauty And The Beast.


Olivia “Liv” Moore was a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out…until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. As one of the newly undead, Liv is doing her best to blend in and look as human as possible. Her appearance now passes for “Goth,” with shockingly pale skin and nearly white hair, and her demeanor has gone from exuberant to exhausted. The change in Liv is baffling to her mother, her former fiancé, Major, and her best friend and roommate, Peyton, who still has the high-energy, Type-A personality that Liv has completely abandoned. Despite her post-traumatic ennui, Liv has devised a way to resist her baser urges to devour fresh human brains – she’s taken a job in the Seattle coroner’s office.

In this appropriately dead-end job, Liv can secretly snack on the brains of the many Jane and John Doe corpses that make a final stop in the morgue. Despite carefully covering her tracks, Liv’s boss, Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, discovers her secret and is surprisingly excited about the scientific possibilities.Even with her boss’ enthusiasm, Liv remains resigned to an eternity without hope or purpose, until she realizes that with every brain she consumes, she retains a portion of that person’s memories. Liv begins to experience visions from the point of view of the murder victims. Much to the surprise of Dr. Ravi and homicide detective Clive Babineaux, Liv often has detailed knowledge of crime scenes and motives that she can’t easily explain. Posing as a psychic, she works with Detective Babineaux to investigate these crimes and discover who is responsible. It’s not the same as being alive again, but at least Liv can find purpose in her undead existence by helping Clive solve the murders of those who are indeed fully dead.

The series stars Rose McIver (“Masters of Sex,” “Once Upon A Time”) as Liv, Malcolm Goodwin (“Breakout Kings”) as Clive Babineaux, newcomer Rahul Kohli as Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, Robert Buckley (“One Tree Hill”) as Major Lilywhite, Alexandra Krosney (“Last Man Standing”) as Peyton Charles, David Anders (“Once Upon A Time,” “The Vampire Diaries”) as Blaine DeBeers and Nora Dunn (“Entourage,” “Saturday Night Live”) as Eva Moore. Based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint,iZOMBIE is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Rob Thomas (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down,” “Cupid”), Diane Ruggiero-Wright (“Veronica Mars,” “The Ex List,” “That’s Life”), Danielle Stokdyk (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down,” “Cupid”) and Dan Etheridge (“The Carrie Diaries,” “Veronica Mars,” “Party Down”). The pilot was directed by Rob Thomas.


The CW has released a sizzle reel showcasing fall & mid-season shows from the 2014 – 2015 schedule. iZombie is featured several times through out the video.

The CW split its new series orders between sister studios Warner Bros TV and CBS TV Studios, with two pickups for each. That includes DC Comics-themed The Flash, from Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, and iZombie, from Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero, produced by Warner Bros TV, and soap Jane The Virgin, from Jennie Snyder Urman, and thriller The Messengers, produced by CBS TV Studios. The CW had been mulling picking up four or five new series depending on how many bubble series it would return — four new, three returning or five new and two returning. With The 100, Hart Of Dixie and Beauty And The Beast now renewed, the network went with four new series this season vs. five last season as it also previously renewed Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Supernatural, and Reign.

A med student-turned-zombie takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head.
CAST: Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Alexandra Krosney, David Anders, Robert Buckley, Nora Dunn, Ruhul Kohli
TEAM: Rob Thomas, Diane Ruggiero, Danielle Stokdyk, Dan Etheridge.


Now that Lemon’s (Jaime King) dumped both Carter Covington and Enrique as her boyfriends on “Hart of Dixie,” the time is ripe for the man of her dreams, Peter (Robert Buckley) to return to sweep her off her feet again. And King reveals to Zap2it that he is indeed coming back … but it’s not the best timing for these soul mates.

“Yes, Robert Buckley does come back, but he comes back at just the most inopportune time since Lemon’s sworn off men forever,” King says. “Well, not forever, but for a long time. She’s going on a man cleanse. And right when she goes on this man cleanse, this super hot guy comes back, so it’s like, ‘Ughhh.’ It’s like when you’re on a juice cleanse and you stop by the pizzaria and you’re like, ‘Oh, shoot. What am I going to do?'”

King hopes that Lemon and Peter work out this time around, because she loves him just as much as the fans do. “I really like the idea of Lemon being with someone that is just a regular guy,” King says of Peter. “That’s who we typically fall in love with, you know? People that aren’t necessarily of the same breed, per se. That’s where you do find love.”

And that’s why King thinks Peter is perfect for Lemon. “With Peter, it’s not how he was born or the money that he has or where his stature is in life,” King says. “He is just this really beautiful, loving man and I think it’s really cool to see Lemon with someone like that. It shows a completely different side to her. When you see her in those scenes with Peter, she’s much more grounded and listens to her heart.”

And now that Lemon is questioning where her life should go next, maybe a little dash of Peter is exactly what she needs. Are you excited to see Peter back on “Hart of Dixie?”

“Hart of Dixie” airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

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‘Hart of Dixie’ recap: Robert Buckley’s Peter charms the pants off of Lemon

Can Robert Buckley become a series regular on “Hart of Dixie?” There was just something so unbelievably likeable about his character Peter, who showed up during Monday (Oct. 28) night’s all-new episode, “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” and we don’t judge Lemon one bit for her one night stand with the guy she just met. He was charming, adorable, funny, sweet, and said all the right things to remind Lemon that she was a catch … regardless of what Grandma Betty said.

So how did Lemon meet her hero? After being blacklisted from the fancy Halloween soiree in Mobile thanks to her denouncement of the Bluebell Belles, Lemon was desperate for an invitation. After checking her ego at the door and begging an unwavering Cricket for an invite, Lemon was forced to call her grandma, who was described as the Don Corleone of the southern social party, the President of the United States … “but with power,” and is also one very unlikeable woman. She came to town to help Lemon “resurrect her social standing from the dead,” and set her up with an eligible bachelor for the ball.


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