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!
The sacred art of the bromance is one that we take very seriously at TV.com (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.
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.
Poor Major is spiralling on iZOMBIE. Recently cured from his own zombie-ism, he’s working as a contract killer for Max Rager, thanks to some blackmail on the company’s part. And he recently slept with Gilda, who works with Max Rager CEO Vaughn Du Clark.
“He’s a trainwreck, he’s a garbage fire,” Robert Buckley told reporters during a recent visit to the iZOMBIE set in Vancouver. “I don’t know when Major’s birthday is, but I hope it’s soon and I hope someone sends him a coupon for a free ice cream. I hope we see that scene — just a boy and his dog (that he stole from a guy he killed) and his ice cream.”
Buckley also thinks that his recent indiscretion with Gilda was indicative of the bad place that Major is in right now and if it happens again, it’s more about Major’s problems than about him genuinely wanting a relationship with her. Speaking of relationships, Buckley understands the strained place that Liv and Major’s relationship is in right now. He does, however, hint that “In episode 4 [airing October 27] there’s a great scene between [Major and Liv]. I won’t say the nature of it, but I loved it. Shooting it was very interesting. It’s the closing scene in episode 4 so you’ll know when you see it. It really spoke to the truth of their relationship.”
Meanwhile, with more and more people that Major kills, is he in danger of getting on the police’s radar? Well, as Buckley points out, Major already has legal troubles. “Clive has not let the Meat Cute thing go. I like that they’re still teasing that and they’re not letting that fire go out. Clive is very suspicious. So there’s already legal pressure. But Major is not a criminal. He’s not a career criminal. He had a one off night when he went berserker — more or less worked out in his favor. And so what he’s doing now, it wasn’t planned. People don’t get away with murders when they plan them. This is like something that fell into his lap. So I like that you’re watching someone who doesn’t really have all of his bases covered. So it adds that element of ‘what’s gonna happen the first time a kidnapping goes wrong?’.”
Watch the full interview with Buckley below and tune in to new episodes of iZOMBIE on Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.