The CW’s zombie drama will shamble into next season: iZombie has officially been renewed for a second round. The network had the brains to pick up the Rose McIver freshman series, which was on the bubble for a renewal.
The news come on the heels of The CW’s sister-network CBS greenlighting Supergirl for next season.
There’s still no official word, however, on The CW’s other bubble shows: Fourth-year medical drama Hart of Dixie, or low-buzz Friday night freshman drama The Messengers. The CW is expected to give series orders to a few of its pilots tomorrow.
For iZombie fans, the renewal comes at a fortuitous time. Though the first season finale is still two weeks out, it gives hope that Ravi (Rahul Kohli) may survive his recent bite from the test rat that could turn him into a pale brain eater like Liv (McIver).
More to come: We’re entering a frantic annual three-day period of TV broadcasters making big decisions, so expect more series orders today. Follow @jameshibberd and @natalieabrams for up-to-the-minute details.