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Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 1:00AM EDT
iZombie co-creator would've preferred going past Season 5, but is just happy to be renewed
"We could have gone longer, but we are pretty pleased to be coming back for a fifth (season)," says executive producer Rob Thomas. "We got by by the skin of our teeth this year, and I would have been incredibly heartbroken if we had not gotten to do another one, because we would not have ended up leaving everything in a resolved place."
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 9:56AM EDT
The CW announces Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and iZombie will end next season
The news that Jane the Virgin is ending with Season 5 was expected as Gina Rodriguez had referred to the fifth season as "our final season." Rachel Bloom also broke the news of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend ending on April 2 when she tweeted "#CrazyExGirlfriend has been renewed for a final season," Season 4. Meanwhile, iZombie barely survived to next season after being on the bubble. Its fifth season will allow the Rob Thomas series to have a proper sendoff to cap off five seasons.
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 6:52PM EDT
iZombie renewed for Season 5
The bubble CW series starring Rose McIver was picked up for another season because, as Deadline explains, "it has done ok ratings-wise and has an established fan base."
Posted Friday 4/20/18 at 10:50PM EDT
Why iZombie should be renewed
Source: TV Guide
The CW should let Rob Thomas wrap up his zombie drama, especially after what happened with Veronica Mars.
Posted Thursday 3/22/18 at 6:23PM EDT
iZombie gets Rachel Bloom to play a "pretentious theater actor”
The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star will visit her fellow CW series on April 9.
Posted Wednesday 2/28/18 at 2:03PM EST
Robert Knepper sued by one of the women who accused him of sexual assault
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Costume designer Susan Bertram was the first woman to accuse the former Prison Break star and iZombie actor, alleging last November that he sexually attacked her in 1991 on the set of the movie Gas Food Lodging. Bertram has filed a civil complaint against Knepper, accusing him of defaming her when he publicly denied her allegations. Bertram's story prompted four more women to come forward with their own allegations against the actor.
Posted Tuesday 2/27/18 at 12:27AM EST
iZombie disappoints in Season 4 after appearing to explode its original premise
The CW zombie show's new plan isn't working, says Alan Sepinwall. "The start of the new season hits a lot of bumps as it tries to simultaneously show how everything has changed and nothing has," he says, "as if the show is having second thoughts about the new Seattle — or at least wants to very carefully ease the audience into it. The dialogue’s still sharp, and the performers appealing, but the tug of war between what the show was and what it probably needs to be now is palpable, and at times distracting." ALSO: This is the jolt of energy iZombie needed.
Posted Saturday 2/17/18 at 1:46AM EST
Is iZombie the only show that tackles questions of sexual consent?
Source: The Washington Post
"Mainstream TV has a consent problem," says Rachel Racza. Often, the nuances of consent are lost in the narrative, she explains. But The CW dramedy starring Rose McIver as a zombie named Liz is an exception. "The consequences of Liv’s meals create a platform for the characters to frequently check in," she says. "They acknowledge lapses in reason, work to find mutual comfort levels, and have ongoing discussions about what consensual sex within a complex relationship can look like." She adds: "The dire consequences of turning someone into a supernatural or monstrous being serve as a natural catalyst for these conversations."
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 5:56PM EST
iZombie unveils its Season 4 trailer
The CW vampire drama returns on Feb. 26.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 2:44PM EST
Robert Knepper won’t return for iZombie Season 5, but CW boss says his exit was decided before he was accused of sexual misconduct
“Robert only had a one year deal anyway,” CW president Mark Pedowitz tells Slash Film. “His character had a definitive path. You’ll find out when you watch the series what happens. That was decided way ahead of time, had nothing to do with the allegations.” The CW investigated Knepper after several women accused him of violent sexual misconduct in the past, but the network found "no evidence of wrongdoing" on The CW series.
Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 9:29PM EST
Robert Knepper will remain on iZombie after a sexual misconduct inquiry found “no evidence of wrongdoing”
Warner Bros. TV conducted an investigation following allegations of sexual misconduct from five women. “We were deeply concerned about recent allegations regarding Robert Knepper. As a result, we conducted an internal inquiry with some of the cast and crew of iZombie,” the studio said in a statement. “We found no evidence of wrongdoing on the set of the show. We have taken and will continue to take appropriate measures to ensure the safety and well-being of all involved, which is our top priority.”
Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 9:01AM EST
Four more women accuse Robert Knepper of sexual misconduct
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Prison Break alum, whose most recently appeared on Twin Peaks and iZombie, has been hit with four more sexual misconduct allegations, spanning between 1983 and 2013. These allegations come weeks after stylist Susan Bertram accused him of sexual assault on the set of the 1992 film Gas Food Lodging. The four women described in detail their encounters with Knepper to The Hollywood Reporter, including one who said she was attacked by the actor and forced to perform oral sex on him when they worked on the movie King Kong in 2010. In response to the accusations, Knepper issued the following statement: "We have come to a time where hard-earned careers are being lost on the basis of accusations. I need to reiterate that these accusations against me are false. We have lost the presumption of innocence; we have lost "due process;" and we have lost the ability to review evidence — allowing the media to become both ‘judge and jury.’ Until I can sit down and have a dialogue with my accusers, managed not by the press but by an impartial mediator, I have nothing further to say on this matter. My wife, family and close friends, know me and my true nature and I am grateful for their love and support.”