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CW Sets Premiere Dates for ‘iZombie’, ‘Messengers’; Season Finale for ‘The 100’

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The CW (finally!) released its midseason schedule Sunday morning. There won’t be too many changes to the network’s current lineup, but a fan favorite show will be on the move to make room for one of the two new drama premieres.

iZombie will be taking over Supernatural’s post-Flash time slot beginning Tuesday, March 17. Supernatural will then move to Wednesday nights following the other superheroes on the block, Arrow on March 18. But there’s no need for fans of sophomore drama The 100 to worry – the show will have already ended its second season run on March 11.

The Messengers will make its debut on Friday, April 10 following the spring premiere of Whose Line is it Anyway and the series premiere of Cedric’s Barber Battle.

Check out the complete midseason premiere schedule below as well as the descriptions of the new shows provided by The CW via press release.

Wednesday, March 11
8:00-9:00pm “Arrow”
9:00-10:00pm “The 100” (Season Finale)

Tuesday, March 17
8:00-9:00pm “The Flash”
9:00-10:00pm “iZombie” (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, March 18
8:00-9:00pm “Arrow”
9:00-10:00pm “Supernatural” (New Night)

Friday, April 10
8:00-8:30pm “Cedric’s Barber Battle” (Series Premiere)
8:30-9:00pm “Whose Line is it Anyway?” (Cycle Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm “The Messengers” (Series Premiere)

(All Times ET)

iZOMBIE stars Rose McIver (“Masters of Sex,” “Once Upon A Time”), Malcolm Goodwin (“Breakout Kings”), newcomer Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley (“One Tree Hill”) and David Anders (“Once Upon A Time,” “The Vampire Diaries”). 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”).

CEDRIC’S BARBER BATTLE is produced by Big Energy Productions. It’s hosted by actor and comedian Cedric the Entertainer (“The Soul Man,” “The Original Kings of Comedy”), who also serves as executive producer, along with Mark Efman (“Charlamagne & Friends,” “Z Rock,” “Nick Cannon’s Short Circuitz”).

THE MESSENGERS stars Shantel VanSanten (“Gang Related,” “One Tree Hill”), Jon Fletcher (“City of Dreams”), Sofia Black-D’Elia (“Betrayal,” “Gossip Girl”), JD Pardo (“Revolution”), Joel Courtney (“Super 8”), Anna Diop (“Everybody Hates Chris”), Craig Frank (“Mixology”) and Diogo Morgado (“Son of God,” “Sol de Inverno”). THE MESSENGERS is produced by CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Entertainment, in association with Thunder Road Pictures with executive producers Trey Callaway (“Revolution,” “CSI: NY”), Basil Iwanyk (“The Town,” “The Expendables” film franchise, “Clash of the Titans” film franchise) and co-executive producers Eoghan O’Donnell (“Teen Wolf”), Kent Kubena (the upcoming “Gods of Egypt,” “Turistas”) and Ava Jamshidi.

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Mandy Treccia has served as TVSource Magazine’s Executive Editor since 2016, formerly as Editorial Director from 2012-2016. She is an avid TV watcher and card carrying fan girl prone to sudden bursts of emotion, ranging from extreme excitement to blind rage during her favorite shows and has on more than once occasion considered having a paper bag on hand to get her through some tough TV moments. Her taste in TV tends to rival that of a thirteen-year-old girl, but she’s okay with that. Follow her on Twitter at @SourceMandy.