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CW Renews ‘iZombie’ for Season 2; Officially Cancels ‘Hart of Dixie’ and ‘Messengers’


Good news, zombie lovers. On Wednesday, The CW announced a second season for its midseason drama iZombie.

Starring Rose McIver (Once Upon A Time’s Tinker Bell), the comic adaptation from executive producer Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) landed the coveted timeslot after The Flash and premiered to 2.3 million viewers in March. Its 13-episode first season will conclude in June.

In January, the network gave renewals to its entire fall lineup: The Originals, Jane the Virgin, The Flash, Supernatural, Arrow, The 100, The Vampire Diaries and Reign. The CW also renewed America’s Next Top Model, Masters of Illusion, Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Whose Line is It Anyway?

Beauty and the Beast will kick off its third season on June 11 and has been renewed for season four.

hart-of-dixie-409-end-01As for Hart of Dixie, which ended its 10-episode fourth season in March, the network still has not given any word  as to whether or not the drama will return. The producers wrapped up most of the series storylines with a flash forward in the season finale and various social media tweets from the cast and the producer made it seem like the series was done, but CW has not issued an official cancellation.

Update: May 7 – The news we’ve been dreading is finally here. The CW has canceled Hart of Dixie after four seasons.

There’s also no word at this time on the fate of the network’s other rookie midseason show, The Messengers.

2nd Update: May 7: According to BuzzFeedThe Messengers has been canceled after four episodes.

Mandy Treccia
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.

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