The CW has renewed freshman DC Comics drama iZombie for a second season. The series joins The 100, Arrow, The Flash, Jane The Virgin, The Originals, Reign, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and Beauty & The Beast – all of which have also been renewed for next season.
iZombie follows Liv, a med-student-turned-zombie who takes a job in the Coroner’s Office in order to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat so that she can maintain her humanity. With every brain she eats, she inherits the corpse’s memories. In order to quiet the voices in her head she teams with a police detective and her boss to solve homicide cases. The drama is produced by Warner Bros. Television and stars Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley and David Anders.
The DC Comics series premiered on The CW on March 17th and quickly established itself as a solid ratings performer for the network. The series opener drew a live+same day audience of 2.3 million viewers and a 0.8 A18-49 rating. While total viewership has dipped slightly in subsequent weeks, it has more or less held steady in the key 18-49 demo, hovering around a 0.7.
The second season pick up for iZombie had been largely expected for months, with TVWise reporting in our final Broadcast TV Buzz column that the show was a lock for renewal. With the official renewal, there are only two series at The CW waiting to hear word of their fate. Those two shows are Hart Of Dixie and The Messengers, neither of which are expected to return.