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CW Renews Three Dramas, Orders The Flash, iZombie and More

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The CW has picked up four new series for next season, including Rob Thomas'iZombie and the Arrow spin-off The Flash, TVGuide.com has learned. The network also ordered Jane the Virgin and The Messengers.

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The CW Orders Drama Pilots From Sleepy Hollow and Veronica Mars Creators

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The CW has given pilot orders to dramas Identity, from Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, Jane the Virgin, from Jennie Snyder Urman, and iZombie from Rob Thomas, TVGuide.com has learned.

In Identity, when a young woman... read more

Veronica Mars Creator Developing Drama Based on iZombie at The CW


Zombies are invading the Earth! Or, the television landscape at least.

Fresh off making the fan-funded and eagerly anticipated Veronica Mars movie, series creator Rob Thomas is working with the film's co-writer, Diane Ruggiero, on a zombie drama series... read more

Ex Marks the Spat: Show Runner Quits New CBS Drama

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Diane Ruggiero on Friday morning quit her position as creator/executive producer of the new CBS series The Ex List, catching off guard both the network and producer 20th Century Fox TV.According to Variety, CBS was looking for a "more faithful adaptation" of the Israeli series Mythological Ex, on which its port was based, while Ruggiero was angling to put her own spin on it. Grey's Anatomy's "Jane Doe," Elizabeth Reaser, fronts the dramedy.Executive producer Rick Eid is stepping up to claim show runner duties. In a statement, CBS and 20th Century Fox TV said, "We are sorry that [Diane] has decided to leave the show but have tremendous confidence in Rick Eid and his strong team, which includes Segahl Avin, the creator of the original Israeli format who will continue to be a consultant."Production will not be disrupted, and The Ex List will premiere Friday, Oct. 3, as scheduled. — Matt Mitovich read more

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