Like Rob Thomas’ cancelled series, Veronica Mars, his iZombie TV show has lived its (un-) life high atop the cancellation—renewal bubble. While this undead medical examiner has yet to surpass the teen P.I.’s episode count, she now has more seasons under her belt. Still, the ratings dropped sharply last year, and now the show has moved from Tuesdays to Mondays. At this point, we’re left wondering when it will bottom out. Will iZombie be cancelled or renewed for season five? Stay tuned.
Inspired by the Chris Roberson—Michael Allred comic book series, iZombie stars Rose McIver as zombie/medical examiner Liv Moore. The CW “rom-com-zom-dram” also stars Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, and David Anders. When Liv eats the brains of a deceased person, she temporarily inherits some traits from the person and gains insight into how he or she died. Pretending that she has psychic abilities, Liv then uses this knowledge to help the police solve crimes. **Status updates below.
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What do you think? Do you like the iZombie TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a fifth season?
**5/11/2018 Status Update: The CW has renewed iZombie for a fifth season. Details here.
**5/17/2018 Status Update: The CW has announced iZombie will end with season five. Details here.