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Fall TV Scoop: CW Orders ‘The Flash,’ ‘iZombie,’ ‘The Messengers’ & ‘Jane the Virgin’


Despite canceling ‘The Carrie Diaries,’ ‘The Tomorrow People’ and ‘Star-Crossed,’ in addition to not going forward with the ‘Supernatural’ spin-off, ‘Supernatural: Bloodlines,’ The CW announced it’s order of four pilots to series, including ‘Arrow’ spin-off ‘The Flash,’ Rob Thomas’ ‘iZombie,’ apocalyptic drama ‘The Messengers’ and dramedy ‘Jane the Virgin,’ on Thursday.

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Here’s the rundown for each new series:

‘The Flash’
From executive producers Greg Berlanti (‘Arrow’), Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns, David Nutter and Melissa Kellner Berman, and director David Nutter (‘Arrow’), this spin-off stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen aka The Flash, who receives super speed powers after suffering a freak accident. Based on DC Comics characters, the series also stars Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Panabaker, Rick Cosnett, Candice Patton, Tom Cavanagh, John Wesley Shipp,, Carlos Valdes. Patrick Sabongui will guest-star, while Michelle Harrison is set to recur.

While working in the coroner’s office to gain access to brains (she must “reluctantly” eat them in order to maintain her humanity), a med student/zombie inherits the corpse’s memories. With help from her medical examiner boss/police detective, she solves homicide cases, which also helps in silencing the disturbing voices in her head. ‘iZombie’ is based on characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. It stars David Anders, Robert Buckley, Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Alexandra Krosney, Nora Dunn and Rahul Kohli, and hails from executive producers Rob Thomas (‘Veronica Mars’), Diane Ruggiero, Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge.

‘The Messengers’
From EPs Eoghan O’Donnell (‘Teen Wolf’), Basil Iwanyk (‘The Expendables’), Kent Kubena and Ava Jamshidi, ‘The Messengers’ stars Shantel VanSanten, Sofia Black D’Elia, Joel Courtney and Diogo Morgado. When a mysterious object crashes down to Earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse.

‘Jane the Virgin’
Starring Gina Rodriguez, Yael Grobglas, Brett Dier, Andrea Navedo, Justin Baldoni, and Ivonne Coll, the series tells the story of surprising and unforeseen events causes a hard-working, religious young Latina woman to be accidentally artificially inseminated. Adapted from the successful Venezuelan telenovela, with Jennie Snyder Urman (‘Emily Owens,’ ‘90210’), Ben Silverman, Gary Pearl and Jorge Granie serving as EPs.

- iZombie
- The Flash
- Jane The Virgin
- The Messengers
- CW

Written by: akoerner
May 8th, 2014, 5:26 am

Images courtesy of CW


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Message Posted On May 15th, 2014, 6:48 am

Been waiting for The Flash ever since Barry Alen was on Arrow, iZombie sounds a hell of a lot like Tru Calling, The Messengers sounds like failed series from years ago and Jane The Virgin sounds like a twist on the Ugly Betty show. Just hope that The Flash gets a couple of seasons before it gets caned.


Message Posted On May 8th, 2014, 7:39 am
Am intrested in the Flash. izombie does sound gross but might be ok

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Message Posted On May 8th, 2014, 7:25 am

iZombie doesn't sound gross to me, but it does sound awful.


Will be giving Flash a chance, and maybe The Messengers if I'm feeling generous.


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Message Posted On May 8th, 2014, 6:13 am

izombie sounds gross and jane the virgin sounds like another ugly betty

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