iZombie Gets 6 Additional Episodes

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The CW has picked up an additional six episodes of iZombie, bringing the show's Season Two total to at least 19.

At the same time, they ordered 5 more episodes of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a critically-acclaimed series that hasn't yet found its footing, ratings-wise. iZombie has struggled a bit in the first half of the season, but has been in a groove the last three weeks, hitting a ratings high two weeks ago.

There had been some question as to whether iZombie would get a "back nine" order, and while this isn't quite that, it's certainly a vote of confidence. Additional scripts had been ordered before the season started, but as Constantine fans know, that's no guarantee that those scripts will ultimately be made into an episode of TV.

iZombie, based on the DC/Vertigo series from writer Chris Roberson and artist Michael Allred, features Rose McIver as Olivia Moore, a medical student who was turned into a high-functioning zombie. She works at the morgue, where she gains access to the brains that keep her from going feral -- but the brains have a side-effect: Moore gets psychic impressions from the previous owner of the brain. In the show, she uses those visions to help solve the murders of people who end up in the morgue.