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11 TV Shows You Forgot Were Based on Comic Books (Photos)

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11 TV Shows You Forgot Were Based on Comic Books (Photos)
Dark Matter” (Syfy)

The “Dark Matter” TV series came years after the debut of the Dark Horse comic book it’s based on, but creators Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie originally conceived of the series — about six individuals who wake up on a starship together with their memories wiped — as a TV show before it was redeveloped as a comic in 2012.

“Wynonna Earp” (Syfy)

Syfy has a number of science fiction series based on lesser known comic book titles, including the fan-favorite “Wynonna Earp,” starring Melanie Scrofano as the demon-fighting descendent of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp.

Outcast” (Cinemax)

After the massive success of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” creator Robert Kirkman went on to adapt his supernatural horror comic series “Outcast” for television. The adaptation, starring Patrick Fugit as the titular outcast, debuted on Cinemax in 2016.

“iZombie” (The CW)

The CW’s “Arrowverse” gets all the attention for being the
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‘iZombie’ Renewed for Season 5 by CW

‘iZombie’ Renewed for Season 5 by CW
iZombie” has been renewed for a fifth season at the CW.

Created by Rob Thomas, the network describes the series as the only “rom-com-zom-dram.” It stars Rose McIver as an undead medical examiner who is able to help the Seattle police department solve homicides by eating the brains of the deceased and seeing visions of the moments before their deaths. David Anders, Robert Buckley, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli and Aly Michalka also star.

Thomas serves as executive producer alongside Diane Ruggiero-Wright, Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge. The show hails from Warner Bros. Television.

The series, which is currently airing its fourth season,
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iZombie Renewed for Season 5

iZombie better stock up on brains: The CW has renewed the undead drama for Season 5, TVLine has learned.

The series, which returned for Season 4 in late February, was noticeably absent from The CW’s mass renewal announcement in April. The fates of all of the network’s scripted dramas have now been decided, with only Life Sentence and Valor getting the axe.

Co-created by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars), iZombie stars Rose McIver as zombie medical examiner Liv Moore, who works with Detective Clive Babineaux (Malcolm Goodwin) to solve murders (to put it very simply). The cast also
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The CW Renews ‘iZombie,’ Orders ‘Charmed’ and ‘Roswell’ Reboots to Series

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The CW has renewed “iZombie” for a fifth season and picked up five new series, the network said Friday.

Among them are the “Charmed” and the “Roswell, New Mexico” reboot starring Jeanine Mason. “In the Dark,” “All American” and “Legacies” were also ordered to series.

The new take on “Charmed” comes from “Jane the Virgin” alum Jennie Snyder Urman and was originally developed last cycle and passed on by the network, is described as a “fierce, funny, feminist reboot of the original series” and will center on three sisters in a college town who discover they are witches.

Also Read: 'Life Sentence' Dead After 1 Season on The CW, Star Lucy Hale Says

“Roswell, New Mexico” is based on the book series “Roswell High” by Melinda Metz, and is executive produced by “Vampire Diaries” and “Originals” Ep Julie Plec, who scored another pickup in her vampire spinoff “Legacies.”

See the official descriptions below.


Olivia “Liv” Moore (Rose McIver) was a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out…until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. As one of the newly undead, Liv is doing her best to blend in and look as human as possible. Based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo, iZOMBIE is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Rob Thomas (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down,” “Cupid”), Diane Ruggiero-Wright (“Veronica Mars,” “The Ex List,” “That’s Life”), Danielle Stokdyk (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down,” “Cupid”) and Dan Etheridge (“The Carrie Diaries,” “Veronica Mars,” “Party Down”).


After the tragic death of their mother, three sisters in a college town are stunned to discover they are witches. Soon this powerful threesome must stand together to fight the everyday and supernatural battles that all modern witches must face: from vanquishing powerful demons to toppling the patriarchy.

Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin write and executive produce with Jennie Urman, Ben Silverman, Carter Covington and director Brad Silberling. The project comes from CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content.

Also Read: 'Valor' Canceled After 1 Season at The CW

In the Dark

A flawed and irreverent blind woman is the only “witness” to the murder of her drug-dealing friend. After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at the guide dog school owned by her overprotective parents.

Corinne Kingsbury will write and executive produce with Ben Stiller, Jackie Cohn, Nicky Weinstock, and Emily Fox of Red Hour Films. Michael Showalter will also executive produce and direct. The project comes from CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television in association with Red Hour Films.

“Roswell, New Mexico”

After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.

Carina Adly MacKenzie will write and executive produce with Brett Matthews, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank of Amblin Television, Lawrence Bender, KEvin Kelly Brown and director Julie Plec. The project is based on the “Roswell High” book series by Melinda Metz and comes from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television and Bender Brown Productions.

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“All American”

When a rising high school football player from South L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Crenshaw and Beverly Hills — begin to collide. Inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger.

April Blair writes and executive produces with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, and director Rob Hardy. Robbie Rogers produces, and Dane Morck serves as consultant. The project comes from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Berlanti Productions.


Continuing the tradition of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals,” the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves…in spite of their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be — or the villains they were born to be?

Julie Plec and Brett Matthews write and executive produce with Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo. The project comes from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with My So-Called Television and Alloy Entertainment.

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‘iZombie 4×10′ Review

Stars: Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, David Anders | Created by Diane Ruggiero, Rob Thomas

I said that last week’s episode of iZombie was a bit of a structural mess but it was entertaining regardless. This week, however, I can’t say the same as this feels like a filler episode. It seems to drag to the point where it’s uncertain how the show is going to have so many plot threats pay off by the finale which is three weeks away.

In this episode, Liv eats the brain of a renegade cop which means get ready for a few Die Hard puns which is typical iZombie humour. The good thing about the show’s humour is that it is incredibly self-aware and meta but this episode is more style than substance so it makes the bad parts of this episode more apparent.

The plot that
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Rob Thomas And Vnue's Raise More Than $10K For Sidewalk Angels Foundation

Vnue, Inc. announced today that it raised more than $10,000 for the Sidewalk Angels Foundation from its instant live recordings of international superstar and Grammy-winner Rob Thomas' three sold-out January shows at the Borgata Casino Music Box in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

This was the seventh consecutive year that Thomas held the Music Box shows fully benefiting Sidewalk Angels, and the recording of each show were made available immediately after they finished via Vnue’s as well as partner The intimate acoustic shows, which Thomas has described as “singer-songwriter storyteller events,” featured him performing a range of material from both Matchbox Twenty and his critically-acclaimed solo albums, as well as other material.

“This was such a tremendous achievement for the Sidewalk Angels Foundation and the important work they are doing, and Vnue and have been honored to be a part of it,” Zach Bair,
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Lisa Marie Presley to Sue Business Manager for Allegedly Squandering $100 Million

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Lisa Marie Presley is about to file a lawsuit against her former financial managers, claiming they squandered more than $100 million over 10 years, but the company says Lisa Marie is broke because she's a spendthrift. TMZ has obtained a copy of the lawsuit which could be filed as early as today. She claims financial guru Barry Siegel sold 85% of her interest in Elvis Presley Enterprises (Epe) and then gave the money to Robert F.X. Sillerman
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Veronica Mars' Brad Bufanda Dead at 34

Veronica Mars' Brad Bufanda Dead at 34
Brad Bufanda, best known to TV audiences for his recurring role as Felix Toombs on Veronica Mars, died Wednesday.

Bufanda committed suicide after jumping from a building, according to our sister site Deadline. He was 34 years old.

Bufanda appeared in a total of 10 Veronica Mars episodes. Creator Rob Thomas on Friday said he was “heartbroken” to hear of Bufanda’s passing:

I'm heartbroken to hear of Brad Bufanda's passing. He did great work on Veronica Mars. My heart goes out to his family.

Rob Thomas (@RobThomas) November 3, 2017

Ahead of booking Veronica Mars, Bufanda’s TV credits included mainly one-off guest spots,
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Stars Advocate For Hearing Awareness With 2018 Hear The World Calendar

Give hope to children with hearing loss by buying a 2018 Hear the World calendar of high end collector’s edition photographs.

2018 Hear The World Calendar cover with Priyanka Chopra

A unique collection black-and-white portraits shows stars such as Priyanka Chopra, Shawn Mendes, Jamie Cullum, Alessia Cara and The Weeknd, in the renowned Hear the World pose for conscious hearing. The stars, photographed by legendary musician and photographer Bryan Adams, all contributed their time and their portrait pro bono to help raise awareness. The limited-edition calendar is now available for $40 and can be purchased at: One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the Hear the World Foundation, a global non-profit that aids disadvantaged people, particularly children, with hearing loss. The Hear the World Foundation is the giving arm of Sonova, the leading provider of hearing solutions.

The 2018 Hear the World calendar is a meaningful
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Kristen Bell Confirms ‘Veronica Mars’ Limited Series Revival Will Happen

Some people might remember Veronica Mars, which was a mystery drama that was centered around the titular character, who was a student as well as a private investigator. In total, the TV show lasted three seasons on Upn and then The CW, thus resulting in 64 episodes. However, it is interesting to note that there was sufficient interest in Veronica Mars that people started discussing a continuation of some sort as soon as it had been cancelled. For proof, look no further than the fact that the creator Rob Thomas made a serious effort to get a Veronica Mars movie

Kristen Bell Confirms ‘Veronica Mars’ Limited Series Revival Will Happen
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'Veronica Mars' Miniseries on the Way

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2017-10-26T06:40:02-07:00'Veronica Mars' Miniseries on the Way

You can arguably credit Kristen Bell and Veronica Mars for getting the whole TV revival mania started. Back in 2014, Bell and series creator Rob Thomas managed to get a Veronica Mars movie produced via crowdfunding and proved that audiences could be very enthusiastic about their old favorites. Now Bell promises that a miniseries-length revival is definitely on her to-do list, although it might be a long time before it happens.

Via Us Weekly.

Are you ready Marshmallows? Kristen Bell has revealed that Veronica Mars will most likely be coming back in some capacity.

During a Facebook live chat with IndieWire, costar Ryan Hansen took a break mid-interview to call Bell, 37, when asked about the show’s future.

“We are willing to put the effort in,” the A Bad Moms Christmas actress said. “I mean, if
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Kristen Bell says Veronica Mars limited series is “going to happen”

Star of Veronica Mars, Kristen Bell, has said that a limited series for the property is “going to happen.”

The show Veronica Mars has a passionate fan base, and this was instrumental in bringing the series back in the form of a feature film in 2014. The movie was fan funded, amassing a budget of $6 million but didn’t fair too well at the box office.

So while there won’t be a Veronica Mars sequel film anytime soon, Kristen Bell is all on board for a limited series return along with series creator Rob Thomas.

There are numerous scheduling difficulties in the way with Bell working on the series The Good Place and Thomas the showrunner on iZombie, but Bell is optimistic, telling Indiewire:

“We are willing to put the effort in — I mean, if I have to do it as Murder She Wrote at 80, we’re going to do it.
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Kristen Bell Wants to Do a 'Veronica Mars' Miniseries: 'It's Going to Happen'

Kristen Bell Wants to Do a 'Veronica Mars' Miniseries: 'It's Going to Happen'
Kristen Bell is in a "good place" right now, but that doesn't mean she's not ready to play Veronica Mars again!

After the Upn/CW series' original run from 2004-07, fans were adamant about bringing the character back to their screens. And they succeeded, crowdsourcing a budget via Kickstarter for a Veronica Mars feature film that was released in 2014. Creator Rob Thomas has also extended the character via a series of mystery books. But could there be even more V. Mars headed our way in the future?

Bell's Veronica Mars co-star Ryan Hansen was asked about the possibility during a Facebook Live interview on Wednesday, and he got the actress herself on the phone to dish about playing the sardonic sleuth once again.

“Rob and I are sort of in constant contact about when we could do it again,” Bell revealed. “There’s a lot of willingness and commitment to doing it again.”

Ryan Hansen is here to
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Kristen Bell Just Convinced Us Veronica Mars Is Coming Back For Real: "It's Going to Happen"

Don't get overexcited (or prematurely angry), but Rob Thomas may be bringing Veronica Mars back. The creator did a Facebook Live session in April 2017, and he mentioned that there probably won't be a sequel to the 2014 movie . . . but he's playing around with the idea of a six-episode miniseries. Now, while Bell has been promoting Bad Moms Christmas, she's doubling down on insisting that it will happen. Her Veronica Mars costar Ryan Hansen got the scoop from Bell during a Facebook Live conversation with IndieWire, telling him, "We are willing to put the effort in. I mean, if I have to do it as Murder, She Wrote at 80, we're going to do it. It's going to happen." You ready? Because I just cleared my schedule for a show that hasn't even started shooting yet.
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Veronica Mars: Kristen Bell Says Limited Series Revival 'Is Going to Happen'

Veronica Mars: Kristen Bell Says Limited Series Revival 'Is Going to Happen'
We’re going to hold Kristen Bell to her word: Veronica Mars‘ titular star is once again promising fans that her blonde gumshoe will be back on the case… eventually.

First, a quick refresher: Last year, Bell — who’s currently starring on NBC’s The Good Place — said she and series creator Rob Thomas were looking to bring Veronica Mars back via a limited-series format vs. a feature film. What’s more, Bell added, “And this time around we’re not going to ask the audience to pony up for anything.”

RelatedVeronica Mars Boss Rob Thomas Shares ‘Six-Episode’ Revival Update

Soon after,
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‘Veronica Mars’: Kristen Bell Says A New Miniseries ‘Is Going to Happen’ — Exclusive

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‘Veronica Mars’: Kristen Bell Says A New Miniseries ‘Is Going to Happen’ — Exclusive
Kristen Bell has some big news for “Veronica Mars” fans: You haven’t seen the last of her playing the titular girl detective on screen. This scoop comes courtesy of her friend and co-star Ryan Hansen, who called her in the middle of a Facebook Live conversation with IndieWire to ask where things stood with another potential reunion for the fan-favorite series.

“We are willing to put the effort in — I mean, if I have to do it as ‘Murder She Wrote’ at 80, we’re going to do it,” Bell told Hansen and IndieWire. “It’s going to happen.”

Hansen was in the IndieWire offices to discuss “Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television*”, the new YouTube Red series featuring the star as a somewhat fictionalized version of himself, solving crimes on television. (As one might surmise from the title.)

The extremely meta comedy makes a lot of references to Hansen’s past projects,
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New show in the works from Veronica Mars and iZombie creator

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iZombie creator Rob Thomas now has another genre-comedy adaptation in the works for The CW...

The CW have another alien drama in the works. A few weeks after the announcement that it would be developing a reimagining of Roswell, the alien romance drama that aired on The WB in the late 90s to early naughts, the network has announced it is also developing an alien dramedy from Rob Thomas, the creator and showrunner of iZombie.

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According to Tracking Board, the alien dramedy in question is called It's the End Of The World As We Know It, and it's based on the novel of the same name by Iva-Marie Palmer about two young Southern Californian women who become alien bounty hunters when
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The CW Nabs ‘End Of The World’ Alien Hunters Dramedy From Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker & Rob Thomas

In a preemptive buy, the CW has taken in comedic drama It’s The End Of The World As We Know It from Powerless executive producers/showrunners Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker, Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas and Warner Bros. TV. Written by Halpern and Schumacker, It’s The End Of The World As We Know It is based on the 2012 Alloy book of the same name by Iva-Marie Palmer. In the show, when a prison spaceship carrying the universe's most deadly aliens crashes in…
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Gigi Hadid Wishes ‘Forever Cool Af’ Sister Bella a Happy 21st Birthday With Super Sweet Throwback Pic

Gigi Hadid Wishes ‘Forever Cool Af’ Sister Bella a Happy 21st Birthday With Super Sweet Throwback Pic
Sister love!

Gigi Hadid paid tribute to her “angelic” and “cool Af” younger sister Bella, as Bella celebrated her 21st birthday on Monday.

“There are no words for how much I love you,” Gigi, 22, captioned a cute photo showing her bottle-feeding Bella when the pair was young. “You know I've been trying to protect u from the world since day one, and 21 years later u comfort and inspire me more than you'll ever know.”

“You have always marched to your own drum, and you make me so, so proud,” Gigi continued, referring to her little sis as “Bella Kai Kai” and “Sissypop.” “You are loving, kind, driven, perseverant, and forever cool af.
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ABC Buys Liberal Redneck Comedy Starring Trae Crowder From Rob Thomas

ABC has given a script commitment with penalty to a half-hour single-camera comedy starring comedian Trae Crowder, known for his stage persona the Liberal Redneck. Inspired by Crowder's life, the project hails from Warner Bros. TV and Rob Thomas' studio-based Spondoolie Productions. The untitled Trae Crowder Project was co-written by Crowder and Party Down creator John Enbom, who co-created Starz’s cult comedy series Party Down with Thomas, Dan Etheridge and Paul Rudd. It…
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