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Meet the cast of 'iZombie'

We’ve shared our excitement for the new zombie show on The CW network, iZombie. Not only are the creators of Veronica Mars behind this soon-to-be hit show, but the premise puts a fun spin on the zombie craze. Unlike The Walking Dead and Z Nation, iZombie tackles the day-to-day life of a zombie not in the midst of an apocalypse. Plus, the zombies in this show still have human qualities and are intelligent enough to not walk around eating people in broad daylight (well, some of them).

In preparation for the premiere on March 17, let’s take a look at the cast who will be bringing the comic book series to life on TV.

Rose McIver (OliviaLiv” Moore)

We’d like to say this is McIver’s big break, but this fierce blonde has been on the TV scene for quite some time. Known for her role as Summer Landsdown in the 2009 movie Power Rangers RPM, McIver has also appeared as Tinkerbell in ABC’s Once Upon a Time and on Showtime’s hit Master of Sex. It seems only fitting that this New Zealand actress get a leading role on a new show. McIver takes on the role of Liv, a smart medical student who unfortunately becomes a zombie after a night out.

Robert Buckley (Major Lilywhite)

One Tree Hill fans will recognize Buckley from playing Clay on OTH—a regular character the last few seasons of the show. In iZombie, Buckley plays the role of Major Lilywhite, Liv’s former fiance who’s still madly in love with her. We’re excited to see how this plays out, because we’ll bet it makes for kind of an awkward romance when your former fiance wants to eat your brains with a side of meatballs.

Malcolm Goodwin (Clive Babinaux)

Goodwin plays Clive Babinaux, a police officer and Liv’s secret partner in crime. Part of the premise of iZombie is that when Liv eats brains of dead people, she sees their memories and uses them to help Babinaux solve crimes. We told you this show has an original twist! Viewers will recognize Goodwin from Breakout Kings and American Gangster.

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David Anders (Blaine DeBeers)

For those who don’t recognize Anders—get excited. Anders is a favorite of ours, usually playing roles with a sarcastic wit. In iZombie, Anders plays Blaine DeBeers, a zombie like Liv—but without a moral compass. We couldn’t be more thrilled to see Anders as this show’s big bad. He’s played similar roles in Once Upon a Time as Victor Frankenstein, and as John Gilbert in The Vampire Diaries.

Rahul Kohli (Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti)

Kohli plays Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, a lovable character who becomes a confidant to Liv. His character is extremely intelligent—sometimes to a fault. Kohli is fairly new to TV, having appeared in small films and stage productions. Also, he’s super-adorable.

If we still haven’t convinced you to watch this show, check out this amazing GIF:

Share with us why you’re excited for iZombie, and be sure to catch the premiere on The CW on March 17. Until next time … #FangsOut.

xoxo,

Liz and Lindi (TeamTSD)

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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