CW Sets Premiere Dates for New Dramas ‘iZombie,’ ‘The Messengers’

TCA 2015: Network also announces premiere for “Cedric’s Barber Battle” and return date for “Supernatural”

The CW set premiere dates for new dramas “iZombie” and “The Messengers” on Sunday. The network also announced a return date for “Supernatural,” which will now move to a new night.

“iZombie,” starring Rose McIver as a recently turned zombie who eats brains and helps solve crimes, premieres on Tuesday, March 17 at 9 p.m.. Apocalyptic drama “The Messengers” premieres Friday, April 10 at 9 p.m., just after the series premiere of “Cedric’s Barber Battle” at 8 p.m. and the season premiere of improv comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” at 8:30 p.m.

“Supernatural,” starring Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki as demon hunting brothers, returns from its mid-season hiatus on Wednesday, March 18 at 9 p.m. It’s a new night for the series, now in Season 10.

“iZombie,” adapted from a DC Comics property of the same name, is executive produced by Rob Thomas of “Veronica Mars” fame and Diane Ruggiero. McIver (“The Lovely Bones”) stars in “iZombie” alongside Malcolm Goodwin, Robert Buckley (“One Tree Hill”), Rahul Kohli and David Anders (“The Vampire Diaries”). The series premieres after a new episode of another freshman series, “The Flash,” which debuted to record ratings in October.

“The Messengers” focuses on an ensemble cast of characters whose lives are changed when a mysterious object plummets to Earth, instantly connecting these five strangers who are begin to develop extraordinary gifts. The series’ antagonist, known only as The Man, is played by Diogo Morgado (“Son of God.”) Thick in religious lore, the show touches upon subjects like the Revelation, Angels of the Apocalypse and the Rapture.

The cast includes Shantel VanSanten (“Gang Related,” “One Tree Hill”), Jon Fletcher (“City of Dreams”), Sofia Black-D’Elia (“Betrayal,” “Gossip Girl”), JD Pardo (“Revolution”), Joel Courtney (“Super 8”), Anna Diop (“Everybody Hates Chris”), Craig Frank (“Mixology”).

“Cedric’s Barber Battle” is hosted by actor-comedian Cedric the Entertainer, who also serves as executive producer with Mark Efman. The show focuses on barbering communities across the country. Each week, it visits different barbershops in cities, including Los Angeles, Queens, Harlem and Austin, where the best barbers will go head-to-head in an unfiltered, no-holds-barred arena and compete to make the most elaborate and interesting hair sculptures.

See The CW’s mid-season premiere schedule here:

Wednesday, March 11
8:00-9:00pm “Arrow”
9:00-10:00pm “The 100” (Season Finale)

Tuesday, March 17
8:00-9:00pm “The Flash”
9:00-10:00pm “iZombie” (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, March 18
8:00-9:00pm “Arrow”
9:00-10:00pm “Supernatural” (New Night)

Friday, April 10
8:00-8:30pm “Cedric’s Barber Battle” (Series Premiere)
8:30-9:00pm “Whose Line is it Anyway?” (Cycle Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm “The Messengers” (Series Premiere)

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