TVLine Items: Mars Cast Reunites for Web Series, Evil Return Date and More

Veronica Mars Web Series Cast

The Veronica Mars cast is taking this whole “reunion” thing to the next level.

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Premiering in mid-September on CW Seed, Play It Again, Dick will star Ryan Hansen (as himself) as he attempts to get a show made about his Mars character, Dick Casablancas. Filming on the eight-episode series has wrapped, and thanks to BuzzFeed, we now know which of our favorite Marshmallows we’ll be seeing again very soon.

Slated to appear, both as themselves and their Mars characters, are: Kristen Bell (Veronica), Jason Dohring (Logan), Enrico Colantoni (Keith), Percy Daggs III (Wallace), Daran Norris (Cliff), Francis Capra (Weevil), Kyle Gallner (Beaver) and Christopher B. Duncan (Clarence).

Chris Lowell (Piz) and Ken Marino (Vinnie) will only be appearing as themselves, while Amanda Noret (Madison) and Lisa Thornhill (Celeste) will only be playing their Mars characters.

Additionally, Ryan Devlin — who appeared in Mars‘ third season as rapist Mercer Hayes — will replace Teddy Dunn as Duncan.

And lastly, Robert Buckley and Rose McIver — both stars of creator Rob Thomas’ upcoming CW series iZombie — will also join the cast in various roles.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Investigation Discovery’s Surviving Evil will return for a 10-episode second season on Sept. 3 at 9/8c. Hosted by Charisma Carpenter (BuffyAngel), the series recounts real-life stories of women fighting back against their attackers.

* DirecTV has renewed Rogue for a 20-episode third season.

* Lifetime has produced a made-for-TV movie about the late Brittany Murphy, scheduled to air Sept. 6. The Brittany Murphy Story stars Amanda Fuller (Grey’s Anatomy) as Murphy and Sherilyn Fenn (Ray Donovan) as her mother.

* Tyson Ritter will be back as Oliver Rome in the upcoming sixth (and final) season of NBC’s Parenthood, the actor/rocker happily shared on Twitter:

* ABC will premiere The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic, a behind-the-scenes special about the creation of the biggest animated film of all time, on Sept. 2 at 8/7c.

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  1. alistaircrane says:

    I wish I could be excited for this because I’m a huge Veronica Mars fan, but I don’t like meta. I want a real follow-up to the movie (Season 4, please!).

    • Newo says:

      there is a real follow-up to the movie. Rob Thomas and co. released a novel that takes place after the movies events titled The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line and the second novel is set to come out in October.

      • alistaircrane says:

        I’m well aware of that. But those are novels. I want a sequel, or better yet, a fourth season.

        • Sara says:

          The novels are sequels and Rob Thomas has stated that they are considered canon. Just because you don’t like the medium, doesn’t make it any less a viable sequel.

          • canadian ninja says:

            I don’t think they’re saying the mediums are less viable just that they want more tv show or movies.

            Of course you also want to grow wings and fly but since that’s already happened once…

          • alistaircrane says:

            Thank you, Canadian Ninja. The books are perfectly fine but I want the story to continue in tv/movie form.

  2. Oran says:

    DirecTV renewed Rogue for a 10-episodes third season and a 10-episodes fourth season.

  3. ZMaX says:

    This Veronica Mars web series is gonna be hilarious! It’ll be great to have these guys back together and Ryan Devlin as Duncan is gonna be pretty funny. And in pretty sure Robert Buckley is also gonna play Logan on Dick’s spin off

    And who knows, maybe this is just the first step to an actual 4th season revival.

  4. lorna says:

    I would rather no Duncan than a recast Duncan. The new Carrie Bishop wasn’t too great. Why can’t Teddy come back? And no Vinnie, boo. #makeanothermovie

    • MelindaB says:

      Isn’t Teddy Dunn a lawyer now? I’m pretty sure that he left acting, and likely has no interest in revisiting his role.

  5. Fido says:

    If the web-series has Chris Lowell bemoan how his character Piz was basically shafted in the movie, well then I’ll give it a shot. Otherwise…. meh.

  6. bar says:

    Why does it seem like I’m the only person who’s upset that there’s no Tina Majorino?????

  7. lulu says:

    Awesome! I literally can’t wait to watch again the VM gang on my screen..September can’t come soon enough..yesssss

  8. liz says:

    lol excited for Dick’s show. Hansen has been such a vocal and awesome supporter of VMars and he’s been so wonderful to us fans.
    But could there *be* a worse title that CW Seed? Everytime it pops up on the tv in the corner I cringe. It’s awful.

  9. Jill says:

    I love me some Dick! *(er, Ryan Hansen!)