TVLine Items: iZombie Taps Veronica Mars Star, Pretty Little Special & More

Ryan Hansen iZombie

Ryan Hansen just can’t get enough of Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas.

On the heels of their web-series collaboration Play It Again, Dick, Hansen will guest-star on Thomas’ midseason CW drama iZombie, reports.

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In the med student-turned-zombie show, Hansen will appear as a cocky, uncomplicated golden boy and pro snowboarder who is paid handsomely to put his face on things.

Thomas hinted at the casting at TVLine’s Comic-Con video suite, saying there was a role so perfect for the actor — who next stars in NBC’s Bad Judge — it was dubbed “Ryan Hansen” in the writers’ room. (The character’s name is actually Carson McCone.)

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

* ABC Family will air the fan special Pretty Little Liars: We Love You To DeAth on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 8/7c. The stars of the addictive drama will answer fan questions and give a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show, while a “Dearly Departed” segment will feature interviews with Bianca Lawson, Ryan Merriman and Bryce Johnson.

* GSN has renewed Skin Wars, hosted by Rebecca Romijn, for a 10-episode second season.

* Degrassi will return for Season 14 on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 9 pm on TeenNick.

* Showtime’s Ray Donovan on Sunday night closed Season 2 with its highest-rated episode to date, drawing 2 million viewers. Masters of Sex‘s own finale did 890K, up from its Season 2 opener but shy of its freshman finale (1.1 mil).

* Disney and Disney Junior will air Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Battle for the Book! on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 6 pm. Maia Mitchell (The Fosters) will provide the voice of Wendy, per The Hollywood Reporter. She will also perform the new original song, “Once Upon a Time.”

* MTV has given a pilot order to Self Promotion, a dark comedy directed by Zach Braff (Scrubs) and penned by Mark Bianculli, our sister site Deadline reports. The project centers on an overworked assistant whose dragon-lady boss goes missing. Thinking she’ll be the prime suspect, the assistant messes with the crime scene and then starts an investigation to exonerate herself.

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  1. Tran says:

    That Ryan Hansen is on a roll.

    • Liz985 says:

      And what I don’t get is why Jason Dohring isn’t. I really like Ryan – he seems like a genuinely nice guy and has really perfected a certain “type” – but you would think the former leading man of V Mars would be picking up a few gigs, as well. Good for Ryan, though. I thought he was actually quite good in “Bad Teacher.” Think it showed he could do “good guy” leading man, too, and not just douchey guy. (PS – Jason Dohring, get a new agent.)

      • Tran says:

        Forgot to mention that Ryan Hansen will be on Bad Judge when it premieres this Thursday on NBC. He was also known as Candy Andy in the second season of 2 Broke Girls.

  2. Eric says:

    Zach Braff directing for MTV? Say whaaaat??? Concept sounds decent though, I won’t judge.

  3. Delirious says:

    This reminds me… I’m wondering if it’s too early to send an iZombie question to either AA or Mitovich (mainly, if there’s anything at all in common with the comic, besides the “undead chick who eats brains, gets plagued by their memories, and needs to solve their issues to get rid of those memories” thing).