Aly Michalka iZombie

TVLine Items: iZombie Ups 'Peyton,' Mad Men Anniversary Auction and More

Does iZombie take place in Seattle, or… Peyton Place? (Sorry. I had to.)

Aly Michalka — who has recurred as Liv’s best friend Peyton for the last two seasons  has been promoted to series regular for the CW dramedy’s third year, EW.com reports.

Season 3 of iZombie will debut at midseason, along with The 100, Reign and freshman drama Riverdale.

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

* To commemorate the one-year anniversary of Mad Men‘s series finale, more than 1,500 props and memorabilia from the show — including Don’s wallet and Peggy’s typewriter — will be auctioned off at ScreenBid.com. The bidding will begin on Wednesday, June 1, and end on Wednesday, June 15 (though some items will be closed for bidding as of June 13, to ship in time for Father’s Day).

* Ahead of its Season 2 premiere on June 15, Comedy Central’s historical satire Another Period has been renewed for a third season.

* BET’s Being Mary Jane Season 4 has found a new showrunner, in Erica Shelton Kodish (The Good Wife, Cold Case), our sister site Deadline reports.

* Showtime is teaming with filmmakers R.J. Cutler and John Battsek for a documentary about the late comedian John Belushi. Production on the film will begin this fall, with cooperation from Belushi’s widow, Judith Belushi Pisano.

* Oxygen has greenlit the reality series Strut, which counts Whoopi Goldberg among its executive producers. Premiering later this year, the project follows a set of driven transgender models who are pursuing their dreams of becoming household names in the fashion industry, while challenging stereotypes of gender and beauty.

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17 Comments
  1. Sam says:

    Yes! I love Peyton! I’m halfway though the second season and I was like “If she’s still not a regular, she’s probably going to bite it.” Glad to be wrong.

  2. A. D. says:

    Yes! Love Aly…she’s so talented and sexy!

  3. LE says:

    Finally she is a regular!

  4. Pamela says:

    I hope this doesn’t mean Peyton will be Blaine’s love interest.

  5. Summer says:

    It’s about time she was made a series regular.

  6. Anne says:

    Happy for Aly!! I love Peyton & Ravi together.
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    Also pleased for Another Period

  7. Jason says:

    About dang time. I’ve been waiting for Peyton to be a regular since season 1 ended. Her friendship with Liv has not been explored nearly enough. And when you add Ravi and Major to the mix, their chemistry together is off the charts.

  8. I LOVE Aly! I just wish we didn’t have to wait so long for the show to come back!!!!

  9. Carrie says:

    I finally watched the finale and was just wondering if they would make her a regular for Season 3. It only makes sense. They have a great cast.

  10. Carol C says:

    Happy news!

  11. Lauren says:

    Yay! The only thing that could make izombie better is more female characters and friendships. Love Aly michalka!

  12. Britt says:

    Yeah well… those inhumanly straight veneers distract me every time.

  13. Georgia Madman says:

    Psyched! She’s been one of my favorites.

  14. Ro says:

    Wow… that screenbid site looks interesting!

  15. Hendrik Strydom says:

    What happened to liv”s mother and brother when wil they make an appearance again and wil they know liv is a zombie.