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Enrico Colantoni iZombie

The producers of iZombie are here to make sure your Veronica Mars nostalgia never subsides.

Enrico Colantoni is the latest VM alum to join the CW dramedy (executive produced by VM‘s Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero), where he will recur as Lou Benedetto, a vice detective whose cases overlap with Liv’s personal and professional life.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, which first broke the news, Colantoni will appear in Episodes 14 and 17.

Switched at Birth star Ryan Lane will also visit the series, playing an actor on Liv’s favorite show, Zombie High, in the Jan. 12 midseason premiere.

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

* Oscar nominee June Squibb will guest-star on a February episode of The Big Bang Theory as Sheldon’s much-discussed-but-never-seen meemaw, EW.com reports.

* Even though American Crime Story has yet to debut its first season, executive producer Ryan Murphy has revealed that Season 2 will focus on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Per THR, the second go-round will follow six to eight people in an attempt to recount the tragedy from multiple perspectives.

* TV Land has handed a formal pilot order to Nobodies (fka Friends With Melissa), a comedy series exec-produced by Melissa McCarthy and husband Ben Falcone. The project stars Groundlings alums Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras, playing themselves, as they try desperately to land one of their famous friends for a feature script so that they, too, can rise to fame in Hollywood.

* ION Television has renewed its drama series Saving Hope for an 18-episode fifth season, which will begin production this spring.