The CW Picks Up The Flash, Rob Thomas' iZombie and 2 More Shows

In addition to the Arrow spinoff and the Veronica Mars creator drama, the network renewed Beauty and the Beast and Hart of Dixie

By Tierney Bricker May 08, 2014 7:00 PMTags
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It's time to meet the CW's new shows!

The network has officially ordered four pilots to series, including The Flash, the buzzed-about Arrow spinoff series starring Glee's Grant Gustin, E! News confirmed. 

In addition to The Flash, the network also picked up Rob Thomas' iZombie, The Messengers and Jane the Virgin.

The one major project that wasn't picked up? Supernatural: Bloodlines, the Supernatural spinoff, starring Nathaniel Buzolic and Lucien Laviscount, that was introduced to viewers in the 20th episode of the season.

Here's a rundown of each of the CW's new series:

The Flash: From the dream team behind ArrowGreg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns, the spinoff is the origin story of the classic DC Comics hero, Barry Allen aka The Flash aka the fastest man alive. Gustin's Barry was introduced to fans earlier this season on Arrow, and two of the series stars, Danielle Panabaker and Carlos Valdes, recently made guest appearances on the hit drama. Original Flash star John Wesley Shipp will recur, while Jesse L. Martin, Rick Gosnett and Tom Cavanagh will star.

iZombie: From Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas and based on the DC Comic's property of the same name, this quirky drama centers on a med student-turned-zombie who ends up working in a coroner's office in order to gain access to gain access to the brains she reluctantly eats to maintain her humanity. However, with each brain she consumes, she also takes in the corpse's memories. Rose McIverRobert BuckleyDavid AndersMalcolm Goodwin and Alexandra Krosney all star.

The Messengers: Starring The Bible's Diogo MorgadoSuper 8's Joel Courtney and SkinsSofia Black-D'EliaThe Messengers comes from Teen Wolf writer Eoghan O'Donnell and focuses on a group of seemingly unconnected strangers who die after a mysterious objects crashes down to Earth. Except they soon wake up to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse.

Jane the Virgin: Based on the Venezuelan telenovela, Gina Rodriguez stars as a religious Latina woman who is accidentally artificially inseminated. Jaime Camil, Yael Groblas, Brett Dier and Ryan Devlin also star.