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Musical episodes have always been a popular way for various dramas and comedies to take a break from the norm. The CW is about to head into musical territory for an upcoming crossover between The Flash and Supergirl, but it's not the only show that really wants to make a musical happen. And no, we're not talking about Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. In actuality, iZombie actor David Anders recently revealed that some of the cast and crew have been pushing hard to do a musical episode.
We've been lobbying hard for a musical episode. We've been compared to Buffy in the past and Buffy did one.
While speaking with TV Guide at TCA, David Anders compared his show to Buffy The Vampire Slayer, which aired on The WB before that channel was replaced by The CW. "Buffy did it first" is not the only reason that a musical episode would theoretically work for iZombie. In fact, we already know that David Anders, Rose McIver and Aly Michalka are all pretty talented musically and could bring a lot to the table if the network did choose to make a musical episode of the series happen.
A musical episode can really go a few different ways. The musical episode of That '70s Show is still one of my least favorite things, but the musically inclined ending of Hart of Dixie was super charming on The CW and musical episodes of Psych and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia stand out as memorable favorites in the musical episode genre. If iZombie wants to make it happen, the key thing is to have talented actors who can also sing (which doesn't seem to be a problem) as well as a good idea for the actual premise of the musical episode.
Once iZombie has both of those things, there is still another obstacle it is facing before a musical episode can happen. While iZombie doesn't technically premiere its third season until late this spring, there's no musical episode currently in the plans, which means the show would need to move forward with Season 4 before a musical episode could happen. For the past couple of seasons, the drama has done only middling in the ratings, and unlike Jane the Virgin or Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, it's less of a critical favorite. Oppositely, The CW is super fond of renewing its longer-running programming, so iZombie has that going for it moving forward. We'll let you know as soon as the network makes a final decision about the series, but since it is not premiering until late spring, it could be some time until that happens.
You can catch new episodes of iZombie starting on Tuesday, April 4 at 8 p.m. ET. To find out when the rest of your favorites are coming back, take a look at our midseason TV premiere schedule.