"iZombie" Casts "Veronica Mars" Star Enrico Colantoni in Recurring Role

Wed, January 6th, 2016 at 9:28am PST | Updated: January 6th, 2016 at 9:39am

Meagan Damore, Assistant Editor

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Liv's life is about to get more complicated thanks to Detective Lou Benedetto.

"Veronica Mars" star Enrico Colantoni has joined "iZombie" in the role of Lou Benedetto, who The Hollywood Reporter describes as "a vice detective whose cases overlap with Liv's personal and professional life."

Scheduled to start filming this week, Colantoni will appear in episodes 14 and 17 of "iZombie's" sophomore season. The role will reunite him with "Veronica Mars" executive producer Rob Thomas, who is currently executive producing "iZombie."

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Colantoni played Veronica's father Keith Mars on "Veronica Mars," where he was also a private eye. He reprised the role in Thomas' "Veronica Mars" spinoff, "Play It Again, Dick," and the 2014 "Veronica Mars" movie. Additionally, he has appeared on "Person of Interest," "Flashpoint" and "Just Shoot Me!".

Starring Rose McIver, "iZombie" airs Tuesdays at 9 pm EST on The CW.

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