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[09/30/14 - 10:15 AM]
Showtime(R) Comedy Pilot "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" Sets Cast
Rachel Bloom will be joined by notable television and Broadway actors Santino Fontana, Michael McDonald, Donna Lynne Champlin and Vincent Rodriguez III as series regulars.

[06/23/14 - 08:06 AM]
Showtime(R) Gives Pilot Order to "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"
Marc Webb will direct the half-hour comedy with musical elements, from co-creators Aline Brosh McKenna and Rachel Bloom.

[10/09/13 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 9
Updates include: Lauren Ambrose to topline Lifetime's "Deliverance Creek"; NBC eyes reboot of 1980s staple "Remington Steele"; Kate Walsh, Joey King and Josh Close board FX's "Fargo."







CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (SHOWTIME)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
10/9/13 - 9/30/14
STATUS:
currently in development (2015-2016 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, September 2014) In a network first, the casting news for the SHOWTIME comedy pilot CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, starring and co-created by YouTube personality Rachel Bloom, has been released as a short video on Bloom's YouTube page: http://s.sho.com/CExGF. Best known for her critically acclaimed and award-winning comedic music videos and who Cosmopolitan named one of the "13 Funny Women to Watch in 2014," Bloom will be joined by notable television and Broadway actors Santino Fontana, Michael McDonald, Donna Lynne Champlin and Vincent Rodriguez III as series regulars. The half-hour comedy, with musical elements, will begin production in Los Angeles and West Covina next month. The project centers around Rebecca (Bloom), a successful, driven, and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything - her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan - in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in that exotic hotbed of romance and adventure: West Covina, California. The cast includes Tony(R) nominee and recent film voice-over star Fontana (Frozen) who will play Greg, a bartender and Rebecca's (Bloom) first friend; actor and comedian McDonald (MADtv) is Darryl, Rebecca's new boss; OBIE and Drama Desk Award winner Champlin (Broadway productions of Billy Elliot, Sweeney Todd) plays Paula, her co-worker at the law firm who is suspicious of Rebecca; and Broadway star Rodriguez III (Here Lies Love) will play Josh, Rebecca's childhood boyfriend who she serendipitously runs into years later, and who acts as the catalyst for her dramatic life change.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Donna Lynne Champlin as Paula
· Michael McDonald as Darryl
· Rachel Bloom as Rebecca
· Santino Fontana as Greg
· Vincent Rodriguez III as Josh
CREW INFORMATION:
· Aline Brosh McKenna as CRTR/EP
· Marc Webb as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Rachel Bloom as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios