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Rachel Bloom's 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Goes From Showtime Half-Hour to CW Hour-Long Comedy

Rachel Bloom made a half-hour pilot of her musical comedy show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend for Showtime last year, and they ended up passing on it. But somewhat improbably, it's gotten new life as an hour-long comedy on the CW, as that network has picked a retooled version of it up for a full season, to be aired alongside their hit Jane the Virgin.

In addition to the shift from half-hour to hour-long, the show will be recasting one of its supporting characters, formerly played by Michael McDonald, and rewriting some of the racier material that would've flown on premium cable to make for a bit of a tamer network show. [...]

Inside Rachel Bloom's Showtime Pilot 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'

Rachel Bloom made her first big splash in 2010 with the hilarious short "Fuck Me Ray Bradbury," which was so successful that Rachel had the honor of being present for Bradbury's first time watching it. Since then, she's produced numerous other successful and equally hysterical shorts, released two albums (Please Love Me and Suck It, Christmas!!! A Chanukah Album), produced a short Disney musical parody, and written for and voiced characters on Robot Chicken.

Bloom, together with Aline Brosh McKenna, is now developing a musical television series for Showtime, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The show will follow Rebecca (played by Bloom), who leaves her job in a prestigious New [...]

Showtime Orders 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Pilot from Aline Brosh McKenna and Rachel Bloom

In a press release, Showtime announced today that they've given a pilot order to a half-hour comedy with a musical slant called Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-created, executive produced, and written by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada) and Rachel Bloom, a comedian/actress/writer on Robot Chicken and creator of many hit musical comedy web videos. The show follows Bloom's character Rebecca, "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, [...]