TVWise continues our Upfronts coverage with a first look at The CW new comedy series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
Originally developed as a half-hour for premium cable network (and The CW’s corporate sibling) Showtime, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend tells the story of Rebecca Bunch, 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: suburban West Covina, Calif. (it’s only two hours from the beach! Four in traffic).
As a result of its move from Showtime (who passed on the project earlier this year) to The CW, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is being re-tooled as an hour-long series and will be paired with Jane The Virgin on the network Fall schedule to create a Monday night comedy. The comedy stars Rachel Bloom and is being produced by CBS Television Studios. Rachel Bloom, Aline Brosh McKenna and Marc Wenn serve as executive producers.
Check out the trailer below: