Showtime Orders Pilot For Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.23.2014
Starring Rachel Bloom...
Coming Soon reports that Showtime has ordered a pilot for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a half-hour comedy with musical elements. It was co-created, executive produced and written by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada, Annie) and writer/actress/comedian Rachel Bloom (Robot Chicken).
Here's a synopsis: 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, Calif.
It will be produced by CBS Television Studios. Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer, The Amazing Spider-Man) will direct and executive produce the pilot. It will be shot in California in the fall.
Showtime Networks President David Nevins said: "This pilot is an exciting change of pace for us. 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' is built on the inspired comedy and songwriting of Rachel Bloom – who we believe is ready to break out. She was introduced to us by Aline Brosh McKenna, who has a brilliant, contemporary comedy voice that is spot on as showrunner of this project. And, we were lucky to attract director Marc Webb who is eager to flex different creative muscles after his blockbuster successes."
McKenna added: "I am so happy to be working with Rachel Bloom, who is not just a powerhouse musical comedy talent, but also a fabulous writer and creator – I feel very lucky to have found her videos online. We are thrilled that Marc Webb, whom I've wanted to work with for such a long time, has come aboard as we move forward with the pilot. David Nevins has been a great champion of the show from the second we stepped into his office, and Showtime and CBS have been ideal creative partners. They've given us both freedom and support, which is all writers can really ask for."