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Posted Friday 8/17/18 at 6:27PM EDT
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend alum Santino Fontana reacts to being replaced by Skyler Astin
Earlier this month, Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna revealed that Astin has been cast as a "reimagined" version of Fontana's Greg Serrano. “I love Skylar! He’s a buddy of mine,” said Fontana when asked about Astin's casting, adding: “We’ve been texting, we’ve got a whole back-and-forth going. We’re brothers from the same mother. That’s what I’m calling it. Brothers from the same mother.”
Posted Monday 8/06/18 at 2:50PM EDT
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend taps Pitch Perfect's Skyler Astin to play a "reimagined" version of Greg
“Rachel (Bloom) and I had always been exploring bringing back that character and sort of trying to figure out a way to do it that suited our show,” said co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna of the Greg role, originally played by Santino Fontana. “So now bringing the character of Greg back, he is part of our storytelling. It’s a plot point in the story that the character is reimagined and so he’s going to be played by a different actor, which is Skylar.” ALSO: Rachel Bloom on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend musical: “It’s not not happening. It’s just, you know, Broadway’s hard.”
Posted Monday 8/06/18 at 2:50PM EDT
The CW boss is disappointed in Emmy snubbing of Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Both dramas "never got the accolades they deserved from the Academy," said CW president Mark Pedowitz, adding: "I’m more amazed that the Academy could not recognize Crazy Ex for any of its original music, given they do original music week in and week out.”
Posted Friday 7/20/18 at 5:44AM EDT
Rachel Bloom on ending Crazy Ex-Girlfriend next season: "We’re telling a 62-hour movie”
"That’s why it’s four very specific seasons because each season has a different angle of looking at the title of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," Bloom said at Comic-Con, noting that The CW musical comedy is “a finite story” about a “very specific period in a young woman’s life." Bloom also sang the Season 4 theme song during the show's Comic-Con panel. ALSO: Patton Oswalt is coming back to sing a song.
Posted Friday 7/13/18 at 11:36PM EDT
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend gets an expanded order for its final season
Season 4 will run for 18 episodes, just like Season 1. Seasons 2 and 3 were 13 episodes each.
Posted Thursday 7/12/18 at 5:29PM EDT
Netflix got the most Emmy nominations because it had the most shows, not the best ones
With 112 nominations, Netflix overtaking HBO for the most nods "is a reflection of volume, and an emerging status quo," says Willa Paskin. Netflix aired 70 new shows during the nominating period, while HBO aired 20 new and returning shows. "Forget hours: to stay ahead in the prestige game, HBO’s bread and butter, it would seem to have make more series to keep up," says Pasklin. "But there’s another way to look at these numbers. HBO still has way more nominations per show than Netflix does: Of the 10 shows with the most nominations, HBO had three; FX had two; Hulu, Amazon, and Netflix each had one, which is another way of saying that Netflix got the most nominations because it had the most shows, not the best ones." She adds that amid the "overkill" of so many potential contenders, Emmy voters glom on to stuff they could actually remember and start using "brands like HBO, Netflix, and FX to look for contenders. Unlike Netflix and the networks, HBO and FX aren’t trying to appeal to everyone, but in terms of reliably attracting attention for their series, they too are the new networks."
- Netflix didn't do a few shows extremely well -- it did a lot of shows very well
- Netflix dominated by having lots of Emmy-approved shows in many categories, rather than one or two overperforming titles
- Don't write off HBO just yet: It landed more major program noms than anyone else, including the top two scripted series
- Netflix officially rules television with its 112 nominations
- A true changing of the guard will happen when Netflix wins in the major award categories
- Amy Sherman-Palladino, snubbed for Gilmore Girls, reacts to 14 noms for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: "Why are they letting me into the club?!"
- John Legend on a possible EGOT: "To do it with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice would be especially cool"
- Rachel Bloom posts a "Super chill" video of her trashing her office in reaction to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Emmy snub
- Bill Hader always wanted to do something like Barry, and now his show has earned five nominations
- Henry Winkler's Emmy nomination for Barry is his first for a regular TV role since Happy Days in 1978
- GLOW creators are proud to be part of a "really idiosyncratic group" of nominees
- Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost, who was nominated for writing, on major category snub: "External validation is a popsicle"
- Jonathan Van Ness was nominated for Queer Eye and Gay of Thrones
- Here are the 11 best Emmy nomination reactions -- and two of the worst
- American Vandal and Big Mouth each got nominated -- a huge victory for d*ck jokes
- Seven members of The Handmaid's Tale cast received nominations
- Donald Glover and Bill Hader each picked up four nominations, for Atlanta and Barry, respectively -- and for hosting SNL
- Roseanne wasn't snubbed -- it didn't deserve to be nominated
- The Handmaid's Tale's Yvonne Strahovski on her first Emmy nomination: "I can’t stop smiling, my face hurts"
- Megan Mullally was surprised Will & Grace was snubbed
- Regina King was nominated for the fourth year in a row, thanks to Seven Seconds
- Sarah Drew celebrates her surprise Emmy nomination for Grey's Anatomy: B-Team after she was dropped from Grey's Anatomy
# TOPICS: 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, HBO, Netflix, American Vandal, Atlanta, Barry, Big Mouth, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Gay of Thrones, GLOW, Grey's Anatomy: B-Team, The Handmaid's Tale, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Queer Eye, Roseanne, Saturday Night Live, Seven Seconds, Twin Peaks: The Return, Will & Grace, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Bill Hader, Donald Glover, Henry Winkler, John Legend, Jonathan Van Ness, Mark Frost, Megan Mullally, Rachel Bloom, Regina King, Sarah Drew, Tim Rice, Yvonne Strahovski, Emmys
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 10:42PM EDT
Tina Fey and Rachel Bloom are changing the way female comics engage with "male gatekeepers"
Fey's recent appearance on David Letterman's My Next Guest Needs No Introduction and Bloom's recent interview conducted by Marc Maron on his WTF podcast were remarkable, says Lili Loofbourow, because both interviews felt "thrillingly blunt." "Real cultural transformation is as laggy as its effects are subtle and hard to name, but the novelty is this: Neither Fey nor Bloom court Letterman’s or Maron’s approval," says Loofbourow. "In fact, Fey repeatedly rejects it. When Letterman raises Fey’s controversial August 'sheet-caking' bit (from SNL) and tries to declare it a success, she doesn’t let him, implicitly rejecting the authority he (just as implicitly) claims to pronounce her comedy good or bad. Both women are affable and funny interviewees, but when it comes time to indulge in the tired mutual-approval party these comedy chats so often become, Fey and Bloom refuse to participate. 'Well, dig into that. Why?' Bloom replies when Maron says he considers Crazy Ex-Girlfriend a 'guilty pleasure.' After describing for him plot points (including a suicide attempt) that Maron knew nothing about, Bloom pleasantly observes that shows written by and starring women tend to be dismissed as fluff—even after Maron, thinking aloud, admits he hadn’t thought the phrase through. It’s a small thing, but if you know the codes of etiquette these women operate under—and carefully dissect in their comedy—it’s pretty wild." ALSO: Tina Fey pitches Nicki Minaj a sketch idea in SNL promo.
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 9:56AM EDT
The CW announces Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and iZombie will end next season
The news that Jane the Virgin is ending with Season 5 was expected as Gina Rodriguez had referred to the fifth season as "our final season." Rachel Bloom also broke the news of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend ending on April 2 when she tweeted "#CrazyExGirlfriend has been renewed for a final season," Season 4. Meanwhile, iZombie barely survived to next season after being on the bubble. Its fifth season will allow the Rob Thomas series to have a proper sendoff to cap off five seasons.
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 10:26PM EDT
How to make an abortion joke: Did Michelle Wolf cross the line with her "don’t knock it 'til you try it" line?
Source: The Cut
Reproductive health expert Gretchen Sission analyzes abortion jokes on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, BoJack Horseman and, most recently, Wolf's White House Correspodents' Dinner performance. “This is a tacky joke and not really that funny,” says Sisson of Wolf's abortion joke. But Sisson says that was intentional: “it was supposed to be tacky … she needed the audience to cringe and groan” to get to the follow-up. “The joke isn’t about abortion,” she adds. “It’s about hypocrisy.”
Posted Friday 4/20/18 at 10:50PM EDT
Presenting 10 TV characters who are pretty terrible at their jobs
Source: TV Guide
The Good Place's Michael, Atlanta's Earn and The Big Bang Theory's Wolowitz all seem to perform miserably in their respective fields.
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 12:41PM EDT
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend team to make an Arranged marriage comedy pilot for Pop
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna and one of her writers, Sono Patel, are working on the half-hour comedy pilot about two best friends who find themselves in a marriage of convenience.
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 2:55PM EDT
CW renews 10 shows, including Riverdale, Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Dynasty
Black Lightning, Arrow, The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Supernatural and Supergirl will also be back next season. CW shows yet to be renewed include The 100, iZombie, Life Sentence and Valor. The most baffling renewal is Dynasty. "Midway through its freshman run, Dynasty recently slipped to an almost mythical 0.1 demo rating, though Nicollette Sheridan’s debut as Alexis seems to have resuscitated the numbers, some," as Matt Webb Mitovich points out. UPDATE: Rachel Bloom tweets Season 4 will be Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's "final season."
# TOPICS: The CW, Arrow, Black Lightning, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty (2017 series), The Flash, Jane the Virgin, Riverdale, Supergirl, Supernatural, Rachel Bloom, Cancellations, Renewals & Pickups, Ratings
Posted Thursday 3/22/18 at 6:23PM EDT
iZombie gets Rachel Bloom to play a "pretentious theater actor”
The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star will visit her fellow CW series on April 9.
Posted Thursday 3/22/18 at 6:23PM EDT
What's up with TV's "Black Lady Therapist" trend?
Is the "Black Lady Therapist" the new "Black Best Friend"? Aisha Harris says it "does seem a bit peculiar" that shows like Broad City, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Grace and Frankie all have black female therapists. "If you watch enough shows with dysfunctional protagonists who get to the point of seeking help, you might notice that a lot of familiar black female character actors are popping up in roles that require they wield a notepad and pen while listening intently to other peoples’ problems. And with rare exception, their patients are usually white and at least moderately affluent," she says.
Posted Saturday 3/03/18 at 1:25AM EST
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator: "If you’re famous and a fan of the show, let us know. We will find something for you!"
Aline Brosh McKenna and Rachel Bloom detailed some of the stories behind six Season 3 songs. Bloom recalls that she got Josh Groban aboard just by texting him, “We have this role that’s perfect for you, please do it.”