Showtime's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Pilot Adds MADtv Vet, Broadway Actors

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on Showtime

When Showtime’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend moves to California on a whim, at least she won’t be alone.

The cast of the upcoming musical-comedy pilot was announced Tuesday, via a video on star Rachel Bloom’s YouTube page.

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In addition to Bloom (Robot Chicken) — whose impulsive Rebecca gives up her successful life and job in Manhattan to look for love in California — the half-hour pilot will also feature four series regulars:

* Michael McDonald (MADtv) as Darryl, Rebecca’s new boss

* Broadway actress Donna Lynne Champlin (Billy Elliot) as Paula, a suspicious co-worker at Rebecca’s New York law firm

* Tony Award nominee Santino Fontana (Cinderella, also the voice of Frozen‘s Hans) as Greg, Rebecca’s first friend on the West Coast

* Broadway actor Vincent Rodriguez III (Here Lies Love) as Josh, Rebecca’s childhood boyfriend who reappears in her life years later

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will begin filming in Los Angeles in October.

Watch Bloom’s video announcement below (language NSFW!) to get a good look at the cast, then hit the comments with your early thoughts on the pilot.

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  1. Ally Oop says:

    That girl in the photo really resembles the actress who plays Holly J in Degrassi.

  2. Eric says:

    That video was actually very entertaining and funny and it’s only a casting announcement! This has me hoping this pilot goes to series; I’d certainly be willing to give it a watch.

    • marmacar says:

      Everyone seems ok but the lead seems super annoying. Cast is B’way heavy and that may be annoying x’s 2. but ill give it a watch.

  3. DL says:

    When I read Michael McDonald as her boss, I immediately thought of his MADtv office boss character who rolled around in his chair accusing people of being “sneaky snakes.” LOL.

  4. Mark says:

    He’s not very good. I find him pretty annoying.

  5. Jason Paul says:

    Looking forward to it