Greg is headed back to school… and Santino Fontana is leaving with him.
Fontana, who plays Rebecca’s sarcastic love interest Greg on The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, is leaving the show midway through its current second season. The episode that aired Friday will be his last. The actor confirmed the news to Vulture on Friday, saying that he only signed a one-year contract with the series, and was faced with a hard choice when it was picked up for Season 2: “It was a really tough decision, and it had a lot to do with my family and my base in New York.”
The exit isn’t all that surprising after this week’s episode, the fourth of Season 2, which saw Greg leave West Covina to pursue his degree at Emory University in Georgia. That removes one side of the show’s Rachel-Josh-Greg love triangle. Showrunner Aline Brosh McKenna says that she and star Rachel Bloom “knew their love triangle was going to be working its way out the door in Season 2, so that’s why when his contract came up, it was perfect.”
Could Greg come back? McKenna says probably not this season, but “it’s definitely something we’re open to. Greg the character doesn’t disappear down the line — he’s still a part of their life.”
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend airs Fridays at 9/8c on The CW.
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