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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