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The CW Renews Musically-Themed CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND & 10 More Shows for Next Season!

The CW Network has given early renewals to 11 of its primetime series for the 2016-2017 season, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. In essence, The CW has picked up all 10 series currently on the schedule plus REIGN for next season.

"The CW has become home to some of the most critically-acclaimed shows on broadcast television, with a wide array of fantastic scripted series across the week, ranging from musical comedy, to superhero action, to gritty sci-fi dramas," said Pedowitz. "As we continue to further our strategy of more year-round original programming, picking up these 11 series for the 2016-2017 season puts us in a great position of having proven, high-quality shows to launch in the fall as well as midseason and summer of 2017."

The series being ordered for the 2016-2017 season include JANE THE VIRGIN (Season 3), CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (Season 2), THE FLASH (Season 3), IZOMBIE (Season 3), ARROW (Season 5), SUPERNATURAL (Season 12), DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Season 2), THE 100 (Season 4), THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Season 8), THE ORIGINALS (Season 4) and REIGN (Season 4). Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later time.

In the freshman series CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, Rachel Bloom is Rebecca Bunch, a successful driven, and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness...in suburban West Covina, CA.

The cast includes Tony nominee and recent film voice-over star Fontana (Frozen) who plays Greg, a bartender and Rebecca's (Bloom) first friend; actor and comedian McDonald (MADtv) is Darryl, Rebecca's new boss; OBIE and Drama Desk Award winner Champlin (Broadway productions of Billy Elliot, Sweeney Todd) plays Paula, her co-worker at the law firm who is suspicious of Rebecca; and Broadway star Rodriguez III (Here Lies Love) plays Josh, Rebecca's childhood boyfriend who she serendipitously runs into years later, and who acts as the catalyst for her dramatic life change.

The series often presents musical numbers which channel the spirit of well-known Broadway shows. Below, check out the "Flooded with Justice" video from a recent episode which sounds an awful lot like LES MISERABLE's 'Do You Hear the People Sing':

Image courtesy of The CW


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