It surely seems like someone (read: everyone) at The CW is quite fond of their award winning comedy series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Rebecca Bunch has been singing and dancing herself into our hearts for the past three years, and it was confirmed earlier this year that the upcoming season would be its final.
While that is definitely a reason for tears and temper tantrums, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has always been intended to be a four-or-so-season series, says creator Rachel Bloom. “We’re a show about a very specific journey in a person’s life. And it’s not really a sitcom meant to spit out copies of itself,” she told The Hollywood Reporter back in April. “Very early on, we called it a 50-hour movie. I think we’re beyond that now. There’s always going to be plot movement, so there’s only so far I think you can go with that. It could be five, but I think around four would be ideal for us creatively.”
Now, the CW has made the very wise decision to give us just a little bit more of Bunch and friends by extending the final season to 18 episodes, making it the longest season of the series, apart from the first, which also spans 18 episodes.
After three seasons of chasing her high school sweetheart Josh, which included break-ups, make-ups, and an almost wedding, Rebecca has finally come to terms with the reality that the two of them may not be perfect for each other. Season three of the musical comedy has also explored a much darker side of Rebecca herself, and revealed her struggles with mental health. The end of season three saw Rebecca pleading guilty to the attempted murder of Trent, her very own Crazy Ex-Boyfriend (who could forget his revised title intro?), which will undoubtedly have consequences for Rebecca.
While we’re still not on board with this being the last we will see of Rebecca Bunch, a few extra episodes of your favorite television show are never a bad thing. So here’s to more screen time for a fantastic ensemble cast!
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend returns with its fourth and final season October 12 at 9/8 CT on The CW.
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