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Season One   Rebecca Bunch pursues her ex-boyfriend in West Covina, California.
Premiere date: October 11, 2015 — Season finale: April 18, 2016

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Originally developed by Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna as a Showtime half-hour, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has been extended and padded into an hourlong musical romantic dramedy for The CW.
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The Hollywood Reporter


Season One is the first season of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" which aired on The CW network. The pilot episode was originally developed by the cable network Showtime who ended up passing on the show. It was picked up to series by The CW network for an initial run of 13 episodes. On Novemebr 23, 2015 The CW ordered an additional five episodes bringing the total to eighteen. The season started on October 12, 2015 with the premiere of the pilot "Josh Just Happens to Live Here!" and ended on April 4, 2016 with the season finale "Paula Needs to Get Over Josh!". Before the finale aired the show was renewed for a second season on March 11, 2016.

ProductionEdit

Pilot location shooting scheduleEdit


1821 E. Merced Ave.

5 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday.

Both interior and exterior filming with a song-and-dance number planned at night.

Solano Park, 1469 McCabe Way

4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday

Exterior shots of a car pulling up.

1050 Lakes Drive, Suite 150

7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday

Interior and exterior filming with a dance rehearsal at Lakes Mall Plaza.

1200-1230 Lakes Mall Plaza, in front of Edwards West Covina

7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday; 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday

Exterior filming of a song-and-dance number that incorporates 250 extras and dancers; Lakes Drive closed near 1050 Lakes Drive.

Big League Dreams, 2100 South Azusa Ave.

2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday

Interior and exterior shots, water-based atmospheric smoke planned, 50 extras.

Location shooting

Episode titlesEdit

The episode titles for all the Season One episodes include the word ‘Josh’ which is meant to convey Rebecca’s obsession with him. In addition the episode titles (with the exception of “Why Is Josh in a Bad Mood?”) end in an exclamation point to show Rebecca’s excitement and enthusiasm for her romantic pursuit. In the following seasons the naming conventions of each episodes would be tweaked slightly and ultimately the name ‘Josh’ would be phased out to reflect Rebecca finally moving on from her crush.

PromotionEdit

BillboardsEdit

In September 2015, Billboards were put up around Los Angeles to promote the show. A few featured a 3-D effect with a balloon.

In New York City on Broadway and West 49th above Mama Sbarri's restaurant various billboards advertised the show.

Broadway and West 49th CXG advertisement

WebisodesEdit

A series of online webisodes were produced to promote the show. This included behind the scenes videos and a Q & A series called Soft Pretzels.

Gag reelEdit

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 1 Gag Reel (NSFW)

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 1 Gag Reel (NSFW)

EpisodesEdit

vedSeason One Episodes
Michael McDonald as Darryl Whitefeather    "Pilot" N/A
Directed by: Marc Webb - Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna and Rachel Bloom

New York attorney Rebecca Bunch moves to West Covina to pursue her ex-boyfriend Josh Chan.

1x1 main photo    "Josh Just Happens to Live Here!" October 12, 2015
Directed by: Marc Webb - Written by: Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh MCKenna

New York lawyer Rebecca Bunch makes an impulsive decision to move to West Covina, California.

1x2 main photo    "Josh's Girlfriend is Really Cool!" October 19, 2015
Directed by: Don Scardino - Written by: Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna

Rebecca unexpectedly bonds with Valencia much to the dismay of Josh and Paula.

1x3 main photo    "I Hope Josh Comes to My Party!" October 26, 2015
Directed by: Tamra Davis - Written by: Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna

Rebecca thows a party in order to get quality time with Josh.

1x4 main photo    "I'm Going on a Date with Josh's Friend!" November 2, 2015
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Erin Ehrlich

Greg asks Rebecca out on a date while Josh hopes to land the job of his dreams.

Josh and I Are Good People! main photo    "Josh and I Are Good People!" November 9, 2015
Directed by: Alex Hardcastle - Written by: Michael Hitchcock

Rebecca goes to extremes to prove Greg that he's wrong about her being a terrible person.

My First Thanksgiving With Josh! main photo    "My First Thanksgiving With Josh!" November 23, 2015
Directed by: Joanna Kerns - Written by: Rene Gube

Rebecca gets invited to Josh's family Thanksgiving dinner where she hopes to impress his parents.

I'm So Happy That Josh is So Happy main photo    "I'm So Happy That Josh Is So Happy!" November 28, 2015
Directed by: Lawrence Trilling - Written by: Sono Patel

Rebecca becomes depressed after Josh and Valencia move in together.

My Mom, Greg's Mom and Josh's Sweet Dance Moves! main photo    "My Mom, Greg's Mom and Josh's Sweet Dance Moves!" November 30, 2015
Directed by: Steven Tsuchida - Written by: Rachel Specter & Audrey Wauchope

Rebecca's mother visits; Greg and Heather go to Christmas dinner with his mother and step family.

I'm Going to the Beach with Josh and His Friends! main photo    "I'm Going to the Beach with Josh and His Friends!" November 30, 2015
Directed by: Kenny Ortega - Written by: Dan Gregor & Doug Mand

Rebecca rents a party bus to hang out with Josh and his friends at the beach.

I'm Back at Camp with Josh main photo    "I'm Back at Camp with Josh!" February 1, 2016
Directed by: Michael Shultz - Written by: Jack Dolgen

Rebecca volunteers at a youth camp with Josh; Darryl invites Greg, Hector and White Josh over to his place for a party.

1x11 main photo    "That Text Was Not Meant for Josh!" February 8, 2016
Directed by: Daisy Meyer - Written by: Elisabeth Kiernan Averick

Rebecca accidentally sends a text meant for Paula concerning Josh to Josh himself.

Queso    "Josh and I Work on a Case!" February 22, 2016
Directed by: Steven Tsuchida - Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna & Rachel Bloom

Rebecca recruits Josh to help work on a case.

1x13 Promotional photo 5    "Josh and I Go to Los Angeles!" February 29, 2016
Directed by: Michael Patrick Jann - Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna

Rebecca faces off against her New York rival Audra Levine.

Josh is Going to Hawaii! Main photo    "Josh is Going to Hawaii!" March 6, 2016
Directed by: Erin Erhlich - Written by: Sono Patel

Rebecca is convinced by Paula to chase after Josh who is going to Hawaii.

1x15 Promotional photo 4    "Josh Has No Idea Where I Am!" 3/21/16
Directed by: Steven Tsuchida - Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna and Rachel Bloom

While on a plane trip Rebecca has a therapy session with Dr.Akopian.

1x16 Promotional photo 5    "Josh's Sister is Getting Married!" 3/28/2016
Directed by: Alex Hardcastle - Written by: Audrey Wauchope and Rachel Spector

Rebecca is asked to be a bridesmaid in Josh's sisters wedding.

1x17 Promotional photo 6    "Why Is Josh in a Bad Mood?" 4/11/2016
Directed by: Joanna Kerns - Written by: Jack Dolgen

Paula suspects Rebecca of having a steamy affair and Josh is upset when he discovers who that is with.

1x18 Promotional photo 9    "Paula Needs to Get Over Josh!" 4/18/2016
Directed by: Aline Brosh McKenna - Written by: Rene Gube

Relationships are forever changed at Jayma Chan's wedding.

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SongsEdit

vedSeason One Songs
West Covina song main image

"West Covina (song)"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca explores her new home of West Covina.

The Sexy Getting Ready Song main photo

"The Sexy Getting Ready Song"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca prepares for a house party where Josh is supposed to be.

West Covina song reprise

"West Covina (reprise)"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch and Paula Proctor
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca and Paula resonate together as they dedicate themselves to the same purpose.

Good at Yoga main photo

"I'm So Good At Yoga"
Performed by: Valencia Perez
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca imagines a Bollywood themed performance by Josh's girlfriend.

Feeling Kinda Naughty Main photo

"Feelin' Kinda Naughty"
Performed by: performed by Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca imagines a song while enjoying a night a Club Spider's with Valencia.

Face Your Fears song main image

"Face Your Fears"
Performed by: Paula Proctor
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Paula encourages Rebecca to face her fears.

I Have Friends main photo

"I Have Friends"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch, Young Rebecca, Paula, Darryl, Brody and other friends
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca reassures herself she has friends to invite to the housewarming party.

A Boy Band Made Up of Four Joshes main photo

"A Boy Band Made Up of Four Joshes"
Performed by: Josh Chan
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca imagines four Joshes performing as a boy band.

Sex with a Stranger main photo

"Sex with a Stranger"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca takes a stranger home for casual sex but has second thoughts.

Settle For Me main photo

"Settle For Me"
Performed by: Greg Serrano
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Greg asks Rebecca out on a date.

Settle For Him

"Settle For Him"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
While in a portable restroom, Rebecca considers Greg as a romantic option.

I Love My Daughter main photo

"I Love My Daughter"
Performed by: Darryl Whitefeather
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Darryl tries to explain to Rebecca his feelings for his daughter.

I'm a Good Person main photo

"I'm a Good Person"
Performed by: Darryl Whitefeather
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca imagines how she will taunt Greg with proof that she's a good person.

I'm a Good Person silent reprise

"I'm a Good Person (silent reprise)"
Performed by: Mrs. Hernandez
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Mrs. Hernandez praises Paula for not turning in Tim to the authorities.

I Give Good Parent main photo

"I Give Good Parent"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom and Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca impresses Josh's family at ther Thanksgiving dinner.

What'll It Be main image

"What'll It Be"
Performed by: Greg Serrano
Writers: Rachel Bloom and Adam Schlesinger
Greg laments his his lot in life.

Sexy French Depression Rebecca

"Sexy French Depression"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca expresses her depression in avant-garde French cinema style.

His Status is Preferred

"His Status is...Preferred"
Performed by: Paula Proctor
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Paula performs an ode to Calvin Young.

The Sexy Gonna Do It Song

"The Sexy Gonna Do It Song"
Performed by: Calvin Young
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Calvin sings to Paula after returning to his hotel room.

Where's the Bathroom? main photo

"Where's the Bathroom?"
Performed by: Naomi Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
After a flying all the way from California to New York Naomi needs to pee.

California Christmastime

"California Christmastime"
Performed by: Rebecca, Josh, Greg, Paula, Heather and Darryl
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca and her friend's song about special Christmas time is in California.

I Have Friends reprise

"I Have Friends (reprise)"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca ironically sings a song about her friends.

Women Gotta Stick Together main photo

"Women Gotta Stick Together"
Performed by: Valencia Perez
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Valencia sings about women helping each other out.

1x9 Promotional photo 8

"Sugar"
Performed by: Unknown
Writers: David Isaac Feldstein
Rebecca plays this song while performing a pole dance on the party bus.

Josh and Rebecca West Covina reprise

"West Covina (reprise II)"
Performed by: Josh Chan and Rebecca
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Josh tells Rebecca she understands her decision.

Having a Few People Over main image

"Having a Few People Over"
Performed by: Darryl Whitefeather
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Darryl prepare a spread for his house guests.

Dear Joshua Felix Chan

"Dear Joshua Felix Chan"
Performed by: Josh Chan
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Josh reads a love letter Rebecca wrote him when they were teenagers.

Put Yourself First

"Put Yourself First"
Performed by: Tanya, Chloe, Nicky and Kayla
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
A group of teenagers try to build Rebecca back up after she has a breakdown.

Textmergency

"Textmergency"
Performed by: Connie Cavanagh, Judge Harry, Connie's client, Rebecca's client
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca imagines a 1980's hair band cheering her in to delete a text she sent Josh.

Where is the Rock?

"Where Is The Rock?"
Performed by: Connie Cavanagh, Judge Harry, Connie's client, Rebecca's client
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca imagines a 1980's hair band warning her that Josh is about to figure out she lied to him.

You Stupid Bitch main photo

"You Stupid Bitch"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca berates herself for having possibly ruined any chances she had with Josh.

Group Hang

"Group Hang"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch, Hector, White Josh, Bernard and Ken
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca laments that her night alone with Josh turned into a 'Group hang'.

Cold Showers Leads to Crack

"Cold Showers"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch (with Paula Proctor, Darryl Whitefeather and the tenants)
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca convinces Josh's neighbors to join a class action lawsuit.

JAP Battle

"JAP Battle"
Performed by: Audra Levine and Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Zach Sherwin, Adam Schlesinger and Rachel Bloom
Rebecca and her rival Audra Levine trade barbs at each other through rap.

Flooded with Justice

"Flooded with Justice"
Performed by: The San Gabriel Valley plaintiffs
Writers: Adam Schlesinger and Rachel Bloom
Rebecca and Josh lead the San Gabriel Valley plaintiffs into the courthouse.

Don't Settle For Me

"Don't Settle For Me"
Performed by: Heather Davis with Greg Serrano
Writers: Adam Schlesinger and Rachel Bloom
Heather breaks up with Greg and tells him to go after Rebecca.

Flooded with Justice (reprise)

"Flooded with Justice (reprise)"
Performed by: The San Gabriel Valley plaintiffs
Writers: Adam Schlesinger and Rachel Bloom
The San Gabriel Valley plaintiffs song to Rebecca to let her know they appreciate her efforts.

Getting Bi

"Gettin' Bi"
Performed by: Darryl Whitefeather
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Darryl announces his bi-sexuality to his staff

I'm the Villain

"I'm The Villain In My Own Story"
Performed by: Rachel Bloom
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca considers the possibility she isn't the hero.

Dream Ghost

"Dream Ghost"
Performed by: Dr.Akopian with Amber Riley and Riki Lake
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Dr. Akopian appears to Rebecca in a dream.

I Could If I Wanted To

"I Could If I Wanted To"
Performed by: Greg Serrano
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Greg refuses to accept responsibility for his bad grade.

1x16 Promotional photo 7

"Heavy Boobs"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca demonstrates to Valencia the problems with having a big chest.

Clean Up on Aisle Four

"Clean Up on Aisle 4"
Performed by: Marty
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Marty performs a song for Ally.

I Gave You A UTI

"I Gave You a UTI"
Performed by: Greg Serrano
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger, Steven Gold
Greg brags about giving Rebecca a UTI due to thier vigorous sexcapades.

Angry Mad

"Angry Mad"
Performed by: Josh Chan
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Josh Chan is jealous that Greg is sleeping with Rebecca.

Oh My God I Think I Like You

"Oh My God I Think I Like You"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca is shocked to find herself falling for Greg.

After Everything I've Done For You (That You Didn't Ask For)

"After Everything I've Done For You (That You Didn't Ask For)"
Performed by: Paula Proctor
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Paula confronts Rebecca about how she messed up her plans.

One Indescribable Instant

"One Indescribable Instant"
Performed by: Tita Myrna
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Tita Myrna sings the love song from the movie "Slumbered" .

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