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Season Two
Rebecca seems to get everything she thinks she wanted.
Premiere date: October 21, 2016 — Season finale: February 3, 2017

CW Renews Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane the Virgin, Legends of Tomorrow, and More

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season Two poster
Season Two poster
Season Two is the continuation of The CW musical comedy show "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend". Co-creators Aline Brosh McKenna and Rachel Bloom envisioned this as the second act of a four-part story arc. Following the events in the Season One finale, Rebecca Bunch has finally achieved her goal but in doing so collateral damage has occurred in her other personal relationships. The Season Two renewal was officially announced on May 11, 2016. It premiered on October 21, 2016, and the finale aired on February 3, 2017.



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. 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.

–Mark Pedowitz

In pre-production of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend", co-creator's Aline Brosh McKenna and Rachel Bloom had already conceived of an overall multi-year story arc beforehand. The cliffhanger of the Season One finale "Paula Needs to Get Over Josh!" was part of this plan. On March 11, 2016 The CW president Mark Pedowitz officially announced "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and a number of other shows which were on the bubble had been renewed. It was officially announced on June 17 on that "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"'s second season would premiere on October 21, 2016. On May 9, 2016 the writers met to work on Season Two (source). On May 19, 2016 The CW announced its official 2016 - 2017 Fall schedule and revealed "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" was moving from Monday 8:00 PM to Friday 9:00 PM after "The Vampire Dairies ".

Episode titlesEdit

In keeping with last years naming conventions all Season Two episodes include the word ‘Josh’ which is meant to convey Rebecca’s obsession with him. Unlike the previous season is the episode titles now end in a question mark reflecting the confusion and uncertainty Rebecca experienced at the time. 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.


On May 23, 2016 it was officially announced that actress Gabrielle Ruiz ("Valencia Perez") was promoted to series regular. On July 19, 2016 it was offcially announced by that actor Parveesh Cheenah was cast in a recurring role as "Sunil" a neighbor of Paula Proctor who she becomes good friends with. Rachel Bloom announced on her Instagram accont that Marc Webb would be returning to direct the Season Two premiere. On August 18, 2016, Rachel Bloom officially announced on the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Facebook page that actress Brittany Snow is going to appear in Season Two. TV Line reported that Snow will play a hipster name Anna and appear in four episodes. On September 15, 2016 it was announced by TV Line that actor Michael Foster has been cast in a major recurring role.


In May 2016 during a podcast with the online entertainment news site , Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star and co-creator Rachel Bloom mentioned a new theme song was in the works for Season Two. This was to represent the new phase of Rebecca's story as she was no longer in denial about her reasons for moving to West Covina. Months later on October 16, exclusively premiered the new Season Two theme entitled "Just a Girl in Love".

According to the Entertainment Weekly 2016 Fall preview the songs in the Season Two premiere will be "We Should Definitely Not Have Sex Right Now" and "Love Kernels". Upcoming songs will include a parody of Beyonce's "Lemonade", a "Singing in The Rain" homage, a ballet number, a "Spice Girls " tribute, and a Disney inspired showstopper.


On January 8, 2016 The CW officially announced at a Television Crittucs Association winter press tour that seven shows earned early renewals from the network. "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" was one of them and was greenlit for a Season Three. In a quote from article, The CW president Mark Pedowitz explained the reasons behind the decision:

It has nothing to do with numbers...‘Crazy Ex,’ ‘Jane,’ as franchises, have helped alter the perception of what the CW has become. When you have great critical work, critically acclaimed, award-nominated shows like ‘Crazy,’ it deserved to be picked up. Sometimes with critically acclaimed, great programming, you just [renew it] and hope that it finds an audience. In today’s fragmented world, [awards nominations] give you a calling card.


Season Two trailersEdit

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season Two Promo

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season Two Promo

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season Two Wholesome Family Entertainment Trailer

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season Two Wholesome Family Entertainment Trailer

Entertainment Weekly promotional photosEdit


vedSeason Two Episodes
2x1 Promotional photo 10    "Where Is Josh's Friend?" October 21, 2016
Directed by: Marc Webb - Written by: Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna

Rebecca and Josh continue thier new relationship as Greg goes missing.

2x2 Promotional photo 1    "When Will Josh See How Cool I Am?" October 28, 2016
Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar - Written by: Rene Gube

Rebecca plays table tennis to impress Josh as Greg tries to adjust to his new path in life.

2x3 Promotional photo 6    "All Signs Point to Josh...Or is it Josh's Friend?" 11/4/16
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Wauchope and Specter

Both Rebecca and Paula struggle with a big decision in thier personal lives.

2x4 Promotional photo 1    "When Will Josh and His Friend Leave Me Alone?" 11/11/2016
Directed by: Paul Brigantine - Written by: Erin Ehrlich

Rebbeca tries to reinvent herself in the wake of losing both Greg and Josh.

2x5 Promotional photo 1    "Why Is Josh's Ex-Girlfriend Eating Carbs?" 11/18/16
Directed by: Erin Erlich - Written by: Sono Patel

Rebecca tries to make amends with Valencia.

2x6 Screencap 1.jpg    "Who Needs Josh When You Have a Girl Group?" 12/2/2016
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Jack Dolgen

Rebecca, Paula, Heather and Valencia have a girls night out.

Who's the Cool Girl Josh Is Dating?    "Who's the Cool Girl Josh Is Dating?" 12/9/2016
Directed by: Jude Weng - Written by: Michael Hitchcock

Rebecca and Valencia team up to investigate Josh's new girlfriend.

2x7 Main photo    "Who Is Josh's Soup Fairy?" 1/6/17
Directed by: Linda Mendoza - Written by: Rachel Specter and Audrey Wauchope

Paula has Rebecca look after her son Tommy.

2x8 main photo    "When Do I Get to Spend Time with Josh?" 1/13/17
Directed by: Kabir Akhtar - Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna and Rachel Bloom

Whitefeather & Associates gets a new boss.

2x11 Promotional photo 13 edit    "Josh Is the Man Of My Dreams, Right?" 1/20/17
Directed by: Michael Patrick Jann - Written by: Elisabeth Kiernan Averick

Rebecca and Nathaniel get to know each other better.

2x12 Promotional photo 3    "Is Josh Free in Two Weeks?" 1/27/2017
Directed by: Alex Hardcastle - Written by: Katie Schwartz

Nathaniel's father visits the law firm as Rebecca gets stressed out.

Can Josh Take A Leap Of Faith?    "Can Josh Take A Leap Of Faith?" 2/3/17
Directed by: Aline Brosh McKenna - Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna

Unexpected life changing moments happen on Rebecca and Josh's wedding day.


External linksEdit

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