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Season Three   Rebecca plots her revenge on the person who wronged her.
Premiere date: October 13, 2017 — Season finale: February 16, 2018

SummaryEdit

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s unexpected season 3 renewal shows how TV’s rules are changing
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Season Three is the further continuation of The CW musical comedy show "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend". Co-creators Aline Brosh McKenna and Rachel Bloom envisioned this as the third act of a four part story arc. Following the events in the Season Two finale, Rebecca Bunch was left at the altar by her fiancée Josh Chan and now plots her revenge on him. The Season Three renewal was officially announced on January 8, 2017. The show wrapped production on November 23, 2017 [1].


ProductionEdit

Season Three white board
Writers room whiteboard with general overview of Season Three

RenewalEdit

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.Mark Pedowitz, The CW

On January 8, 2016 The CW officially announced at a Television Critics 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 despite being the lowest rated show on the network. In an interview with Indiewire.com Co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna hinted at more explorations of Rebecca's past:

The idea was, we’ve gotten to know her over 31 episodes, the audience has gotten to know her pretty well. But we don’t know anything about her past, really,” she said. “As Paula says, the best predictor of the future is the past. It stands to reason that somebody who engages in these obsessive-romantic behaviors has done so before.Aline Brosh McKenna

On May 18, 2017 an official press release by The CW announced that "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" would return on Friday at its 8:00 PM timeslot. This time it will be paired again with the show "Jane The Virgin" which moves from its former Monday night time slot to Friday and follows it at 9:00.

Episode titlesEdit

In keeping with the usual naming years conventions the first few episodes of the Season Three episodes include the word ‘Josh’ which is meant to convey Rebecca’s continued obsession with him. However, by the seventh episode the word ‘Josh’ is no longer used reflecting Rebecca moving on from her obsession. In addition, the start of Season had most episode titles end in a period conveying particular statements declaratively. The later episodes included different male names in the title other than Josh (Jeff, Nathaniel and Trent) and used periods, exclamation point and question marks.

SongsEdit

In the Season Three episode “Nathaniel Gets the Message!” the show featured its 100th song of the series titled “Without Love You Can Save the World.” The performance featured the entire main cast and was a homage to the musical “Hair.”



100 Songs
Cupcakes representing the 100 of CXG.

CastEdit

Returning castEdit

On April 5, 2017 some of the "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" cast and crew were at the "For Your Consideration" Emmy event where it was officially announced that both actors Scott Michael Foster ("Nathaniel Plimpton III") and David Hull ("Josh Wilson") were promoted from recurring to regular cast members. On August 1, actor Robin Thomas, who plays "Marco Serrano", posted a video on his Instagram account of a table read for Season Three which was subsequently taken down. In it actors Amy Hill ("Lourdes Chan") and Will Hines ("Gary") were also present. On August 18, 2017 actress Ava Acres posted a picture of herself and Rachel Bloom on her Instagram account announcing she would be returning as "Young Rebecca" for Season Three. Actresses Tovah Feldshuh (“Naomi Bunch”) and Rachel Grate (“Audra Levine”) also returned.

Guest starsEdit

On August 14, 2017 Rachel Bloom announced on her Instagram account that musician Josh Groban would be making a special appearance in Season Three. Another Instagram post a few days later on August 19 revealed that actor Rory O'Malley of "Book of Mormon" and "Hamilton" fame will be appearing in the show.

PromotionEdit

TeaserEdit

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend To the Extreme Trailer The CW

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend To the Extreme Trailer The CW

Official trailerEdit

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Official Season 3 Trailer The CW

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Official Season 3 Trailer The CW

Gag reelEdit

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 3 Gag Reel (NSFW)

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 3 Gag Reel (NSFW)

EpisodesEdit

vedSeason Three Episodes
3x1 Promotional photo 1    "Josh's Ex-Girlfriend Wants Revenge." 10/13/17
Directed by: Erin Ehrlich - Written by: Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna

Rebecca is looking to make Josh pay for leaving her at the altar.

3x2 Promotional photo 13    "To Josh, With Love." 10/20/17
Directed by: Kabir Akhtar - Written by: Rachel Specter and Audrey Wauchope

Rebecca, unsatisfied with Paula's ideas to build a case against Josh, turns to Nathaniel for help crafting a truly evil plan. Meanwhile, Josh finds becoming a priest is harder than he thought.

Josh Is a Liar    "Josh Is a Liar." 10/27/17
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Michael Hitchcock

Rebecca starts a smear campaign to discredit Josh before he can turn everyone against her.

Josh’s Ex-Girlfriend is Crazy    "Josh’s Ex-Girlfriend is Crazy." 11/3/17
Directed by: Joseph Khan - Written by: Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosch McKenna

Rebecca is confronted by her friends about her recently uncovered history.

I Never Want to See Josh Again    "I Never Want to See Josh Again." 11/10/17
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Jack Dolgen

Rebecca returns to Scarsdale after hitting rock bottom.

Josh is Irrelevant    "Josh is Irrelevant." 11/17/17
Directed by: Max Winkler - Written by: Ilana Peña

Rebecca tries to recover from a suicide attempt.

Getting Over Jeff    "Getting Over Jeff." 12/08/17
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Erin Ehrlich

Rebecca accompanies Paula when she goes back to her hometown of Buffalo.

3x8 Promotional photo 13    "Nathaniel Needs My Help!" 01/05/18
Directed by: Jude Weng - Written by: Rachel Specter & Audrey Wauchope

Rebecca wonders if history is repeating itself as Darryl embraces a newfound superpower and Paula schemes again, this time for good.

3x9 Promotional photo 1    "Nathaniel Gets the Message!" 01/12/18
Directed by: Kabir Akhtar - Written by: Elisabeth Kiernan Averick

Rebecca discovers the powers and limitations of altruism as a new unexpected bromance forms between two other characters.

3x10 Promotional photo 1    "Oh Nathaniel, It's On!" 01/26/18
Directed by: Jude Weng - Written by: Sono Patel

Rebecca navigates major changes in her professional life and Heather gets a new opportunity.

3x11 Promotional photo 1    "Nathaniel and I Are Just Friends!" 02/02/18
Directed by: Erin Ehrlich - Written by: Rene Gube

Rebecca faces some fears in therapy while Paula brings a new friend to work.

3x12 Promotional photo 10 edit    "Trent?!" 02/09/18
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Dan Gregor and Doug Mand

Just as Rebecca tries to be more realistic and practical, Trent throws a wrench into her plans. At the same time Josh and Valencia reckon with their shared history.

3x13 Promotional photos 7    "Nathaniel Is Irrelevant." 02/16/18
Directed by: Aline Brosh McKenna - Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna and Michael Hitchcock

When Rebecca decides to make amends for her past, she finds some unexpected challenges. At the same time, West Covina awaits an important new arrival.

SongsEdit

vedSeason Three Songs
Where's Rebecca Bunch?

"Where's Rebecca Bunch?"
Performed by: Rebecca, Paula, Darryl, Heather, Valencia, Nathaniel, George, WhiJo, Hector, Maya, Tim, Jim
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca resolves to get revenge as her friends wonder where she is.

Let's Generalize About Men

"Let's Generalize About Men"
Performed by: Rebecca, Paula, Heather, Valencia
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
The Gurl Group gripe about the opposite sex.

Season Three Opening theme

"You Do/You Don’t Want To Be Crazy"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca considers various ideas on what being crazy is about.

Head in the Clouds

"I've Got My Head In The Clouds"
Performed by: Josh Chan
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Jack Dolgen, Adam Schlesinger
Josh feels he made the right choice to become a priest.

Strip Away My Conscience

"Strip Away My Conscience"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Jack Dolgen, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca makes Nathaniel an indecent proposal.

The Buzzing From the Bathroom

"The Buzzing From The Bathroom"
Performed by: Tim
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Jack Dolgen, Adam Schlesinger
Tim is depressed that he can’t sexually satisfy his wife.

After Everything You Made Me Do (That You Didn't Ask For)

"After Everything You Made Me Do (That You Didn’t Ask For)"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Jack Dolgen, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca Bunch unleashes her pent up fury on Josh Chan.

The Moment Is Me

"The Moment Is Me"
Performed by: Heather Davis
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Heather contemplates her future after community college.

I Go To The Zoo

"I Go To The Zoo"
Performed by: Nathaniel Plimpton III
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Nathaniel escapes to his favorite retreat.

Scary Scary Sexy Lady

"Scary Scary Sexy Lady"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger, Jack Dolgen
Rebecca decides to stalk and terrorize Josh.

The End of The Movie

"The End of The Movie"
Performed by: Josh Groban
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger, Jack Dolgen, Aline Brosch McKenna
Rebecca contemplates her actions after reaching her lowest point.

Maybe She's Not Such A Heinous Bitch After All

"Maybe She's Not Such A Heinous Bitch After All"
Performed by: Rebecca
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca reconsiders her relationship with her mother.

I Feel Like This Isn't About Me

"I Feel Like This Isn't About Me"
Performed by: Cornelia and bartender
Writers: Adam Shlesinger, Rachel Bloom, Jack Dolgen
Cornelia figures out she isn't the reason her new co-workers are acting weird.

Jim sings One Indescribable Instant

"One Indescribable Instant"
Performed by: Jim Kittsworth
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Jim reprises this song briefly after flirting with Cornelia.

A Diagnosis

"A Diagnosis"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom and Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca is hopeful about a new diagnosis.

This Is My Movement

"This Is My Movement"
Performed by: Valencia Perez
Writers: Adam Schlesinger, Rachel Bloom and Jack Dolgen
Valencia spreads the word

The Very First Penis I Saw

"First Penis I Saw"
Performed by: Paula Proctor
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger, Jack Dolgen
Paula reminisces about her first love Jeff.

My Friend's Dad

"My Friend's Dad"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch & Paula's father
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger, Jack Dolgen
Rebecca is happy to have bonded with Paula’s father and considers him better than her own despite the fact that he’s a bigot and an alcoholic.

Do You Believe

"Do You Believe"
Performed by: Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
Writers: Maurice Williams
Paula Proctor and her ex-boyfriend Jeff Channington dance to this classic doo-wop tune.

George’s Coffee Song

"George's Coffee Song"
Performed by: George
Writers: Danny Jolle
George sings about getting a cup of coffee.

My Sperm Is Healthy

"My Sperm Is Healthy"
Performed by: Darryl Whitefeather
Writers: Adam Schlesinger, Jack Dolgen, Rachel Bloom
Darryl is excited to learn that his sperm was healthy and rejoices in this news with his staff.

Get Your Ass Out

"Get Your Ass Out Of My House"
Performed by: Lourdes Chan
Writers: Adam Schlesinger, Rachel Bloom, Jack Dolgen
Lourdes tells her son Josh to move out as she’s tired of him constantly relying so much on her and his father.

Whithout Love You Can Save the World

"Without Love You Can Save the World"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch and the cast
Writers: TBA
Rebecca sings about all the things she could've done if she weren't in love.

Fit Guys Have Problems Too

"Fit Hot Guys Have Problems Too"
Performed by: White Josh, Nathaniel Plimpton III and Josh Chan
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger, Grant Michaels & Jack Dolgen
They try to explain that guys who are in good shape have just as many personal problems as those who aren’t.

He’s The New Guy

"He's The New Guy"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch and her colleagues
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger and Jack Dolgen
Rebecca tries to convince the staff of Whitefeather & Associates to rise up against Nathaniel.

Season Three Opening theme

"You Do/You Don’t Want To Be Crazy"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
A brief snippet of the song appears in the middle of the episode.

3x10 Promotional photo 17

"Horny Angry Tango"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch and Nathaniel Plimpton
Writers: Adam Schlesinger, Rachel Bloom, Jack Dolgen
They sing about their unresolved feelings for each other.

This Session Is Going to Be Different

"This Session Is Going to Be Different"
Performed by: Dr. Noelle Akopian
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Dr. Akopian hopes that her latest therapy session with Rebecca proves more successful than her previous attempts to help her patient.

Face Your Fears (Reprise)

"Face Your Fears (reprise)"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Adam Schlesinger, Rachel Bloom
Rebecca struggles to confront Nathaniel whom she has been having an affair with for several months.

The Moment Is Me Leitmotif

"The Moment Is Me"
Performed by: Heather Davis
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
The melody plays as a time jump occurs; during the transition Home Base and Heather undergo noticeable physical changes .

Buttload Of Cats

"Buttload Of Cats"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch with Paula Proctor, Heather Davis and Valencia Perez
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca sings about being single and getting a bunch of cats.

Back In Action

"Back In Action"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch with Paula Proctor
Writers: Adam Schlesinger, Rachel Bloom
Rebecca is excited that she and Paula are doing another caper together which they haven’t done in awhile.

3x12 Josh and Valencia do "The Royal"

"All Hail the Queen"
Performed by: Meredith Rainey
Writers: John Ross, Meredith Rainey, Jordan James Reyes
Josh and Valencia performed a dance called “The Royal” set to this song to bring the energy back to the party.

I'm Just A Boy In Love

"I'm Just A Boy In Love"
Performed by: Trent Maddock
Writers: Adam Schlesinger, Rachel Bloom
Trent explains to Rebecca why he’s made a sudden and unexpected appearance in her room.

Trent sings Period Sex

"Period Sex"
Performed by: Trent Maddock
Writers: Adam Schlesinger, Rachel Bloom
Trent horrifies Rebecca and Paula by briefly reprising the song 'Period Sex.'

The Miracle of Birth

"The Miracle of Birth"
Performed by: Paula Proctor
Writers: Adam Schlesinger, Rachel Bloom
Paula tells Heather what to expect when having a baby

3x13 Promotional photos 11

"Nothing is Ever Anyone's Fault"
Performed by: Nathaniel Plimpton III and Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Adam Schlesinger, Rachel Bloom
Nathaniel and Rebecca convince themselves no one is truly responsible for any bad decisions they make

3x13 Mona 14

"Settle For Me"
Performed by: NA
Writers: Adam Schlesinger, Rachel Bloom
While preparing for the party, Nathaniel considers Mona as a melody of this song plays in the background.

NotesEdit

TimelineEdit

In the Season Three Episode “I Never Want to See Josh Again.”, Paula mentions it’s the anniversary of her meeting Rebecca. This means the story which begins in Season One through the first half of Season Three takes place narratively within the span of only one year. Season Three itself has a time jump in the eleventh episode “Nathaniel and I Are Just Friends!” which moves the narrative timeline eight months forward.

ReferencesEdit

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