DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

MIKE HUGHES

GARY EDGERTON

ROGER CATLIN

KIM AKASS

GERALD JORDAN

TOM BRINKMOELLER

NOEL HOLSTON

 
 
 
 
 
CW's New Fall 2015 Shows: First Impressions
May 14, 2015  | By David Bianculli  | 1 comment
 

The CW, so pleased with last year’s development season, is introducing only one new series for fall. It’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and originally was developed for Showtime…

Last year, the CW’s two new fall shows not only survived, but were good. Both came from other sources – The Flash as a DC Comics spinoff from Arrow, and Jane the Virgin from a Venezuelan telenovela.

That’s a fall development record of 100 percent – take that, every other network! And this fall, while saving other changes and new series for 2016, it’s presenting only one new show. And if that series is renewed a year from now, CW will be able to claim a 100 percent success rate for new fall TV shows in two consecutive seasons. I’m pretty sure that has never ever ever happened before.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend stars, and is executive produced by, Rachel Bloom (pictured), and is about a romantically unlucky, dissatisfied, or upgrading single woman who decides to move from New York to California – specifically, to West Covina, which isn’t exactly Beverly Hills. But it is exactly the point, comedy-wise, in placing Bloom’s Rebecca Bunch in new, uncharted, and less than ideal waters.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is scheduled for Mondays at 8 p.m. ET, as the lead-in to last year’s successful romantic comedy hit, Jane the Virgin.

 
 
 
 
 
Leave a Comment: (No HTML, 1000 chars max)
 
 Name (required)
 
 Email (required) (will not be published)
 
 Website (optional)
 
BRTHP
Type in the verification word shown on the image.
 
 
 Page: 1 of 1  | Go to page: 
1 Comments
 
 
Kris Karcher
Did you like it? You didn't say! From the trailer I get a little bit of a Pushing Daisies vibe. Were you able to see the entire pilot yet?

Also when you lump Izombie into CW's success last year they really kicked ass!
May 24, 2015   |  Reply
 
 
 
 Page: 1 of 1  | Go to page: