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How a Viral Video Star Created One of Fall’s Most Anticipated New TV Shows

photo: Rachel Bloom

photo: Rachel Bloom, Facebook

“How Crazy Ex-Girlfriend got made was a young comedian’s dream. I was doing music videos online and they would do well, to varying degrees. [The Devil Wears Prada screenwriter] Aline Brosh McKenna saw them, and the next thing I know, I get an email saying, ‘Aline Brosh McKenna and CBS would like to meet with you to discuss potentially making a musical TV show.’ We started talking, and Aline suggested a concept called ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ — the idea of a woman’s perspective on how we come to be crazy, why love makes us crazy, and what does the word crazy even mean. – Gazelle Emami, Vulture