Magazine article Variety

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Magazine article Variety

Top Billing: Facetime

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Aline Brosh McKenna

'I tend to gravitate toward the Paula songs.'

The co-creator (with star Rachel Bloom) of the CW's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" is hard at work on the third season of the musical comedy, after the seasontwo finale saw Bloom's Rebecca Bunch left at the altar by her longtime obsession, Josh.

What can you reveal about the new season of the show?

The third season is in some ways the promise of the series - it's more what you might imagine when you hear the title. She's gotten to the point where she's exhausted the gentler options of getting his attention.

What was the biggest challenge of the previous season?

We had a big change in terms of writing off a character and adding a new character. We spend a lot of time, effort, energy and craft doing that in a seamless way. Especially introducing Nathaniel (Scott Michael Foster) in a way where it's very clear what trope we're sending up with him. …

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