Showtime Pilot, Featuring Musical Elements and Starring Santino Fontana, Will Not Move Forward

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Showtime has opted not to proceed with "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," Rachel Bloom's half-hour comedy pilot with musical elements that featured Tony Award nominee Santino Fontana, Drama Desk Award winner Donna Lynne Champlin and Vincent Rodriguez III, according to Deadline.com. 

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The comedy pilot, starring and co-created by YouTube personality Bloom, was to feature Fontana, Michael McDonald, Champlin and Rodriguez III as series regulars. 

Marc Webb ("500 Days of Summer," "The Amazing Spider-Man" films) directed.

The project, according to press notes, "centers around Rebecca (Bloom), a successful, driven, and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything – her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan – in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in that exotic hotbed of romance and adventure: West Covina, California. The cast includes Tony nominee and recent film voice-over star Fontana ('Frozen') who will play Greg, a bartender and Rebecca's (Bloom) first friend; actor and comedian McDonald (MADtv) is Darryl, Rebecca's new boss; Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Champlin (Broadway productions of Billy Elliot, Sweeney Todd) plays Paula, her co-worker at the law firm who is suspicious of Rebecca; and Broadway star Rodriguez III (Here Lies Love) will play Josh, Rebecca's childhood boyfriend who she serendipitously runs into years later, and who acts as the catalyst for her dramatic life change."

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