Crazy Ex-Girlfriend fans, rejoice (then mope): The show has been given the green light for its fourth—but also final—season. The news was confirmed by Rachel Bloom, who both created the series and plays its main character, Rebecca Bunch.
The CW confirmed to Variety that the musical comedy would be renewed for its fourth season, though it did not specify that it would be the last. Still, Bloom and co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna said from the outset that this was the timeframe they initially envisioned. As Bloom told Vanity Fair in 2016:
“The idea of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend was an idea [McKenna] had for a movie,” Bloom told V.F. then. She and McKenna had “no interest in making a show that’s just going to spit out copies of itself. . . . This is about a young woman in a very specific time in her life, going through a crisis. And that just doesn’t sustain itself for nine seasons. I’m an avid TV watcher, and I feel like a lot of shows peak around Season 4, Season 5, and just last way too long.”
According to Deadline, Bloom has said previously that season 4 will focus on her character “and the others, finding out what truly makes them happy.”
Since its debut in 2015, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has netted a Golden Globe and two Emmys. And even after the show is off the air for good, you can still enjoy this excellent gag reel for years to come.