'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Fans Can Cautiously, Carefully Begin Celebrating
Ever since Crazy Ex-Girlfriend premiered and we all realized how overwhelmingly great it was, fans of the show have been a little on edge. We’ve been burdened with that fear of finding something you love, and being sure it was going to be taken from you. Because as over-the-top, joyously fun and smart that show is, the ratings are still abysmal. So while we love the show, there’s been a bittersweet sadness underlying that love, since we’ve all been pretty sure it’s just going to get cancelled. In fact, every time we write about this show here, there are some of you say you’re so sure you’d love it, and are equally sure of its cancellation, that you haven’t even given it a chance for fear of heartbreak.
Well, good news, fans of quality TV and weird musical numbers. The CW has just extended their episode order for the show, and have also done the same for iZombie (which you’re also watching, RIGHT?). Both shows were only slated to run 13 episodes, but iZombie just picked up another six while Crazy Ex-Girlfriend got five more. Before we nitpick this happiness away, let’s take a quick celebratory dance break.
And maybe a couple finger guns while we’re at it.
Now no, this is not the absolute best news we could have hoped for. 18 and 19 episodes for these shows still aren’t full seasons, so while it’s great that the CW is moving forward, there still is the question of why the hell won’t they just commit already? I would also imagine these piecemeal increases might make it difficult for a show to establish its ideal rhythm. How can you plan a satisfying arc when you don’t know how many episodes you have? So sure, it could be better. But since we were all pretty close to positive Crazy Ex-Girlfriend might not even be given the chance to finish out its existing run, this news, by comparison, is pretty much…