Eva Longoria stars in New Half-hour Comedy "Telenovela" as the Star of a Popular Spanish Language Soap

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01 January 2016
TelenovelaCourtesy of NBCUniversal
Premieres Monday, January 4 at 8:30 PM ET/PT on NBC

          Eva Longoria (“Desperate Housewives”) stars in this big, fun and flashy half-hour comedy as Ana Sofia, the star of a popular Spanish language soap opera.  One problem, she doesn’t speak any Spanish. Other problems? Ana must manage a new boss, jealous castmates and high-maintenance best friends — and that’s all before her ex-husband is hired as her new on-screen love interest. Just like a real telenovela, this comedy is full of all kinds of drama, including love, hate, life and even death! Despite all the chaos, this telenovela’s cast and crew is a family … or, at least, they try to be.  


          In the premiere episode, "The Kiss,” Ana is nervous about going on her first real date since her divorce. When Ana (Eva Longoria) finds out that her work dinner with her boss, James (guest star Zachary Levi, "Heroes Reborn"), is actually a date, she uses some "enhancements" to win him over. Meanwhile, the cast becomes worried that there is a ghost haunting the soundstage, but Xavi (Jencarlos Canela) is skeptical. Diana Maria Riva, Amaury Nolasco, Jose Moreno Brooks, Jadyn Douglas, Alex Meneses and Izzy Diaz also star.

          If you think the steamy sex, sensational scandals and wrenching heartbreak on Latino soap operas are a little extreme, just wait until you see what happens behind the scenes.

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