Leave it to the enterprising Eva Longoria to come up with another television concept to entice soap opera fans! This time, Longoria’s single camera comedy series, Telenovela has landed on NBC for a 13 episode series order.
And as one might expect and anticipate, Telenovela is set behind the scenes of a Spanish language Telenovela. Longoria plays the willful but popular diva Ana Maria, star of Latin America’s most beloved telenovela who strives to stay on top in a world where the drama on-camera is nothing compared to the drama off-camera!
Now since NBC is the network airing the series, they have already has had discussions with their sister network Telemundo about doing 4-5-minute segments in Spanish that would be used to promote the NBC series to Spanish-speaking audiences!
The series will be written and executive produced by Cougar Town co-executive producers, Chrissy Pietrosh and Jessica Goldstein based on an idea by Longoria! Eva has been developing Telenovela through her Universal TV-based UnbeliEVAble production entity via NBC for awhile now.
So, what do you think about Longoria starring in and the concept of the comedy series Telenovela? What do you think of all the successes of Eva since her early day as Isabella on The Young and the Restless? Pretty impressive, right?