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9 November 2nd, 2015 Eva Longoria’s TELENOVELA Gets Series Premiere Date From NBC!

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Circle January 4th 2016 at 8:30PM!  That is the official premiere date and timeslot from NBC for Eva Longoria’s highly-anticipated soapalicious comedy series Telenovela!  However, the peacock network is giving viewers a sneak peek episode on Monday, December 7th at 10PMEST following The Voice.

According To TV Line: “Telenovela (formerly titled Hot & Bothered) stars Longoria as Ana Sofia, the star of a popular Spanish-language soap opera… who doesn’t speak any Spanish.

Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break) plays the villain on the show-within-a-show; other cast members include Jencarlos Canela (Más Sabe el Diablo) as superstar heartthrob Xavier and Diana Maria Riva (The Bridge) as Ana Maria’s best friend Mia.”

Robert Sudduth is also writer/producer of Telenovela, who also happens to be the husband of The Young and the Restless’ Greg Rikaart (Kevin).

So, excited to see Telenovela? Do you think it’s a must-see for any soap fan? Comment below!

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  1. Lou Piikes says:

    Another prime time Telenova !!! Why can’t TV exec’s produce Telenovas for daytime TV???

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    dylan replied

    I so think they should!!!! Good post!!

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    sonniorsolita replied

    Lou, it’s not an actual telenovela. It’s a comedy about people working on a telenovela. It looks fun!

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    Lou Piikes replied

    Either way TPTB can at least make an effort to revamp daytime serials for the 18-34 demographic.

  2. su0000 says:

    ahaa!
    I see it as a being a stereotyped sarcastic poke at soaps lol ..
    that could be a fun watch ..

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  3. dylan says:

    Husband of a man. Hmmmph.

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    JoleneMarr replied

    That’s their legal and personal status. You’d phrase it differently? And please don’t disrespect gay relationships here. There are too many people in front and behind the scenes on this site who are either in them or fully supportive of them. No place for social or political commentary, unless it’s specifically soap related.

    Now, as for that soap relationship, I think it’s cool that Greg’s husband makes a connection to an actual soap. The goings on at the always churning Y&R set will make for good inspiration and a touchstone for realism for him as he writes this show. And since Longoria is both producer and star, her time on Y&R gives her the common vocabulary with him to mine that goldmine for material

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  4. Timmm says:

    I’ll give it a whirl. Who doesnt like hot looking people in a comedic soap! I hope the hell its better than Blood and Oil. I know the two shows are like comparing apples and oranges BUT they both are trying to tap into the night time soap audience. [If that still exists?]

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  5. Ghlover says:

    If this is a sucess then they do somehing similar for daytime…Passions on NBC was almost a wink to soaps and in my opinion, had the network given them a chance, they would have been very popular today

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