Episodes: 11 (half-hour)
TV show dates: December 7, 2015 — February 22, 2016
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Eva Longoria, Jencarlos Canela, Diana Maria Riva, Jose Moreno Brooks, Alex Meneses, Amaury Nolasco, Jadyn Douglas, Izzy Diaz, and Juan Carlos Cantu.
TV show description:
This workplace sitcom takes place on and off the set of a hit Spanish-language soap opera. On-screen melodrama is often eclipsed by what happens off-screen, between this dysfunctional work “family.”
Despite not speaking the language, Ana Sofia Calderon (Eva Longoria) is the star of the Spanish-language drama, Las Leyes de Pasión (The Laws of Passion). In this youth-oriented business, Ana worries her days as star are numbered.
Ana’s work life is complicated when ex-husband, Xavier Castillo (Jencarlos Canela), is cast as her character’s love interest. Ana is convinced that Xavi cheated on her — with Shakira.
Costumer Mimi Moncada (Diana Maria Riva), is Ana’s best friend. A single mom, Mimi always feels like she has too many balls in the air.
Gael Garnica (Jose Moreno Brooks) is an insecure gay actor playing Ana’s macho cop husband. A friend to Ana and Mimi, Gael thinks of his abs as job security. He rips off his shirt, whenever network suits appear on set.
Aging diva Isabela Santamaria (Alex Meneses), watched her career decline as Ana’s rose. Always typecast as the villain, Rodrigo Suarez (Amaury Nolasco) longs to stretch into new roles.
Innocent and perhaps ditzy, Roxie Rios (Jadyn Douglas) plays the soap’s sexy ingenue. Isaac Aguerro (Izzy Diaz), is a seldom-sober writer, frequently besieged by actors desperate for airtime.
Gustavo (Juan Carlos Cantu), plays the soap patriarch and father of Ana’s character. In his dotage, Gustavo is prone to nodding off, even on set.
Episode #11 — The Stalker
Xavi asks Ana for a cup of coffee to talk about their relationship. When he doesn’t show, Ana fears the worst. The cast tries to impress Isaac, who is working on a script for next year’s telenovela.
First aired: February 22, 2016.
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