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Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 2:40PM EDT
Jane the Virgin creator on planned series finale: "It’s the ending I pitched when I pitched the show"
"When I first thought about the show, I thought it would run four years, and then after the second year, I thought, 'We have enough to take us through five seasons,'" Jennie Snyder Urman says of ending The CW series after five seasons. "We started to have those discussions in Season 3. The studio and the network were always really supportive. (CW president) Mark Pedowitz told me early on, “'Tell me when it ends. Just give me enough notice.' I was really grateful to have that, because you don’t often have that leeway and confidence, and the foresight to be able to plan your ending. Gina (Rodriguez) and I are creative partners, and we talk about everything, and we were on the same page. It’s the ending I pitched when I pitched the show. I couldn’t have pitched them a million of the details that have happened along the way, and it doesn’t have to do so much with the plot and with all the twists and turns. But the overall structure and what I wanted to say about certain things — structurally, that’s built into the ending."
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 9:56AM EDT
The CW announces Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and iZombie will end next season
The news that Jane the Virgin is ending with Season 5 was expected as Gina Rodriguez had referred to the fifth season as "our final season." Rachel Bloom also broke the news of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend ending on April 2 when she tweeted "#CrazyExGirlfriend has been renewed for a final season," Season 4. Meanwhile, iZombie barely survived to next season after being on the bubble. Its fifth season will allow the Rob Thomas series to have a proper sendoff to cap off five seasons.
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 9:56AM EDT
The CW unveils its fall schedule, says it will air more hours of scripted TV next season than ABC, NBC and Fox
Supergirl and Charmed will be paired together on Sundays as The CW reclaims that night after nearly a decade. Arrow moves to Mondays and Jane the Virgin will kick off its final season in midseason. “Starting in October, we will have 12 hours of original scripted series on our schedule – more than any other broadcast network besides CBS,” said CW president Mark Pedowitz. He adds of pairing Charmed and Supergirl: "We wanted to have an established show on Sunday night. We wanted name value with Charmed, on there. We felt that it was two shows that empowered women and were making a statement that we were not kidding, we were not going to phone it in on Sunday nights — That we were going to compete.” ALSO: CW won't rescue Lucifer.
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 1:12PM EDT
Jane the Virgin's shocking season finale twist makes you reconsider the show's entire past
"A good plot twist will inevitably change the future of the show," says Marissa Martinelli. "But a great plot twist also makes us reconsider its past, too, and this is a great plot twist."
Posted Friday 4/20/18 at 10:50PM EDT
Jane the Virgin creator explains the shocking season finale
"As we enter our final chapter, the beginning of our ending," says Jennie Snyder Urman, "I thought about what I wanted to see and what I wanted to feel, and there’s been a lot of plot stuff that I’ve been very sure about. It really had a lot to do with this timing, how much story we wanted to tell and where we wanted Jane to ultimately end up. I made this decision over hiatus that we would go for this and then pitched it to the writers."
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 2:55PM EDT
CW renews 10 shows, including Riverdale, Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Dynasty
Black Lightning, Arrow, The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Supernatural and Supergirl will also be back next season. CW shows yet to be renewed include The 100, iZombie, Life Sentence and Valor. The most baffling renewal is Dynasty. "Midway through its freshman run, Dynasty recently slipped to an almost mythical 0.1 demo rating, though Nicollette Sheridan’s debut as Alexis seems to have resuscitated the numbers, some," as Matt Webb Mitovich points out. UPDATE: Rachel Bloom tweets Season 4 will be Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's "final season."
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Posted Monday 3/26/18 at 2:46PM EDT
Gina Rodriguez to play Carmen Sandiego in Netflix film
The Jane the Virgin star will also produce the live-action film about the iconic PBS kids' TV character.
Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 2:09PM EDT
Gina Rodriguez hints that Jane the Virgin will end with Season 5
During a panel at SXSW, Rodriguez talked about directing and referred to next year as "our final season." The CW has yet to confirm that Season 5 will be the last for the telenovela-inspired series.
Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 11:05PM EST
Quit calling Jane the Virgin a "guilty pleasure"
Soaps, the rom-com, the romance novel -- "these are the genres that get dismissed as fluff," says Emily Nussbaum, "which is how our culture regards art that makes women’s lives look like fun. They’re 'guilty pleasures,' not unlike sex itself. Women use this language, too—even (Gina) Rodriguez, in interviews, has compared her show to red-velvet cupcakes and Justin Bieber. In fact, Jane the Virgin is more like a joyful manifesto against that very putdown, a bright-pink filibuster exposing the layers in what the world regards as shallow."
Posted Wednesday 2/28/18 at 10:47PM EST
Why are there suddenly so many bisexuals on TV?
One reason, according to Kathryn VanArendonk: "Almost universally, the stories that these shows have found to tell about their characters coming out, about their romantic relationships, and about the mysteries of sexual attraction are more interesting than the straight stories. I have seen so, so many love triangles. I have seen so many will-they-won’t-theys that then coalesce into 'they did!' and then have to find somewhere else to push the story. I have seen countless heterosexual true loves, and I’ve watched them grow into flawed but loving marriages, and I’ve loved many of them. But it is just so nice to watch love stories that explore territories outside the painfully familiar 'how will that nice lady ever land a husband' world. It’s so nice to watch stories with something different to say about attraction and the complexity of adult relationships."
Posted Wednesday 2/21/18 at 7:00PM EST
Gina Rodriguez details her struggle with Hashimoto's disease
The Jane the Virgin star has suffered for years from the condition in which the immune system attacks the thyroid, resulting in fatigue, hair loss, weight gain, depression, weakness and memory lapses. "I’ve had it for so many years…that rebellion of not taking care of myself can’t exist anymore," she says.
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 8:57PM EST
Gina Rodriguez found directing her first Jane the Virgin episode “very freeing”
Since she’s so busy working on her CW drama, Rodriguez prepped to direct tonight’s episode during her Christmas break. “I actually found it liberating, which was a discovery I didn’t know I was going to have,” she says of directing for the first time. “I thought I was going to find it overwhelming and difficult, but I found it very freeing.”
Posted Friday 1/19/18 at 1:29PM EST
Eva Longoria will play herself on Jane the Virgin
After directing a previous episode of The CW dramedy, Longoria will go before the camera to play herself. In her episode, Rogelio will seek her out to co-star in his new series, an American adaptation of The Passions of Santos, and finds that they have a “surprising connection.”
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 2:57PM EST
Brooke Shields will guest on Jane the Virgin as a renowned actress named “River Fields”
Her character will feud with Rogelio De La Vega as part of a multi-episode arc.
Posted Monday 1/08/18 at 7:47AM EST
Rosario Dawson is coming to Jane the Virgin
She’ll appear on The CW series in the latter half of the season in a role yet to be revealed.