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Posted Monday 8/06/18 at 2:50PM EDT
The CW boss is disappointed in Emmy snubbing of Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Both dramas "never got the accolades they deserved from the Academy," said CW president Mark Pedowitz, adding: "I’m more amazed that the Academy could not recognize Crazy Ex for any of its original music, given they do original music week in and week out.”
Posted Monday 7/30/18 at 7:08PM EDT
Gina Rodriguez reportedly got engaged to Jane the Virgin's Don Quixote Stripper
The actress teased on Instagram that she and boyfriend Joe LoCicero, whom she met on The CW series, have gotten engaged.
Posted Wednesday 6/20/18 at 3:57AM EDT
One Day at a Time and Vida team to fight the separation of immigrant families at the border
The two Latino series are “teaming up to end family separation at the border,” One Day at a Time co-showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett tweeted, urging writer to donate "to directly support legal services for detained separated parents and funding for their release." Vida creator Tanya Saracho used the hashtag #OneVidaataTime and a photo of her "beautiful writers room" to urge other Latino series, Jane the Virgin and ABC's upcoming Grand Hotel, to join in their fight. The border separation controversy has become heated in recent days as TV producers like Modern Family's Steven Levitan and Judd Apatow have called out Fox News' slanted coverage on the immigration debate.
Posted Tuesday 6/19/18 at 5:37PM EDT
Gina Rodriguez is using her Emmy campaign money to send an undocumented immigrant to Princeton
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Jane the Virgin star has decided to use the CBS TV Studios money she was given to campaign for Emmy consideration to fund a college scholarship for an undocumented high school student. Instead of using the money to pay for swag and glamorous dresses to impress Emmy voters, Rodriguez partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles to find the perfect recipient: a young woman headed to Princeton University. "FYC is a bizarre dance," Rodriguez says of the increasingly expensive For Your Consideration Emmy campaigns. "Whatever you do requires an insane amount of money." She adds: "Our show has always jumped at any opportunity to help me do something for the Latinx community. So I asked my showrunner, Jennie (Snyder Urman), if we could do something different with the money this year."
Posted Thursday 6/07/18 at 10:08PM EDT
The Good Doctor and Jane the Virgin are among the shows that added #MeToo-themed storylines
The Good Doctor creator David Shore says the ABC drama will continue tackling sexual harassment after incorporating the issue in a storyline this season. “The challenges and the difficulties and the frustrations — we wanted to embrace it and we wanted it to carry forward,” Shore says. “We didn’t want it to be something that happens and then it’s just forgotten about. We wanted it to play out over a few episodes. We didn’t want it to be what the show is completely all about, but we wanted to deal with it honestly, and that means for more than just a moment. This is something that carries on and that people live with.” For Jane the Virgin, the #MeToo movement prompted the show to revisit a consensual affair Jane had with a graduate school adviser years earlier. Now, a mature Jane looked back at the affair with more scrutiny, especially with regard to its power dynamics.
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"
Source: The New York Times
"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
Source: Entertainment Weekly
"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"
Source: The New Yorker
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."