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TELENOVELA To Reteam Eva Longoria With Desperate Housewives Co-Star Ricardo Chavira!

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On Monday night, NBC aired a sneak peek episode of the new comedy from Eva Longoria and her team, Telenovela, which takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of a spanish-speaking sudser.  It was fun romp reminiscent of the motion picture Soap Dish with a new twist.  Any soap opera fan, or televnovela fan, would appreciate the nods to some of the infamous soap opera staples and backstage drama!

Series star and EP, Longoria also gave fans extra incentive to check out the show when it bows on January 4th  when she announced via Twitter, that her former Desperate Housewives husband and love-interest Ricardo Chavira will be making a guest-star on the comedy!

Desperate Housewives fan, recall Ricardo and Eva, played Carlos and Gabrielle Solis on the ABC primetime series.  Longoria tweet exclaimed: “@RicardoAChavira will be on an episode! He’s amazing and still my first love!”

Meanwhile, if you caught last night’s episode, one of the highlights feature Longoria’s, spanish soap opera superstar Ana Sofia, going through her script while a perky over-enthusiastic young actress joins in the scene, while Ana Sofia’s ex-husband who is now back on the telenovela exclaims (while perusing the script) “You’re not playing my love interest – you’re playing my love interest’s mom!”

Next, Ana Sofia had a massive soap opera diva meltdown captured by adoring and shocked fans! Watch the hilarity in the clip after the jump!

Then let us know, if you caught Telenovela last night, and your thoughts on the series?  Excited to hear Ricardo and Eva will reteam again for an episode?  Comment below!

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clh

Wish he was going to be part of the cast, not just a guest.

Stephanie
Stephanie

I caught a few minutes last night and recorded it to watch later. It did remind me of Soap Dish, which was hilarious so I expect a lot of laughs!

Timmm
Timmm

NO THANK YOU! I need an Advil just after watching this clip!

su0000
su0000

hey Timmm..
The soaps have been made fun of/spoofed since forever,, SNL did it best..
It is bad advertising for the real soaps.. I mean, c’mon! lol

It comes off as a slapstick soap ahaaa!

Timmm
Timmm

I realize that BUT some of the best actors are on daytime and I guess they are at fault because of the choices they made BUT I respect them!

Patrick
Patrick

“Eva Longoria”

“Thank You” for the Latin explosion…. Latin flavor… Latin dance… Latin mystique

su0000
su0000

ahhhhh ha!
this is sooooooooo bad!
Anyone who has never seen a soap opera, after a look-in at this show never will want to see one..
It’s bad advertising for the soaps. lol

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

I really enjoyed it. I had forgotten how much fun Eva Longoria can be when she acts a little crazy! It was good, silly entertainment.

Rodd
Rodd

I thought it was campy fun and am looking forward to watching it in January.

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GH’s Billy Miller Lands Role In Apple’s Upcoming Thriller Series, ARE YOU SLEEPING

Exciting casting news for mutli-Daytime Emmy winner, Billy Miller (Drew, General Hospital).  Miller has been cast in the upcoming drama series thriller, Are you Sleeping to be on Apple’s streaming platform.

Are you Sleeping stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer along with Lizzy Caplan, and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) with another Oscar winner, Reese Witherspoon serving as one of the series executive producers with the project through her production company, Hello Sunshine.

According to Deadline: Are You Sleeping, is based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber,and provides a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts and challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage.

Code Black’s Moon Bloodgood is also set as a series regular. Brett Cullen (Devious Maids) and Hunter Doohan, will recur along with Miller.

In story, Octavia Spencer stars as Poppy Parnell, a relentless investigative reporter who looks to uncover the truth behind a decades-old questionable murder verdict through her new podcast. Caplan plays twin sisters Josie and Lanie, whose father’s murder decades ago is examined on the podcast. Paul plays convicted murderer Warren Cave, whose guilt or innocence has remained a question in many people’s minds for the past 20 years.

Miller will play the role of Lanie’s husband, Alex Dunn.

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DYNASTY’s Brianna Brown Is A New Mom!

It’s a boy for Brianna Brown and her husband Richie Keen!

The CW’s Dynasty star, were she plays Claudia Blaisdel, gave birth to her son Charlie Zane on July 18th in Los Angeles.

The new little bundle of joy weighed in 7 lbs., 11 oz.

In a statement to PEOPLE the proud new parents expressed: “We are overjoyed to welcome Charlie into our family and are grateful to everyone who helped guide us through our birth experience. We are looking forward to all the adventures we will have in the next chapter of our lives.”

General Hospital fans remember Brianna for her portrayal of Dr. Lisa Niles who had an obsession with Dr. Patrick Drake (played by now Y&R’s Jason Thompson).

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Jordi Vilasuso Joins The Cast Of The Young and the Restless

Soap vet, Jordi Vilasuso is heading to Genoa City!

Casting news out of Soap Opera Digest is that the Daytime Emmy-winning actor, will play the role of Ray who is said to be a mysterious stranger who finds himself immersed in the drama in town.

Look for Jordi to make his Y&R debut on the Friday, August 17th episode.

Daytime fans last saw Jordi as Dario on Days of our Lives.  He exited when the character was written-off and into the Witness Protection Program.

Jordi won is Daytime Emmy for his role as Tony Santos on Guiding Light.

So, do you think Jordi will play a good guy, or a bad guy this time out on Y&R? Comment below.

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