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Make way for Her Royal Highness, Elena, Princess of Avalor. Below, watch the new Elena of Avalor TV show featurette. The new animated series premieres on Disney Channel Friday, July 22, 2016 at 7:00pm Et/Pt. Don't miss new photos of the cast, crew and with their families and guests at the July 16th Paley Center for Media screening of the Elena of Avalor TV series.Among those on hand for the festivities were Yvette Nicole Brown, Christian Lanz, Danny Trejo, Constance Marie, Jillian Rose Reed, Joseph Nunez, Aimee Carrero, Julia Vera, Chris Parnell, Ivonne Coll, Elena of Avalor Creator and Ep Craig Gerber, Carlos Alazraqui, Story Editor Silvia Olivas, Voice Director Sam Riegel, Jorge Diaz, Supervising Director Elliot Bour, as well as Lou Diamond Phillips and family.Read More… »
Disney has officially inducted its first-ever Latina princess. On Tuesday afternoon, Disney Channel released the first trailer for “Elena of Avalor,” set to debut July 22 at 7 p.m. on the kids’ network.
The new animated series follows Princess Elena after she’s saved her kingdom from an evil sorceress, only to now be tasked with ruling over Avalor. Elena faces trials and triumphs with the help of trusted advisors and magical, flying friends.
“Disney’s been in my family for a very long time and just to see my own images represented, my own culture represented, is really special and I hope it will be for everybody watching,” Carrero told USA Today.
“Elena of Avalor’s” magical kingdom will “incorporate influences from diverse Latin and Hispanic cultures,” including music, architecture »
- Lamarco McClendon
Constance Marie (“The George Lopez Show”), Lou Diamond Phillips, Danny Trejo, Jaime Camil (“Jane the Virgin”), Ivonne Coll, Tituss Burgess, Ana Ortiz and Hector Elizondo are just some of the guest stars of Disney Channel’s new animated series, “Elena of Avalor.” Newcomer Aimee Carrero will voice the title character with Jenna Ortega ("Stuck in the Middle") playing her younger sister. The Latino talent extends to the soundtrack with Gaby Moreno, Latin Grammy Award winner for Best New Artist, performing the theme song and other music in the new Disney Channel show premiering Friday, July 22. Some Disney fans can get an advance preview of “Elena of Avalor.” Find out how below.
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Wedding bells are ringing on Jane the Virgin!
After weeks of planning and dramatic hiccups, Jane (Gina Rodriguez) will make a fateful trip down the aisle on next Monday's (May 16) episode, but you can get a glimpse of the dress she'll wear when she marries Michael (Brett Dier) right now.
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- Megan Vick
Network: ABC Family/Freeform
Episodes: 103 (hour)
TV show dates: June 6, 2011 -- present
Series status: Cancelled/ending
TV show description:
This dramatic TV series tells the story of two teenage girls who discover that they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. As a result, they are raised in very different environments than what they would have been.
An artistic teenager, Bay Kennish (Vanessa Marano) grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother. Privileged and eccentric, she's lived a charmed life with the family she thought was her own. She was raised by her stay-at-home mom Kathryn (Lea Thompson) and former professional baseball player father John (D. W. Moffett), in the wealthy neighborhood »
The telenovela-like life of virgin mother Jane Gloriana Villanueva won't be coming to an end this year. The CW has renewed Jane the Virgin for a third season for the 2016-17 season.
On Jane the Virgin, a driven 23-year-old woman named Jane (Gina Rodriguez) ends up becoming pregnant thanks to being artificially inseminated by mistake. The biological donor is a married cancer survivor, the owner of the hotel where Jane works, and her former teenage crush. She decides to have the baby and things get even more complicated from there. The rest of the cast includes Andrea Navedo, Justin Baldoni, Yael Grobglas, Brett Dier, Ivonne Coll, Jaime Camil, and Anthony Mendez (voice over).
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Four years ago, Alan Yang wrote a pilot about a father and son. Both characters were white.
At the time, Yang, whose own father is from Taiwan, was a writer for “Parks and Recreation,” and Greg Daniels, a “Parks” executive producer, was advising Yang as he worked on the script. “Why not make the father and son Asian?” Daniels asked. Yang refused.
“It wasn’t even other people that shut it down,” Yang says. “I shut it down in my own brain.”
What Yang now calls his “misguided conservatism” arose from a practical concern: What if no one wanted to make a comedy about an Asian father and son? After all, since the crash and burn of Margaret Cho’s “All-American Girl” two decades ago, shows revolving around the lives of nonwhite families had been few and far between, especially on the broadcast networks.
Cut to 2015, when “Master of None, »
- Maureen Ryan
Jane the Virgin returned Monday night for the back half of its second season, and outside the usual intrigue, the heart of the episode were the moments between the Villanueva women, who clash over how best to put Mateo to sleep. The show has always explored the relationship between single mothers and their daughters with depth and nuance, and since the birth of Jane's baby, it's become even more adept at handling themes of motherhood with emotional realism. Vulture caught up with Ivonne Coll (Alba) and Andrea Navedo (Xiomara) recently to talk about how profoundly their own mothers have influenced their characters.Ivonne Coll (Alba) What advice did your mom give you about becoming an actress? Oh, my mother never wanted me to become an actress because she thought that I should be a secretary. [Laughs.] At that time, in the '60s, a secretarial job was like money in the »
- Sarah Caldwell
8 items from 2016
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