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Exclusive: Mexican actor-singer-heartthrob Jaime Camil is making his Us pilot debut with a co-starring role opposite Gina Rodriguez in the CW‘s drama Jane The Virgin. Based on the successful Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen, Jane The Virgin centers on Jane (Rodriguez), a hardworking religious girl who, due to a series of outrageous events, is accidentally artificially inseminated. International telenovela star Camil will play the series regular role of Rubio, who happens to be a world-famous telenovela star with a surprising connection to Jane. Camil, who is coming off back-to-back hit Spanish-language series in Mexico and the U.S. with Que Pobres Ran Ricos and Poy Ella Soy Eva, is currently seen on Univision’s new rom-com novela, Qué Pobres Tan Ricos. He made a successful feature debut in the Us as the star of bilingual Patelion/Lionsgate hit Pulling Strings, which ranked as the third highest-grossing foreign language film of 2013. Additionally, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Mariana Klaveno (Devious Maids, True Blood) has been cast in CBS’ untitled Kevin Williamson drama pilot. Written by Williamson and directed by Liz Friedlander, the psychological thriller revolves around two detectives, Beth and Jack (McDermott), who handle stalking incidents for the Threat Assessment Unit of the Lapd. Klaveno, repped by Apa, Shelter Entertainment, and Lev Ginsburg, plays Janice, one of the Threat Assessment Unit’s detectives who is often underestimated because of her somewhat flashy appearance. Lost alum Neil Hopkins has been cast in Matador, the upcoming action drama series for Robert Rodriguez‘s El Rey Network, created by Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman. It chronicles the unlikely rise of Antonio “Matador” Bravo (Gabriel Luna), a popular soccer star who in reality is a covert operative for a little known branch of the CIA. Hopkins, repped by Sdb Partners and the Cornell Group, will play Noah, female lead Annie’s »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
CBS' Kevin Williamson stalker drama is filling its ranks. Devious Maids' Mariana Klaveno has joined the cast of the untitled drama pilot. The role is in first position to the Lifetime drama in which she has starred for two seasons, meaning she would leave the series should the pilot move forward. Story: TV Pilots 2014: The Complete Guide The drama pilot is described as a psychological thriller centered on detectives who handle stalking incidents for the Threat Assessment Unit of the Lapd. Hostages' Dylan McDermott will star as Detective Jack Larsen, a recent transfer to the unit from New York. Jack's
- Lesley Goldberg
Bresha Webb, who was among the finalists for the new cast member spot on SNL, has landed the female lead opposite Romany Malco in ABC‘s multi-camera comedy pilot Keep It Together, from actor-comedian Kevin Hart. Written by Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan based on Hart’s life and stand-up, the project takes a candid look at the post-divorce life of a couple, Derek (Malco) and Lorraine (Webb), who are trying to forge a friendship for the sake of their kids, despite their differences. Webb, repped by Greene & Assoc., Mosaic and Karl Austen, is recurring on Grey’s Anatomy and next will be seen in the feature Home. Related: 2014 ABC Pilots Brianna Brown (Devious Maids, Homeland) has been added to in ABC drama pilot The Visitors, from Amblin TV. Penned by Soo Hugh, it chronicles the race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Some of the biggest players in Spanish-language TV have their eye on a promising growth market: los Estados Unidos.
Just as showbiz’s largest congloms are looking to overseas markets to fuel future profits, Latin American giants are trying to leverage their vast libraries to capitalize on the thriving global import-export business in TV. Among the prime examples, Mexican media behemoth Televisa and Venezuela’s Cisneros Group are stepping up efforts to produce English-language programming for general-market broadcast and cable outlets.
Televisa set up a small office in Los Angeles two-and-a-half years ago to pitch its many formats — from gameshows to telenovelas to traditional drama series — to U.S. buyers, and to be involved in the projects as co-producers.
Cisneros Group, parent company of Venezuela’s dominant Venevision network, has recently amped up its ambition to become a larger player in international TV under the leadership of newly appointed CEO Adriana Cisneros. »
- Cynthia Littleton
Starring Paula Garces (“Devious Maids”), Bill Camp and Annabella Sciorra, the title preemed in the fall at the Hamptons Intl. Film Festival. International rights are being hawked at Berlin’s European Film Market by London-based sales shingle Devilworks.
Storyline centers on a maid (Garces) who begins to suspect her employers’ son (Philip Ettinger) has committed a terrible crime during a summerlong vacation at the family’s beach house in the Hamptons. Dolly Hall produces the film by writer-director Walker (“Price Check,” “Chasing Sleep”).
- Gordon Cox
Paladin has acquired The Maid’s Room and will release the Michael Walker-helmed thriller theatrically and on digital platforms this spring, per the company. Pic played the Hamptons Festival and was shot in that resort area. Paula Garces of Devious Maids, plays that role again, caring for a spoiled family and gaining leverage when the son of her employers comes home with a bloodied car after a hit and run. Devilworks, a new London-based sales agency, has pacted for international rights and is launching the title at the current European Film Market in Berlin. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Tricia O’Kelley (The New Adventures of Old Christine) has been cast in a season-long recurring role on Lifetime’s Devious Maids. She’ll play Tanya, a local Beverly Hills resident. O’Kelley, repped by Domain and Art/Work Entertainment, recently recurred on ABC Family’s The Secret Life Of The American Teenager. Season 2 of Devious Maids is set to premiere April 20, when star Eva Longoria will direct the season opener. That is some good first impression. Joshua Sasse, who was recently set for the title role Dan Fogelman’s ABC musical comedy pilot Galavant, also has landed a meaty recurring role on Fogelman’s ABC comedy series The Neighbors. Sasse, ICM Talent, Olivia Bell Management and Authentic Talent, will play Larry’s (Simon Templeman) brother — they are rivals as everyone loves him and is sent down to earth to clean up Larry’s mess. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Eva Longoria rang in the New Year with a bikini-filled vacation in Acapulco, Mexico, earlier this month. The actress and producer relaxed in a blue two-piece during her tropical getaway, where she was joined by a group of friends, including her reported new boyfriend, Jose "Pepe" Gaston. Eva and Pepe have been linked since November. Eva and her pals lounged on a luxury yacht and did some sightseeing around a cove before heading back to their resort. After kicking off 2014 at the beach, Eva was back at work in Atlanta as the executive producer and director of the Lifetime series Devious Maids. The show recently began filming episodes for its second season, and Eva shared lots of photos of the fun on Instagram, including snaps of herself bundled up with the cast. This week, Eva posted a pic of herself on the set with actress Dania Ramirez, saying, "Working with the beautiful @DaniaJRamirez today! »
- Brittney Stephens
It's been more than a few years since the traditional 22-episode model of broadcast series was put on trial. As cable dramas continue to outshine Big Four offerings with critics and at award shows, many showrunners have migrated to what they perceive as greener creative pastures. Marc Cherry (Devious Maids) and Damon Lindelof (Leftovers), both broadcast veterans, championed their shorter cable orders during the first few days of the Television Critics Association press tour -- the latter calling it "far superior." "I want to hear Damon Lindelof complain about broadcast when he goes to the bank to cash his
- Michael O'Connell
The ‘Devious Maids’ actress had her twins just one month ago, but you would never know it because she looks so amazing! The soap star showed off her smoking hot post-baby body in a gorgeous new photo, and shared the family meaning behind her twins’ names.
It’s hard to believe Dania Ramirez gave birth to not one, but Two babies, because little less than a month later, she looks incredible! The Devious Maids star welcomed a baby boy and girl on Dec. 17 with her director husband Bev Land, and she finally revealed their names: Gaia and John!
Dania Ramirez Twin’s Names Revealed, Actress Reveals Sexy Post-Baby Body
After weeks of waiting to hear what Dania and Bev named their twins, we finally know! The pair named their daughter Gaia Jissel, and their son John Aether, after dad Bev — whose full name is John Beverly Amos Land – Dania told People. »
- HL Intern
Devious Maids is going to be getting a dash of Desperate Housewives flavor at the very the start of its second season. Since Housewives creator Marc Cherry created Devious Maids, it’s hard to imagine how it could have any more aspects of his previous series without bringing on the entire cast in guest roles. The answer is, actually, pretty simple: Eva Longoria is going to be directing the Season 2 opener. This shouldn’t be all that shocking as Longoria has always wanted to try her hand at directing and is an executive producer on the show alongside Cherry. She was bound to take on a more hands on approach eventually.
Not only did TV Guide report on Longoria’s step behind the camera, it also teased that Longoria could, at some point in the future, do a guest appearance on Devious Maids. Cherry is certainly interested, but he’s »
- Brody Gibson
Some things in life are just unfair—like Dania Ramirez's post-baby body. But before we get to her amazing figure, there's some exciting news to share! The Devious Maids star, who welcomed fraternal twins with director hubby John Amos Beverly Land on Dec. 17, has revealed the names of her two new bundles of joy. According to People magazine, Ramirez gave birth to a beautiful daughter named Gaia Jissel Ramirez Land, who weighed in at 4 lbs., 12 oz. and measured 17 inches long, and a handsome son named John Aether Ramirez Land, who weighed in at 4 lbs., 9 oz. and measured 18 inches long. "Dania's so in love with them," the actress' rep tells the mag. Ramirez has yet »
Eva Longoria is set to star in 'Devious Maids'. The 38-year-old actress, who is Executive Producer on the TLC comedy-drama show, is being lined up to make an appearance on the programme at some point but that looks unlikely to be in the upcoming second series. Speaking at the TCA 2014 winter press tour, series creator Marc Cherry - who worked with Eva on 'Desperate Housewives' - said: ''The Eva Longoria card, I will play that at some point eventually.'' While she probably won't appear in front of the camera in the second season of 'Devious Maids', Eva is set to »
Lifetime’s “Devious Maids” will return for its second season on April 20, and with it comes some new firepower. Showrunner Marc Cherry’s Co-Executive Producer Eva Longoria will step behind the camera to direct her first ever TV episode. Cherry also revealed a Season 2 plot point at Thursday’s Television Critics Association panel: former housekeeper Marisol Duarte (Ana Ortiz) will marry a rich man and employ a devious maid of her own — a white woman, atypical of the help’s demographics thus far. “She’s moving on up and she’s got a lot of deviousness to deal with of her own, »
- Tony Maglio
Pasadena, CA (January 9, 2014) – Lifetime’s critically-acclaimed hit series Devious Maids (#DeviousMaids, #DeviousArmy), returns for a second season on Sunday, April 20, at 10Pm Et/Pt. The series is executive produced by Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria, and stars Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramírez, Roselyn Sánchez, Edy Ganem and Judy Reyes as five maids with ambition and dreams of their own while working for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. Longoria will direct the series’ eagerly anticipated season two opener, marking her television directorial debut. Devious Maids is set in a world where murder and mayhem collide in the mansions of Beverly Hills’ wealthiest and most powerful families. Class warfare has never been as fun and dirty as it is in the tiny enclave where the staff is as clever, witty and downright as devilish as their employers. The series centers on a close-knit group of maids, Marisol (Ortiz), Rosie (Ramírez), Carmen »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
"Devious Maids" is getting a big name director for its Season 2 premiere. Executive producer Eva Longoria is going to make her directorial debut on the first episode of the Lifetime series' second season, and is currently prepping it now.
Series creator Marc Cherry reveals at the TCA 2014 winter press tour that he also has plans for Longoria to appear on "Devious Maids," though probably not in Season 2. "The Eva Longoria card, I will play that at some point eventually," he promises.
Expect to "see some new faces and say goodbye to some other faces" in the upcoming season. But while Cherry's previous series "Desperate Hosuewives" went a little wild in Season 2, he has a clear plan for "Devious Maids."
"Know what your second season is before you write your first season," Cherry says of the lesson he learned from "Desperate Housewives." "When I did 'Desperate,' I was just trying »
Eva Longoria is trying her hand at directing. The actress and producer will go behind the camera for the second season premiere of Lifetime's Devious Maids -- which returns on April 20. Longoria, who EPs the soap with her Desperate Housewives boss Marc Cherry, goes to work on the sophomore run when it resumes filming in mid-January. And Cherry, who appeared at the Television Critics Association winter press tour alongside his cast, also promised that Longoria will eventually appear on the show. "Eva Longoria will not just be buried in a cameo," said Cherry, who is looking for ways
- Michael O'Connell
Harry Lloyd (Game Of Thrones) has been tapped for a regular role in Wgn America’s 13-episode drama series Manhattan. The show, from writer Sam Shaw and director Thomas Schlamme, Skydance TV, Tribune Studios and Lionsgate TV, is set against the backdrop of the clandestine mission to build the world’s first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, Nm and follows the brilliant but flawed scientists and their families as they attempt to co-exist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives. Lloyd, repped by ICM Partners, will play one of the scientists. Filming is slated to begin in March in New Mexico. Mark Deklin (Gcb, Lone Star) has landed a series regular role on the second season of Lifetime’s dramedy Devious Maids. He will play Nicholas, a handsome, charming, well-educated and wealthy Beverly Hills businessman/philanthropist with many secrets, whose first wife died under mysterious circumstances. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Eva Longoria has been named Maxim’s Woman of the Year. On the scale of Actual Things, this is somewhere below a Nobel Prize but roughly the equivalent of any Golden Globe with the phrase “Comedy or Musical.” It’s entirely possible that you are a human person who could care less. Maxim as a magazine sort of stands for a very specific something: It’s one of those things about which you are either passively offended or vaguely nostalgic, depending on your perspective and whether you happened to be a teenage boy in the era immediately before the internet »
- Darren Franich
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