Category: Press

Press: Gina Rodriguez to guest star on Big Mouth Season 2

“Gina” voiced by Gina Rodriguez to guest star on Big Mouth in season two. She’s the girl on Missy and Jessi’s soccer team, here to shake up the social dynamics of the school.

Press/Photos: Gina on Brooklyn Nine-Nine

I’ve added HD screencaps of Gina from Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Thanks to Maria for her donations.

Also, TV Line did a recent interview and Gina’s character was mentioned. Check out the snippet below:

TVLINE | We nearly broke Twitter when we posted the first footage of Jane the Virgin‘s Gina Rodriguez as Rosa’s new love interest, Alicia. Should viewers expect to see more of her moving forward?
Absolutely, that is the hope. Schedules allowing, we would love to have Gina Rodriguez back [in Season 6] and explore Rosa and Alicia’s relationship, and how it [affects] Rosa’s relationship with her parents. We’ve always had fun writing dating stories… and we would all like to write the Rosa/Alicia arc.

Press/Video: Brooklyn99 Finale – Rosa falls for Special Guest Star Gina Rodriguez

Has Detective Rosa Diaz finally met her match?

TVLine has your exclusive sneak peek at Sunday’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine season finale (Fox, 8:30/7:30c), which introduces Jane the Virgin‘s Gina Rodriguez as a potential love interest for Rosa.

As previewed by series co-creator Dan Goor, Rodriguez plays Alicia, an Uber driver who comes into Rosa’s life when she least expects it. “They meet by chance… and Rosa is not looking for love,” he says. “But the question is, once she meets Gina Rodriguez’s character, will she be able to avoid it?” (Judging by Rosa’s googly-eyed expression, we’re guessing the answer is no.)

As previously reported, Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Season 5 finale marks the Andy Samberg sitcom’s last episode on Fox, before moving to NBC for a 13-episode Season 6. The very special outing, titled “Jake and Amy,” will feature the highly antipicated Peraltiago wedding.

Press: CW 2018 Fall Schedule- – ‘Jane the Virgin, ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,’ ‘iZombie’ to End

Next season will be the last for three CW dramas: “Jane the Virgin,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” and “iZombie.” The network confirmed Thursday that all three shows will end following 2018-19 as it announced its fall schedule for the upcoming season.

“Jane the Virgin” and “iZombie” will end at five seasons and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” will end at four.

Speaking to reporters Thursday morning, CW president Mark Pedowitz said of the canceled series, “We will miss each of those shows in terms of what they’ve done. They’ve helped the perception of the CW across the board.”

The CW will expand into Sunday nights with a returning superhero series and a reboot of a signature supernatural drama from its predecessor’s past.

The new Sunday-night block will begin with “Supergirl,” one of five superhero dramas from Warner Bros. and Greg Berlanti on the fall schedule. In recent years, the network has spread its DC Entertainment series out, saving some until midseason. But in 2018-19, the broadcaster will frontload all five shows in the fall. “Supergirl” will be followed by “Charmed,” a freshman reimagining of the supernatural series about sisters with magical powers that aired on the WB from 1998 to 2006.

The CW announced in February that it would next season launch a two-hour Sunday primetime block, expanding its linear lineup of original programming from five nights a week to six.

Mondays will be the first of two consecutive nights of DC Entertainment shows, with “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” at 8 p.m. and “Arrow” at 9 p.m. Tuesdays will feature “The Flash” at 8 p.m. and “Black Lightning” at 9 p.m. Wednesdays will begin with “Riverdale,” followed by another new series, “All American.” “Supernatural” will continue at 8 p.m. Thursdays followed by new drama “Legacies,” a spinoff of “The Vampire Diaries” franchise. Fridays will feature “Dynasty” at 8 p.m. and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” at 9 p.m.

Among the shows the CW will hold until midseason is “Jane the Virgin,” which remains one of the network’s most critically acclaimed series. Other midseason shows are the returning “iZombie” and “The 100,” as well as new shows “Roswell, New Mexico” and “In the Dark.”

Pedowitz also on Thursday addressed the network’s decision not to pick up pilot “Wayward Sisters,” the most recent attempt at a “Supernatural” spinoff, to series. “We did not feel that creatively the show was where we wanted it to be and we had a better shot with ‘Legacies.’” Pedowitz has spoken often about wanting a “Supernatural” spinoff on the network’s air, but several attempts have halted at the pilot stage.

Press: ‘Jane the Virgin’ Finale’: Series Creator On That Shocking Twist, ‘Dallas’-Inspired Cliffhanger, Season 5 & Show’s Endgame

The following article contains spoilers. Please do not continue reading if you have not watched tonight’s episode of Jane the Virgin.

What??? That was probably the reaction of every Jane the Virgin fan watching the Season 4 finale after the final scene. The show is known for loading its season finales with big twists and cliffhangers in the final minutes but tonight’s was the mother of all twists — Jane, walking into Rafael’s apartment expecting a wedding proposal from him instead came face to face with a guy who looked exactly like her dead husband Michael. (Side note, Brett Dier, who played Michael on the show and made a cameo tonight, is starring in a CBS comedy pilot, History of Them, and would not be available full-time should the pilot goes to series but is expected to do multiple episodes of Jane in Season 5.)

Up until that crazy turn of events, Jane followed closely its established finale formula. There was a Villanueva woman wedding (Alba and Jorge vs. Xo and Rogelio last year and Jane and Michal the year before.) There was another bus ride for Jane (“We see the bus as both literal and symbolic; it marks Jane’s passage into different stages of her life,” Jane creator/executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman told Deadline last year about the bus’ presence in every season finale.) There was a gun pointed at Petra in a cliffhanger for a second straight season finale; last year it was by her sister Anezka, this time, it was an unknown assailant who ended up being shot by Petra’s girlfriend, JR. The mystery, illustrated by #JRShotWho? flashing on the screen, is a cool sendup to one of the biggest soap cliffhangers in history, Dallas‘ Who Shot J.R.?

In addition to “Is Michael alive” and “Who did JR Shoot”, our interview with Snyder Urman also will address another big question — “Is the end of Jane the Virgin near?” The series was just renewed for a fifth season, which is believed to be the show’s final installment but there has been nothing official. Snyder Urman gives some clues about her plans for ending the show (hint — they include Jane getting married) and reveals the theme for Season 5, which would be fitting a possible final chapter — “full circle”.

DEADLINE: How about that ending?

SNYDER URMAN: Oh, I know, I haven’t been able to see it without screaming and I’ve seen it probably 30 times, and it always makes me jump out of my seat.

DEADLINE: Let’s jump right in — was this Michael or do we have yet another set of identical twins on the show?

SNYDER URMAN: Yeah, I cannot answer that but it’s not Michael’s identical twin, I can tell you that.

DEADLINE: So if Michael is alive…

SNYDER URMAN: Well, I’ll say, if that’s Michael and not some Rose twist…

DEADLINE: You mentioned Rose. It’s probably not a coincidence that the appearance of the mystery character who looks exactly like Michael was tied to Rose who is known for faking other people’s physical appearance.

SNYDER URMAN: I think that it’s impossible not to wonder about that because you have a character, Rose, that is tied to his reappearance, and you know what Rose is capable of, but that’ll be answered the night of the premiere of the fifth season.

DEADLINE: Can you give us a hint?

SNYDER URMAN: No, I can’t.

DEADLINE: What is Rose up to?

SNYDER URMAN: That’s all connected but underneath it all you know Rose wants to be with Luisa. Everybody in Jane is motivated in some way or another by their heart and Rose has told Luisa and has told the audience that theirs is the greatest love story ever told and she really gave up that information to find her.

DEADLINE: How did the idea about the “Michael” twist come about? Was it inspired by the big fan reaction to his death?

SNYDER URMAN: I’m always aware of the fans, of the love for the character but I don’t make decisions towards that. It really has to do with the telenovela aspect of our story that I thought it was best for. I don’t think it’s even safe to call it a twist because it’s central to the story and what’s happened and what will happen. I did not know it right from the beginning I’ll say. There’s a moment that I knew that this is how things would go and it was a little while back and that helped shape the rest of the storytelling.

DEADLINE: So what now? Jane and Rafael have been in a great place. How will the (re)introduction of this character shake up their relationship?

SNYDER URMAN: If it’s Michael, which you know we’ll see what we learn, I think it changes everything. In some ways it’s the most heroic thing that Rafael could’ve done to bring him back, but also it’s his worst fear that if Michael was still there he would be Jane’s second choice. So with the reappearance of this character I think he’s done the ultimate selfless act, but I think he’s put their relationship in great jeopardy and that will be a giant part of the storytelling when we finally return for season five.

DEADLINE: Please promise that we are not headed to yet another Jane-Michael-Rafael love triangle?

SNYDER URMAN: Can’t promise anything, but you know it’s a telenovela. She will end up with someone and I hope it will be an exciting development.

DEADLINE: Let’s talk about the other big development in the final few minutes of the episode. How long in advance did you plan the Dallas “Who Shot J.R.” reference with #JRShotWho?

SNYDER URMAN: That was right from the beginning and developed as we began to see that character. We knew what would happen and then we had named her Jane, and then her nickname was JR, and from there obviously the light bulb started to stay on as we got into the finale.

DEADLINE: Can we get clues on the identity of the shooter? Obviously it was somebody that …

SNYDER URMAN: It was someone that Petra knows.

DEADLINE: Yes, somebody Petra knows and it can’t be her mother Magda, she is in prison I believe.

SNYDER URMAN: Well she’s not in prison, but she’s in prison adjacent, she’s stuck in the place and it’s not Magda.

DEADLINE: Is it someone that we have seen on the show or somebody from Petra’s life that we have not met yet?

SNYDER URMAN: No it will be someone that you have seen.

DEADLINE: Will there be any repercussions for Petra or JR from that murder. Petra already was under suspicion over Anezka’s murder, her ex-lover also was killed, and now yet another body pops up in her room.

SNYDER URMAN: Yeah, she gets a little bit of a black widow stink about her. Obviously she was responsible for Anezka’s death after what we learned in the finale, but I don’t plan to put her under investigation for this incident because somebody had broken into her room and was essentially stalking her and getting ready to kill her.

DEADLINE: Let’s talk about your plan for the show. There have been indications that Season 5 would be Jane‘s final season. Can you confirm that?

SNYDER URMAN: No, that’s not confirmed yet. I can’t confirm or deny, that is what I can say. I will say that we’ve planned the ending for a long, long time so we’re stepping towards it. The show’s obviously not going to go on forever, but I can’t confirm that.

DEADLINE: Every season of the show has had a theme related to a new stage in Jane’s life, the current Season 4’s was “recapturing the joy” as you had put it. What will be the theme of Season 5?

SNYDER URMAN: Full circle. Life coming full circle.

DEADLINE: Can you elaborate?

SNYDER URMAN: Her writing. The words she typed on her bed were the words that began our pilot.

DEADLINE: The show also started with an accidental artificial insemination. Would full circle mean we’d get another one of those?

SNYDER URMAN: No, not an accidental insemination.

DEADLINE: You said you’re planning the final chapter. Where is Jane going to end up? Will she eventually get married?

SNYDER URMAN: Telenovelas structurally end with weddings so ours will as well. Whether it’s in the last episode or close thereabouts, that I can’t quite reveal, but Jane will get married again.

DEADLINE: Will we be surprised by the groom, or it’s somebody we already know?

SNYDER URMAN: You already know. That would be really funny and a real twist.

DEADLINE: Well, if this is Michael, he and Jane are already married so that leaves Rafael…

SNYDER URMAN: It’ll end in a wedding is really what I can say.

DEADLINE: What else can you tell us about the next season?

SNYDER URMAN: I think we’ve left on such a big exciting cliffhanger that we’re very excited to delve in. The big question that we’ll be answering is, is it Michael or is it sort of a Somersby situation. Everybody will be in a state of shock from this cliffhanger. We’ll begin to explore that and we’re also going to see big things with Jane’s writing start to happen on her career front. We’ve been focusing a lot on that and on where she’s going and where she wants to get to and that’s going to continue to develop in an exciting way.

Rogelio is going to officially shoot his pilot with River Fields and the shooting of the pilot is going to play an important role in establishing some of the themes that we’re going to be getting into as he translates The Passions of Santos into The Passions of Steve and Brenda. Petra is going to be dealing with the aftermath of who the shooter was and also dealing with her relationship with JR who she really loves and who obviously is quite angry with her.

DEADLINE: Will there be any big deaths next season?

SNYDER URMAN: I’m not going to answer.

Press: CW Renews ‘Jane the Virgin’ For Fifth Season

The CW Renews 10 Series, Including ‘Riverdale,’ ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,’ and More

The CW again has given an early renewal to the bulk of its lineup, picking up all returning series on its fall schedule for the as well as freshmen Dynasty and Black Lightning. The list includes all five DC series, The Flash (Season 5), Arrow (Season 7), Supergirl (Season 4) and Legends Of Tomorrow (Season 4), joined by newcomer Black Lighting (Season 2), as well as the venerable Supernatural, picked up for 14th (!) season, sophomore success Riverdale (Season 3) and praised comedies Jane the Virgin (Season 5) and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Season 4) for what could be the duo’s final seasons.

“As The CW expands to a six-night, Sunday through Friday schedule next season, we are proud to have such a deep bench of great returning series for 2018-19. By picking these ten series up for next season, we have a terrific selection of programming to choose from when we set our fall schedule in May, with more still to come,” said the CW president Mark Pedowitz. “And I’m especially happy that we’ll continue to work with the incredibly talented casts, producers, and writers who create the series our fans are so passionate about.”

Both new fall CW dramas, Valor and Dynasty, underperformed at similar ratings levels. The former did not get a back order and is expected to get officially canceled. Dynasty‘s ratings continue to be soft as it was moved to the lower-trafficked Friday night. But the reboot of the classic 1980s soap has a lucrative distribution deal with Netflix for CBS TV Studios, whose parent CBS co-owns the CW. Additionally, the CW brass hope that the arrival of Nicollette Sheridan as Alexis Carrington would provide the spark that Joan Collins delivered when she joined the original series as Alexis in Season 2. Sheridan’s first episode recently posted a small viewership uptick.

Of the other CW midseason series, iZombie and newbie Life Sentence are on the bubble. iZombie, now in its fourth season, is in the middle of the pack ratings-wise and has established fan base. Meanwhile, Life Sentence is on shaky ground, logging the smallest Live+same day viewership and 18-49 rating among all CW scripted series this season and recently banished to Fridays after hitting a 0.1 L+SD demo low. There is a glimmer of hope for the dramedy starring Pretty Little Liars‘ Lucy Hale, which has been a solid performer in delayed and digital viewing. That helped Riverdale to snag a Season 2 renewal last year, though renewal for Life Sentence is considered a long shot. Renewal decisions on iZombie, Life Sentence and fellow midseason series The 100, whose new season is yet to premiere, are expected to go down down to the wire in May.

The CW has more real estate to play with next season as it is reclaiming Sunday night for original programming but it also ordered the most pilots ever.

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