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  • TV-PG
  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 6.9  (3,333)

Telenovela is a comedy series that aired on NBC from 2015-2016. The show stars Eva Longoria as Ana Sofia Calderon, the star of a fictional Spanish-language soap opera titled Las Leyes de Pasión (The Laws of Passion). The show follows Ana as she navigates the often chaotic and dramatic behind-the-scenes world of the telenovela.

Ana is an over-the-top, larger-than-life character who is loved by her fans, but behind the cameras, she is struggling to keep up with the ever-changing demands of her job. She is surrounded by a colorful cast of characters, who all have their own quirks and personalities. Jencarlos Canela plays Xavier, Ana's co-star and love interest on the show, who has a secret crush on her in real life. Diana Maria Riva plays Mimi, Ana's best friend and makeup artist, who is always there to offer a snarky comment or a shoulder to cry on.

Throughout the series, Ana faces a multitude of challenges, from dealing with a new young and attractive co-star who threatens her position on the show, to trying to keep her marriage to her ex-husband hidden from the public, to dealing with the constant whirlwind of rumors and gossip that surrounds her personal life. The show also takes a comedic look at the stereotypes and tropes that are often present in telenovelas, such as the evil twin, the sudden amnesia plotline, and the dramatic plot twists.

One of the unique things about Telenovela is that it is bilingual. While most of the show is in English, there are frequent bits of dialogue in Spanish, particularly when the characters are filming scenes for Las Leyes de Pasión. This bilingual aspect adds to the authenticity of the show and makes it a great option for viewers who may speak both languages. It also helps to highlight the importance of representation and diversity in entertainment, particularly for Latinx audiences.

One of the standout things about Telenovela is the performances of its cast. Eva Longoria is a comedic force, delivering Ana's outrageous one-liners and physical comedy flawlessly. Jencarlos Canela brings a lot of charm and charisma to his role, making Xavier a lovable character despite his flaws. Diana Maria Riva is an excellent comedic actress, providing many of the show's best moments with her sarcastic humor.

Overall, Telenovela is a fun, light-hearted comedy that doesn't take itself too seriously. It's a great option for anyone looking for a show that's easy to watch and will make them laugh. While the show only lasted one season, it's definitely worth watching for Eva Longoria's performance alone.

Telenovela is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (11 episodes). The series first aired on December 7, 2015.

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The Stalker
11. The Stalker
February 22, 2016
Ana is worried that Xavi was kidnapped when he doesn't come to a coffee gathering. Also, the cast members attempt to show off for Isaac when he creates a script for next year's show.
Caught In The Act
10. Caught In The Act
February 15, 2016
Ana finds out that Xavi has a serious lover, Kelly. Xavi requests dating help from Ana and she quickly concurs to "fix" everything about him that bothered her when they were together. Rogrigo's biological clock is set off when the show reveals a new pregnancy plot.
Split Personalities
9. Split Personalities
February 8, 2016
Mimi's husband, Marin, is released from prison and seems to be a new improved, and better looking man. Ana attempts to keep Mimi and Martin separated by keeping her busy on a girls night out. The guys try to teach Gael how to "bro out."
Sexual Awakening
8. Sexual Awakening
February 1, 2016
A sensuous photo of Ana is discovered beneath Mimi's son's mattress, so the cast decides to give him "the sex talk." Also, the male cast members get ready for a magazine cover without Photoshop.
The Grand Gesture
7. The Grand Gesture
January 25, 2016
Ana feels her relationship with James (Zachary Levi) is going too far and tries to break up with him without causing feelings. Also, a piano on the set prompts cast members to show off their musical talents.
The Hurricane
6. The Hurricane
January 18, 2016
Cast members get trapped together when a hurricane strikes Miami and Ana leads them in a search for food. Also, Isaac feels strong enough to ask Roxie out.
The Rivals
5. The Rivals
January 11, 2016
Ana and Xavi come face to face with their rivals, Kate and Diego. The cast gets together to help Ana and Xavi finally out perform Kate and Diego while making a home for a family in need. Gael figures out his newest crush is a forbidden love.
The Kiss
4. The Kiss
January 4, 2016
Ana is apprehensive as she has her fist real date after her divorce. Also, the cast members are afraid that a spook is haunting the sound-stage. (With a guest appearance by Zachary Levi.)
Trapped in a Well
3. Trapped in a Well
December 28, 2015
Ana pretends to have a case of amnesia to avoid a showdown with Mimi; Rodrigo and Xavier make a connection; a series of mysterious accidents hits the set.
Evil Twin
2. Evil Twin
December 7, 2015
Ana tries to implement an open-book policy at work to get away from co-workers keeping secrets, but a surprise guest and a workplace relationship put the policy to the test.
1. Pilot
December 7, 2015
In the series premiere, soap opera star Ana Sofia is shocked when her ex joins the cast of her popular telenovela; Ana attempts to show him she has the upper hand.
Where to Watch Telenovela
Telenovela is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Telenovela on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    December 7, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (3,333)