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7.7/10 TV

Also known as  Hot & Bothered
Country of origin  United States
First episode date  7 December 2015
Network  NBC
Program creator  Robert Harling
6.9/10 IMDb

Composer(s)  Danny Lux
Original language(s)  English, Spanish
Final episode date  22 February 2016
Genre  Sitcom
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Created by  Chrissy Pietrosh Jessica Goldstein Robert Harling
Starring  Eva Longoria Jencarlos Canela Diana Maria Riva Amaury Nolasco Jose Moreno Brooks Jadyn Douglas Alex Meneses Izzy Diaz
Similar  Superstore, Marry Me, Modern Family, The Grinder, Uncle Buck

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Telenovela is an American single-camera sitcom television series starring Eva Longoria and Jencarlos Canela. The series is a behind-the-scenes look at a fictional telenovela (Latin American soap opera) that is shot in Miami, Florida, and follows the daily life of the show's star, who does not speak Spanish. The series premiered on December 7, 2015 on NBC, and concluded on February 22, 2016.


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On May 13, 2016, NBC canceled the series.

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  • Eva Longoria as Ana Sofia Calderon, the neurotic star of Las Leyes de PasiĆ³n
  • Jencarlos Canela as Xavier (Xavi) Castillo, Ana Sofia's ex-husband, recently hired to co-star on her show
  • Diana-Maria Riva as Mimi Moncada, Ana Sofia's best friend and the show's clothing designer and seamstress
  • Amaury Nolasco as Rodrigo Suarez, Ana Sofia's eccentric co-star who plays the show's villain
  • Jose Moreno Brooks as Gael Garnica, Ana Sofia's gay friend and co-star who plays her love interest on the show
  • Jadyn Douglas as Roxi Rios, the show's youngest cast member who is dimwitted yet insightful
  • Alex Meneses as Isabela Santamaria, the telenovela's aging former leading lady and Ana Sofia's chief rival
  • Izzy Diaz as Isaac Aguero, the show's head writer who drunkenly writes the episodes only to forget the scenes he wrote the next day
  • Recurring

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  • Zachary Levi as James McMahon, the new network president of VivaVision; much to Ana Sofia's irritation, he speaks more Spanish than she does.
  • Juan Carlos Cantu as Gustavo
  • Phillip Garcia as Paulo, the show's PA
  • Luis Fernandez-Gil as Director
  • Production

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    On January 16, 2015, NBC ordered thirteen episodes. On October 19, 2015, the network cut its order to eleven episodes. In November, the show title was switched from the production title Hot & Bothered to Telenovela.


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    Telenovela premiered as a "preview" on December 7, 2015 on NBC. The series then moved to its regular Monday at 8:30 PM timeslot on December 21, 2015 as a mid-season replacement. In Turkey, premieres January 26, 2016 21:30 (gmt+2) on TLC Turkey. In the Philippines, premieres January 9, 2016 7:30 pm on 2nd Avenue.

    Critical reception

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    According to Metacritic, Telenovela currently holds a score of 62 out of 100, based on 21 critics indicating "generally favorable reviews". On another review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds a critical approval of 63%, based on 19 critics, with an average rating of 5.9/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Featuring a likable cast led by a charming Eva Longoria, Telenovela is a comedy that provides entertainingly predictable laughs".

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