Tube News: TNT Renews ‚ÄėSouthland‚Äô and ‚ÄėGlee‚Äô Promotes Naya Rivera!
Good news all around for Latinos on TV this week! First thing‚Äôs first: TNT has renewed Southland‚ÄĒstarring Mexican actor, Kevin Alejandro‚ÄĒfor a third season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The cable network has ordered 10 new episodes of the critically acclaimed series, despite the show‚Äôs mediocre ratings, and episodes will begin airing next January.
Michael Wright, head of programming for TNT called the show, ‚Äúa challenging, visceral show that engages viewers with its immersive style, provocative storylines and complex characters,‚ÄĚ and added that ‚Äúthese qualities have made the show a favorite among critics, and appointment viewing for an extremely loyal audience.‚ÄĚ I have to agree. Southland is one of the best dramatic series on TV, and I‚Äôm excited about seeing it back on TNT next season!
In other news, Naya Rivera, the part-Boricua actress who guest stars as promiscuous cheerleader, Santana Lopez on FOX‚Äôs hit series, Glee, is getting promoted! According to EW.com‚Äôs Michael Ausiello, Naya will become a series regular on Glee next season. I bet her super-sexy performance during the Madonna-themed episode‚Äôs ‚ÄúLike a Virgin‚ÄĚ number had something to do with it. How amazing was that?!
Excited about Southland‚Äôs renewal? Pumped about Naya‚Äôs promotion? Drop me a comment like it‚Äôs hot!