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Valerie Cruz on 'Off the Map': "It's Like Going on Vacation"
By Lee Hernandez | 01/11/2011 - 12:30

Off the Map, the highly anticipated new medical drama from Grey’s Anatomy executive producer, Shonda Rhimes, premieres January 12 at 10 p.m. on ABC. The show is set in the South American jungle and stars Cuban actress Valerie Cruz as Zitajalehrena “Zee” Alvarez, a no-nonsense Latina doctor who trains American doctors to practice medicine in the third world.  


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"Grey's Anatomy" Spin-off Star Engaged!
EXCLUSIVE: 'Off the Map' Actress Valerie Cruz is Engaged!
By Lee Hernandez | 01/10/2011 - 11:00

Cuban actress, Valerie Cruz (Dexter, True Blood)is feeling like she's on top of the world right now. Not only does the 34-year-old actress have a lead role in ABC's highly anticipated medical drama, Off the Map (premiering January 12th from Executive Producer, Shonda Rhimes) she recently got engaged!


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WATCH: Meet the Latina Stars of ABC's 'Off the Map'
By Lee Hernandez | 11/27/2010 - 13:30

ABC has finally announced Wednesday, January 12th at 10 p.m. as the premiere date for Off the Map! As you can tell, we're super excited for this new medical drama set in a tiny town in the South American jungle from Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes. The show stars two Latinas—Valerie Cruz and Aimee Garcia, both of whom you’ve probably seen on other hit TV shows.


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Poll: Are You Excited for 'Grey’s Anatomy': The Musical?
By Lee Hernandez | 11/23/2010 - 13:50

ABC's Grey's Anatomy will be doing a musical episode later this season and the show's executive producer Shonda Rimes says the episode will feature a "Callie-heavy story" (meaning that Sara Ramirez, who plays orthopedic surgeon Calliope Torres on the hit series) will have a major role in the episode)!


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Salma Hayek Adapts Argentine Telenovela for ABC
By Lee Hernandez | 11/02/2010 - 14:15

Ugly Betty producer Salma Hayek really loves bringing telenovelas to the U.S.

The Mexican actress and her producing partner Jose Tamez just sold an adaptation of the telenovela Los Roldan to ABC through Hayek’s production company, Ventanarosa. The telenovela originally aired on the Argentine broadcaster Telefe from 2004-2005.


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Jennifer Lopez: Feuding with Ryan Seacrest, New Deal with ABC
POLL: Jennifer Lopez Developing TV Comedy about Latina Nannies
By Mariela Rosario | 10/01/2010 - 17:15

Jennifer Lopez has been working her butt off lately! Sealing her deal with American Idol just last week for a reported $12 million, La Lopez is apparently simultaneously developing a new comedy for ABC through her Nuyorican production company (as per an agreement inked prior to her AI gig).


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Daniella Alonso is Breaking Stereotypes on 'My Generation'
Daniella Alonso is Breaking Stereotypes on 'My Generation'
By Janel Martinez | 09/24/2010 - 09:00

New York native Daniella Alonso is starring in her first primetime network drama, My Generation, which premiered last night at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).  Latina.com caught up with the Puerto Rican and Peruvian starlet to chat about her latest role, being a Latina teen who doesn't conform to stereotypes, and how she’s going to celebrate her birthday. Feliz Cumpleaños Daniella!


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Sofia Vergara to Star in New ABC Comedy "An American Family"
By Mariela Rosario | 02/04/2009 - 15:30

Sofia Vergara has been tapped to co-star in the new ABC comedy pilot, An American Family. The documentary-style comedy from 20th TV revolves around three very different families. One is traditional, another consists of a young Latina mom (Vergara) recently married to a man 30 years her senior and the third family is a gay couple who have just adopted a Vietnamese baby. Jason Winer is set to direct the show, originally created by Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd.


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ABC Benches "Ugly Betty"
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 01/26/2009 - 17:44

Uh-oh. Things are not looking pretty for Ugly Betty. EW reports ABC is benching Betty beginning March 26 and replacing it with episodes of Samantha Who? and the new Megan Mullally-Cheryl Hines comedy In the Motherhood. The network says, "Ugly Betty will return to Thursday nights at 8:00 p.m.


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Jennifer Lopez's "Maid in Manhattan" Coming to Television
By smundhra | 08/13/2008 - 09:59

Our favorite Jennifer Lopez movie in recent years, Maid in Manhattan, will be coming to the small screen soon. The romantic comedy is being developed for television by Jennifer and the original creative team behind the hit movie.


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