Cristela Alonzo, the famed Latina comedienne, is getting her own TV show. Deadline Hollywood is reporting that the 34-year-old stand-up comedian is starring in a new semi-autobiographical sitcom called "Cristela." The show is in contention for release on ABC, which has greenlighted what is known as "proof of concept" for the series -- a pilot has gone into production with John Pasquin directing. Meanwhile, Carlos Ponce posted an Instagram picture of himself on set with Alonzo and fellow Latino Gabriel Iglesias.

"Cristela" is being co-written by Alonzo and Kevin Hench. According to Deadline, the show "tells the story of Cristela (Alonzo), an American Latina straddling two cultures while not fully belonging to either. Cristela, in her sixth year of law school and living rent-free with her sister and brother-in-law, hopes to land a prestigious law firm internship as her mother hectors her about getting a real job, her brother-in-law encourages her to move out and her sister runs low on patience." Producers include Marty Adelstein and Shawn Levy.

Cristela Alonzo is a stand-up comedian that has appeared on "Conan," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," Gabriel Iglesias' "Stand-Up Revolution," "Showtime," "Last Comic Standing" and "Live at Gotham." She taped her first half hour special ("The Half Hour") for Comedy Central in 2013 and will also be recording her first CD for Comedy Central in the spring of 2014 that will be released later on this year. Alonzo is originally from the south Texas border town of San Juan but now lives in Los Angeles.