Eva Longoria 'Telenovela' Star
Eva Longoria will become a "Telenovela" star for NBC. Reuters

NBC has confirmed that the Eva Longoria comedy series, "Telenovela," has been picked up for 13 episodes. “I think you’re going to start to see a really big change and we’re ahead of the curve…we’re excited about the idea of looking at an all Latin cast so I think you’ll see more of that for sure," said Bob Greenblatt, chairman, NBC Entertainment. This will mark Longoria's return to television on a regular role following her stint on "Desperate Housewives." The actress had appeared on the small screen in NBC's failed comedy "Welcome To The Family" last season as well as a story arc this season on "Brooklyn Nine Nine."

"Telenovela" revolves around an ambitious telenovela star, who struggles to stay at the top of her game in an industry where the drama on-camera is nothing compared to the drama off-camera. Best part of this deal is that because the main premise revolves around a fictitious telenovela, NBC has been talking to sister network Telemundo to produce episodes of the fake telenovela. These would then air on the Spanish-language network. The cross-promotion for the series will be uncanny and NBC seems to be really excited for it. Maybe that would entail seeing actual telenovela stars on primetime?

This time Eva starring in a telenovela is no joke as our Día De Los Inocentes article claiming the "Desperate Housewives" star had signed with Televisa to star in a "Cuna De Lobos" remake went viral. It was a prank that we thought it was funny until news outlets picked up the story and ran with it thinking it was real. Longoria even had to step in and clear up that it was all rubbish.

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