Jencarlos Canela 'Hot & Bothered': Actor Happy About Eva Longoria Directing Him In New NBC Show

Hot & Bothered
Jencarlos Canela is excited to be starring in Eva Longoria's new NBC show "Hot & Bothered." NBC

The more the cast of "Hot & Bothered" keep posting behind-the-scenes photos on social media, the more impatient we are getting! The countdown has begun for the upcoming NBC show which is executive produced by Eva Longoria, Ben Spector and directed by Steven Pink ("New Girl," "Childrens Hospital"). The comedy TV show, formerly titled "Telenovela," stars Eva, Jencarlos Canela, Diana Maria Riva, Jose Moreno Brooks and many more. 

Though the half-hour show is directed by Mr. Pink, we can't help but notice that some ---or at least one--- of the episodes will be directed by Ms. Longoria herself! Cuban singer, Jencarlos, who portrays Xavier Castillo in the sitcom, shared the big news on Instagram. "Guess who's directing us next week?! @Evalongoria what an honor baby #womenpower," he wrote. The 40-year-old actress is also thrilled. "So excited for this next episode! #Telenovela #Directing#BestComedyEver," she said of the episode called "The Hurricane."

"Hot & Bothered," focuses on the daily life of a telenovela star who doesn't speak Spanish and is the center of attention. According to NBC's website, here's what to expect on the forthcoming show in a nutshell: "If you think the steamy sex, sensational scandals and heart wrenching heartbreak on Latino soap operas are a little extreme, just wait until you see what happens behind the scenes!"

The show is expected to air on NBC as a mid-season entry. Early this year, the network ordered thirteen episodes.

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Jessica Lucia Roiz

Jessica L. Roiz is a Miami-based bilingual journalist of Nicaraguan descent. In addition to Latin Times, she's published in VOXXI, The Miami Herald, Huffington Post, La Opinion, El Nuevo Herald, The Latin Kitchen and more. With over 10-years experience in digital media, she's nothing but passionate and creative with her work. When she's not writing or editing videos, she can be found listening to rock en Español, dancing bachata, reading Paulo Coelho, missing Selena Quintanilla or relaxing in Nicaragua. She's also the founder of ALoNica con la Roiz and PulsoPOP