Gina Rodriguez is sending an undocumented girl to college instead of trying to win an Emmy

A dark-ish secret of the entertainment industry is that a major factor in big awards like the Oscars and Emmys is the advertising campaigns that try to get voters’ attention. The idea is that if a voter gets a huge stack of critically acclaimed TV show episodes with no guidance, they might be so crippled by the huge…

Next season will be the last for iZombie, Jane The Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The CW confirms

In advance of its upfront presentation—which is taking place in New York City as we speak—earlier today The CW confirmed what fans of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane The Virgin have been anticipating for a while: That the shows will end with their upcoming fourth and fifth seasons, respectively, as Deadline reports. …

Ivonne Coll on Jane The Virgin, her Godfather big break, and shattering older Latina stereotypes 

The actor: Ivonne Coll first stepped onto the international stage as Miss Puerto Rico in the 1967 Miss Universe Pageant, but she had no intention of being an actress. She worked as a bit comedian and showgirl before scoring a small role in a huge movie, and her time on the set of The Godfather Part II put her on a new…

Everything falls apart on a bummer episode of Jane The Virgin

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What does it mean for a TV show to be “grounded”? It’s a word I often use in a positive context, and I think grounded stories tap into relatable human experiences and bring complexity and depth to the emotional lives of characters. Being grounded shouldn’t be every series’ top priority, but shows can always benefit…

Jane The Virgin gives us reason to celebrate in another excellent episode

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After two tearjerker episodes focusing on Xo’s cancer diagnosis, it’s refreshing to have an episode of Jane The Virgin that traffics in joy and relief rather than fear and sorrow. There’s definitely potential for tears in “Chapter Seventy-Nine,” but they’re happy tears as Alba finally gains her U.S. citizenship after…

The CW renews all your favorites, like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane The Virgin, and Riverdale

The CW is a network that gives fans exactly what they want, which is why The Flash and Supergirl had a musical crossover and why Riverdale is actually somehow really good, so in that spirit it has now decided to renew pretty much every one of its shows with a dedicated following—even if those shows don’t have a huge…

A Jane The Virgin tearjerker spotlights the greatness of Andrea Navedo

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I hope everyone has tissues handy for tonight’s Jane The Virgin. Or an absorbent shirt that won’t irritate your eyes when you wipe tears away. I thought I was emotionally prepared for Xiomara’s breast cancer storyline, but “Chapter Seventy-Eight” had me straight-up sobbing at multiple points. I didn’t even cry this…

There's nothing to worry about (maybe) on an outstanding Jane The Virgin

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Tonight’s Jane The Virgin begins with a warning. Words are quickly typed across a white background, and as I read them, I begin to worry. As I take in the first two lines—“The following contains frank and honest language”—I think that this episode is going to have some sort of trigger warning about sensitive material.…

Jane The Virgin’s job hunt suffers from underdeveloped storytelling

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The cast of Jane The Virgin is on the job hunt in “Chapter Seventy-Five,” but before they can move forward, they need to decide on what they really want. Jane wants to be a writer, but when her lifestyle book with Petra is shelved because of Petra’s murder charges, she gives teaching another shot. Rafael is looking to…

In the face of failure, Jane The Virgin tries to assume control of her life

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Jane Gloriana Villanueva is an overachiever, so she’s not very familiar with failure. She can only achieve so much on her own in the unpredictable world of publishing, and when her book fails to take off, she’s begins to doubt whether or not she’s chosen the right career path. She’s at a typical hurdle for a new…