Shalim Ortiz, of Dominican and Puerto Rican heritage, is a bilingual actor who speaks fluent Spanish and English. He has worked in both languages throughout his career and it has lead to this – an actor who can now be seen weekly on two shows in two languages – Telemundo’s “Dama y Obrero” and Starz’s “Magic City”. Is this the future of acting? Will all actors one day be bilingual and work in two, even three languages? How great is it that if work dries up on one end, there’s a whole other career waiting for him on the other end.Read More
Cable network Lifetime is offering a pre-linear sneak peek of its ‘Devious Maids‘ pilot in English and Spanish tonight, June 9th, 2 weeks before its on air premiere. I review the show from a Hispanic perspective and let you now if you should make it a part of your weekly TV viewing.
The 1-4-0: ‘Devious Maids’ is worth a watch for at least the first 2 episodes, but it’s definitely not must see TV the way “Desperate Housewives was season 1.
The Gist: We follow five Latina maids with ambition and dreams of their own while working for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. Read More
In a first for an English language network, Lifetime is offering a pre-linear sneak peek of its ‘Devious Maids‘ pilot in English and Spanish set for June 9th, 2 weeks before its on air premiere.
Post premiere, the network will make each episode of Devious Maids available in both English and Spanish across these platforms the day after its Sunday 10:00pm ET/PT airing. For its linear telecast, Devious Maids will be available in Spanish to standard definition viewers via the second audio program service.
Executive producers Eva Longoria has a lot riding on this show since her previous effort with NBC – “Ready for Love” – was a dreadful flop. If America doesn’t embrace this show, her career as a producer will look bleak moving forward. Then again look at M. Nighht Shyamalan‘s career…Read More
You have been seeing them on TV on every channel and everyone seems to be talking about it, kids and adults, men AND women. Everyone wants to see the new Superman movie, ‘Man of Steel‘. Even though the 3 trailers paralyzed us with its dark beauty, it was the TV spots that allowed us to have a better sense of the action and of the story line we had not seen from the trailers themselves.
So here at ShowBizCafe.com, I have collected all 10 TV Spots and have lined them up in row so you can see them back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back. Enjoy!Read More
For all you fans of the 90’s TV show Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, we hate to break it to you, but any ideas of a Will Smith and friends television reunion on NBC are out of the question. At least that is the case according to Alfonso Ribeiro, one of the co-stars of the show. Read More
Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón has teamed up with powerhouse director J.J. Abrams to do a TV show for NBC titled – BELIEVE – and we now have the trailer courtesy of /Film. It’s a leaked trailer and not NBC “leaked” from what it seems.
Cuarón just finished work on Gravity, one of the most ambitious movies in the history of film for its 3D work and directorial style. Film will be released October 4th. Abrams on his end just scored a #1 film with Star Trek Into Darkness co-starring Zoe Saldana.Read More
As ‘The View’ gets ready to say goodbye to Barbara Walters, ABC network executives and producers are having closed door meetings on the future of the much imitated iconic show.
One of the ideas being tossed around, again, is the inclusion of a Hispanic co-host. That idea is about to be re-tested when Univision’s Primer Impacto co-anchor, Pamela Silva Conde, gets a co-hosting seat next to the ladies of ‘The View’ this Tuesday at 11AM, eastern time.Read More
Paulina Rubio is the new judge on Fox’s X-Factor US and is the first straight up Mexican born judge to be on a English Language music reality competition show. Christina Aguilera (Ecuadorian father), Demi Lovato (quarter Mexican from mother’s side) and Mariah Carey (half-Venezuelan father) don’t really fancy themselves as Latinas, but Shakira and Rubio do.
Paulina Rubio, a.k.a “Pau,” is the Queen of Latin Pop, and is currently working on Telemundo’s La Voz Kids, a kids adaptation of NBC’s successful franchise The Voice and was also on the second season of La Voz… México.Read More
One of the best drama shows in television history is getting a Spanish twist – “Breaking Bad” is going Español and there’s nothing “Heisenberg” can do about it. Univision Networks will be the company that brings it to you courtesy of a deal they struck with Sony Pictures Television this week.
“Metastasis” will be the name of the show and will carry the same brilliant story line from its English brethren: the story of a struggling high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. He turns to a life of crime, producing and selling meth with a former student with the goal of securing his family’s financial future before he passes away.Read More