Eva Longoria Joins Blumhouse’s ‘Visions’

By | Wednesday February 12, 2014 @ 12:05pm PST

Eva Longoria horror VisionsEXCLUSIVE: Blumhouse horror pic Visions has added another TV name to its cast. Eva Longoria will join Isla Fisher, Anson Mount, and Community‘s Gillian Jacobs in the … Read More »

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TCA: ‘Devious Maids’ Returning On April 20; Eva Longoria To Make Directorial Debut In Season 2 Opener

By | Thursday January 9, 2014 @ 2:53pm PST

DeviousMaidsPASADENA, CA (January 9, 2014) – Lifetime’s critically-acclaimed hit series Devious Maids (#DeviousMaids, #DeviousArmy), returns for a second season on Sunday, April 20, at 10PM ET/PT. The series is executive produced by Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria, and stars Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramírez, Roselyn Sánchez, Edy Ganem and Judy Reyes as five maids with ambition and dreams of their own while working for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. Longoria will direct the series’ eagerly anticipated season two opener, marking her television directorial debut.

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Eva Longoria Sells NBC Half-Hour Starring Comedian Erik Rivera, Lifetime Drama

By | Thursday November 7, 2013 @ 4:27pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Eva Longoria‘s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment has set up two more projects – a comedy at NBC and drama at Lifetime. The NBC project stars rising comedian Erik Rivera and is based on his life and standup. … Read More »

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CBS Nabs Female Crime Drama From Eva Longoria And Conde Nast With Penalty

By | Friday October 11, 2013 @ 1:11pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation with both broadcast and cable networks pursuing, Real Deal, a drama project produced by Eva Longoria and Conde Nast Entertainment, has landed at CBS with penalty. The project, based on a 2005 Glamour article (read it here), marks the first broadcast sale for Conde Nast. Written by Burn Notice veteran Craig O’Neill, Real Deal centers on two polar opposite women — an ambitious FBI agent and an uncontrollable criminal Confidential Informant — who must find common ground if they’re going to survive both the streets of Los Angeles and each other. CBS TV Studios is producing, with O’Neill executive producing alongside UnbeliEVAble’s Longoria and Ben Spector and Conde Nast’s Dawn Ostroff. The article, “The FBI’s Secret Weapon: Women” by Emily Benedek, centers on the heroic exploits of FBI Special Agent Jennifer Coffindaffer as an example of the benefit of women in the agency’s ranks. Read More »

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Demian Bichir Makes Helming Debut With Eva Longoria In ‘Refugio’

By | Monday September 30, 2013 @ 11:06am PDT
Mike Fleming

Deadline revealed back in April that A Better Life star Demian Bichir was moving toward his feature directing debut on the indie Refugio. He’s set his cast—Eva Longoria, Jose Angel Bichir, and Jorge Perugorria (Strawberries And Read More »

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Eva Longoria Producing Mother-Daughter Legal Drama For NBC

By | Monday September 30, 2013 @ 10:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

There is a legal thread going through the drama development at Eva Longoria‘s UnbeliEVAable Entertainment with a third sale of an hourlong project with legal elements. The project, Vega V. Vega, has landed at NBC. … Read More »

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Eva Longoria To Produce Drama For The CW

By | Friday September 27, 2013 @ 9:59am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Along with loading up on genre/superhero series, the CW has been looking to launch medical, cop and legal franchises. Beauty & The Beast qualifies as a police drama, and the network tried out medical drama Emily Owens, Read More »

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Eva Longoria To Produce ABC Adaptation Of Telenovela ‘Pura Sangre’ With Berman/Braun

By | Thursday September 19, 2013 @ 9:46am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Desperate Housewives alumna Eva Longoria is returning to ABC for another soapy drama, this time as a producer. ABC has bought Trust, an hourlong soap based on the popular Colombian telenovela Pura Read More »

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Eva Longoria To Appear On NBC’s ‘Welcome To The Family’ For ‘Desperate Housewives’ Reunion With Ricardo Chavira

By | Wednesday August 14, 2013 @ 3:52pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Desperate Housewives alumna Eva Longoria is set to guest star on an episode of NBC’s upcoming comedy series Welcome To The Family, which stars her onscreen husband from the long-running ABC dramedy, Ricardo A … Read More »

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Eva Longoria Producing NBC Comedy Project Inspired By Sex Therapist Laura Berman

By | Thursday August 8, 2013 @ 2:53pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: NBC has put in development a multi-camera comedy from writer-producers Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont (Made Of Honor), with Eva Longoria attached to executive produce. Inspired by the life of relationship therapist Laura Berman, … Read More »

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Lifetime’s ‘Devious Maids’ Opens With 2 Million Viewers

By | Monday June 24, 2013 @ 11:09am PDT

An average of 2 million people watched the premiere of Lifetime’s new soap Devious Maids last night, with 826,000 in the 18-49 demo633,00 of them women. That was down from the network’s most recent scripted series … Read More »

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‘Devious Maids’ Pilot Sneak Will Be In English And Spanish In Reach-Out To Latino Viewers

By | Tuesday June 4, 2013 @ 10:30am PDT

The initiative makes sense for the upcoming Lifetime drama series, which was created by Desperate HousewivesMarc Cherry and counts Eva Longoria among its exec producers. Devious Maids is based on the hit Televisa telenovela Ellas Son La Alegría Del Hogar and centers on five Latina maids (Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramírez, Roselyn Sánchez, Edy Ganem and Judy Reyes) with ambition and dreams of their own while working for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills — with murder and intrigue thrown into the mix. The network is making the pilot episode available early on digital platforms beginning Sunday in both English and Spanish. The sneak peak comes ahead of the series’ on-air debut June 23. Following the premiere, Lifetime will make each episode available in both languages the day after its Sunday 10 PM airing. “We are thrilled to work with our distribution partners on making Devious Maids available in both English and Spanish to maximize the show’s crossover appeal among the broadest range of their customers”, said Rob Sharenow, Lifetime’s EVP and General Manager. Read More »

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Hulu Touts Record Revenue, Original Series At Upfront Presentation

By | Tuesday April 30, 2013 @ 9:30am PDT

Hulu said today during its upfront presentation in New York that it set a revenue record in the first quarter of this year with $695M, and that Hulu Plus subscriptions passed 4 million subscribers after doubling in 2012. The service now has almost 2500 TV series and about 57,000 hours of content. Among the talent on hand was Seth Meyers and Michael Shoemaker to promote their animated superhero series The Awesomes, one of four original series that will debut this year. Among Hulu’s four announced exclusive series is the Eva Longoria-starring animated series Mother Up!, about a disgraced former music exec who must transition to a life of suburban motherhood. Other talent working up shows are Mario Batali, Carson Daly and Jay Mohr, who is toplining the new game show Money Where Your Mouth Is. Hulu also is streaming Prospect Park’s revamped soap operas All My Children and One Life To Live, which launched yesterday and were the two most-watched TV episodes of the day. Here is  Hulu’s descriptions of its new series: Read More »

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Eva Longoria Signs First-Look Development Deal With Universal TV

By | Thursday October 25, 2012 @ 11:20am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

On the heels of Eva Longoria‘s collaboration with NBC and Universal Television on the upcoming dating reality series Ready For Love, the actress-producer has signed a first-look development deal with Universal TV for her UnbeliEVAble Entertainment. Under the pact, the Desperate Housewives alumna will serve as a non-writing executive producer on scripted and unscripted projects for the studio. Read More »

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Eva Longoria Takes Poised Aim At Mitt Romney At Democratic Convention

By | Thursday September 6, 2012 @ 5:42pm PDT

UPDATE, 5:42 PM: “Let me tell you something, the Eva Longoria who worked at Wendy’s flipping burgers, she needed a tax break but the Eva Longoria who works on movie sets does not,” the former Desperate Read More »

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Eva Longoria Says She’ll Be No Clint Eastwood At Democratic Convention

By | Wednesday September 5, 2012 @ 6:47pm PDT

Eva Longoria says unlike Clint Eastwood she will not be bringing out any empty chairs when she speaks to her party’s convention tomorrow. “People keep comparing us because we are both from the entertainment industry and (sic) he had a very different narrative,” the former Desperate Housewives actress told CNN’s Piers Morgan tonight at the DNC. “I come from a very different position than Clint Eastwood,” said the long time Barack Obama supporter and Latino outreach activist. “It was interesting yeah but I haven’t seen the whole thing so it’s not fair for me to judge it,” Longoria said of Eastwood’s unsuccessful appearance as the surprise speaker at the GOP convention last Thursday in Tampa. Longoria, who is a co-chair of the Obama reelection campaign, is scheduled to speak tomorrow night to the delegates in Charlotte, North Carolina on the subject of Hispanic women and education. Read More »

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TV/Film Actor Kal Penn To Host Democratic Convention’s Livestream Celebrity Special

Clint Eastwood’s memorable cameo at the recent Republican National Convention was supposed to be kept secret. But it’s widely known that Obama Campaign Co-Chair Eva Longoria, formerly of ABC’s Desperate Housewives, is scheduled to speak during this week’s Democratic National Convention. After stumping for Obama in 2008, and hosting Florida’s Women’s Summit in early August, the Latina activist will be one of 9 women addressing the convention from the podium in Charlotte. But far less publicized is that Kal Penn will host a portion of the DNC’s official gavel-to-gavel livestream. That’s right, the 35-year-old Harold & Kumar stoner star and one-time Houseregular who also worked on Barack Obama’s first campaign and on his arts policy committee and later in his White House. Now he’s back in the thick of Democratic politics. The Indian-American from New Jersey has been visiting 2012 battleground states drumming up Obama support among young voters.  One report claims he’ll take the podium during Tuesday night’s DNC program. But his starring role comes Thursday when he’s hosting a web-only convention special called “Live From Charlotte” starting at 8 PM ET. It will include interviews with campaign officials and Obama supporter celebs including singer Marc Anthony, film actress Elizabeth Banks, CBS’ The Talk cohost Aisha Tyler, TV/film actress Olivia Wilde, The Nanny and now TVLand sitcom star Fran Drescher, TV/film star Zach Braff, and Gilmore Girls‘ Alexis Bledel.

Penn is returning to TV in Rob Greenberg’s single-camera comedy pilot for CBS titled Ex-Men. This past season, he  recurred on that network’s How I Met Your Mother. He also recently toplined ABC’s comedy pilot Prairie Dogs. But he’s probably best known for leaving Fox drama House and acting for a 2-year stint at the White House as associate director in the Office of Public Engagement (under his real name, Kalpen Modi). ”It felt worth trying to be part of such a pivotal moment in history,” Penn told Deadline afterwards. ”And let’s face it, people don’t go into acting for the career stability. You do it because you’re passionate. I found the same true about public service.”

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Highland Film Group Boogies To ‘The Baytown Disco’ For Foreign Sales: Cannes

Los Angeles, Calif. May 9, 2012 – William O. Perkins, founder and President of LLeju Productions announced today that Highland Film Group (HFG) will handle international sales for THE BAYTOWN DISCO starring Academy Award Winner Billy Bob Thornton, Eva Longoria, Paul Wesley, Andre Braugher, Clayne Crawford, Travis Fimmel, Daniel Cudmore, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster beginning at the Cannes Film Festival.

Perkins, through his LLeju Productions banner, optioned the script, controls the rights, financed and produced. Robert Teitel from State Street Pictures is producing alongside LLeju Productions. Barry Battles directed the blacklisted script he co-wrote with Griffin Hood, which was shot on location in Louisiana. WME is representing the North American rights.

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NBC Orders Matchmaking Reality Series Produced By Eva Longoria And Hosted By Giuliana & Bill Rancic

By | Wednesday April 18, 2012 @ 5:06pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Eva LongoriaRelationship shows’ hot streak at the broadcast networks continue. The latest entry in the genre is NBC’s Ready for Love, executive produced by Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria and hosted by Giuliana and Bill Rancic, which the network has greenlighted for a launch next winter. The series, from Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, Renegade 83 and Universal Television, will feature three successful and handsome men, handpicked by Longoria, who are committed to finding the right woman. They will try to accomplish that with the help of three matchmakers. Prospective female candidates can apply using the new Facebook app, which also will be used to showcase the bachelors, with Facebook employed extensively during the entire run of the series. “The show’s innovative format that uses online profiles and proven matchmakers will provide a better chance for our suitors to realize connections that will last long beyond the season finale,” NBC’s head of alternative programming Paul Telegdy said. Read More »

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