“JANE THE VIRGIN”
Friends! Welcome back to Jane The Virgin… where surprises come at you fast and furious. This is a telenovela after all… Season Four saw our Jane (Gina Rodriguez) falling back in love with her baby-by-accidental-insemination-daddy, Rafael (Justin Baldoni). And she published her first book! Unfortunately, it didn’t exactly fly off the shelves, but Jane pushed on and had her biggest writing breakthrough yet, combining her grandmother’s story, her mother’s story, and her own into a multigenerational love story.
And speaking of the Villaneuva women… our matriarch Alba (Ivonne Coll) had a huge year! She began dating again, became sexually liberated, became an American citizen (at last!), and got married! And Xiomara (Andrea Navedo) certainly had a big year as well. At first, she found herself struggling to adjust to life as a married woman. But she and Rogelio (Jaime Camil) worked through their issues. And then, just as Xo started to get her groove back, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After choosing to have a mastectomy, she started to go through chemo… which was tough. But she’s stayed strong, with her husband’s support… Which brings us to her husband, Rogelio. First, he had a baby (named “Baby”) with his ex-girlfriend Darci (guest star Justina Machado). And then he decided to become a stay-at-home Danny (Dad + Nanny = Danny). And that lasted a whole month! But alas, he found staying home with his baby Baby pretty difficult. And he couldn’t resist the siren call of the cameras when the network decided they wanted to remake “The Passions of Santos” for American TV. Can you blame him? That’s been his dream forever! Unfortunately, that remake came with strings; it had to costar his latest, fiercest nemesis, River Fields (guest star Brooke Shields).
Which finally brings us to…Petra (Yael Grobglas), who was accused of murder! Again! But Petra denied it and hired a lawyer named Jane Ramos aka JR (guest star Rosario Dawson). And then, she and JR fell in love! And when Petra’s life was threatened, JR ran to her rescue, and wrestled the gun away from her would be attacker. But oh no! The gun went off! Leaving us with the classic cliffhanger – “Who did JR shoot”? And speaking of cliffhangers, remember when Jane walked into Rafael’s apartment and saw her dead husband Michael (Bret Dier) standing there? Well, I did say surprises come at you fast and furious around here…
JANE THE VIRGIN is produced by CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, in association with Electus, with executive producers Jennie Snyder Urman (“Emily Owens, M.D.”), Ben Silverman (“The Biggest Loser”), Brad Silberling (“Charmed”), Gary Pearl (“10.5: Apocalypse”), Jorge Granier (“Que el Cielo Me Explique”), Lewis Abel (“Cougar Town”), David Rosenthal (“The Middle”), Gina Rodriguez (“Miss Bala”) and Paul Sciarrotta (“Reckless”).
CREDITS FOR “JANE THE VIRGIN” ON THE CW
Day and time: Fridays, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET
Network debut: October 13, 2014
Format: Jane Villanueva is a driven young woman studying to become a teacher, nursing a dream to be a writer, and supporting herself with a job at a hot new Miami hotel. Though she’s been “saving herself” until she and her fiancé are married, Jane’s meticulous life plans are turned upside down when her doctor accidentally artificially inseminates her with a specimen meant for someone else. Suddenly, Jane’s life becomes as dramatic and complicated as the telenovelas she has always loved.
Cast: Gina Rodriguez as Jane Villanueva
Andrea Navedo as Xiomara Villanueva
Justin Baldoni as Rafael Solano
Yael Grobglas as Petra Solano
Ivonne Coll as Alba Villanueva
Elias Janssen as Mateo Villanueva
and Jaime Camil as Rogelio De La Vega
Executive Producers: Jennie Snyder Urman, Ben Silverman, Brad Silberling, Jorge Granier, Gary Pearl, Lewis Abel, David Rosenthal, Gina Rodriguez and Paul Sciarrotta
Origination: Los Angeles, California
Produced by: CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, in association with Electus
Media contact: Kellie Kulikowsky, (818) 977-0105
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