Quibi Renews Carlos Alazraqui’s “Reno 911!” Reboot for a Second Season

Carlos Alazraqui won’t stop serving and protecting… and bringing the funny… just yet.

Quibi has ordered a second season of its Emmy-nominated revival of acclaimed comedy series Reno 911!, starring the 58-year-old Argentine American actor.

Reno 911

The rebook, which debuted in early May, reunites the original cast. The second batch of Season 1’s 25 episodes bowed last week.

Reno 911! lets viewers ride along with the courageous men and women of the Reno Sheriff’s Department as they lay down the law and put it all on the line. The camera doesn’t blink — and when danger is near, the Reno Sheriff’s Department will be nearer.

In addition to Alazraqui, the core original cast of the mockumentary series includes Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Niecy Nash, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Cedric Yarbrough, Ian Roberts, Joe Lo Truglio and Mary Birdsong.

 “We are thrilled about the pickup, but we’re even more thrilled about getting to leave our living rooms for the first time in five months,” series co-creators Lennon, Ben Garant and Kenney-Silver said in a joint statement.

Reno 911! ran for six seasons from 2003-09 on Comedy Central.

Reno 911! is vying for Primetime Emmys this month in two categories: Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series and Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for Kenney-Silver.

Carlos Alazraqui to Star in Quibi’s “Reno 911” Reboot

Carlos Alazraqui is joining the force

The 57-year-old Argentine American actor has been cast in Quibi and Comedy Central Productions’ Reno 911 reboot,starring co-creators Robert Ben GarantThomas Lennon, and Kerri Kenney-Silver.

Carlos Alazraqui

Alazraqui portrayed deputy James Garcia on the original Reno 911!, which ran for six seasons on Comedy Central, ending in 2009

In addition to Alazraqui, the new additions include Niecy NashWendi McLendon-Coveyand Cedric YarbroughIan RobertsJoe LoTruglioand Mary Birdsongwill all be featured.

Reno 911

Reno 911 is an ensemble comedy created by and starring Garant, Kenney-Silver and Lennon, all attached to write and star in the new season. 

Reno 911let viewers ride shotgun with the “courageous” men and women of the Reno Sheriff’s Department.

Quibi launches April 6.

Alazraqui is also known for his voice work, including roles in Toy Story3A Bug’s Lifeand The Book of Life.

Rosa Salazar to Appear at This Year’s PaleyFest Fall TV Previews Event

Rosa Salazar is coming undone for a special preview…

The 34-year-old Latina actress is set to appear at the Paley Center for Media’s 13th annual PaleyFest Fall TV Previews

Rosa Salazar

The fest will take place on September 5-15 at the Paley Centerin Beverly Hills and feature new shows from the fall 2019 television season as well as returning favorites from broadcast, cable and streaming services. 

As an added bonus, the Paley Center in New York will host free PaleyFest Fall TV Previews screenings on September 6-8.

The event will feature screenings of new shows like Salazar’s Amazon series Undone, which will have its special screening on Friday, September 6, 2019. Salazar will then participate in a conversation with fellow cast members Angelique Cabral and Constance Marie, as well as series creators and executive producers Kate Purdy & Raphael Bob-Waksberg, and director Hisko Hulsing.

Undone, an adult animated dramedy series, explores “the elastic nature of reality” through its central character, Alma (Salazar). After getting into a near fatal car accident, Alma discovers she has a new relationship with time and uses this ability to find out the truth about her father’s death.

But Salazar, Cabral and Constance Marie aren’t the only Hispanic talent scheduled to appear.

Jessica Camacho and Lindsay Mendez are scheduled to appear alongside their All Rise cast mates on Thursday, September 12. 

Hailing from CBS, the legal dramatakes a look inside the chaotic, hopeful and sometimes absurd lives of judges, prosecutors and public defenders as they work with bailiffs, clerks and cops to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal process.

Meanwhile, Izabella AlvarezCarlos Alazraqui and Sonia Manzano will appear on the panel for Nickelodeon’s animated series The Casagrandes preview screening and conversation on Sunday, September 15.

A spin-off of The Loud House created by Chris SavinoThe Casagrandes centers on Ronnie Anne and Bobby Santiago as they adjust to their new life in Great Lakes City where they now live with their big, loving and chaotic multi-generational Casagrande family.

Here’s the complete lineup:

NBC Presents Perfect Harmony, Sunnyside and Bluff City Law
Thursday, September 5, 2019
6 PM: Preview reception
7 PM: Perfect Harmony screening and conversation

Featured talent from Perfect Harmony includes:
Bradley Whitford – Executive Producer, “Arthur Cochran”
Anna Camp, “Ginny”
Will Greenberg, “Wayne”
Geno Segers, “Dwayne”
Tymberlee Hill, “Adams Adams”
Rizwan Manji, “Reverend Jax”
Spencer Allport, “Cash”
Lesley Wake Webster, Executive Producer/Creator/Writer
Jason Winer, Executive Producer/Director
Adam Anders, Executive Producer
Jon Radler, Executive Producer

Amazon Presents Undone: Friday, September 6, 2019
6 PM: Preview reception
7 PM: Screening and conversation

Featured talent from Undone includes:
Rosa Salazar, “Alma”
Angelique Cabral, “Becca”
Constance Marie, “Camila”
Kate Purdy, Creator & Executive Producer
Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Creator & Executive Producer
Hisko Hulsing, Director

Spectrum Originals Presents Mad About You: Saturday, September 7, 2019
1 PM: Preview reception
1:30 PM: Preview screening and conversation

Featured talent from Mad About You includes:
Helen Hunt, “Jamie Buchman”
Paul Reiser, “Paul Buchman”

The CW Presents Batwoman, Nancy Drew, and Katy Keene: Saturday, September 7, 2019
6 PM: Preview reception
6:30 PM: Nancy Drew preview screening and conversation
7:45 PM: Batwoman preview screening and conversation

Featured talent from Nancy Drew includes:
Kennedy McMann, “Nancy Drew”
Scott Wolf, “Carson Drew”
Additional talent for Nancy Drew and Katy Keene to be announced

Fox Presents Almost Family, Prodigal Son, and Bless the Harts: Monday, September 9, 2019
6 PM: Preview reception
7 PM: Almost Family preview screening and conversation

Featured talent from Almost Family to be announced

Hulu Presents Wu-Tang: An American Saga and Dollface: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
6 PM: Preview reception
7 PM: Wu-Tang: An American Saga preview screening and conversation (suggested for mature audiences)
8:30 PM: Dollface preview screening and conversation

Featured talent from Wu-Tang: An American Saga includes:
Alex Tse, Co-Creator, Writer, and Executive Producer
The RZA, Co-Creator, Writer, and Executive Producer

Featured talent from Dollface includes:
Kat Dennings, “Jules”/Executive Producer
Brenda Song, “Madison”
Esther Povitsky, “Izzy”
Jordan Weiss, Creator/Executive Producer
Ira Ungerleider, Executive Producer / Showrunner

CBS Presents All Rise and Bob  Abishola: Thursday, September 12, 2019
6 PM: Preview reception
7 PM: Bob  Abishola preview screening and conversation
8:00 pm All Rise preview screening and conversation

Featured talent from Bob  Abishola includes:
Billy Gardell, “Bob”
Folake Olowofoyeku, “Abishola”
Al Higgins, Executive Producer/Co-creator
Gina Yashere, Producer/”Kemi”

Featured talent from All Rise includes:
Simone Missick, “Lola Carmichael”
Wilson Bethel, “Mark Callan”
Marg Helgenberger, “Judith Benner”
Alex Brinson, “Luke Watkins”
Jessica Camacho, “Emily Lopez”
Lindsay Mendez, “Sara Castillo”
Ruthie Ann Miles, “Sherri Kansky”
Greg Spottiswood, Executive Producer
Sunil Nayar, Executive Producer

TNT Presents Chasing the Cure: Friday, September 13, 2019
6 PM: Preview reception
7 PM: Preview screening and conversation

Featured talent from Chasing the Cure includes:
Ann Curry, Anchor and Executive Producer
Kim Bondy, Showrunner and Executive Producer
Michael Bloom, SVP, Unscripted Series and Specials, TNT/TBS

ABC Presents mixed-ish, Emergence, and Stumptown: Saturday, September 14, 2019
1 PM: Preview reception
1 PM: mixed-ish preview screening and conversation

Featured talent from mixed-ish includes:
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, “Paul Johnson”
Tika Sumpter, “Alicia Johnson”
Christina Anthony, “Denise”
Arica Himmel, “Bow Johnson”
Ethan William Childress, “Johan Johnson”
Mykal-Michelle Harris, “Santamonica Johnson”
Gary Cole, “Harrison Johnson”
Karin Gist, Executive Producer, Showrunner
Peter Saji, Executive Producer

Netflix Presents Disenchantment: Sunday, September 15, 2019
6 PM: Preview Reception
7 PM: Preview screening and conversation

Featured talent includes:
Matt Groening, Creator & Executive Producer
Josh Weinstein, Executive Producer
Abbi Jacobson, “Bean”
Nat Faxon, “Elfo”

Disney Channel Renews Carrero’s “Elena of Avalor” for a Third Season

Aimee Carrero’s reign continues…

Disney Channel has ordered a third season of its hit animated series Elena of Avalor, featuring the 28-year-old Dominican actress as the voice of the title character.

Aimee Carrero

The announcement comes months ahead of its Season 2 premiere.

Created and executive-produced by Emmy winner Craig Gerber, the series centers on a brave and adventurous teenager who rules her kingdom as crown princess, Elena of Avalor. It stars Carrero as the voice of Elena; Jenna Ortega as Princess Isabel; Chris Parnell, Yvette Nicole Brown and Carlos Alazraqui as the jaquins Migs, Luna and Skylar, respectively; Emiliano Díez as Francisco; Julia Vera as Luisa; Christian Lanz as Chancellor Esteban; Jillian Rose Reed as Naomi; Joseph Haro as Mateo; Jorge Diaz as Gabe; Keith Ferguson as Zuzo; and Joe Nunez as Armando. The recurring guest voice cast includes: Constance Marie, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rich Sommer, Justina Machado and Jaime Camil.

When it premiered in July 2016, Elena of Avalor quickly became television’s No.1 series for Girls age 2-11 in the U.S. It also ranks No. 1 in its timeslot among kids in the UK, Spain and Portugal.

Season 2 is scheduled to premiere this fall on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.

Elena of Avalor has spawned a franchise aside from the television series, including a line of dolls from Disney Store and Hasbro which recently reached the mark of one million dolls sold. The Elena character also is featured at Disney Parks & Resorts where she greets well-wishers with stories and songs from her native land during special character appearances. The series also has spawned print and e-book titles from Disney Publishing; an “Elena of Avalor” original soundtrack album from Walt Disney Records; and multiple DVD releases from Walt Disney Studios, including the recently released Elena and the Secret of Avalor.

Cravalho Wins Annie Award for Her Voice Work in “Moana”

Auli’i Cravalho has reason to celebrate…

The 16-year-old part-Puerto Rican actress picked up the Voice Acting in an Animated Feature award at this year’s Annie Awards, the highest honor given for excellence in animation.

Auli’i Cravalho

Cravalho took home the award for her voice acting debut as the title character in the Disney’s Moana, sharing the prize in a tie with Jason Bateman for his work on Zootopia.

In the film, Cravalho plays Moana Waialiki, the high-spirited daughter of the chief of a mystical Polynesian island, who sets sail to an island with a demigod named Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson) to help save her family from disaster. The story is full of Disney fantasy, but Cravalho says her character’s journey toward self-discovery — and the fact that she makes that journey alone — is relatable to everyone.

Cravalho, who was discovered almost by accident when Disney talent scouts saw her sing in a YouTube video, is a natural.

“I’m kind of an animated person,” she adds. “I was given this really big blessing that my voice just kind of carries the emotion.”

Meanwhile, Carlos Alazraqui picked it the award for Voice Acting in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production.

The 54-year-old Latino stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, singer and impressionist won the award for his role as Ponce de León on DreamWorks Animation Television’s The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show.

It’s Alazraqui’s first win in three nominations.

Here’s a look at the big winners:

Best Animated Feature
ZOOTOPIA

Directing in an Animated Feature Production
Byron Howard, Rich Moore
ZOOTOPIA
Walt Disney Animation Studios 

Directing in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
Patrick Osborne
PEARL
Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures 

Best Animated Feature-Independent
THE RED TURTLE
Studio Ghibli – Wild Bunch – Why Not Productions

Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production
BOB’S BURGERS Episode: Glued, Where’s My Bob?
Bento Box Entertainment 

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children
ADVENTURE TIME
Episode: Bad Jubies
Bix Pix Entertainment Cartoon Network Frederator Studios 

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children
TUMBLE LEAF
Episode: Mighty Mud Movers / Having a Ball
Amazon Studios and Bix Pix Entertainment 

Writing in an Animated Feature Production
Jared Bush, Phil Johnston
ZOOTOPIA
Walt Disney Animation Studios 

Writing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production
Lizzie Molyneux, Wendy Molyneux
BOB’S BURGERS
Episode: The Hormone-iums
Bento Box Entertainment 

Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production
(tie)
Auli’i Cravalho as Moana
MOANA
Walt Disney Animation Studios

and

Jason Bateman as Nick Wilde
ZOOTOPIA
Walt Disney Animation Studios 

Voice Acting in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production
Carlos Alazaraqui as Ponce de León
THE MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN SHOW
Episode: Ponce de León
DreamWorks Animation Television 

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Commercial
LOTERIA, “NIGHT SHIFT”Passion Pictures Ltd

Best Animated Special Production
PEAR CIDER AND CIGARETTESMassive Swerve Studios and Passion Pictures Animation

Production Design in an Animated Feature Production
Nelson Lowry, Trevor Dalmer, August Hall, Ean McNamara
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
Laika 

Production Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production
Tuna Bora
PEARL
Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures 

Character Animation in an Animated Feature Production
Jan Maas
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
Laika 

Character Animation in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production
Mike Chaffe
DREAMWORKS TROLLHUNTERS
Episode: Becoming, Part 1
DreamWorks Animation Television 

Character Animation in a Live Action Production
Andrew R. Jones, Peta Bayley, Gabriele Zucchelli, Benjamin Jones
THE JUNGLE BOOK
Walt Disney Pictures 

Character Animation in a Video Game
Jeremy Yates, Almudena Soria, Eric Baldwin, Paul Davies, Tom Bland
UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END Naughty Dog

Character Design in an Animated Feature Production
Cory Loftis
ZOOTOPIA
Walt Disney Animation Studios 

Character Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production
Victor Maldonado, Alfredo Torres, Jules Rigolle
DREAMWORKS TROLLHUNTERS
Episode: Win, Lose or Draal
DreamWorks Animation Television 

Music in an Animated Feature Production
Hans Zimmer, Richard Harvey, Camille
THE LITTLE PRINCENetflix and On Animation Studios 

Music in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production
Scot Stafford, Alexis Harte, JJ Wiesler
PEARL
Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures 

Animated Effects in a Live Action Production
Georg Kaltenbrunner, Michael Marcuzzi, Thomas Bevan, Andrew Graham, Jihyun Yoon
DOCTOR STRANGE – MIRROR DIMENSION
Marvel Studios 

Animated Effects in an Animated Feature Production
Marlon West, Erin V. Ramos, Blair Pierpont, Ian J. Coony, John M. Kosnik
MOANA
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Best Animated Short Subject
PIPER
Pixar Animation Studios 

Best Student Film
CITIPATIDirector: Andreas Feix 
Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg 

Editorial in an Animated Feature Production
Christopher Murrie
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS 

Editorial in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production
Illya Owens
DISNEY MICKEY MOUSEEpisode: Sock Burglar
Disney Television Animation 

Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production
Dean WellinsZOOTOPIA Walt Disney Animation Studios

Storyboarding in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production
Hyunjoo Song
DREAMWORKS TROLLHUNTERS
Episode: Win, Lose or Draal
DreamWorks Animation Television 

Winsor McCay Awards
Dale Baer
Caroline Leaf
Mamoru Oshii. 

Ub Iwerks Award
Google Spotlight’s Virtual Reality Platform

June Foray Award
Bill & Sue Kroyer 

Special Achievement Award
Life, Animated

Alazraqui Replacing Piolin in “Free Birds” Voice Cast

Carlos Alazraqui will be flying high in the near future…

The 51-year-old Argentine American voice actor and impressionist has replaced Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo in the voice cast of the computer animated 3D comedy Free Birds from Relativity Media and Reel FX Creative Studios.

Carlos Alazraqui

Alazraqui, best known for voicing the Taco Bell chihuahua, will have a supporting role in the voice cast along with Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler and George Takei.

His credits include voicing characters in the recently released Disney animated film Planes, Toy Story 3 and Happy Feet Two, as well as an acting role on Reno 911.

Sotelo hosted the nationally syndicated Piolin por la Manana radio program until Univision let him go July 22 after an employee made allegations of sexually harassment. Sotelo has denied the allegations.