ABC Developing Mexican-American-Themed Comedy

It looks like ABC is going Tex-Mex…

The network has put in development a single-camera comedy from The Real O’Neals co-creators Casey Johnson and David Windsor and writer Rob Sudduth.


Penned by Sudduth with Johnson and Windsor supervising, the untitled multi-generational family comedy follows a man who, along with his husband and son, moves back in with his Mexican-American family in the heart of Texas, where he struggles to navigate his family’s deep-rooted traditions.

The project is semi-autobiographical: Sudduth was born and raised by a Latino family in Texas and is married to longtime The Young & the Restless actor Greg Rikaart; the two have a son.

Johnson and Windsor will executive produce, with Sudduth serving as co-executive producer. ABC Studios, which also produced the ABC comedy The Real O’Neals, is the studio.

This is the first project to be taken out this summer by Johnson and Windsor who also are working on several others under their ABC Studios overall deal. The duo co-created and executive produced The Real O’Neals, which aired on ABC for two seasons. They also served as co-executive producers on ABC’s Galavant and on Don’t Trust The B—- In Apt. 23

Actor-turned-writer Sudduth also was a writer on Telenovela, GCB, The New Normal, The Crazy Ones, and Red Band Society.

Ramirez Upped to Series Regular on Starz’s “Power”

J.R. Ramirez is powering up…

The 33-year-old Latino actor, who recurred on the first season of Starz’s drama series Power, has been promoted to regular for the show’s second season.

J.R. Ramirez

Power centers on wealthy New York City nightclub owner James “Ghost” St. Patrick (portrayed by Omari Hardwick), who is living a double life as a kingpin.

Ramirez portrays Julio, second in command to Tommy (Joseph Sikora).

Ramirez, who portrayed Dr. A.J. Aquino on Emily Owens M.D., was also recently cast as Ted “Wildcat” Grant on the upcoming third season of the CW‘s Arrow.

His other television credits include GCB, 24 and Hacienda Heights.

Ramirez Scores a Recurring Role on “Emily Owens, M.D.”

J.R. Ramirez is checking into Denver Memorial Hospital…

The 32-year-old Latino actor has landed a recurring role on the CW‘s new dramedy Emily Owens, M.D., according to

J.R. Ramirez

Ramirez, who rose to acclaim as Eddie Jr. on the series Hacienda Heights, will play AJ, a confident doctor who returns to the hospital after a leave of absence hoping to get his job back. AJ, who was friends with Micah (Michael Rady), also apparently has a bit of a troubledd history in the workplace with Gina Bandari (Necar Zadegan).

Ramirez’s previous television credits include a stint on House of Payne, as well as appearances on GCB and 90210.

He’ll first appear in an episode slated for January.

Emily Owens airs Tuesdays at 9:00 pm ET on the CW.

Nichols to Guest Star on ABC’s “Private Practice”

Marisol Nichols is about to go all Bratt

The 38-year-old part-Spanish/part-Mexican actress, who showed her softer side on ABC’s gone-to-soon dramedy GCB, has landed a guest-starring role on Private Practice, according to

Marisol Nichols

The details on her role are being kept under wraps, but Nichols will appear reportedly be part of the Jake-centric episode, “The World According to Jake.”

Does this mean Nichols’ character will get in the middle of the blossoming relationship between Jake (Benjamin Bratt) and Addison (Kate Walsh)? Only time will tell…

Private Practice’s episode featuring Nichols is scheduled to air in mid-November

Nichols television credits include The Gates, 24 and Cold Case.

Private Practice airs Tuesdays at 10:00 pm ET on ABC.