Angelique Cabral to Star in ABC’s Comedy Pilot “Maggie”

Angelique Cabral lands new project…

The 42-year-old part-Mexican American actress will star opposite Rebecca Rittenhouse in the ABC comedy pilot Maggie, based on Tim Curcio’s short film.

Angelique Cabral

Cabral joins a roster of new series regular cast additions that includes half-Honduran American actress Chloe Bridges, Nichole Sakura and Kerri Kenney.

The project hails from Maggie Mull, daughter of actor Martin Mull, and Justin Adler. 20th Television produces. Natalia Anderson has been tapped to direct the pilot.

In addition to Rittenhouse, Sakura, Cabral, Bridges and Kenney join previously announced series regulars David Del Rio, Chris Elliott, Ray Ford and Leonardo Nam.

Written by Mull and Adler and directed by Anderson, the single-camera comedy follows a young woman (Rittenhouse) who tries to cope with life while coming to terms with her abilities as a psychic. She can see everyone’s future, but her present is a mess.

Sakura plays Louise, Maggie’s best friend since childhood. She is funny, single and ready to mingle, all the time. But make no mistake, Louise gets knocked down repeatedly and somehow she will always get right back up with an even better attitude, full of hope and belief that her life is going to somehow work out.

Cabral will play Amy, Ben’s (Del Rio) older sister. She’s basically the world’s most uptight hippie. A vegan baker who is all about ethical living and sustainable cooking, Amy’s found herself more caught up in the social media pressures of being a food Instagram star promoting that idea than actually helping the world.

Bridges will portray Jessie, Ben’s (Del Rio) girlfriend and Maggie’s (Rittenhouse) neighbor in the duplex. She’s friendly without seeming inauthentic, full of natural kindness and warmth.

Cabral’s credits include the series regular role of Colleen on the CBS’ comedy series Life In Pieces, the female lead on the Fox comedy series Enlisted, co-starring in the Amazon animated series Undone, co-starring in the indie film Band Aid, and recurring on Grace and Frankie for Netflix.

Bridges is best known for her role of Donna LaDonna in the CW’s The Carrie Diaries and her role as Sydney Driscoll in Pretty Little Liars. She most recently appeared in the recurring roles of Paloma on ABC’s Schooled, Tessa on the CW’s Charmed, and Roxy on Netflix’s Insatiable.

Alejandro Patiño Starring Opposite Matt Bomer in the Heartfelt Drama “Papi Chulo”

It’s Papi time for Alejandro Patiño

The Latino actor stars opposite Magic Mike hunk Matt Bomer in the heartfelt drama Papi Chulo, a story that explores a friendship between two very different people.

Alejandro Patiño

Making its World Premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on September 8, Papi Chulois writer-director John Butler’s third feature to premiere at TIFF.

The film follows a single TV weatherman (Bomer) living in Los Angeles who is put on leave from work. While on leave, he tries to enjoy his time alone but realizes this solitary lifestyle isn’t for him. When he drives past a hardware store, he spots Ernesto (Patiño, in his first leading feature role), a middle-aged Latino migrant with a friendly face, and hires him to do some home repairs. Despite the language barrier, they develop an unexpected but profound friendship based on the everlasting need for connection.

The film is a new take on the buddy comedy with two very different people as it provides commentary on empathy, stereotypes, and xenophobia — two of today’s very timely topics.

Patiño’s previous credits include appearances on Superstore, Life in Pieces, The Bridge and East Los High.

Click here to see the trailer.

Luis Avila to Star in the Indie High School Comedy “Divos!”

Luis Avila is a divo

The Latino actor has joined the cast of the indie high school comedy Divos! 

Luis Avila, Divos!, Ryan Patrick Bartley, Matt Steele, Jayson Bernard, Roberto Rosario Jr., J&R Productions, Timothy Brundidge, Jake Busey, Nicole Sullivan, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Jason Stuart, Julia Boyd, Chris Schermerhorn, Daniel Kim, Quinn Lozar, Josh Schechter, Cougar MacDowall, Life in Pieces, Young & Hungry, Harry’s Law, Hole to Hole!

Ryan Patrick Bartley will make his feature-film directorial debut from a screenplay by Matt SteeleJayson Bernard and Roberto Rosario Jr.of J&R Productions are producing along with In the Basement Entertainment. The film is executive produced by Bernard.

In Divos!, Ricky Redmond (Steele) is South Hamilton High School’s musical stage star whose turf is encroached upon in his senior year when the school’s baseball MVP Josh Kelly (Timothy Brundidge) gives him a run at auditions. ​Mustering up some team spirit, Ricky takes Josh under his wing to teach the rookie actor the ins and outs of being a teenage divo —or male diva. The tables turn and soon Josh attempts to sabotage Ricky’s school stardom.

The cast includes Jake BuseyNicole Sullivan, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Jason Stuart, Julia Boyd, Chris Schermerhorn, Daniel Kim, Quinn Lozar, Josh Schechter and Cougar MacDowall.

Avila’s previous credits include Life in Pieces, Young & Hungry, Harry’s Law and Hole to Hole!

CBS Renews Angelique Cabral’s Comedy “Life in Pieces” for Fourth Season

There’s still plenty of pieces to Angelique Cabral’s story…

CBS has picked up its comedy Life in Pieces, starring the 39-year-old Latina actress, for a fourth season.

Angelique Cabral

The family comedy, which has delivered solid ratings in its third season, is well received and features a strong ensemble cast. It’s also the fourth highest-rated and most watched CBS comedy series behind The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon and Mom.

Created by Justin AdlerLife in Pieces, from 20th Century Fox Television and Kapital Entertainment, is a comedy about one big happy family and their sometimes awkward, often hilarious and ultimately beautiful milestone moments as told by its various members.

Along with Cabral, the series also stars Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, Zoe Lister-Jones, Colin Hanks, Thomas Sadoski, Betsy Brandt, Dan Bakkedahl, Niall Cunningham, Holly J. Barrett, Giselle Eisenberg and Hunter King.

Amazon Studios Gives Rosa Salazar’s Adult Animated Series “Undone” Straight-to-Series Order

Rosa Salazar is getting animated…

The 32-year-old Latina actress will star in the adult animated show Undone, which has received a straight-to-series order from Amazon Studios.

Rosa Salazar

Co-created by Bob-Waksberg and BoJack Horseman writer-producer Kate Purdy, Undone is a half-hour animated dramedy that explores the elastic nature of reality through its central character, Alma, voiced by 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.

Also cast in the series is Angelique Cabral (Life in Pieces) as Alma’s younger sister.

Undone is in pre-production and expected to premiere in 2019 on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories.

Dutch artist Hisko Hulsing will oversee the production design and direct a team of animators working in the Netherlands. The animation will be done with Dutch co-producer and Amsterdam-based studio Submarine, and Austin-based studio Minnow Mountain.

Salazar will next be seen in the title role of the Robert Rodriguez-directed and co-written Alita: Battle Angel, which James Cameron co-wrote and is producing for Twentieth Century Fox. Additionally, she will be seen in upcoming films Bird Box and The Kindergarten Teacher.

Longoria to Star in Fox’s Workplace Comedy Pilot “Type-A”

Eva Longoria is being Type(- A) cast…

The 42-year-old Mexican American actress and former Desperate Housewives star will play the lead in Type-AFox’s single-camera workplace comedy pilot from the Life in Pieces duo of executive producer Jason Winer and writer-producer Lesley Wake-Webster.

Eva Longoria

Written by Wake-Webster and loosely based on the book Assholes: A Theory by Aaron James, Type-A — in the vein of Up in the Air — is an office comedy about a group of consultants hand-picked to do the dirty work most professionals can’t handle: layoffs, downsizing, generally delivering horrible news. To everyone else, they’re the enemy – to one another, they’re family.

Longoria will play Axler, the ambitious, brutally honest consultant who is at war with her inner “nice girl.”

Winer is directing as well as executive producing with Wake-Webster, while James serves as consultant for 20th Century Fox Television.

Fox and 20th have been high on Longoria, courting her for multiple projects. She also is set for a high-profile guest-starring turn this spring on the Fox flagship drama series Empire, playing Charlotte Frost, the formidable director of the Nevada Gaming Commission who has the power to make or break Lucious’ (Terrence Howard) dreams of expanding Empire’s reach to Las Vegas.

Through her production company UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, Longoria executive produced the Lifetime series Devious Maids and NBC comedy Telenovela, in which she also starred.

Longoria next stars opposite Demian Bichir in the feature Lowriders and is featured in the British miniseries Decline and Fall opposite Jack Whitehall, which premieres in the spring. She recently directed an episode of the CW’s Jane the Virgin and is set to direct an episode of ABC’s Black-ish.

CBS Renews Cabral’s “Life in Pieces” for Second Season

Angelique Cabral is picking up the pieces

CBS has renewed its freshman comedy series Life in Pieces, starring the 37-year-old part-Latina actress, for another season.

Angelique Cabral

It appears the well-received family show will be one of only a couple of single-camera CBS comedies to get to a second season since the end of M*A*S*H* in 1983 and the first in more than two decades, since Brooklyn Bridge ran for two seasons from 1991-1993.

Life in Pieces, which had received a full-season order, had been considered a safe bet to return. The series, from 20th Century Fox Television, got CBS’ premier half-hour slot, behind flagship The Big Bang Theory, and was kept there for its entire freshman run.

With that lead-in, Life in Pieces ranked as this season’s No. 1 new comedy in viewers (10.53 million) and adults 18-49 (2.7 rating).

In addition to Cabral, who portrays Colleen, the series also stars Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, Zoe Lister-Jones, Colin Hanks, Thomas Sadoski, Betsy Brandt, Dan Bakkedahl, Niall Cunningham, Holly J. Barrett and Giselle Eisenberg.

The series was created by Justin Adler.

Cabral to Star in CBS’ Comedy Pilot “Life in Pieces”

Angelique Cabral’s has a new life (in pieces)

The 36-year-old part-Latina actress has been cast in Life in Pieces, CBS’ single-camera comedy pilot from 20th Century Fox Television and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment.

Angelique Cabral

Starring Thomas Sadoski, Colin Hanks and Betsy Brandt, the project is about one family, the Shorts, as told through the separate stories of its different family members. Sadoski plays middle sibling Matt Short who can’t catch a break, the most recent being a failed career that has forced him back home with his parents. Hanks and Brandt play the other two siblings, with Dianne Wiest as the trio’s mother.

Cabral will play Colleen, the woman Matt has just fallen in love with who is stuck in a messy breakup with her ex-fiancé.

Cabral is reuniting with 20 Century Fox Television after playing the female lead in the studio’s short-lived Fox comedy series Enlisted.

Cabral’s other television credits include ABC’s Don’t Trust The B— in Apartment 23, as well as The Glades, Happy Endings and Free Agents.