Fox Orders Additional Episodes of Carla Jimenez’s Sitcom “The Mick”

Carla Jimenez will micking things up for longer this season…

Fox has ordered seven additional episodes of its Kaitlin Olson-starrer The Mick, featuring the 43-year-old Latina actress, bringing the Season 2 total to 20, three more episodes than it produced in Season 1.

Carla Jimenez, The Mick,

The series launched last season as a midseason show with a 13-episode order, which is the norm for midseason starts.

Fox moved The Mick to Tuesdays at 9:00 pm ET this season, as a lead-in to Brooklyn Nine-Nine and the show has done well in the new time slot. The Season 2 premiere in September drew 2.8 million viewers and 0.9 demo rating, besting its numbers for the Season 1 finale.

The Mick is a comedy about an unapologetic degenerate (Olson) who suddenly finds herself stuck raising her spoiled niece (Sofia Black-D’Elia) and nephews (Thomas Barbusca, newcomer Jack Stanton) in affluent Greenwich, CT. It’s pretty much everything she never wanted. Regardless, she’s determined to rise to the occasion and transform these little monsters into honest, hard-working, decent members of society – something she knows absolutely nothing about.

Jimenez, who has appeared on Raising Hope and Last Man Standing, portrays Alba, the Pemberton’s maid.

Produced by 20th Century Fox TelevisionThe Mick was created/written by John Chernin and Dave Chernin.

Ortiz to Guest Star on TBS’ “The Guest Book”

John Ortiz has signed in…

The 48-year-old Puerto Rican actor will guest star on TBSThe Guest Book, the new 10-episode comedy series from My Name Is Earl’s Greg Garcia.

John Ortiz

The Guest Book emerged from Garcia’s habit of writing fictitious stories in the guest books of various rental cabins in an effort to freak out the next renters. Now he is bringing some of those stories to life on screen centering on the vacation home Froggy Cottage and its visitors. While the house and cast of characters living in this small mountain town remain the same, each episode will feature a different set of vacationing guests.

The anthology-style show, written by Garcia and executive produced by him and Alix Jaffe, will premiere in August.

It will star Kellie Martin (Army Wives), Charlie Robinson (Hart of Dixie), Aloma Wright (Suits), Carly Jibson (Broadway’s Hairspray), Lou Wilson (Tween Fest), Garret Dillahunt (The Mindy Project), Laura Bell Bundy (Scream Queens) and Eddie Steeples (My Name Is Earl).

Martin will play Officer Kimberly Leahy, who serves on the police force in the small mountain town of Mount Trace. Robinson is Wilfrid, an easygoing, friendly gentleman who manages a group of mountain rental cottages with his wife, Emma, played by recurring guest star Wright. Jibson is Vivian, a tough, strong-willed woman who runs a bikini bar called Chubbys with her stepson Frank, played by Wilson.

In addition to Ortiz, other guest stars include Danny Pudi (Community), Jenna Fischer (The Office), Tommy Dewey (The Mindy Project), Lauren Lapkus (Orange Is the new Black), Michaela Watkins (Casual), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Michael Rapaport (Sully), Kate Micucci (Raising Hope), Jaime Pressly (My Name Is Earl), Stockard Channing (The Good Wife), Andrew J. West (The Walking Dead), David Zayas (Gotham), Shannon Woodward (Westworld), Margo Martindale (The Good Wife) and Stephnie Weir (The Comedians).

Jimenez to Star in the Fox Comedy Pilot “The Mick”

Carla Jimenez has landed a new television gig… 

The 37-year-old Latina actress has booked a series regular role opposite Kaitlin Olson in the Fox comedy pilot The Mick.

Carla Jimenez

Written by John and Dave Chernin, The Mick centers on Mackenzie “Mickey” Murphy (Olson), a hard-living, foul-mouthed, cigarette-smoking woman who moves to affluent

Greenwich, CT to raise the spoiled kids of her wealthy sister who has fled the country to avoid a federal indictment. She quickly learns what the rest of us already know — other people’s children are awful.

Jimenez will play Alba, the Pembertons’ housekeeper who gets along famously with Mickey.

She previously recurred on Growing Up Fisher, Last Man Standing, and Raising Hope.

Garcia Developing Two New Comedy Projects for CBS

Greg Garcia has two chances to return to CBS

The 45-year-old Mexican American television director, producer and writer has partnered with two writers who worked on his most recent series, CBS’ The Millers — Stephnie Weir and Bobby Bowman — for two new comedy projects at the network through CBS Television Studios, where Garcia’s company Amigos de Garcia Productions is based.

Greg Garcia

The untitled Weir multi-camera comedy, also known as Y’all in the Family, is set in Texas and centers on a conservative, small town family forced to reconcile their family values when they discover their children’s lives are less than perfect.

Weir will write the script and executive produce with Garcia. She served as a consulting producer on The Millers.

Meanwhile, How To Speak American, written by Bowman, is a hybrid comedy about a coddled millennial who teaches ESL to a variety of immigrants, who in turn, teach him about grit, courage and hustle.

Bowman and Garcia will executive produce. Bowman has a long history with Garcia. He has worked as co-executive producer/executive producer on all of Garcia’s series, Yes, Dear and The Millers on CBS, My Name Is Earl on NBC and Raising Hope on Fox.

Garcia won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 2006 for penning the pilot episode of My Name is Earl.

Valderrama to Voice the Male Lead in the Animated Musical “Charming”

Wilmer Valderrama has landed a royal role…

The 35-year-old Colombian and Venezuelan American actor will voice the male lead in the animated musical Charming.

Wilmer Valderrama

Valderrama, who stars in Fox’s new series Minority Report, joins a cast that includes Demi Lovato as Lenore, Ashley Tisdale as Cinderella, Avril Lavigne as Snow White and Chinese pop star G.E.M. as Sleeping Beauty in the pic from writer-director Ross Venokur.

“Wilmer had everything we were looking for while we were contemplating who to cast as this Prince Charming: irresistible charm, perfect comedic timing and a lot of heart,” said John H. Williams, who is producing the film with fellow 3QU Media co-founder Henry Skelsey. “We needed a Prince Charming who could convey the love of being a lover and someone who isn’t afraid of being absurd and over the top at times but also be deep and emotional when he actually meets his unexpected (not a princess) true love.”

Valderrama is a regular on Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network series From Dusk Till Dawn and voiced the title role on Disney’s toon series Handy Manny.

Other recent credits for the That 70’s Show alum include features The Adderall Diaries and To Whom It May Concern and TV’s Raising Hope and Awake.

“We’ve all been waiting so long to see a Latin princess represented in an animated fairy tale,” Valderrama said. “I’m grateful to the enlightened producer John Williams for anointing me as the first Latin prince.”

Ochoa to Lead the Voice Cast of Disney-Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur”

Raymond Ochoa has earned a Dino-mite gig…

Disney-Pixar has unveiled the all-new  cast of The Good Dinosaur, with the 13-year-old Latino actor voicing the character of Arlo, an Apatosaurus who is separated from his family when he falls into a raging river and is swept hundreds of miles away.

Raymond Ochoa

He comes across Spot (Jack Bright), a human cave-boy orphan with whom he forms a bond as he attempts to get home.

The new cast also includes Jeffrey Wright as Arlo’s dad, Poppa; Steve Zahn as a pterodactyl named Thunderclap; AJ Buckley as Nash, a T-rex; Anna Paquin as Ramsey the T-rex; Sam Elliott as a tough T-rex named Butch and Marcus Scribner as Arlo’s brother Buck.

The Good Dinosaur

The long-in-the-works animated film will hit theaters Thanksgiving week.

Originally set for release in summer 2014, the film has seen a number of obstacles since its original voice cast was unveiled at Disney’s D23 in August 2013. Raising Hope’s Lucas Neff was set as Arlo, with John Lithgow as Poppa, Frances McDormand as Momma and Bill Hader, Judy Greer and Neil Patrick Harris as Arlo’s siblings.

But just five weeks later, Disney announced that it had pushed Good Dinosaur back a year and a half as rookie feature director Pete Sohn stepped in for the departed Bob Peterson.

Ochoa, the younger brother of actor Ryan Ochoa, is best known for his roles in 10 Items or Less, Merry Christmas and Drake and Josh.

Garcia’s Comedy Project “Super Clyde” to Get Do-Over for CBS

Greg Garcia’s super project is getting a new lease on life…

CBS has ordered a new version of the 44-year-old Latino television director, producer and writer’s 2013 comedy Super Clyde.

Greg Garcia

After abruptly cancelling Garcia’s most recent series The Millers midway through its second season, CBS has given the green light to Super Clyde.

Originally piloted in 2013, Super Clyde — about a meek, unassuming fast-food worker who finds his calling — had Harry Potter star Rupert Grint attached and was ultimately passed over for a series pickup in favor of The Millers.

CBS made the pilot available online in October 2013 after a request by Garcia.

Super Clyde will remain a multi-camera pilot and be written and exec produced by Garcia via his CBS Television Studios-based Amigos de Garcia banner. It’s unclear if any of the original cast, producers or director will return, though Garcia praised director Mike Fresco‘s work on the original.)

Garcia sold seven projects this season and focused his time developing other writers. After the cancellation of The Millers, he was suddenly available to take a new stab at Super Clyde.

Garcia’s credits include serving as the creator/executive producer of several long-running sitcoms, including Yes, Dear, My Name Is Earl and Raising Hope.

Garcia has also worked for the series Family Matters and as a consulting producer on Family Guy.

Garcia’s “The Barrio” Receives Script Commitment at ABC

Greg Garcia is headed to the barrio

The 44-year-old Latino television producer and Emmy-winning writer is expanding Amigos de Garcia’s portfolio with a Latino-themed comedy project at ABC.

Greg Garcia

Garcia’s single-camera comedy, written by Blue Mountain State co-creator Eric Falconer, has received a script commitment with penalty from the network.

Produced by CBS Television Studios and Garcia’s studio-based Amigos de Garcia, the untitled comedy, aka The Barrio, is loosely based on Falconer’s experience moving his family to East Los Angeles.

It centers on a television writer who, after losing his job, moves his family from Santa Monica to a predominantly Mexican neighborhood in East LA in order to save money. In doing so they experience culture shock but also discover a feeling of community in their new neighborhood that makes their family stronger.

Garcia and Falconer will executive produce The Barrio.

Garcia’s other television credits include Yes, Dear,My Name Is Earl, Raising Hope and The Millers.

Guillen to Star Opposite Victoria Justice in MTV’s Pilot “Eye Candy”

It’s a case of eye candy for Harvey Guillen

The Latino actor has been cast in the MTV cyber thriller pilot Eye Candy, which stars former Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice.

Harvey Guillen

The pilot centers on Lindy (portrayed by Justice), a reclusive hacker whose blog exposes everything from terrorist plots to suspected killers. She is targeted by a dangerous cyber stalker and teams up with the city’s cyber-crime unit to catch him.

Guillen will portray Juan, a brilliant hacker with the cyber crime unit who also is on the hunt for her stalker.

Guillen’s credits include roles on ABC Family’s Huge, Fox’s Raising Hope and ABC’s Miss Guided.

He most recently starred opposite Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in The Internship.

The Launch of Cabral’s New Series “Enlisted” Moved to January

It looks like Angelique Cabral won’t be enlisting until 2014…

Fox has postponed the premiere of Enlisted, which stars the 34-year-old part-Latina actress, to midseason.

Angelique Cabral

The comedy series was originally slated to premiere on Friday, November 8 following Raising Hope.

Instead, the new comedy series will premiere on Friday, January 10 at 9:30/8:30c.

Until then, the network will air back-to-back original episodes of Raising Hope on Fridays starting on November 8. The network hopes to give the new series the benefit of higher viewing levels in January, bolstered by Fox’s winter sports lineup.

The comedy stars Geoff Stults as a military man who has been in combat for several years, but is forced to join his dysfunctional brothers’ (Chris Lowell and Parker Young) squad at a base in Florida.

Cabral, who wed her longtime love this summer, portrays Jill Perez on the series.