IFC Renews Armisen’s “Portlandia” for an Eighth and Final Season in 2018

Fred Armisen’s time in Portlandia is limited…

IFC has announced that Portlandia, the comedy starring the 50-year-old half-Venezuelan actor and Carrie Brownstein has been renewed for an eighth and final season in 2018. Season seven returned this month.

Fred Armisen

“There’s still a lot to say with the show, but it seems scary to say it’s over,” creator/executive producer/writer/director Jonathan Krisel told reporters at the Television Critics Association‘s winter press tour over the weekend, though he seemed to suggest that it might not be a final goodbye. “These things never are finite,” he added. “We’ll work together again. There’s other outlets. We’ll just stop doing it in this form.”

For his part, Armisen compared the end of the series to leaving NBC‘s Saturday Night Live.

“It was a goodbye of sorts, but I’m back there all the time anyway,” he told press. “It just really seemed like a way to having a beginning, a middle and an ending, but I think nothing really ends anyway.”

Added Brownstein of the upcoming end of the road for the show: “The creation of art, sometimes it’s nice to put parameters around it; it helps with keeping it pointed.”

Portlandia‘s last renewal — a two-season pickup — came in February 2015.

The series hails from Lorne MichaelsBroadway Video banner.

Netflix Renews Silvestre’s “Sense8” for a Second Season

Miguel Ángel Silvestre will have another Sense8tional season…

Netflix has renewed its popular sci-fi drama series Sense8, starring the 33-year-old Spanish actor.

Miguel Ángel Silvestre

From J. Michael Straczynski, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski, Sense8 revolves around eight strangers from different parts of the world who suddenly become mentally and emotionally linked. The show aims to explore subjects that its writers feel science fiction shows, at least ostensibly, tend to ignore or skim through like as politics, identity, sexuality, gender and religion.

The fate of the series had been uncertain. Last month at the Television Critics Association Summer Tour co-creator Straczynski told reporters, “We’re still waiting word for the final determination, but the talks have been optimistic. It’s Netflix’s call.”

The cast includes Silvestre, who portrays closeted Mexico City-based actor Lito Rodriguez, Freema Agyeman, Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Daryl Hannah, Tuppence Middleton, Max Riemelt and Brian J. Smith.

Rodriguez Earns TCA Award Nomination from the Television Critics Association

It’s another nomination for Gina Rodriguez

The Television Critics Association has announced the nominations for the 31st annual TCA Awards, with the 30-year-old Puerto Rican actress earning a nod.

Gina Rodriguez

Rodriguez, who won a Golden Globe for her starring role in Jane the Virgin, is nominated in the Individual Achievements in Comedy category.

The Jane the Virgin star is up against Veep’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Inside Amy Schumer’s Amy Schumer, Transparent’s Jeffrey Tambor and Fresh Off the Boat’s Constance Wu.

The 2015 TCA Awards recognize outstanding television programming in the 2014-2015 season, honoring actors, producers and programs in a variety of categories, including news and information, youth, reality, drama and comedy.

The winners of the 31st Annual TCA Awards will be announced at the invitation-only presentation on Saturday, August 8, 2015, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, as part of the group’s bi-annual industry conference, the summer press tour.

The Television Critics Association is a media organization with more than 200 professional TV critics and journalists from the United States and Canada.

Here’s a look at this year’s nominees:

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep,” HBO – (2014 Winner in Category)
Gina Rodriguez, “Jane The Virgin,” The CW
Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer,” Comedy Central
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent,” Amazon
Constance Wu, “Fresh Off the Boat,” ABC 

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder,” ABC
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men,” AMC
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire,” Fox
Matthew Rhys, “The Americans,” FX
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul,” AMC 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS AND INFORMATION
“CBS Sunday Morning,” CBS
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” Comedy Central
“Frontline,” PBS
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” HBO
“60 Minutes,” CBS 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN REALITY PROGRAMMING
“The Amazing Race,” CBS
“The Chair,” Starz
“Dancing with the Stars,” ABC
“RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Logo – (2014 Winner in Category)
“Shark Tank,” ABC 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUTH PROGRAMMING
“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” PBS
“The Fosters,” ABC Family – (2014 Winner in Category)
“The Legend of Korra,” Nickelodeon
“Sesame Street,” PBS
“Switched at Birth,” ABC Family

OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM
“Better Call Saul,” AMC
“Empire,” Fox
“The Flash,” The CW
“Jane the Virgin,” The CW
“Transparent,” Amazon 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES, MINISERIES AND SPECIALS
“Bessie,” HBO
“The Honorable Woman,” SundanceTV
“The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,” HBO
“Olive Kitteridge,” HBO
“Wolf Hall,” PBS 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
“The Big Bang Theory,” CBS
“Inside Amy Schumer,” Comedy Central
“Jane the Virgin,” The CW
“Transparent,” Amazon
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Netflix 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
“The Americans,” FX
“Empire,” Fox
“Game of Thrones,” HBO
“Justified,” FX
“Mad Men,” AMC 

HERITAGE AWARD
“Friends,” NBC
“Late Show/Late Night with David Letterman,” CBS/NBC
“The Shield,” FX
“Star Trek,” NBC
“Twin Peaks,” ABC

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
“The Americans,” FX
“Empire,” Fox
“Game of Thrones,” HBO
“Mad Men,” AMC
“Transparent,” Amazon

Bonham Carter Earns Critics’ Choice Television Award Nod for “Burton and Taylor”

Helena Bonham Carter’s on-screen transformation as a Hollywood legend is still earning recognition…

The 47-year-old part-Spanish actress, who earned a British Academy of Film and Television ArtsTV Awards nomination last month, has been nominated for a Critics’ Choice Television Award from the Broadcast Television Journalists Association.

Helena Bonham Carter in Burton and Taylor

Bonham Carter received the nod in the Best Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series category for her portrayal of the late Elizabeth Taylor in the BBC biopic Burton and Taylor.

She’ll face off against Return to Zero’s Minnie Driver, A Day Late and a Dollar Short’s Whoopi Goldberg, Bonnie & Clyde’s Holliday Grainger, American Horror Story: Coven’s Jessica Lange and The Trip to Bountiful’s Cicely Tyson.

Meanwhile, Louis C.K. has been nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance in his FX series Louie.

The 46-year-old Mexican American actor, who just earned a similar nod from the Television Critics Association, will compete against The Mindy Project’s Chris Messina, Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch, The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons, Parks and Recreation’s Adam Scott and The Crazy OnesRobin Williams.

Programs and performances for this round of Critics Choice Television Awards are eligible if they were telecast between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014. But submissions still are being accepted for The Most Exciting New Series category, and any series premiering after May 1, 2014 is eligible –  including any announced summer, fall or winter premieres.

That category will be announced on June 9 — 10 days before CW broadcasts the Critics Choice Television Awards on June 19,  at 8:00 pm ET, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer.

The awards show will be tape-delayed for an 8:00 pm PT start time.

Here’s a look at the nominees:

BEST COMEDY SERIES

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Broad City (Comedy Central)
Louie (FX)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Veep (HBO)

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Louis CK, Louie (FX)
Chris Messina, The Mindy Project (FOX)
Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley (HBO)
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Adam Scott, Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Robin Williams, The Crazy Ones (CBS)

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Ilana Glazer, Broad City (Comedy Central)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
Wendi McLendon-Covey, The Goldbergs (ABC)
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Emmy Rossum, Shameless (Showtime)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
Keith David, Enlisted (FOX)
Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)
Albert Tsai, Trophy Wife (ABC)
Christopher Evan Welch, Silicon Valley (HBO)
Jeremy Allen White, Shameless (Showtime)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Sarah Baker, Louie (FX)
James Earl Jones, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Mimi Kennedy, Mom (CBS)
Andrew Rannells, Girls (HBO)
Lauren Weedman, Looking (HBO)

BEST DRAMA SERIES
The Americans (FX)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Masters of Sex (Showtime)
True Detective (HBO)

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Hugh Dancy, Hannibal (NBC)
Freddie Highmore, Bates Motel (A&E)
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective (HBO)
Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)
Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex (Showtime)

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
      
Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex (Showtime)
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel (A&E)
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)
Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Josh Charles, The Good Wife (CBS)
Walton Goggins, Justified (FX)
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Peter Sarsgaard, The Killing (AMC)
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Jeffrey Wright, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife (CBS)
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Annet Mahendru, The Americans (FX)
Melissa McBride, The Walking Dead (AMC)
Maggie Siff, Sons of Anarchy (FX)
Bellamy Young, Scandal (ABC)

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES
Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex (Showtime)
Walton Goggins, Sons of Anarchy (FX)
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex (Showtime)
Joe Morton, Scandal (ABC)
Carrie Preston, The Good Wife (CBS)
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones (HBO)

BEST MOVIE
An Adventure in Space and Time (BBC America)
Burton and Taylor (BBC America)
Killing Kennedy (National Geographic Channel)
The Normal Heart (HBO)
Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)

BEST MINI-SERIES      
American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Bonnie & Clyde (A&E/History/Lifetime)
Dancing on the Edge (Starz)
Fargo (FX)
The Hollow Crown (PBS)
Luther (BBC America)

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

David Bradley, An Adventure in Space and Time (BBC America)
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge (Starz)
Martin Freeman, Fargo (FX)
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart (HBO)
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo (FX)

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor (BBC America)
Minnie Driver, Return to Zero (Lifetime)
Whoopi Goldberg, A Day Late and a Dollar Short (Lifetime)
Holliday Grainger, Bonnie & Clyde (A&E/History/Lifetime)
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart (HBO)
Warren Brown, Luther (BBC America)
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
Colin Hanks, Fargo (FX)
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart (HBO)
Blair Underwood, The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Amanda Abbington, Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic (Lifetime)
Jessica Raine, An Adventure in Space and Time (BBC America)
Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart (HBO)
Allison Tolman, Fargo (FX)

BEST REALITY SERIES       
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (FOX/National Geographic Channel)
Deadliest Catch (Discovery)
Duck Dynasty (A&E)
Mythbusters (Discovery)
Top Gear (BBC America)
Undercover Boss (CBS)

BEST REALITY SERIES – COMPETITION
The Amazing Race (CBS)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
Shark Tank (ABC)
Survivor (CBS)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)

BEST REALITY HOST
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Carson Daly, The Voice (NBC)
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
Gordon Ramsay, MasterChef (FOX)
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo)
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (FOX/National Geographic Channel)

BEST TALK SHOW
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Time Telepictures)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
Conan (TBS)

BEST ANIMATED SERIES
Archer (FX)
Bob’s Burgers (FOX)
The Simpsons (FOX)
Family Guy (FOX)
Phineas and Ferb (Disney XD)
Adventure Time (Cartoon Network)

Louis C.K. Nominated for Television Critics Association TCA Award

Louis C.K. may have matching Television Critics Association trophies soon.

The 46-year-old Mexican American comedian, actor, screenwriter and producer has been nominated for a TCA Award in the Individual Achievement in Comedy category, an award he picked up last year.

Louis C.K.

Louis C.K. is nominated once again for his performance in FX’s Emmy-winning comedy series Louie, which is written, directed, edited and produced by the comedian, who also happens to be the show’s creator.

He’ll face off against The Mindy Project’s Mindy Kaling, Veep’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons and Parks and Recreation’s Amy Poehler.

Meanwhile, Louie is nominated in the Outstanding Achievement in Comedy category.

The series, now in its fourth season,is up againstThe Big Bang Theory, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Mindy Project and Veep.

Hosted by the Television Critics Association, the media organization comprised of television critics, reporters, columnists, and bloggers working in the U.S. and Canada, this year’s TCA Awards recognize outstanding television programming in the 2013-2014 season, honoring actors, producers and programs in a variety of categories, including news and information, youth, reality, drama and comedy achievements.

The winners of the 30th Annual TCA Awards will be announced at the invitation-only presentation on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Here’s the complete list of the 2014 Television Critics Association nominees:

Individual Achievement in Comedy
Louis C.K., “Louie” (FX) [2013 winner in category]
Mindy Kaling, “The Mindy Project” (Fox)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO)
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)

Individual Achievement in Drama
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black” (BBC America) [2013 winner in category]
Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective” (HBO)
Matthew Rhys, “The Americans” (FX)

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information
“CBS Sunday Morning” (CBS)
“Cosmos” (Fox)
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central)
“Frontline” (PBS)
“60 Minutes” (CBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming
“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (Logo)
“Shark Tank” (ABC) [2013 winner in category]
“Survivor” (CBS)
“The Voice” (NBC)

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming
“Adventure Time” (Cartoon Network)
“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” (PBS)
“The Fosters” (ABC Family)
“Sesame Street” (PBS)
“Switched at Birth” (ABC Family)

Outstanding New Program
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox)
“Fargo” (FX)
“Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix)
“Sleepy Hollow” (Fox)
“True Detective” (HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials
“American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
“Broadchurch” (BBC America)
“Fargo” (FX)
“The Returned” (SundanceTV)
“True Detective” (HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama
“The Americans” (FX)
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO) [2013 winner in category]
“House of Cards” (Netflix)
“The Good Wife” (CBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS) [2013 winner in category – tied with “Parks and Recreation”]
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox)
“Louie” (FX)
“The Mindy Project” (Fox)
“Veep” (HBO)

Career Achievement Award
Mark Burnett
James Burrows
Valerie Harper
Jay Leno
William Shatner

Heritage Award
“Lost” (ABC)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“South Park” (Comedy Central)
“Star Trek” (NBC)
“Twin Peaks” (ABC)

Program of the Year
“Breaking Bad” (AMC) [2013 winner in category]
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“The Good Wife” (CBS)
“Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix)
“True Detective” (HBO)

Kid Cudi Lands Guest-Starring Role on Fox’s New Comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Kid Cudi  is Brooklyn bound…

The 29-year-old hip-hop artist and actor has landed a guest-starring role on Fox’s freshman upcoming comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Kid Cudi

The comedy from Parks and Recreation duo Mike Schur and Dan Goor centers on a diverse group of detectives at a New York precinct.

Cudi will portray Dustin Whitman, an ex-con that Jake (Andy Samberg) is convinced robbed a jewelry store. He’s slated to appear in the third episode of the season.

Producers noted during their time at the Television Critics Association‘s recent summer press tour that Brooklyn lends itself to high-profile comedy guest stars, with Cudi becoming the latest to nab a role on the buzzy series. Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen appears briefly in the pilot.

Cudi’s small-screen credits include a starring role on HBO’s How to Make It in America and a guest voice role on The Cleveland Show.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine premieres September 17 on Fox.

Cabral Ties the Knot with Longtime Love Jason Osborn

Angelique Cabral’s longtime love has put a ring on it…

The 34-year-old part-Latina actress married Jason Osborn in Carmel, California on July 20.

Angelique Cabral

“It was the best day of my life,” the actress told People magazine at the Fox Television Critics Association Party.

Cabral, one of the stars in the new Fox comedy Enlisted, exchanged vows with Osborn,36, a marketing director at POM Wonderful, at Holman Ranch.

“I was a cater waiter at the ranch when I was younger and I always dreamed of having my wedding there,” Cabral explains. “The people I worked with there are like my family so it had special meaning for me.”

The bride wore a wedding gown by Peter Langner and shoes by Betsy Johnson.

Following the exchange of vows the couple vacationed at Big Sur’s exclusive Post Ranch Inn, “which was unbelievable.”

“I had the best time,” said Cabral, who has made guest appearances on Don’t Trust the B… and Happy Endings, “I can’t stop looking at our pictures!”

Louis C.K. Earns Second Consecutive TCA Award…

It’s like a case of déjà vu for Louis C.K.

The 45-year-old Mexican American stand-up comedian and actor picked up his second consecutive Television Critics Association Award on Saturday.

Louis C.K.

Louis C.K. once again picked up the award for Individual Achievement in Comedy for his Emmy-winning FX series Louie.

It’s the latest award for Louis C.K., who recently received a remarkable nine Emmy nominations.

This year alone he’s claimed a Producers Guild of America Digital V.I.P. Award, a Peabody Award and a Writers Guild Award. And the comedian was named one of Time magazine’s100 Influentials last year.

Here’s a look at this years TCA Award winners:

Individual Achievement in Drama:
Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black, BBC America)

Individual Achievement in Comedy: Louis C.K. (Louie, FX) 


Outstanding Achievement in News and Information:
The Central Park Five (PBS) 


Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming:
Shark Tank (ABC) 


Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming:
Bunheads (ABC Family) 


Outstanding New Program:
The Americans (FX) 


Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials:
Behind the Candelabra (HBO) 


Outstanding Achievement in Drama:
Game of Thrones (HBO) 


Outstanding Achievement in Comedy:
(Tie) The Big Bang Theory (CBS) and Parks and Recreation (NBC). 


Career Achievement Award:
Barbara Walters (ABC) 


Heritage Award:
All in the Family (CBS) 


Program of the Year:
Breaking Bad (AMC)

Lopez Returning to American Idol Next Season? Sources Say It’s Possible.

Jennifer Lopez is reportedly in talks to return to the American Idol judges’ table…

During Fox’s Television Critics Association presentation, the network’s entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly that the network has had discussions with the 44-year-old Puerto Rican singer-actress to return to the hit reality singing competition.

Jennifer Lopez

She’s “very close to signing a deal with Fox to return to American Idol next season,” a source tells People magazine. “Both Fox and Jennifer are very happy about this and want it to happen very much.”

In fact, the source added that the only reason she didn’t return last season was because she had committed to a world tour.

“But now that that tour is over, she has more time to raise her family, do movies and pursue television projects,” the source said.

Lopez served as a judge on American Idol for two installments, seasons 10 and 11.

When she didn’t return for season 12, Lopez was replaced by Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj in a season that saw a major ratings decline. But don’t expect a major overhaul next season.

” I think you can’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. It is a top five show still… It needs some recalibration on some things and fresh new elements,” said Reilly, alluding that the days of infighting on the judging panel that culminated with the Carey-Minaj feud last season are gone.

“I just want to find chemistry that is comfortable and right for the show and not have that be an issue,” he said.

Lifetime’s “Devious Maids,” Starring Ortiz, Headed for a Second Season Renewal?

It looks like Ana Ortiz and her Devious Maids co-stars will be back on maid duty next season…

The 42-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress’ new Lifetime sudser is expected to receive a second-season renewal from the network, according to sources, after experiencing continued growth since its debut in June.

Devious Maids

Devious Maids, from Marc Cherry and ABC Studios and executive-produced by Eva Longoria, reached series highs across all key demographics in its sixth episode on Sunday night.

After a lackluster premiere on June 23, the telenovela adaptation has steadily improved to become Lifetime’s fastest-growing drama to date.

Sunday’s episode drew a total of 2.9 million viewers in its inaugural broadcast.

Not only does that mark a new series high for the freshman drama, it’s a 45 percent increase from the series launch.

Devious Maids has continued to improve throughout July — not just in total viewers but across the network’s targeted demographics.

Growing a whopping 69 percent since the launch, Devious Maids took in 1.4 million adults 18-49.

The series grew the most among women in that age range, 74 percent, with a total of 1.1 million.

Along with Ortiz, the series stars Dania Ramírez, Roselyn Sánchez, Edy Ganem and Judy Reyes.

While the network hasn’t given a second-season renewal just yet, the writing is on the wall. Network brass spoke highly of its ratings growth during last week’s Television Critics Association summer press tour.