Sarah Shahi to Star in Netflix’s Dramedy “Sex/Life”

Sarah Shahi is livin’ the life… 

The 40-year-old part-Spanish actress has been cast as the lead on Netflix’s eight-episode dramedy series Sex/Life.

Sarah Shahi

Written by Stacy Rukeyserand inspired by BB Easton’s self-published memoir 44 Chapters About 4 Men, Sex/Life is the story of a love triangle between a woman, Billie Connelly (Shahi), her husband, and her past, which takes a deliciously steamy new look at female identity and desire.

Shahi’s Billie Connelly is a woman with everything to lose, a suburban mother of two who goes in search of that sexy, single girl in the city she used to be ten years ago. She takes a fantasy-charged trip down memory lane that sets her very married present on a collision course with her wild-child past.

UnReal alumna Rukeyser serves as showrunner on Sex/Life and executive produces with Oscar-winning producer J. Miles Daleand Larry Robins.

Shahi, a former NFLcheerleader, starred on Showtime’s drama series City on a Hill and on ABC’s The Rookie. Her other credits include Fairly Legal,The L WordReverie and Life.

At Netflix, Shahi recently starred in the Dolly Partonanthology series Heartstrings.She’ll next be seen in the indie film Language Arts, set to premiere at the Manchester International Film Festival.

Showtime Renews Arienne Mandi’s “The L Word: Generation Q” for Second Season

There’s more Word play Arienne Mandi’s future…

Showtime has renewed The L Word: Generation Q, starring the Latina actress, for a second season.

Arienne Mandi & Rosanny Zayas The L Word: Generation Q

The renewal comes ahead of the season finale of the reboot of the classic drama on January 26. The show, which launched on the ViacomCBS-owned premium network on December 8, has been handed another 10-episode run.

Showtime Networks President of Entertainment Jana Winograde revealed that the launch of The L Word: Generation Q drove the network’s biggest weekend of subscribers sign ups in 2019.

Season one has followed the intermingled lives of Bette Porter (Jennifer Beals), Shane McCutcheon (Katherine Moennig) and Alice Pieszecki (Leisha Hailey), along with new characters Dani Nùñez (Mandi), Micah Lee (Leo Sheng), Finley (Jacqueline Toboni), Sophie Suarez (Rosanny Zayas) and Gigi (Sepideh Moafi), as they experience love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success in L.A.

Based on The L Word, which aired on Showtime between 2004 and 2009, the reboot moved from West Hollywood to Silver Lake.

The show follows Bette weaving her way through a contentious mayoral run while co-parenting her and Tina’s teenage daughter; Shane returning to L.A. and embarking on her new career as owner of a lesbian bar while trying to save her marriage; and Alice stepping into the spotlight as host of her own queer-focused talk show.

Meanwhile, PR pro Dani is running communications for Bette’s campaign while balancing her relationship with fiancée Sophie, a producer for Alice’s show. Production assistant Finley and professor Micah are finding their footing in the L.A. dating scene, while Gigi navigates family dynamics with her ex, Nat, played by guest star Stephanie Allynne, who is Alice’s current girlfriend. Other season one guest stars include Megan RapinoeBrian Michael Smith, Olivia ThirlbyFortune Feimsterand Latarsha Rose.

 “The L Word: Generation Q took our original series that was revered and reinvigorated it for a new generation and a new era,” said Gary Levine, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. “The result has been a show that appeals to all generations for its relevance, its fearlessness, its emotion and its fun. I can’t wait to see what Marja, along with Ilene and this talented ensemble, will deliver for season two.”

Jillian Mercado to Guest Star on Showtime’s “The L Word: Generation Q”

Jillian Mercado is headed to the small screen…

The 32-year-old Dominican model will make her scripted television debut on the forthcoming The L Word: Generation Q, which is set to premiere December 8 at 10:00 pm ET/PT on Showtime.

Jillian Mercado

Mercado will play the character of Maribel Suarez, an immigration attorney and the little sister of Sophie (Rosanny Zayas). The two are very close, and Maribel is always there to give Sophie advice and support.

The L Word: Generation Q continues the stories of the critically acclaimed and groundbreaking series The L Wordwhich ran from 2004-2009. The new series has familiar faces and new ones as it follows the intermingled lives of Bette Porter (Jennifer Beals), Alice Pieszecki (Leisha Hailey) and Shane McCutcheon (Katherine Moennig), along with Dani Nùñez (Arienne Mandi), Micah Lee (Leo Sheng), Finley (Jacqueline Toboni), Sophie Suarez (Zayas) and Gigi (Sepideh Moafi) as they experience love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success in L.A.

Jillian Mercado

This season’s guest stars include Brian MichaelStephanie AllyneOlivia ThirlbyFortune Feimster and Latarsha Rose

The series is executive produced by showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan with series creator Ilene ChaikenKristen CampoAllyce OzarskiSteph Green (pilot), and original series stars Beals, Moennig and Hailey.

Mercado is best known as a model with muscular dystrophy and has been praised for her representation of the differently-abled in fashion. She has appeared on E! News and has modeled in campaigns for OlayBumble 100Calvin Klein fragrances, NordstromTargetand Tommy Hilfiger.

On the editorial side, she was featured on the cover of Teen Vogue‘s first digital cover and was in September issues of GlamourCosmopolitanJejune and many others. 

She’s also an active disabilities advocate who has spoken at various summits.

Showtime to Premiere Rosanny Zayas’ Series “The L Word: Generation Q” in December

Rosanny Zayasready for the next generation this December…

Showtime has set a late-fall premiere date for The L Word: Generation Q,starring the Latina actress.

Rosanny Zayas

The eight-episode sequel to the groundbreaking 2000s series will debut at 10:00 pm on Sunday, December 8. 

Production is underway in Los Angeles. 

Original series stars Jennifer BealsKatherine Moennigand Leisha Haileytopline the sequel, executive produced by showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan, original series creator Ilene ChaikenKristen Campoand Steph Green(pilot). Beals, Moennig and Hailey also executive produce.

Generation Qcontinues to follow the intermingled lives of Bette Porter (Beals), Alice Pieszecki (Hailey) and Shane McCutcheon (Moennig), along with new characters Dani Nùñez (Arienne Mandi), Micah Lee (Leo Sheng), Finley (Jacqueline Toboni), Sophie Suarez (Zayas) and Gigi (Sepideh Moafi) as they experience love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success in L.A. Guest stars include Brian MichaelStephanie AllyneOlivia ThirlbyFortune Feimster and Latarsha Rose.

The groundbreaking drama series originally ran on Showtime from 2004-09 and sparked subsequent versions, including the docuseriesThe Real L WordandL Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin.

Sarah Shahi Starring in the Indie Drama “Language Arts”

Sarah Shahi is embracing a new language

The 38-year-old half-Spanish American actress, who is currently starring in NBC’s Reverie, will star as the lead in the indie drama Language Arts.

Sarah Shahi

Directed by Corneli Moore and produced by Larry EstesLanguage Arts follows Allison Forche-Marlow (Shahi), a beautiful, bright, determined, and organized, who never gives up trying to heal her autistic son, whom she fiercely loves, no matter what it demands of everyone.

Shahi, a former NFL cheerleader, previously starred on the television shows Fairly Legal, The L Word, Life and Alias.

Beals to Star in TNT’s Supernatural Medical Drama Pilot “Proof”

It’s a case of science vs. religion for Jennifer Beals

The 50-year-old part-Puerto Rican actress has landed the lead role in TNT’s pilot Proof.

Jennifer Beals

The supernatural medical drama, which is being executive produced by The Closer alum Kyra Sedgwick, will be written by Rob Bragin and directed by Alex Graves.

Proof centers on Dr. Kathryn Russo (portrayed by Beals), a skeptical, hard-science, brilliant female surgeon with a caustic edge who has been struggling with the devastating loss of her teenage son and a growing estrangement from her surviving daughter.

She’s persuaded to investigate cases of reincarnation, out-of-body experiences, hauntings — all of it looking for verifiable proof to answer one of life’s greatest questions: Is death truly the end, or is there something else beyond?

Beals, best known for portraying Alexandra “Alex” Owens in the 1983 film Flashdance, previously starred in Fox’s Chicago Code. She also co-created and is executive producing Laughs Unlimited, starring Melonie Diaz, which is currently in development at HBO.

Beals’ previous television credits include appearances on The L Word, Lie to Me, Castle and The Mob Doctor.

Shahi to Host “Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2014” Special

Sarah Shahi has landed a super (bowl) sized commercial gig…

The 34-year-old half-Spanish actress will co-host Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2014 with CBS sports analyst Boomer Esiason.

Sarah Shahi

The special is an interactive countdown special where viewers will be able to vote LIVE on CBS.com for their favorite Super Bowl Commercials.

Beginning today, viewers will get to vote for their favorite Super Bowl commercials from 10 categories (Office, User-Generated, Sexy, Beer, Crazy, Kids, Celebrity, Car, Animal and Soft Drink) and they will go head-to-head on www.cbs.com/superbowl/commercials/, where fans will be able to vote to determine the top three Super Bowl commercials.  Those top three will advance to the live vote during the broadcast, when viewers will decide the outcome and the winner will be revealed at the end of the show.

Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2014 will air on Wednesday, January 29 at 8:00 pm ET on CBS.

The winner will be revealed at the end of the show.

Shahi currently stars on CBS’ Person of Interest. The former NFL cheerleader’s other roles include Fairly Legal, The L Word, Alias and Chicago Fire.

Beals to Star in ABC’s “Venice” Pilot…

Jennifer Beals is preparing to star in a Romeo & Juliet-like project…

The 49-year-old part-Puerto Rican actress has been cast as the lead in ABC’s drama pilot Venice.

Jennifer Beals

The drama pilot, written by Byron Balasco, is a sudsy-type project about the haves and the have-nots in California’s most seductive city, Venice. It centers on two rival families and a forbidden and dangerous romance that emerges between them as the families battle for control of the beach city.

Beals will portray Lisa Carver, the elegant bohemian matriarch of the Carver family, one of the two feuding clans.

McG will be directing the pilot from Warner Bros. Television and his Wonderland Sound and Vision studio, which he’ll executive produce as well.

Beals, who rose to acclaim in 1993’s Flashdance and starred in Showtime’s The L Word, most recently appeared on television in The Mob Doctor, Castle and Lie to Me.

Shahi to Guest Star on NBC’s “Chicago Fire”

Sarah Shahi is about to heat things up on NBC’s Chicago Fire

The 32-year-old half-Spanish actress has signed on to appear in at least five episodes of the Dick Wolf-produced drama.

Sarah Shahi

Shahi will guest star as Renee, a love interest for firefighter Kelly Severeid (played by Taylor Kinney). She’s already started shooting the role, and although there’s no airdate yet, viewers could possibly see her on screen by the end of the year.

For the last two seasons, Shahi has played mediator Kate Reed on USA’s Fairly Legal.

Shahi, who was recently named “TV’s sexiest star” by Maxim magazine, has also been seen in The L Word and Life.

She’s a former member of the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and Miss Fort Worth USA.