Huertas Lands Recurring Role on NBC’s Dramedy “This Is Us”

Jon Huertas is heading to the Peacock Network

The 39-year-old Puerto Rican actor and Castle alum has booked a recurring role on Dan Fogelman’s NBC dramedy series This Is Us.

Jon Huertas

Starring Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia and Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us follows an ensemble — some of them sharing the same birthday — whose life stories intertwine in curious ways.

Huertas is set to portray Mike, Jack’s (Ventimiglia) co-worker and best friend.

Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Chris Sullivan, Susan Kelechi Watson and Ron Cephas Jones also star.

Huertas played Detective Javier Esposito on ABC’s long-running hit drama series Castle, a role which earned him an Imagen Award, Alma Award and Prism Award.

Huertas also starred in Generation Kill and The Shield for FX. He can also be seen in the indie film Reparation.

Horta Developing “The Curse Of The Fuentes Women” for NBC

Silvio Horta ready to bring another Latino-themed project to television.

The 40-year-old Cuban American writer-producer and Ugly Betty creator is tapping into his Hispanic roots for another hourlong project.

Silvio Horta

The Curse Of The Fuentes Women, from Horta’s Silent H Prods. and Warner Bros. Television, has received a script commitment with penalty from NBC.

Written/executive produced by Horta, The Curse Of The Fuentes Women is in the Latin American tradition of magical realism and explores the power of memory and mythology in shaping our destinies. When a young man washes up on Miami Beach claiming to be a long-lost family member from Cuba, he breathes new energy into the lives of grandmother Esperanza Fuentes, daughter Lola and granddaughter Soledad.

Horta, who won an ALMA Award, Writers Guild of America Award and NAACP Image Award for his writing work on Ugly Betty, also developed a drama about a Cuban-American family last year, Bastards at ABC, which he executive produced with Salma Hayek and Mark Gordon.

Lovato’s “Star-Spangled” World Series Plans…

Demi Lovato is preparing to take the field at this year’s World Series… No, she isn’t turning pro. The former Disney star will actually be performing the national anthem at Game 5.

18-year-old part-Mexican singer/actress announced her “Star-Spangled” plans to her oh-so-supportive fans via her Twitter account.

Demi Lovato to perform national anthem at World Series

“Only my lovatics could land me a spot singing the national anthem at the WORLD SERIES!!!!” posted Lovato, who was recently named to’s 21 Under 21 musicians list. “I couldn’t do it without you guys!!!!”

Since her stint in a treatment facility for an eating disorder and self-injury, Lovato has come back stronger than ever from what she calls “the darkest time” of her life. She released her latest album “Unbroken,” performed on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” and won an ALMA Award for “Favorite TV Actress—Leading Role in a Comedy.”

The Texas-native will follow in the footsteps on fellow LaTweeno singer Scotty McCreery, who performed the national anthem at Game 1 of the World Series this week.

Game 5 between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals will take place on Monday at 8:05 pm ET at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.