NBC Renews Grasie Mercedes’ Sitcom “Grand Crew” for Second Season

There’s more crew time in Grasie Mercedes’ future…

NBC has ordered a second season of comedy series Grand Crew, starring the 44-year-old Afro-Latina actress, writer, filmmaker and podcast host.

Grasie MercedesIn addition to Mercedes, the series also stars Echo Kellum, Justin Cunningham, Carl Tart, Aaron Jennings and Nicole Byer.

Grand Crew, which hails from writer-producer Phil Augusta Jackson, revolves around a group of Black friends who unpack the ups and downs of life and love at a wine bar.

The first season of the series, which comes from Universal Television, reached 17 million total viewers, according to the network across all platforms and the premiere episode was NBC’s top digital comedy launch on Peacock.

Mercedes portrays Fay on the series.

Her previous credits include appearances on Good Trouble, The Affair and 9-1-1.

Priscilla Quintana Upped to Series Regular for Season Four of Freeform’s “Good Trouble”

There’s more (good) trouble in Priscilla Quintana’s future…

The 29-year-old half-Mexican American actress has been promoted to series regular for the fourth season of Freeform’s Good Trouble.

Priscilla Quintana

Quintana, who portrays Isabella, was a recurring cast member in the second and third seasons.

Freeform will premiere the first half of season four beginning on Wednesday, March 9 at 10:00 pm, and the next day on Hulu.

Created by Joanna Johnson, Peter Paige and Bradley BredewegGood Trouble follows the residents of Downtown Los Angeles’ The Coterie as they juggle career, love and the 20-something growing pains at a time in your life where your friends are your family.

Quintan’s Isabella is a resident of the Coterie and mother to Gael’s unborn baby.

The series also stars Maia Mitchell, Cierra Ramirez, Tommy Martinez, Emma Hunton, Sherry Cola, Zuri Adele, Beau Mirchoff and Josh Pence.

Johnson serves as showrunner and executive producer. Christine Sacani, Greg Gugliotta, Jennifer Lopez, Benny Medina, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Mitchell and Ramirez also executive produce.

Freeform Renews Cierra Ramirez’s “Good Trouble” for Fourth Season

Cierra Ramirez’s troubles continue…

Freeform has renewed Good Touble, starring the 26-year-old Colombian and Mexican American actress/singer, for a fourth season.

Cierra Ramirez

The announcement arrived on the heels of the 90-minute Season 3 finale airing on the East Coast on Wednesday.

The network released a new poster celebrating the news featuring stars Maia Mitchell, Ramirez, Sherry Cola, Tommy Martinez, Zuri Adele, Emma Hunton, Josh Pence and Beau Mirchoff.

Good Trouble

Good Trouble, a spinoff of The Fosters, follows the residents of Downtown Los Angeles’ The Coterie as they juggle career, love, and friendship and learn that standing up for what you believe in requires making a little noise and getting into trouble. The season 3 finale finds Callie (Maia Mitchell) questioning the career choices she’s made.

The series is enjoying its most-watched season ever on Hulu and currently ranks as one of the year’s Top 10 Primetime cable drama series among Women 18-34. All three seasons are currently available to stream via Hulu.

Good Trouble is co-created by Joanna Johnson, Peter Paige, and Bradley Bredeweg. Johnson serves as executive producer along with Gregory Gugliotta, Christine Sacani, Maia Mitchell, Cierra Ramirez, Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, and Benny Medina.

Grasie Mercedes to Star on NBC’s “Grand Crew”

It’s a Grand opportunity for Grasie Mercedes.

The 43-year-old Afro-Latina actress has joined the cast of NBC’s Grand Crew as a series regular.

Grasie Mercedes

The comedy, from Phil Augusta Jackson and Dan Goor, follows a group of young L.A. professionals navigating the ups and downs of life and love. When they’re ready to unpack it all, they meet at their favorite local bar for a “wine down.”

Mercedes will portray Fay, a recently divorced transplant to Los Angeles who becomes fast friends with the regulars at Eastside Cru.

Jackson will write and executive produce. Mo Marable will direct and co-executive produce the pilot. Goor will executive produce.

Previously announced cast members include Nicole Byer, Justin Cunningham, Aaron Jennings, Echo Kellum and Carl Tart.

Mercedes most recently served as a staff writer on NBC’s Perfect Harmony. Her acting credits include roles in Fox’s 9-1-1, Freeform’s Good Trouble, TNT’s Southland, HBO’s The Affair and CBS’ Criminal Minds.

Tommy Martinez to Appear on Amazon Prime Conspiracy Thriller Drama “Hunters”

Tommy Martinez has gone hunting

The 29-year-old Venezuelan actor and Good Trouble star has landed a recurring role in Season 2 of Amazon Prime Video’s conspiracy thriller drama series Hunters, created by David Weil and executive produced by Jordan Peele.

Tommy Martinez

The plot for Season 2 is being kept under wraps as is Martinez’s character.

The first season of Hunters followed a diverse band of Nazi hunters living in 1977 New York City. The Hunters, as they’re known, have discovered that hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the United States.

Season 2 of Hunters, produced by Amazon Studios, Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Sonar Entertainment, is executive produced by Weil, who serves as showrunner.Tommy Martinez

Martinez is a series regular on Freeform’s Good Trouble, which is heading into its third season.

He recently guest-starred in an episode of Tommy Martinez He was also cast opposite Emmy Rossum in the eighth season of Showtime’s Shameless and recurs as Malachai in CW’s Riverdale.

Juan Antonio Signs with Untitled Entertainment for Management

Juan Antonio is under new management… 

The Afro-Latino actor has signed with Untitled Entertainment for management.

Juan Antonio

Antonio is currently filming the first season of BET+’s upcoming series Sacrifice, adapted from the 2019 BET+ film in which he starred. Antonio reprises his role of Dom Mayfield, opposite Paula Patton, in the series.

On the film side, Antonio most recently appeared in Good Joe Bell, starring Mark Wahlberg and Connie Britton. He also recently recurred as Marcus on Freeform’s Good Trouble and played Phillip on the third season of Fox’s Empire.

In addition to the film and TV projects he has in the works, Antonio’s upcoming focus will be in the production arena. His Umbrella Z production company is currently creating and pitching content, as well as continuing to curate original music for special projects, including for the BET+ series Sacrifice.

HBO Max Developing Claudia Forestieri’s “The Gordita Chronicles”

Claudia Forestieri is getting personal on her next project…

HBO Max has put in development The Gordita Chroniclesa coming-of-age kids and family comedy from the half-Dominican writer, Josh Berman’s Osprey ProductionsZoe Saldana’s Cinestar Pictures and Sony Pictures Television, where Osprey is under a deal.

Claudia Forestieri

Written by Forestieri, The Gordita Chronicles, loosely inspired by Forestieri’s life, centers around a Latina reporter looking back on her childhood as a chubby, willful and reluctant Dominican immigrant growing up with her eccentric family in 1980s Miami.

Berman and Chris Kingexecutive produce for Osprey Productions. Zoe Saldana, Mariel Saldanaand Cisely Saldanaexecutive produce for Cinestar Pictures. Forestieri is co-executive producer. Sony Pictures Television is the studio.

Forestieri was a producer for Telemundo’s L.A. affiliate where she earned five local Emmys and a GLAAD Media award for her work covering the Latino community. She is an alumnus of HBO’s Access Writing FellowshipNALIP’s Latino Writers Lab and NBC’s Writers on the Vergeprogram. Forestieri is a writer on the upcoming Selena: The Seriesfor Netflix and previously wrote on Freeform’s Good Trouble.

Saldana is next set to star and executive produce From Scratch, a limited series from Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshinefor Netflix.

Priscilla Quintana Lands Recurring Role on Freeform’s “Good Trouble”

Priscilla Quintana is getting into Trouble

The Latina actress has joined The Fosters spinoff Good Trouble in a recurring role.

Priscilla Quintana,

The Freeformseries follows residents of The Coterie as they deal with the consequences of their personal and professional decisions and realize that sometimes standing up for what you believe in comes at a price. 

The current season picked up with Callie and Mariana’s relationship on the rocks after Callie has decided to move in with Jamie and leave the “Coterie Biatches” behind.

Quintana will play Isabella, a sexy, charming, outgoing aspiring actress/model who seems very confident but is really desperate to be liked. With her friendly personality and good looks, she is sure to shake things up at The Coterie. 

Good Trouble stars Maia MitchellCierra RamirezSherry ColaTommy Martinez, Zuri AdeleEmma Hunton and Josh Pence.

Quintana will return for the second season of The CW’s Pandora. Her other credits include appearances on Lethal WeaponMasters of Sex and Training Day.

Cierra Ramirez’s “Good Trouble” to Make Its Midseason Return on Freeform in January

Cierra Ramirez’s troubles continue in January…

Freeform has set a January date for the midseason return of Good Trouble, starring the 24-year-old Latina actress & singer.

Cierra Ramirez

Season 2B of The Fostersspinoff  begins at 10:00 pm on Wednesday, January 15

As the series returns, the Coterie residents are dealing with the consequences of their personal and professional decisions and realize that sometimes standing up for what you believe in comes at a price. The season picks up with Callie and Mariana’s relationship on the rocks after Callie has decided to move in with Jamie and leave the “Coterie Biatches” behind. Alice finds herself balancing her stand-up career with her love life, Davia learns the education system may be broken, Mariana navigates a new world at work, Malika faces legal consequences from her protesting, Dennis finds a new outlet to manage his depression and Gael’s creative spark is reignited. 

In addition to Ramirez, who portrays Mariana Adams-Foster, Good Trouble also stars Maia MitchellSherry ColaTommy MartinezZuri AdeleEmma Hunton andJosh Pence.

Cierra Ramirez Releases Music Video for New Single “Liquid Courage (Love Me Better)”

Cierra Ramirezis showing her courage

The 24-year-old Colombian and Mexican American actress/singer has released the steamy music video for her new single “Liquid Courage (Love Me Better)” exclusively on Billboard.

Cierra Ramirez

In the clip, the Good Troubleactress rocks several sultry looks — including an ivory pantsuit with nothing underneath — and spars with a hunky fencing partner while delivering the single’s come-hither lyrics.

“You got somethin’ over me/You just don’t know what to do/I mean, I could say it/But do you know the language?” she teases on the Latin pop-infused track, which also features Spanish lyrics peppered throughout its verses and chorus.

“I couldn’t be more excited to share my new single, ‘Liquid Courage,’ with the world!” Ramirez tells Billboard. “I haven’t released music in quite some time, so it’s really fulfilling. The song is another step forward for me as an artist. I love the feeling and vibe…I hope people love it as much as I loved making it.”

The new song is a follow-up to the budding recording artist’s 2018 single “Bad Boys.”