Adam Rodriguez to Appear on NBC’s Drama Series “Ordinary Joe”

Adam Rodriguez isn’t afraid of the ordinary

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican and Cuban American actor has landed a recurring role in Ordinary Joe, NBC’s upcoming drama series starring Jimmy Wolk.

Adam Rodriguez

From Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner and writer/director Matt Reeves and his 6th & Idaho banner. The project, which co-stars Natalie Martinez, Charlie Barnett and Elizabeth Lail, is a co-production of 20th Television, Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, 6th & Idaho and 3 Arts.

Written by Friend and Lerner, Ordinary Joe explores the three parallel lives of the show’s main character (Wolk) after he makes a pivotal choice at a crossroads in his life. The series asks the question of how different life might look if you made your decision based on love, loyalty or passion.

Rodriguez will play Bobby Diaz. Charismatic and ambitious, Bobby is a young Congressman on the rise… but the impressive life path he’s forged for himself suddenly all changes in an instant.

Rodriguez is best known for his starring roles as Eric Delko in CSI: Miami and as Luke Alvez in Criminal Minds. He’s next set to serve as mentor and executive producer on HBO Max’s upcoming unscripted competition series The Real Magic Mike! a spinoff of Steven Soderberg’s original hit film in which he starred opposite Channing Tatum. He also stars and executive produces CBS’ upcoming movie A Christmas Proposal. His other recent television credits include Ugly Betty, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, Jane the Virgin and Empire.

Adam Rodriguez to Serve as a Mentor & Executive-Producer on HBO Max’s “The Real Magic Mike!” Competition Series

Life is about to imitate art for Adam Rodriguez

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican and Cuban-American actor and former Magic Mike star will be returning to the world of male strippers as he joinsThe Real Magic Mike! (working title), HBO Max’s upcoming unscripted competition series.

Adam Rodriguez

Rodriguez, who played Tito in the 2012 film and 2015 sequel, has joined the project as a mentor and executive producer.

The series, from the producers behind the Magic Mike franchise and live shows, begins production next month in Las Vegas and is set to debut on HBO Max later this year. Channing Tatum, who starred in the titular role in both Magic Mike films, and director Steven Soderbergh, are among the series’ executive producers.

The competition series will transform a group of men into real-life Magic Mikes. Ten men who have “lost their magic” will come together, baring their souls and more as they learn to perform routines with one being crowned the Real Magic Mike. The winner will pocket a cash prize and an opportunity to perform on the Magic Mike Live stage in Las Vegas.

The Real Magic Mike! (wt) is produced by Eureka Productions and Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon.

In addition to his role as Tito in both Magic Mike feature films, Rodriguez starred as Eric Delko in CSI: Miami and as Luke Alvez in Criminal Minds.

His other recent television credits include Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, Jane the Virgin and Empire, among others.

Alejandro Patiño Starring Opposite Matt Bomer in the Heartfelt Drama “Papi Chulo”

It’s Papi time for Alejandro Patiño

The Latino actor stars opposite Magic Mike hunk Matt Bomer in the heartfelt drama Papi Chulo, a story that explores a friendship between two very different people.

Alejandro Patiño

Making its World Premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on September 8, Papi Chulois writer-director John Butler’s third feature to premiere at TIFF.

The film follows a single TV weatherman (Bomer) living in Los Angeles who is put on leave from work. While on leave, he tries to enjoy his time alone but realizes this solitary lifestyle isn’t for him. When he drives past a hardware store, he spots Ernesto (Patiño, in his first leading feature role), a middle-aged Latino migrant with a friendly face, and hires him to do some home repairs. Despite the language barrier, they develop an unexpected but profound friendship based on the everlasting need for connection.

The film is a new take on the buddy comedy with two very different people as it provides commentary on empathy, stereotypes, and xenophobia — two of today’s very timely topics.

Patiño’s previous credits include appearances on Superstore, Life in Pieces, The Bridge and East Los High.

Click here to see the trailer.

Iglesias Lands Comedy Series Pilot Deal at ABC

Gabriel Iglesias may be returning to ABC

The 39-year-old Mexican American stand-up comedian/actor, who had a recurring role on the network’s short-lived series Cristela, has reached a put pilot deal to write and star in a multi-camera comedy series at ABC. ABC Studios will produce.

Gabriel Iglesias

The Fluffy Shop (working title) is inspired by the Iglesias’ life experiences, including the challenges of managing a home life during the few days he spends off the road each week.

This is Iglesias’ first network pilot.

Iglesias will co-write the pilot with Jay Lavender and Tim Doyle who will also serve as the show runner.

Iglesias is the creator and producer of Fuse TV’s non-scripted comedy docuseries Fluffy Breaks Even. The comedian also has starred in several stand-up comedy specials for Comedy Central as well as produced and hosted the hit series Stand-up Revolution for the cable network.

On the feature side, Iglesias starred in the stand-up concert comedy film The Fluffy Movie and co-starred in Warner Bros. Magic Mike and most recently Magic Mike XXL.

Rodriguez Lands Lead Male Role in ABC’s Drama Pilot “Runner”

Adam Rodriguez is ready to run(ner)

The 39-year-old Puerto Rican/Cuban-American actor and CSI: Miami alum has landed the male lead role opposite Paula Patton in ABC’s drama pilot Runner.

Adam Rodriguez

Based on the Turkish series Son and directed by Michael Offer, the project, from 20th Century Fox Television and ABC Studios, centers on Lauren Marks (Patton), a wife and mother who had believed her husband had died in a plane crash, only to discover him alive, well and traveling with a mysterious woman who uses Lauren’s stolen identity. Thrown into a world of secrets and crime, Lauren finds herself running into Mexican cartels and people from her past she had hoped to forget.

Rodriguez plays Troy, who is hated by Lauren’s family as he is responsible for the death of her nephew years ago but may be the only person who can help Lauren find her husband.

The project was written by Michael Cooney.

Rodriguez has a recurring role on NBC’s The Night Shift and next reprises his role in the Magic Mike XXL sequel this summer.

Warner Bros. Releases Teaser for Rodriguez’s Male Stripper Drama Sequel “Magic Mike XXL”

Adam Rodriguez is ready to pound the flesh… or at least expose it… once again…

Warner Bros. has released a new teaser trailer for Magic Mike XXL, featuring the return of the 39-year-old Puerto Rican/Cuban-American actor and CSI: Miami alum.

Magic Mike XXL

The film is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2012’s male strip club drama. In addition to Rodriguez, who returns as Tito, Magic Mike XXL sees the return of Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello and Kevin Nash.

New cast members include Elizabeth Banks, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Donald Glover, Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell, Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Strahan, plus others.

Gregory Jacobs directs the film, taking the reigns from Steven Soderbergh.

Matthew McConaughey, Olivia Munn and Alex Pettyfer will not be returning.

The trailer has already garnered 2.7 million views on YouTube since its release.

Magic Mike XXL hits theaters on July 1.

Rodriguez Lands Recurring Role on NBC’s Medical Drama “The Night Shift”

Adam Rodriguez is ready to work the night shift…

The 39-year-old Puerto Rican/Cuban-American actor and CSI: Miami alum has landed a major recurring role on NBC’s drama series The Night Shift.

Adam Rodriguez

Rodriguez will appear on a minimum of five episodes in Season 2, portraying Dr. Joey Chavez, the newly hired night call trauma surgeon at San Antonio Memorial Hospital.

He’s described as an Air Force vet that served in Iraq whose personal experiences have led him to investigate his cases with an Eastern medicine perspective.

Rodriguez is currently shooting the Magic Mike sequel, Magic Mike XXL.

His previous credits include Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself and About Last Night.

On television, he most recently starred in CBS’ drama Reckless.

Season 2 of The Night Shift begins production on November 10 in Albuquerque, NM.

Warner Bros. to Release Rodriguez’s “Magic Mike 2” Next July

Adam Rodriguez will make it rain next Fourth of July…

Warner Bros. has announced plans to release Magic Mike 2, starring the 39-year-old Puerto Rican/Cuban-American actor and Channing Tatum, two days earlier than originally planned.

Adam Rodriguez

The sequel to the male-stripper drama has been moved from July 3 to July 1, 2015

The original movie starring Rodriguez, Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer and others made $113.7M at the domestic box office — one of director Steven Soderbergh’s most lucrative movies ever — and has since spawned a Broadway musical now in the works.

Rodriguez, who recently signed with United Talent Agency, is set to reprise his role as male stripper Tito.

Rodriguez Signs with United Talent Agency (UTA)

Adam Rodriguez is switching teams…

The 39-year-old Puerto Rican/Cuban-American actor has signed with global talent and literary agency United Talent Agency (UTA).

Adam Rodriguez

After starring as Det. Eric Delko for all 10 seasons of CBS’ police procedural CSI: Miami, Rodriguez can currently be seen in the network’s summer legal drama Reckless.

His feature credits include Tyler Perry‘s I Can Do Bad All by MyselfMagic Mike and the About Last Nightremake earlier this year.

In September, Rodriguez will join fellow UTA client Channing Tatum in shooting the sequel to Magic Mike, where he’ll reprise his role as the exotic dancer Tito.

Rodriguez, who signed a development deal for unscripted projects with Bunim/Murray ProductionsBMP Latin earlier this year, continues to be repped by A Management Company.

Trailer Released for Joe Manganiello’s Documentary “La Bare,” Featuring Nick Soto

Nick Soto is ready to la bare it all on the big screen…

Magic Mike star Joe Manganiello goes behind the camera to direct his first feature, a documentary that takes an inside look at Dallas’ La Bare, featuring the 31-year-old half-Venezuelan professional dancer and bodybuilder.

Nick Soto

Soto, one of the featured subjects in the film, works at La Bare, one of the most famous male strip clubs in the world.

Main Street Films acquired the North American and Chinese distribution rights to the film, which is slated for a June 27 theatrical release.

In addition to Soto, the documentary also stars Lance Winters.