Leiomy Maldonado to Take Part in ATX Television Festival’s First-Ever Virtual Event, “ATX TV….From The Couch!”

Leiomy Maldonado is bringing something legendary to this year’s virtual edition of the ATX Television Festival.

The festival’s first ever virtual version, titled “ATX TV….From The Couch!,” will feature a special panel “Extravaganza” with the cast of HBO Max’s new reality voguing competition, Legemdary, including the 33-year-old Afro-Puerto Rican dancer, instructor, model and ballroom dancer, aka “Wonder Woman of Vogue.”

Leiomy Maldonado

Maldonado serves as a judge on the https://www.hispanicallyyours.com/gay-dating-sim-game/, alongside Megan Thee StallionJameela Jamil and Law Roach.

Peacock will present a Psych panel with creators Steve Franks and Chris Henze, as well as cast members James RodayDulé HillKirsten Nelson, Maggie Lawson and Corbin Bernsen ahead of the premiere of Peacock’s second Psych movie, dating websites for widows.

Other panels include a conversation with PopTV’s One Day at a Time including showrunner/executive producer/director/actor Gloria Calderón Kellett as well as cast members Justina MachadoRita Moreno, and Isabella Gomez

They’ll join viewers for an informal brunch conversation discussing the June 16 animated special, “The Politics Episode.”

There will also be a table read with the executive producers and cast of Search Party ahead of its debut on HBO Max.

The festival will feature the marquee panel conversation with the cast and creatives of HBO‘s reboot of Perry MasonAudiences will get a first look at the new gritty drama ahead of its June 21 premiere date. 

Hulu will also bring their original series Little Fires Everywhere to the fest with a special panel featuring the shows producers and writers.

FX Networks will present a Justified reunion with the show’sbehind the scenes team and stars Timothy Olyphant and Joelle Carter.

The fest will highlight the ways women support one another in television with a special “Torchlighters” panel, led by Pacesetter principal and executive producer Jessica Rhoades (Dirty John: The Betty Broderick StorySharp ObjectsUtopia) creator/showrunner/executive producer/director Marti Noxon (Sharp ObjectsDietlandTo the Bone), creator/showrunner/executive producer/director Tanya Saracho (Vida), Francesca Orsi (Executive Vice President and Head of Drama at HBO), writer Lindsey Villarreal (Vida) and writer Erika L Johnson (The VillageThe Good Lord Bird), with additional panelists to be announced soon.

ATX’s https://www.hispanicallyyours.com/dating-chat/includes panels for ScrubsCougar TownThe Bold Type, Nancy Drew, New AmsterdamP-Valley and more. The ATX Television Festival will stream for free on ATX’s official YouTube channel, with an option for viewers to donate to fundraising efforts for​ Direct Relief and​ The Actors Fund ​in an effort to benefit those affected by COVID-19.

The event will take place June 5-7. Click here for the complete schedule.

Ramirez to Star in the Untitled Judah Miller Comedy Pilot

Efren Ramirez may be heading to a television near you…

The 41-year-old Mexican/Salvadoran American actor, who rose to acclaim as Pedro Sánchez in the 2004 indie film Napoleon Dynamite, has been cast in the untitled Judah Miller comedy pilot.

Efren Ramirez

The single-camera project centers on a Tony Award-winning mother (portrayed by Megan Hilty) and a risk-averse, cerebral father who are blessed with a son who is a natural-born competitive athlete. They are forced outside their parental comfort zones and into the high-octane world of youth sports.

Ramirez will play Jose Luis, one of “The Three Bears” — three large men (of varying sizes) who are Irene’s gay Greek chorus. They are the one thing in the suburbs that remind Irene of her days living in Manhattan.

Ramirez’s credits include television appearances on Constantine, Eastbound & Down, Scrubs and George Lopez.

Sanchez’s Devious Maids Project May Be Heading to Lifetime

Even though ABC didn’t send Marc Cherry’s Devious Maids project starring Roselyn Sanchez to series, the project may be getting a lifeline…

Lifetime is reportedly reviewing the pilot, which didn’t make the cut of shows picked up by ABC for the upcoming fall season despite an all-star cast that includes the 38-year-old Puerto Rican actress/singer, as well as Ugly Betty’s Ana Ortiz, HeroesDania Ramirez and ScrubsJudy Reyes.

Devious Maids

Lifetime has had preliminary conversations with Devious Maids’ producers and ABC Studios about bringing the project to life at the women’s cable network, according to Deadline.com.

Lifetime has been looking at several recent pilots, as well as cancelled series like CBSUnforgettable. But Devious Maids seems to be closer than most to the new, younger and sexier direction the cable network is taking with series like The Client List. Additionally, Lifetime is the off-network home of Cherry’s recently retired hit drama Desperate Housewives, making Devious Maids a match maid in heaven for the show that helped make Eva Longoria an international star.

Based on a Mexican telenovela, Devious Maids—which is being executive produced by Longoriafollows four maids (Ortiz, Ramirez, Sanchez and Reyes) with ambition and dreams of their own while they work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.

Reyes Cast in ABC’s Devious Maids Pilot

Judy Reyes is trading in her scrubs for a maid’s outfit…

The 44-year-old Dominican American actress—best known for her role as nurse Carla Espinosa on Scrubs—has been cast as the fourth lead in the ABC pilot Devious Maids, from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry.

Judy Reyes

Based on the Mexican telenovela Ellas son… la alegría del hogar, the drama centers on four ambitious maids who work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills while trying to make their own dreams come true.

Reyes will play Zoila, the senior maid at the Delacourt household whose intelligence is matched only by her humor. She works alongside her teenage daughter Valentina, who serves as the junior maid at mansion.

Reyes rounds out an all-star Latina cast that includes former Heroes star Dania Ramirez, former Without a Trace star Roselyn Sanchez and former Ugly Betty star Ana Ortiz.