Jordan Gonzalez Upped to Series Regular on HBO Max’s “Pretty Little Liars: Summer School” for Second Season

There are more liars in Jordan Gonzalez’s future…

The Latino actor, who heavily recurred as Ash Romero in Season 1 of Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, has been promoted to series regular for the upcoming second season of the HBO Max series, which was recently retitled Pretty Little Liars: Summer School.

Jordan GonzalezGonzalez’s Ash is a handsome transgender student at Millwood High and romantic interest to Minnie, played by Malia Pyles. The fan-favorite Ash is the first transmasculine character to be introduced in the series.

Created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Lindsay Calhoon Bring, the new series debuted five years after the original Pretty Little Liars series ended, focusing on new characters in the new fictional town of Millwood, PA and with multiple references to iconic horror movies (think Carrie and the original Halloween).

Per the Season 1 logline: Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart. Now, in present day, a disparate group of teen girls — a brand-new set of Little Liars — find themselves tormented by an unknown Assailant and made to pay for the secret sin committed by their parents two decades ago…as well as their own.

Bailee Madison also stars as Imogen Adams, Chandler Kinney as Tabby Haworthe, Zaria as Faran Bryant, Maia Reficco as Noa Olivar, Bechtel as Karen/Kelly Beasley, Sharon Leal as Sidney Haworthe, Elena Goode as Marjorie Olivar, Eric Johnson as Sheriff Tom Beasley, Alex Aiono as Shawn Noble and Lea Salonga as Elodie Honrada.

Pretty Little Liars: Summer School is produced by Aguirre-Sacasa’s Muckle Man Productions and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television. Aguirre-Sacasa and Calhoon Bring executive produce. I. Marlene King (who developed the original Pretty Little Liars), Michael Grassi, and Alloy’s Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo are also executive producers of the series, which is based on Alloy’s bestselling series of books by Sara ShepardJimmy Gibbons serves as a producer for Muckle Man Productions.

Gonzalez also recurred in the second season of The L Word: Generation Q for Showtime.

Jillian Mercado Wins Gracie Award for Breakthrough Work on Showtime’s “The L Word: Generation Q”

Jillian Mercado is living grac(ie)fully…

The 34-year-old Dominican American actress and fashion model has been revealed as a winner for the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation’s Gracie Awards, for her work on The L Word: Generation Q.

Jillian MercadoLana Parrilla, the star of CBS StudiosWhy Women Kill, has won the Actress in a Supporting Role – Comedy or Musical award.

Pati Jinich is also celebrating a big win…

The 50-year old Mexican chef, TV personality, cookbook author, educator, and food writer has been recognized for her work of La Frontera with Pati Jinich.

Other Latinx talents picking up awards include ESPN Deportes and ESPN International’s Pilar Pérez; Skyview Networks, MJ Rodriguez and the fellow cast mates of FX’s Pose, Angie Martinez and Angélica Vale.

The Gracie Awards honor exemplary programming created by, for and about women in radio, television, cable and interactive media.

Holly Robinson Peete will host the 47th annual Gracie Awards at its in-person ceremony May 24 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Here’s the full list of 2022 winners:

TELEVISION NATIONAL HONOREES

48 Hours: A Promise to Ahmaud (48 Hours & CBS News)
CBS News
Investigative Feature [TV – National]

48 Hours: What Happened to the Perfect Child? (48 Hours)
CBS News
Documentary- News [TV – National]

60 Minutes: Saving the Mountain Gorillas (60 Minutes)
ViacomCBS
Soft News Feature [TV – National]

Baby Roe Speaks (ABC News Prime)
ABC NEWS
Interview Feature [TV – National]

Beverly Chase (VICE on Showtime)
VICE Media (United States of America)
Showrunner Nonfiction- News [TV – National]

Custody Abuse (NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt)
NBC NEWS
News Feature Series [TV – National]

Elle Fanning (The Great)
Hulu
Actress in a Leading Role – Comedy or Musical [TV – National]

Friday Night Vibes
TBS
Special or Variety [TV – National]

Geeta Gandbhir, Samantha Knowles, Nadia Hallgren and Yoruba Richen (Black and Missing)
HBO/HBO Max
Director [TV – National]

Hind Hassan (VICE News)
VICE Media (United States of America)
Reporter/Correspondent [TV – National]

Home Sweet Home
Warner Bros. Unscripted Television & ARRAY Filmworks
Family Series [TV – National]

Honour
BritBox
Made for Television Movie [TV – National]

Jane Ferguson (PBS NewsHour)
PBS NewsHour
Reporter/Correspondent – Public Broadcast [TV – National]

Jen Flanz (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah)
Comedy Central
Showrunner Nonfiction- Latenight [TV – National]

Jillian Mercado (The L Word: Generation Q)
SHOWTIME
Actress in a Breakthrough Role- Drama [TV – National]

Kaitlyn Dever (Dopesick)
Hulu
Actress in a Leading Role – Made for TV Movie or Limited Series [TV – National]

The Kelly Clarkson Show
NBCUniversal Syndication Studios
Talk Show – Entertainment [TV – National]

Lana Parrilla (Why Women Kill)
CBS Studios
Actress in a Supporting Role – Comedy or Musical [TV- National]

Linsey Davis (ABC News)
ABC NEWS
On-Air Talent – News Magazine [TV – National]

Mahlet Girma (Breast Cancer Awareness: The story of Mahlet Girma)
Voice of America
Non-English Program [TV – National]

Maid
Warner Bros. Television
Limited Series  [TV – National]

Maria Taylor (NBC Sports and Olympics)
NBC Sports and Olympics
On-Air Talent – Sports [TV – National]

Marja-Lewis Ryan (The L Word: Generation Q)
SHOWTIME
Showrunner Fiction- Drama [TV – National]

Melanie Lynskey (Yellowjackets)
SHOWTIME
Actress in a Leading Role – Drama [TV – National]

Melissa McCarthy (Nine Perfect Strangers)
Hulu
Actress in a Supporting Role – Made for TV Movie or Limited Series [TV – National]

Michelle King (The Good Fight)
CBS Studios/King Size Productions
Producer- Entertainment [TV – National]

Nasim Pedrad (CHAD)
TBS
Actress in a Breakthrough Role- Comedy [TV – National]

Nida Manzoor (We Are Lady Parts)
Working Title Television, which is a part of Universal International Studios
Writer Scripted- Comedy [TV – National]

On Her Turf
Peacock/NBC Olympics
Sports Program [TV – National]

Pati Jinich (La Frontera with Pati Jinich)
PBS
Producer- Documentary /Unscripted / Non-Fiction [TV-National]

Making History
ESPN (United States of America)
GRAND AWARD Sports Feature [TV – National]

Pilar Pérez (En sus zapatos)
ESPN Deportes & ESPN International
Non English Individual Achievement [TV – National]

Pose
FX
GRAND AWARD Drama [TV – National]

Pose
FX
Ensemble Cast [TV – National]

Savannah Guthrie & Hoda Kotb (TODAY)
TODAY/NBC News
On-Air Talent – News [TV – National]

Stories We Tell: The Fertility Secret
MSNBC Films, Cinemation Studios, NBC News Studios
Non-Fiction Entertainment [TV – National]

Suzan-Lori Parks (Genius: Aretha)
National Geographic
Producer- Entrtainment Limited Series

Tamron Hall (TAMRON HALL SHOW)
ABC News/ Disney
On-Air Talent – Entertainment [TV – National]

The New York Times Presents: Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson
FX
Documentary- Entertainment [TV – National]

The Rescue of Parwana
CNN
Hard News Feature [TV – National]

Tina Lifford (Queen Sugar)
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Actress in a Supporting Role – Drama [TV – National]

Tonya Simpson (ABC News)
ABC NEWS
Producer- News [TV – National]

Trafficked With Mariana van Zeller
National Geographic
News Magazine [TV – National]

U.S. Capitol Insurrection (TODAY)
TODAY/NBC News
News Program [TV – National]

Vanessa Roth (Impact with Gal Gadot)
National Geographic
Writer Unscripted [TV – National]

We Are Lady Parts
Working Title Television, which is a part of Universal International Studios
Comedy [TV – National]

Writing Team (The Walking Dead)
AMC Networks
Writer Scripted- Drama [TV – National]

Yvette Lee Bowser (Run the World)
STARZ
Showrunner Fiction- Comedy [TV – National]

RADIO NATIONAL HONOREES

A Look Back At 1992 LA And America Since Rodney King
WBUR
Documentary [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

ABC Audio’s Front & Center Spotlight: Carly Pearce
ABC News Radio
Special [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Alison Cook (The Doc Project)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Producer [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Allison Keyes (CBS News Weekend Roundup)
CBS News Radio
Weekend Host / Personality- News [ Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial ]

Cheri Preston (ABC News Radio)
ABC News Radio
Outstanding News Anchor [ Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial ]

Child Care Industry In Crisis (Karen Travers)
ABC News Radio
News Feature [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Dana Cortez (The Dana Cortez Show)
Skyview Networks
Host/Personality [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Ellen K (The Ellen K Weekend Show)
iHeartMedia
Weekend Host / Personality Entertainment [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Fall of Afghanistan
CBS News Radio
Crisis Coverage/Breaking News [Radio – National Syndicated Commercial]

Fordham Conversations – Attacks on Asian Americans and The Search for Solidarity
WFUV-FM
Public Affairs [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Jen Horn, Victoria Keelan, Jai Kershner (The DJV Show)
Doug Stephan Networks; The DJV Show
Co-host- Talk Radio [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Medha Gandhi (Elvis Duran and the Morning Show)
Premiere Networks/iHeartMedia
Co-host [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Melissa Harris-Perry (The Takeaway)
NYPR / WNYC Studios
Interview Feature [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

NPR coverage of India’s farmer protests
NPR
Crisis Coverage/Breaking News [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Rerouting: defying the given path, paving a new one – North Korean female defectors’ journey
Radio Free Asia Korean Service
Non-English Program [Radio – National]

Rund Abdelfatah (Throughline)
NPR
Reporter / Correspondent / Host [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Smith Sisters Live
SiriusXM
Talk Show [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

The Julia Show
Audacy
Interview Feature [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

The World At Six (Margaret Evans)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
News Feature [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Women in China
NPR
Series [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

DIGITAL MEDIA NATIONAL HONOREES

Amber Ferguson (Interabled Caregiving)
The Washington Post
Online Producer- Investigative [DM – National]

Because of Anita
Pineapple Street Studios and The Meteor
Podcast – Educational [DM – National]

Believe Her
Lemonada Media
Podcast – Investigative [ DM – National ]

Brooke Siffrinn and Aricia Skidmore-Williams (Even the Rich)
Wondery
Podcast Co-host/Ensemble [DM – National]

Clarissa Ward (Tug of War)
CNN Audio
Podcast Host – News [ DM – National ]

George Floyd: A Community Leader (Univision News Digital (online))
Univision News Digital
Website – News [DM – National]

History Refocused: Claudette Colvin
CNN Digital
Original Online Programming – Standalone Video [DM – National]

In Giro Con Fra
Lemonada Media
Non-English Program- Podcast [DM – National]

Inaccessible Cities
AJ Contrast, Al Jazeera Digital
Website – Information/Entertainment [DM – National]

Jemele Hill is Unbothered
Spotify
Podcast – Lifestyle Interview [DM – National]

Kim Cornett (NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt: Kids Edition)
NBC News
Online Producer- News [DM – National]

Ladies First: Black Women & Sex in Hip-Hop
MTV Entertainment Group, Paramount
Original Online Programming –  Entertainment [DM – National]

Meredith Goldstein (Love Letters)
Boston Globe
Podcast Host – Entertainment [ DM – National ]

NPR: Teaching in the Pandemic
NPR
Blog [DM – National]

Patty Steele (The Deep 6)
Elvis Duran Group
Podcast – Lifestyle Limited Series [DM – National]

Perseverance with Abby, Lola and Diana Trujillo
Sesame Workshop
Non-English Program- Family Program [DM – National]

Savannah Sellers (NBC News Now)
NBC News Now
Online Video Host / Correspondent / Actress [DM – National]

SEEHER Multiplicity
Dotdash Meredith
Original Online Programming – Video Series [DM – National]

Stéphanie Fillion
La Presse/Radio-Canada (special contribution)
Non-English Individual Achievement [DM – National]

Stephanie McMahon (HEAVEN)
WWE
Online Producer- Sports [DM – National]

Suzie Liu (ABC News: The Dropout)
ABC NEWS
Podcast Producer  [DM – National]

Teens in America
Washington Post
Original Online Programming – Standalone Audio [DM – National]

The Lead
Wondery & The Athletic
Podcast – Sports [DM – National]

The Turning: The Sisters Who Left
Rococo Punch & iHeartRadio
Podcast – Entertainment [DM – National]

Unlocking My Past & Finding A Connection to Slavery
NBC News Digital
Original Online Programming – News [DM – National]

We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle
Cadence13
Podcast – Lifestyle [DM – National]

TELEVISION LOCAL HONOREES

Claudia Orozco (Migración durante la pandemia)
Noticias Univisión San Diego
Non English Individual Achievement [TV – Local]

Deborah Horne (KIRO 7)
Cox Media Group
On-Air Talent [TV – Local]

Dress shopping in Mom’s final days (KBTX News 3 at Ten)
KBTX
Soft News Feature [TV – Local]

Juneteenth: 1865-2021
KHOU 11
Documentary [TV – Local]

KSAT Explains: What You Need To Know About Protective Orders In Bexar County
KSAT
News Magazine [TV – Local]

Mary Fecteau (The 86th Annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards)
Ideastream Public Media
Director [TV – Local]

RACE LISTEN. LEARN. LIVE.
KSDK
News Program [TV – Local]

Senator Lauren Book, Chucha Barber, Claire VanSusteren, Michele Watson (Journey Home)
Chucha Barber Productions, Inc.
Producer – Scripted / Edited / Live [TV – Local]

Susan Moses (The Year of the Tiger Ladies)
WKYC / TEGNA
Sports Feature [TV – Local]

The Next 400: Digging Into The Tangled Roots of Black Hair Culture
WOIO-TV
News Magazine- Special [TV – Local]

The Power of Healing: Address the Mess
WKYC / TEGNA
Hard News Feature [TV – Local]

Bailed Out to Abuse (WAVE News)
Gray Television, Inc.
Investigative Feature [TV – Local]

RADIO LOCAL HONOREES

A Love Supreme
WUNC – North Carolina Public Radio
Special [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

Allison Sherry (‘I’ll Fight For The Rest Of My Life’: Elijah McClain’s Mother Reflects On Two Years Since His Death)
Colorado Public Radio
Interview Feature [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

Amanda Orlando (The WARM Morning Show with Jim and Amanda)
Cumulus Media
Co-host (Music DJ/ Personality) Medium [Radio – Local]

Andie Summers (The Andie Summers Show)
Beasley Media Group (United States of America)
Host Morning Drive- Major Market [Radio – Local]

Angélica Vale (Cali 93.9 Mornings)
Cali 93.9, KLLI-FM,  Meruelo Media – Los Angeles
Non-English Individual Achievement [Radio – Local]

Angie Martinez (The Angie Martinez Show)
iHeartRadio
Host Non-Morning Drive (Music DJ/Personality) Major Market [Radio – Local]

Angie Perrin (Press Play with Madeleine Brand)
KCRW
Producer [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

CBC Cree Radio: Winschgaoug and Eyou Dipajimoon
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Non-English Program [Radio – Local]

Christine Nagy (Cubby and Christine in the Morning)
iHeartMedia (WLTW)
Co-host (Music DJ/Personality) Large/Major [Radio – Local]

Figgy Pudding Choir
KIRO Newsradio
Soft News Feature [Radio – Local]

Gold Star Moms
KIRO Newsradio
Public Service Announcement [Radio – Local]

Heather Hunter (O’Connor and Company)
WMAL
Producer- Talk [Radio – Local]

I Regret Becoming a Parent (Audacious)
Connecticut Public
Talk Show [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

I’m Listening (KCBS Radio)
KCBS Radio (Audacy)
Public Affairs [Radio – Local]

International Women’s Day (Valentine in the Morning)
iHeartMedia
Special [Radio – Local]

Janet Saidi (The Check-In)
KBIA
Host/Anchor [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

Jeana Gondek (Jacksonville’s Morning News)
Cox Media Group
Outstanding News Anchor [ Radio – Local]

Judi Franco (Dennis & Judi)
Townsaquare Media
Co-host (Talk/Personality) Small/Medium Market [Radio – Local]

Kelly Dzanaj (Kelly on 100.7 Star)
Audacy Pittsburgh
Host Non-Morning Drive (Music DJ/Personality) Medium Market [Radio – Local]

Lori Barghini & Julia Cobbs (The Lori & Julia Show)
myTalk 107.1 – KTMY-FM
Host Non-Morning Drive (Talk/Personality) Large/Major Market [Radio – Local]

Magic 106.7’s “Exceptional Women” with Kyra Sedgwick
Audacy Boston
Interview Feature- Entertainment [Radio – Local]

MalaniKai (Word on the Street (95.5 WSB / WSB-AM WSBB-FM / Atlanta, GA))
Cox Media Group
Co-host (Talk/Personality) Large/Major [Radio – Local]

Many Troops Are Leaving The Military Prematurely Due To Sexual Harassment, Assault
Texas Public Radio
Hard News Feature- Non-Commercial [Radio – Local]

Mary Walter (Mary Walter WMAL Mornings On The Mall)
Cumulus Media
Interview Feature- News [Radio – Local]

Melissa “Mo” Wagner (“The Mo & StyckMan Show”)
Audacy – WUSY-FM Chattanoonga, TN
Co-host (Music DJ/ Personality) Small [Radio – Local]

Michelle Durham (Family fights for teens in toxic relationships)
KYW Newsradio – Audacy
Hard News Feature [Radio – Local]

Rural Healthcare: The Other Texas Drought
Texas Tech Public Media, The Texas Newsroom, Texas Public Radio, PBS Frontline, American Public Media Research Lab
Documentary [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

Saraya Wintersmith (Like Other Arab Americans in Politics, Boston’s Essaibi George Faces Questions About Her Identity)
GBH News
Portrait/Biography [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

Sharon Barnes-Waters (1010 WINS: The Black Experience)
1010 WINS
Producer- News [Radio – Local]

The Rita Cosby Show
WABC Radio
Talk Show [Radio – Local]

Tracy Dixon (KYGO Morning Show)
Bonneville International
Host – Morning Drive – Medium Market [Radio – Local]

Ways & Means Presents: The Arc of Justice – From Here to Equality
Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University / North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC
Series [Radio Non – Commercial Local]

TELEVISION STUDENT HONOREES

A Horse From Heaven
The University of Maryland
Soft News Feature [TV – Student]

Ashley Chase, Lauren Kraudy, Emma Davis, Alexandria Sorensen (Universe Live)
Brigham Young University School of Communications – Newsline
Producer [TV – Student]

Carly Wasserlein (Universe Live)
Brigham Young University School of Communications – Newsline
Director [TV – Student]

Church members respond to urging from the First Presidency to get the COVID-19 vaccine (Universe Live)
Brigham Young University School of Communications – Newsline
Hard News Feature [TV – Student]

Harlee Hunsaker (Universe Live)
Brigham Young University School of Communications – Newsline
On-Air Talent [TV – Student]

RADIO STUDENT HONOREES

Crystal Lucio-Bermudez (WRHU – Abortion Rights Feature)
WRHU FM Radio Hofstra University
Host/Personality [Radio – Student]

Emily White Music Biz Executive Inspires Next Generation of Female Industry Leaders (Music Biz Buzz)
WRHU FM Radio Hofstra University
Talk Show [Radio – Student]

Nassibah Beddredine (Youth Advocate For Inclusive Sex Education)
WUNC – North Carolina Public Radio
Interview Feature [Radio – Student]

Rachel Schnelle (Lavender a Tough Crop for ‘Muggy’ Missouri, But This Couple is Giving it a Go.)
KBIA
News Feature [Radio – Student]

The Rowan Report Election Night Special
Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM
Public Affairs [Radio – Student]

Victoria Bell (Backyard Players & Friends)
WRHU FM Radio Hofstra University
Producer [Radio – Student]

DIGITAL MEDIA STUDENT HONOREES

Amudalat Ajasa (Inside America’s last whites-only church)
Hofstra University
Online Video Host or Correspondent [DM – Student]

ESCAPE TO JUSTICE
Global Girl Media
Original Online Programming [DM – Student]

Linda T. Kennedy (Of A Certain Age)
Harvard University Extension School
Podcast Host [DM – Student]

Looking For Violet
Fordham University
Podcast Entertainment [DM – Student]

Sex Work After Gilgo | Getting to the Root
Hofstra University
Podcast Investigative [DM – Student]

Arienne Mandi Starring in Hallmark Channel’s “Love, Classified”

Arienne Mandi’s latest project is classified

The 27-year-old half-Chilean American actress and The L Word: Generation Q star will appear in Hallmark’s romantic comedy Love, Classified.

Arienne MandiMandi will star alongside Melora HardinKatherine McNamara and Max Lloyd-Jones in the project.

The TV movie is set to premiere in April.

Hardin portrays romance novelist Emilia, described as a whirlwind who blows back into the lives of her adult children, Taylor (McNamara) and Zach (Lloyd-Jones), under the pretense of a book signing arranged by her hometown’s local book shop. As Emilia tries to reconnect, Taylor and Zach explore new and past relationships through an app that boasts old-fashioned human connection by way of the classified ad. Zach is given a chance to heal old wounds while Taylor matches with a woman that changes the way she’s always thought about love.

“This is such a fun story from writer Lynn Sternberger, that is ultimately a story of love, family, and commitment in all its forms. With a cast that includes Melora Hardin, Arienne Mandi, Katherine McNamara, and Max Lloyd-Jones to help bring this movie to life will no doubt put a smile on the faces of our viewers this spring,” said Lisa Hamilton Daly, EVP Programming Crown Media Family Networks.

Showtime Renews Rosanny Zayas’ “The L Word: Generation Q” for Third Season

Rosanny Zayas is getting another (L) word in…

Showtime has renewed The L Word: Generation Q, starring the 31-year-old Afro-Dominican American actress, for a 10-episode third season.

Rosanny ZayasThe new season of series, a sequel to the groundbreaking LGBTQ series The L Word, will premiere later this year.

Created by Ilene ChaikenThe L Word: Generation Q follows a group of LGBTQ friends in Los Angeles as they experience love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success.

In addition to Zayas, the series also stars Jennifer Beals, Leisha Haily, Katherine Moennig, Arienne Mandi, Leo Sheng, Jacqueline Toboni, Sepideh Moafi and Jordan Hull.

There are a lot of loose ends to tie up in Season 3. In Season 2, Bette (Beals) dealt with Tina (guest star Laurel Holloman) and Carrie’s (guest star Rosie O’Donnell) engagement, and daughter Angie’s (Hull) search for her birth father; Shane (Moennig) ramped up her business and her feelings for Tess (Jamie Clayton); and hot new author Alice (Hailey) wrestled with her own complicated feelings for her book editor. Meanwhile, a newly single Dani (Mandi) leaned on Gigi (Moafi) during her father’s trial; Finley (Toboni) and Sophie (Zayas) tried hard to make it work despite Finley’s spiraling addiction; and friends Micah (Sheng) and Maribel (Jillian Mercado) fell hard for each other. Series

The L Word: Generation Q season three is executive produced by showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan, along with series creator Chaiken, Kristen Campo, Allyce Ozarski, Melody Derloshon, and original series stars Beals, Moennig and Hailey.

Jordan Gonzalez to Appear on HBO Max’s “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin”

Jordan Gonzalez is prettying up his resume…

The Latino actor has joined the cast for HBO Max’s upcoming series Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin.

Jordan Gonzalez

Gonzalez joins a roster of new cast additions that includes Carson RowlandBen Cook, Elias Kacavas and Benton Greene (Ghost, Riverdale). They’ll appear in recurring roles, joining stars Chandler Kinney, Maia Reficco, Bailee Madison, Zaria, Malia Pyles, Alex Aiono, Mallory Bechtel and Eric Johnson.

Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin is a present-day iteration of the popular 2010-17 series from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa; Lindsay Calhoon Bring; Alloy Entertainment; and Warner Bros TV. Lisa Soper will direct the first two episodes.

Written by Aguirre-Sacasa and Calhoon Bring, the reboot based on the bestselling books by Sara Shepard will feature a new story and new characters. Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart. Now, in the present day, a group of disparate teen girls — a brand-new set of Little Liars — find themselves tormented by an unknown Assailant and made to pay for the secret sin their parents committed two decades ago…as well as their own. In the dark, coming-of-age, horror-tinged drama Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, we find ourselves miles away from Rosewood, but within the existing Pretty Little Liars universe — in a brand-new town, with a new generation of Little Liars.

Gonzalez will portray Ash, a handsome transgender student at Millwood High and romantic interest to Minnie (Malia Pyles).

Aguirre-Sacasa executive produces via his Muckle Man Productions, with Alloy’s Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo.

Gonzalez’s previous credits include The L Word: Generation Q and Meta.

 

Rosanny Zayas to Star in Netflix’s Psychological Thriller Limited Series “Echoes”

Rosanny Zayas is making (sound) waves

The Afro-Latina actress will star as a series regular in Echoes, Netflix’s psychological thriller limited series from 13 Reasons Why showrunner Brian Yorkey.

Rosanny Zayas

Zayas joins a cast that includes Tony Award winner Ali Stroker, Karen Robinson, Michelle Monaghan, Matt Bomer and Daniel Sunjata.

Created and written by Vanessa Gazy, Echoes is a mystery thriller about identical twins Leni and Gina, both portrayed by Monaghan, who share a dangerous secret. Since they were children, Leni and Gina secretly have swapped lives, culminating in a double life as adults: They share two homes, two husbands and a child, but everything in their perfectly choreographed world is thrown into disarray when one of the sisters goes missing.

Zayas is Deputy Paula Martinez. She has enjoyed her first year working in the sleepy town of Mt. Echo where the crimes are as mild as the weather. But when her new friend Leni disappears, the true character of Mt. Echo reveals itself—and she finds herself caught in the middle.

Zayas currently stars on Season 2 of Showtime’s The L Word: Generation Q. She will next be seen in Sam Esmail’s limited series Angelyne for Peacock and UCP. She previously recurred on Orange Is The New Black, Modern Persuasion, The Code and Instinct

Showtime Releases First Trailer for Season Two of Rosanny Zayas’ “The L Word: Generation Q”

Rosanny Zayas is ready to get another (L) word in…

Showtime has released the first look at Season Two of The L Word: Generation Q, starring the Latina actress.

Rosanny Zayas

The reboot series will debut its first episode on Friday, August 6, on streaming and on-demand for Showtime subscribers, two days ahead of its on-air premiere on Sunday, August 8 at 10 PM.

Each new episode will be available on Fridays to stream on demand. The first five episodes of season two will air Sunday nights, with the final five episodes of the season airing Monday nights at 9 PM ET/PT up until its October 11 season finale. Showtime also released a first look at Season 2 in a teaser above.

Based on the groundbreaking drama series The L Word, season two of The L Word: Generation Q will continue to follow the intermingled lives of Bette Porter (Jennifer Beals), Shane McCutcheon (Katherine Moennig), Alice Pieszecki (Leisha Hailey), Dani Nùñez (Arienne Mandi), Micah Lee (Leo Sheng), Sarah Finley (Jacqueline Toboni), Sophie Suarez (Zayas), Gigi Ghorbani (Sepideh Moafi), and Angelica Porter-Kennard (Jordan Hull) as they experience love, heartbreak, setbacks and success in L.A.

Rosie O’Donnell (SMILF), Donald Faison (Scrubs), Griffin Dunne (House of Lies, This is Us) and Vanessa Williams (Candyman) have signed on to guest star in multiple episodes.

Freddy Miyares to Star in the HBO Max Pilot “DMZ”

Freddy Miyaresis getting comic-al

The 25-year-old Latino actor has been cast in Ava DuVernay’s upcoming HBO Max pilot DMZ, an adaptation of the DC comic book series.

Freddy Miyares

Miyares will star opposite Rosario Dawsonand Benjamin Brattin the project.

DMZ is set in the near future where Americais embroiled in a bitter civil war, leaving Manhattana demilitarized zone — hence the title of the seriesThe show chronicles the journey of fierce medic Alma Ortega (Dawson), who saves lives while desperately searching for her lost son. As she contends with the gangs, militias, demagogues and warlords that control this lawless no man’s land, she becomes the unlikely source of hope.

Miyares will be a series regular and play the character of Skel, the ruthless triggerman of one of the DMZ’s most powerful gangs, led by Parco Delgado (Bratt). He’s also a talented graffiti artist with a profound passion for art, which serves as his lasting connection to his humanity in a world where survival is predicated on power.

Miyares previously worked with DuVernay on the Emmy-winning Netflix series When They See Us, playing the adult Raymond Santana, one of the Exonerated Five

He recently appeared in the Showtime drama series The L Word: Generation Q. His other credits include appearances on Elementaryand The Code.

The project will be written and executive produced by showrunner Roberto Patino. DuVernay is set to direct and executive produce. The pilot is produced by ARRAY Filmworksin association with Warner Bros. Television.

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.