Daniella Alonso to Replace Ana Brenda Contreras on the CW’s “Dynasty” Reboot

Daniella Alonso is part of a dramatic dynasty

The CW’s has recast the role of Cristal Jennings in its Dynasty reboot with the 40-year-old half-Puerto Rican and part-Peruvian actress.

Daniella Alonso

Ana Brenda Contreras — who played Cristal in Season 2 — is leaving, and Alonso is now poised to step into her stilettos. 

“Unfortunately, Ana Brenda Contreras will not be returning for the third season of Dynasty due to personal reasons,” executive producer/showrunner Josh Reims said. “We’d like to thank her for her contributions to the show and wish her all the best. We’re excited to welcome Daniella Alonso who will step into the role of Cristal.”

Alonso’s previous credits include RevolutionThe Night ShiftThe ResidentCriminal MindsAnimal KingdomBeing Mary Janeand the film Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.

Dynasty has gone through a series of casting changes over the past two seasons. One of the original leads, Nathalie Kelley, departed at the end of Season 1. In addition, Elizabeth Gilliestook over the role of Alexis from Nicollette Sheridan.

Season 3 of Dynasty is set to premiere on Friday, October 11 at 9:00 pm ET.

Luis Moncada to Guest Star in the Third Season of Epix’s “Get Shorty”

Luis Moncada is preparing for aShort(y) stint…

The 42-year-old Honduran actor has landed a recurring guest starring role on the forthcoming third season of Epix’s Get Shorty

Luis Moncada

He’ll play Queso, a lieutenant in the Capotillo Cartel that controls crime in Los Angeles and butts heads with Yago, who is newly released from prison after the events of season two.

The dark comedy is based on Elmore Leonard’s best-selling novel. In season two of the series, Miles Daly (Chris O’Dowd) struggled to reconcile his ambitions as a filmmaker and a family man with his skill set as a career criminal. His progress in Hollywood is jeopardized when his washed-up producing partner Rick Moreweather (Ray Romano) agrees to wear a federal wire and begins a romantic relationship with dangerous crime boss Amara De Escalones (Lidia Porto). 

Season three finds Miles embracing more ruthless methods as he settles scores in an attempt to continue climbing the Hollywood ladder.

Moncada is best known for his role as Marco Salamanca in Breaking Badand its spin-off Better Call SaulHis other credits include Queen of the SouthThe Night Shift as well as the TV adaptation of Lethal Weapon.

Alonso to Star in ABC’s Drama Pilot “Las Reinas”

Daniella Alonso is taking the throne…

The 38-year-old Puerto Rican and Peruvian American actress has landed the lead role in ABC’s drama pilot Las Reinas.

Daniella Alonso

(Animal Kingdom) has been cast as the lead in Las Reinas, ABC’s drama pilot from feature writer Dean Georgaris, ABC Studios and the Mark Gordon Co.

Las Reinas centers on Detective Sonya De La Reina (Alonso) who is forced to confront her past when a case compels her to reconnect with her estranged family – the most powerful criminal outfit in Miami. Thrust back into the world she thought she had left behind, Sonya must walk the murky line between the law and her family, and question her true destiny as a De La Reina. Sonia Braga co-stars.

From feature writer Dean Georgaris, who penned the script, the pilot will be directed by Liz Friedlander,

Alonso, who starred on the NBC drama series Revolution, is coming off a season-long stint as a series regular on TNT’s dramas Animal Kingdom. She also recently recurred on The Night Shift and Being Mary Jane.

Rodriguez to Appear Opposite Gina Rodriguez on the CW’s “Jane the Virgin”

Adam Rodriguez is entering virgin territory…

The 40-year-old Puerto Rican/Cuban-American actor has landed a guest-starring role on the CW’s Jane the Virgin.

Adam Rodriguez

Rodriguez, who will appear on several episodes of Empire this season,

will recur on network’s telenovela-based comedy as Jonathan, Jane’s (Gina Rodriguez) very critical writing professor who doesn’t believe in coddling students. Complications, naturally, ensue.

“In the writers room, we broke this arc with Adam in mind and we are all so thrilled to have him,” said Jane the Virgin showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman in a statement. “Wahooo!”

But Rodriguez, who recently starred on the big screen in Magic Mike XXL, has been tapped for another project this season…

He’s set to direct episode 12 of Scorpion’s sophomore season.

CBS Television Studios, which produces both series, has a longstanding relationship with the actor. He starred on CSI: Miami for 10 years, during which time he wrote and directed two episodes. He most recently starred in the studio’s summer legal drama Reckless.

Rodriguez’s other credits include Roswell, Ugly Betty and The Night Shift.

Jane the Virgin’s new season premieres Monday, October 12 at 9 pm ET on The CW.

Scorpion airs Mondays at 10 p.m. on CBS.

Alonso to Star in TNT’s Drama Pilot “Animal Kingdom”

Daniella Alonso is expanding her kingdom

The 36-year-old Puerto Rican and Peruvian-American actress has landed a series regular role opposite Scott Speedman in TNT’s drama pilot Animal Kingdom.

Daniella Alonso

The pilot centers on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody (Finn Cole), who moves in with his wild, freewheeling grandmother (Ellen Barkin) and uncles in their Southern California beach town after his mother overdoses.

He is pulled into their life of indulgence and excess and soon discovers that it’s all being funded by the bank robberies they commit.

Alonso, who starred on NBC’s sci-fi series Revolution, will portray Catherine, Baz’s (Speedman) de facto wife, and the mother of their 3-year- old daughter, Lena.

She most recently starred on the big screen opposite Kevin James in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.

The As the World Turns alum’s television credits include The Night Shift, Covert Affairs and Private Practice.

Rodriguez to Appear on Fox’s Hip-Hop Drama “Empire”

Adam Rodriguez is about to (hip) hop into a hit series…

The 40-year-old Puerto Rican/Cuban-American actor and former CSI: Miami star has joined the cast of the second season of Fox’s hip-hop drama Empire in a recurring role.

Adam Rodriguez

Rodriguez will play Laz Delgado, a smooth-talking concert promoter with expert hustler skills. Laz is a native New Yorker and former EMT who takes an interest in Cookie.

Rodriguez joins previously announced guest stars Chris Rock, Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz and Ne-Yo.

As previously reported, Season Two premieres September 23 at 9:00 pm on Fox.

Best known for his role as Eric Delko on CSI: Miami, Rodriguezhas a recurring role on the medical drama The Night Shift and will next be seen in Magic Mike XXL opposite Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello.

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.

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.

NBC Renews Rodriguez’s “The Night Shift” for a Second Season

Freddy Rodriguez won’t be coming off the night shift anytime soon…

NBC has ordered a second season of its summer series The Night Shift, starring the 39-year-old Puerto Rican actor.

Freddy Rodriguez

The series, in the back half of its eight-episode first season, will feature more episodes next season, with NBC bulking up the second-season order to 14 episodes. No scheduling was announced.

Rodriguez plays the exceedingly complex Michael Ragosa, the nighttime hospital administrator charged with keeping the budget balanced and the resident bad boy doctor in check, on The Night Shift, which is the No. 1 new scripted series on broadcast television so far this summer in the key 18-34 demo and total viewers, with a 1.7 rating and 7.9 million viewers.

It’s tied for 12th place among broadcast primetime shows in the demo and ranks No. 4 for the summer among broadcast networks in overall audience.

Originally ordered as a midseason show in spring 2013, the series got pushed to this summer. Back in April, The Night Shift exec producer Jeff Judah insisted he loved the idea of his big ensemble medical drama running on the broadcast network in the summer.

“There are not as many shows on the networks,” he told reporters at NBC Press Day. “It may not get lost as much, maybe get a chance to be seen by more people — we love it.”

The Night Shift, about the men and women who work graveyard at San Antonio Memorial, got its series order as part of a four-show deal between NBC and Sony Television.

Judah has a pal who’s an ER doctor in Atlanta who regales him with stories about his work that are “heartbreaking” and “funny,” about people who often are drunk or high and about the “adrenalin junkies”  who work in the ER on the night shift. “It gives our show more of a blue-collar feel,” he said.

The Night Shift is set in San Antonio, rather than a major market; in the series, the hospital ER serves 22 counties and must often get medical care to someone via helicopter. “We wanted to bring the ‘golden hour’ to the patients — to bring the military aspect of the show,” Judah explained back then.

Alonso to Star Opposite Kevin James in “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2”

Daniella Alonso is about to find her love match on the big screen…

The 34-year-old half-Puerto Rican and part-Peruvian actress has been cast as Kevin James’ love interest in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, according to TheWrap.

Daniella Alonso

The Andy Fickman-directed sequel finds Blart attending a Security Guard Expo in Las Vegas, where he takes on a group of dangerous art thieves.

Alonso will portray Divina Martinez, the general manager of the Wynn Hotel, who is completely perplexed when Blart presumes that she’s hitting on him. Flustered yet determined to clarify the situation, she reaches out to Blart several times, only to reinforce his original theory.

In addition to James and Alonso, Eduardo Verastegui, Selena Gomez’s Wizards of Waverly Place co-star David Henrie and Raini Rodriguez.

Alonso, who next stars on NBC‘s upcoming summer series The Night Shift, recently played fan favorite Nora Clayton on the network’s hit series Revolution.