Eva Longoria held an advanced screening of her upcoming NBC show, TELENOVELA, for MALDEF board members and the Dolores Huerta Foundation
(Los Angeles, CA) – Sunday, December 6, 2015 – On Sunday evening, NBC and Eva Longoria hosted an exclusive event on behalf of the upcoming comedy, TELENOVELA at Los Angeles Theatre Center.
Invited guests from Latino advocacy group MALDEF and the Dolores Huerta Foundation were treated to a special, two-episode screening of TELENOVELA. After an introduction by MALDEF’s President, Thomas Saenz, and a brief commentary from Gabriela Zabalúa, VP of multicultural marketing for Frontier Communications, the NBC comedy played to a cheering crowd.
Immediately following the screening, the cast of TELENOVELA (Eva Longoria, Jencarlos Canela, Amaury Nolasco, Diana Maria Riva, Izzy Diaz, Jadyn Douglas, Alex Meneses and Jose Moreno Brooks) gathered for a Q&A session moderated by TV and Radio host, Elizabeth Espinosa. The evening concluded with a cocktail reception where the cast and guests celebrated and Longoria was able to catch up with civil rights leader and activist, Dolores Huerta.
Check out the one-hour preview Telenovela tonight, December 7th on NBC at 10pm/9pm C.
About TELENOVELA (NBC)
Eva Longoria (“Desperate Housewives”) stars in this big, fun and flashy half-hour comedy as Ana Sofia, the star of a popular Spanish language soap opera. One problem, she doesn’t speak any Spanish. Other problems? Ana must manage a new boss, jealous castmates and high-maintenance best friends — and that’s all before her ex-husband is hired as her new on-screen love interest. Just like a real telenovela, this comedy is full of all kinds of drama, including love, hate, life and even death! Despite all the chaos, this telenovela’s cast and crew is a family … or, at least, they try to be.
Chrissy Pietrosh and Jessica Goldstein serve as writers and executive producers. Eva Longoria, Ben Spector, Josh Bycel and Jonathan Fener also executive produce. “Telenovela” is produced by Universal Television, UnbeliEVAble Entertainment and Tall and Short Productions.
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) offers broadband, voice, video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings, specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced communications for medium and large businesses in 28 states. Frontier’s approximately 18,600 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.
Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the “Latino Legal Voice for Civil Rights in America,” MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access. For more information on MALDEf, please visit: www.maldef.org.