Virgin Not the First Time for Latinos

October 23, 2014 10:19 PM

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Virgin Not the First Time for Latinos

The anticipated premiere of Jane the Virgin (CW) was as wacky and sweet as promised. Based on a Venezuelan telenovela, Jane has drawn comparisons with Ugly Betty, made evident through notable cast performances and a tendency toward camp. With its roots firmly in Spanish-language soap operas, Jane is an attempt to reach Latino viewers, while at the same time appealing to wider audiences.

Besides Jane, Cristela (ABC), and Seth MacFarlane's new animated series Bordertown (FOX), set to debut in spring of 2015, all feature Latino lead characters.

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