Sunday, December 6, 2015

Latinas are Taking over Television in 2016 + the Representation of Latinos in Mainstream Media

Mainstream television in 2016 is having a steady increase in lead roles featuring Latinas. Specifically, NBC’s upcoming and current high-profile TV shows: “Shades of Blue,” “Superstore,” and “Telenovela.”

In the upcoming drama series “Shades of Blue,” Jennifer Lopez portrays Harlee Santos, an FBI agent who is forced to be a mole for the FBI’s anti-corruption task force. The show will officially premiere on January 7, 2016.

Then there’s the sitcom “Telenovela,” where Eva Longoria will be playing Ana Sofia, a telenovela (soap opera) star whose off-camera life mirrors the endless drama she comes across in her onscreen story lines. “Telenovela” will debut on Monday, December 7, 2015.

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