TVLine Items: Eva Longoria's NBC Comedy, New Returned Trailer & More

Eva Longoria Telenovela

Eva Longoria isn’t Desperate for work.

TV’s erstwhile Gabrielle Solis will star in NBC’s Telenovela, a 13-episode series about popular daytime actress Ana Maria (Longoria). The single-camera comedy will chronicle Ana’s life on and off-set.

Longoria’s post-Housewives credits include roles in Brooklyn Nine-NineThe Simpsons and Welcome to the Family.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

The Vampire Diaries has finally found the real Sarah Salvatore. Tristin Mays (Big Time Rush) will recur as Stefan and Damon’s distant relative, per The Hollywood Reporter, beginning in the Jan. 22 winter premiere.

* Albert Tsai (Trophy Wife) will appear in two yet-to-be-scheduled episodes of ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat, TVLine has confirmed. Tsai will play a fellow Chinese student who bonds with Eddie — until Eddie comes to realize that being Chinese is the only thing the two have in common.

* A&E has released a creepy new trailer for its upcoming drama series The Returned, Carlton Cuse’s adaptation of the French series of the same name. The Returned premieres March 9.

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  1. Carter says:

    I loved the original French version of The Returned and this looks pretty much scene for scene in most part. I’ll check it out.

  2. Eric says:

    Wasn’t the fictional telenovela from the series of the same name supposed to be developed as an actual series on sister network Telemundo?

  3. Eran says:

    I thought ABC’s ‘Resurrection’ *was* the US adaptation of The Returned. Am I wrong? (Well clearly I am, but I was sure that was the case.)

  4. R.O.B. says:

    I heard this was supposed to be different than the French version. I am almost done with the first season of the french one and all of these scenes look exactly the same. The only thing I could see different was the location of the scar on the girl’s back. Even the actors look the same, down to the guy with the curly hair. Really good show, but I have a feeling this will be a revisit of the Broadchurch/Gracepoint problem.