Star Jaime Camil announced the news of the Desperate Housewives actress’ visit to the CW dramedy via Instagram. Leading lady Gina Rodriguez’ Snapchat reveals that Longoria is on set to direct Episode 3.
Jane the Virgin returns Monday, Oct. 17, at 9/8c on The CW.
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* The Royals Season 3 will premiere Sunday, Dec. 4, at 10/9 on E!.
* Showtime is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Dexter‘s premiere with a bracket-style competition on SHO.com, in which fans pick 10 episodes to air during a marathon on Oct. 1, the date of the show’s launch.
* Olympian Michael Phelps will co-host America’s Got Talent during the live Aug. 24 episode (NBC, 9/8c).
* The holiday sequel movie Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love will premiere Nov. 30 at 9 pm on NBC, the singer/actress announced via Twitter.
* Bella Thorne (Scream) will co-executive-produce the Lifetime vampire movie Drink, Slay, Love, based on Sarah Beth Durst’s young adult novel, our sister site Deadline reports. The TV film stars Cierra Ramirez (The Fosters) as a 16-year-old vampire who is sent to high school to gather fresh young blood, but then unexpectedly starts to grow a conscience.
* Ciara has joined the judges’ panel for the 2017 Miss America Competition, alongside Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas, country singer Cole Swindell, actresses Sara Foster (Barely Famous) and Laura Marano (Austin & Ally), and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, EW.com reports.
* Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland) will guest-star on ABC’s new comedy American Housewife (debuting Oct. 11) as the distant mother of Katy Mixon’s character, EW.com reports.
* SNL alum Cheri Oteri will recur on Season 2 of truTV’s Those Who Can’t (premiering Thursday, Oct. 6), playing the school’s new principal, Cattie Goodman.