Eva Longoria along with her production company, UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, have sold programs to NBC and cable channel Lifetime.
The Mexican-American actress sold NBC a half-hour comedy starring Latino comedian Erik Rivera about his life and times as a standup comedienne. Lifetime will be getting a soap drama titled ‘Blackout,’ focused on a woman who returns to the small town she grew up in that is plagued by a murder.
These are the second projects Longoria successfully pitched to NBC and Lifetime.
Last month the thirty-eight-year-old actress sold a TV show about Latino mother-and-daughter attorneys called “Vega v. Vega” to NBC. On the Lifetime channel Longoria executive produces ‘Devious Maids’ which was just picked up for a second season. The series is based on the Mexican telenovela “Ellas Son la Alegria del Hogar” (They’re the Joy of the Household), which portrays the lives of five maids working for the rich and famous of Beverly Hills.
Longoria made a name for herself playing Gabrielle Solis in “Desperate Housewives” but she has not rested on her laurels. She currently has several projects under production beside ‘Devious Maids’ including a new animated series for adults called “Mother Up!” that will be launching in Canada next month.