Jane the Virgin scored The CW's best Monday numbers in two years.
The drama opened Monday to 1.6 million viewers and a 0.6 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, making it the network's most-watched show in the timeslot since February 2012 and its best-rated show in the period since Gossip Girl's series finale in December 2012. Jane also improved ...
Will you get in bed with Jane the Virgin?
Now that the CW series has premiered, we want to know your thoughts — and what you think of every new show this season.
Bless the TV gods for bestowing upon this mostly mediocre fall season the year's most promising new rising star and most instantly adorable new character: Gina Rodriguez as Jane Villanueva, a good girl in an impossible situation. The CW's Jane the Virgin (Mondays, 9/8c) is an infectiously enjoyable confection of outlandish telenovela-inspired soap opera (think Ugly Betty) grounded in lovably fractious family dynamics (think a Latina Gilmore Girls — and how Jane would have been welcomed on the still-sorely-missed WB network).
Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez might just be the most refreshing — and inspiring — actress on television today.
On her new CW series, the relative newcomer plays the titular Jane, an ambitious 23-year-old virgin who gets pregnant after she is accidentally inseminated. Like the title, the premise seems a little wacky, but Rodriguez says that with "patience and faith," people will see past that.
"People [are] like, 'Oh the title, what could this be? This seems ridiculous!' But there are a lot of things in life that are unrealistic and then they actually end up happening," she tells TVGuide.com. "And don't tell me your life is not a telenovela! So I think it's about waiting and letting people make a decision on their own and not base it on a breakdown or a synopsis, which to me is still a fun synopsis. I'm always about something that's controversial or a little different."
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Question: I'm wondering what you think about the scheduling of ABC's Thursday night programming. I don't even KNOW if there's a Family Hour any more, but it seems to me that Scandal is pretty heavy on the sex and violence and may not work so well at the 8 pm (Central) hour. Do you see ABC getting complaints about it and possibly switching Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder? — Jan