|NBC will air a 1-hour sneak peek of Telenovela on December 7.|
On Monday, November 30, two original episodes of the ensemble workplace comedy Superstore, starring Emmy winner America Ferrera, will air back-to-back from 10-11 p.m. ET following the two-hour telecast of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition "The Voice." Back-to-back episodes of the behind-the-scenes comedy Telenovela, featuring Eva Longoria as the star of a hit Spanish soap opera, will air Dec. 7 from 10-11 p.m. following the penultimate Monday telecast of The Voice. Both series will then make their official launches on Monday, Jan. 4 with Superstore premiering at 8 p.m. and Telenovela at 8:30 p.m.
"We're extremely excited about Superstore and are so fortunate to have the incredibly talented America Ferrera, who won over the hearts of viewers and critics in Ugly Betty, coming to NBC as a producer and star. She's joined by a terrific ensemble in a comedy set in a location everyone in the country can really relate to," said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. "We are also over the moon to have the incomparable 'desperate housewife' Eva Longoria producing and starring in Telenovela, which we love. Her tour-de-force performance as Ana Sofia, the demanding but vulnerable star of a larger-than-life telenovela, is hilarious."
"We're also very fortunate to have a show like The Voice to use as a lead-in that will expose these previews to millions of people, not to mention promotion in all of our highly rated holiday specials such as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Thanksgiving night NFL game and, of course, The Wiz Live!"
|A sneak peek of Superstore airs November 30.|
From the bright-eyed newbies and the seen-it-all veterans to the clueless summer hires and the in-it-for-life managers, together they hilariously tackle the day-to-day grind of rabid bargain hunters, riot-causing sales and nap-worthy training sessions.
Superstore was created and written by Justin Spitzer, who also serves as an executive producer with director Ruben Fleischer, David Bernad and Gabe Miller & Jonathan Green. Superstore is produced by Universal Television, Angry Stickman Productions and The District.
Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives, The Young and the Restless) stars in this big, fun and flashy half-hour comedy as Ana Sofia, the star of a popular Spanish language soap opera. One problem, she doesn't speak any Spanish. Other problems? Ana must manage a new boss, jealous castmates and high-maintenance best friends - and that's all before her ex-husband is hired as her new on-screen love interest. Just like a real telenovela, this comedy is full of all kinds of drama, including love, hate, life and even death! Despite all the chaos, this telenovela's cast and crew is a family ... or, at least, they try to be.
The cast includes Jencarlos Canela, Diana Maria Riva, Jose Moreno Brooks, Alex Meneses, Amaury Nolasco, Jadyn Douglas, and Izzy Diaz.
Chrissy Pietrosh and Jessica Goldstein serve as writers and executive producers. Eva Longoria, Ben Spector, Josh Bycel and Jonathan Fener also executive produce. Telenovela is produced by Universal Television, UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, and Tall and Short Productions.
Monday, November 30
8-10 p.m. The Voice
10-11 p.m. Superstore preview
Monday, Dececember 7
8-10 p.m. The Voice
10-11 p.m. Telenovela preview
Monday, January 4
8:00 p.m. Superstore
8:30 p.m. Telenovela