Eva Longoria

Will Eva Longoria’s ‘Telenovela’ Be NBC’s Answer to The CW’s Jane The Virgin?

Eva Longoria knows a thing or two about soaps. The actress cut her suds teeth on daytime serials General Hospital and The Young and the Restless, before going on to superstardom on the hit ABC primetime soap Desperate Housewives. Now she's on her way back to the small screen with Telenovela, a single-camera comedy NBC has given a 13-episode order.

Jodi Arias Carves Up Ratings For Lifetime, While Devious Maids Don’t Clean Up

One daytime soap alum recently appeared in a project which scored boffo ratings for Lifetime, while a vehicle featuring a few other soapers—one being the genre's biggest star ever—didn't do so hot for the cabler.

Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret, starring Tania Raymonde and As The World Turn's grad Jesse Lee Soffer, was watched by 3.1 million people on Saturday night. The ripped-from-the-headlines confection of lurid sex and bloody murder now ranks as the No. 2 original cable move of the year, following Lifetime's equally-tabloid-inspired, Prosecuting Casey Anthony.