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Cristela Alonzo Reacts To Cancellation Of Her ABC Series

In an emotional blog post today, Cristela creator, executive producer and star Cristela Alonzo reflects onher ABC comedy series cancellation last Thursday . She talks about how she got the news and her reaction; about the deep personal connection she had with the show, which was based on her family; and how much the series meant to her and to the people it touched.   Read More... //

ABC Cancels 'Cristela,' 'Forever,' 'Resurrection, 'The Taste'

The two freshman series join other casualties including 'Selfie' and 'Manhattan Love Story.'   Read More.... //

Cristela Creator Writes Poignant Letter About Her Show

  36-year-old Cristela Alonzo was the first Latina to create, produce, write, and star in her own prime-time comedy, ABC's Cristela . The semi-autobiographical, multi-camera sitcom received middling reviews initially, but critics warmed up to it over time. Meanwhile, with her boisterouslaugh (which shell put to good use in the upcoming Angry Birds movie) and wry take on Latino life, Alonzo brought in around 5 million viewers each week.   Read More... //

Cristela Alonzo thanks fans, answers critics in face of 'Cristela's' finale

"Cristela" is bringing its first season to a close Friday (April 17) in what may be the series finale, as the sitcom has not yet been renewed or canceled by ABC. Ahead of the finale, star and creator Cristela Alonzo penned a long, heartfelt blog post to thank her supportive fans and answer some of the criticisms she's seen made of the show."The viewers we have are so loyal," Alonzo writes. "They watch our show every week because they remember we're on, not because we have so much promotion. I know for a fact that the cast is so grateful to have had this opportunity."Alonzo goes on to say that she has largely avoided reading criticism of her show, but she has seen some of it and wants to respond to the idea that not all Latino families are like the family on the show.The star says that that's why the show is called "Cristela"... //

Why Cristela Deserves to Get a Second Season

  The season-one finale of Cristela Alonzos self-titled ABC comedy airs tonight at 8:30, and based on TV-industry buzz, odds are a bit less than 50-50 that the show will make it to season two. If it ends up canceled, it wont be a tragedy on the order of prematurely killed series like My So-Called Life or Freaks and Geeks. But it will be a damn shame and a mistake by ABC. Cristela is a funny, family-friendly, sometimes edgy, and almost always entertaining comedy that, based on both its content and its Nielsen performance, deserves to live at least a little longer.  Read More... //

'Last Man Standing' and 'Cristela' crossover in this Zap2it First

It's a clash over environmental viewpoints in this Zap2it exclusive sneak peek at ABC's upcoming "Last Man Standing" and "Cristela" crossover. Mike Baxter (Tim Allen) and Ed Alzate (Hector Elizondo) team up with Cristela (Cristela Alonzo) and Trent (Sam McMurray) in the above clip.In the April 3 episode, titled "Last Goose Standing," Mike comes to Trent and Cristela when he needs legal help to expand his Outdoor Man Store's gun range in Dallas. This puts Cristela in a tough spot because she isn't a fan of guns and also doesn't think protecting the environment is a crazy idea.This crossover airs on ABC on Friday, April 3 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT following a new episode of "Last Man Standing" at 8:00 p.m.PHOTOS: Zap2it's Ones to Watch of the fall 2014-15 TV season... //

Cristela Alzonzo of ABC's 'Cristela' to Guest Star on 'General Hospital' on Friday, February 13

Love is in the air when Cristelas Cristela Alonzo will make a guest star appearance on General Hospital as a part of a special Valentines Day episode on Friday, February 13.   Read More... //

TV ratings: 'Shark Tank' scores Friday, 'Funniest Fails' doesn't fail

The Fast National ratings for Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 played out as they usually do, with CBS scoring a sizable total-viewer win and ABC riding "Shark Tank" to the top of the 18-49 heap."Shark Tank" was easily the night's top show in the demographic, improving on last week's numbers. The rest of ABC, however, was down week to week. The premiere of "World's Funniest Fails" did OK for FOX, improving the timeslot average for the season, and "Glee" was even with its premiere. "Blue Bloods" held steady for CBS, while NBC's "Constantine" dropped with a move to an earlier slot.CBS drew 10.4 million viewers and a 6.4 rating/11 share in households in primetime, easily beating the 6.7 million and 4.3/8 for ABC. NBC (4.1 million, 2.7/5) came in third. FOX (2.7 million, 1.6/3) was fourth, and The CW (1 million, 0.7/1) trailed.ABC's 1.6 rating among adults 18-49 was good enough to lead the demo. CBS... //

Cristela Episode 10 Dead Arm

Cristela Episode 10 Dead Arm premieres Friday, Jan 16 at 8:30pm ET/PT on ABC. Episode Synopsis: Cristela Episode 10 Dead Arm Its a case of the blame game when Isabella finds herself in a bit of trouble at school after being called out for being a bully. Cristela tries to figure out which family [] //

TV ratings: 'Glee' opens modestly, 'Shark Tank' leads Friday

The final season of "Glee" opened to modest numbers in the Fast National ratings for Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 -- not unexpected with the shift to Friday nights. Though it was off significantly from last season's premiere, it did improve on the Season 5 finale.Also Friday, "Shark Tank" retained its usual spot as the top show among adults 18-49. "Last Man Standing" and "Cristela" were also up from their last original episodes. "Blue Bloods" and "Hawaii Five-0" also rose for CBS.CBS led the night in viewers with 10.8 million and a 6.7 rating/12 share in households, easily beating ABC's 7.1 million and 4.4/8. NBC (3.5 million, 2.3/4) came in third. FOX was fourth with 2.35 million viewers and a 1.5/3, and The CW (708,000, 0.5/1) trailed.ABC scored a narrow win among adults 18-49 with a 1.6 rating, edging CBS' 1.5. FOX and NBC tied for third at 0.7, while The CW averaged a 0.2.Friday hour... //