Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), Golden Globe nominee, is set to return to primetime television as NBC greenlights her new half-hour comedy series Telenovela. 13 episodes of the singlecam comedy have been ordered and will star Longoria who will also executive produce. Telenovela captures the hilarious behind-the-scenes craziness of a popular Spanish telenovela. “There are few actresses with as much international appeal as Eva Longoria,” said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. “She is a perfect fit for Telenovela“. Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment also chimed in, “We love our producing relationship with Eva and we’re so thrilled she wants to step back in front of the camera to show off her comedic side on this show. In a world where telenovelas are so popular on Spanish-speaking television as the Latino audience continues to grow everywhere, we think this show is very much of the moment.” Longoria will play the willful but popular diva Ana Maria, star of Latin America’s most beloved telenovela who strives to stay on top in a world where the drama on-camera is nothing compared to the drama off-camera. Longoria has recently appeared in the Golden Globe-winning comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine & The Simpsons.