WebHeader_Grove.jpg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Become a sustaining member today for your chance to win two season ski passes to the NH ski resort of your choice.

'Jane The Virgin' And The Efforts To Attract Latino Audiences

Pictured from left: Ivonne Coll as Alba Gloriana Villanueva, Jane's pious grandmother, Gina Rodriguez as Jane Gloriana Villanueva and Andrea Navedo as Xiomara "Xo" Gloriana Villanueva, Jane's outgoing mother. (CW)
Pictured from left: Ivonne Coll as Alba Gloriana Villanueva, Jane's pious grandmother, Gina Rodriguez as Jane Gloriana Villanueva and Andrea Navedo as Xiomara "Xo" Gloriana Villanueva, Jane's outgoing mother. (CW)

This week, the CW’s breakout hit “Jane the Virgin” was honored with a Peabody award. The comedy-drama series is about a religious young woman, Jane, who is a virgin but discovers she’s pregnant after a mix-up at the gynecologist’s office.

Apart from grabbing the attention of critics – and a sizable audience – the show has been noticed for its nuanced and intelligent portrayal of Latinos.

NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss changing demographics and TV executives’ efforts to attract Latino audiences.

Guest

  • Eric Deggans, TV critic for NPR. He tweets @Deggans.
  • Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.