Eva Longoria has put on her producer hat once more and her latest television project features comedian Erik Rivera as the star of his own show on NBC.
According to Deadline, Longoria’s production company UnbeliEVAble Entertainment has sold a half-hour comedy featuring Rivera to NBC. The untitled show will be loosely based on Rivera’s personal life and career as a comedian, reports Deadline, and will be “reminiscent” of “The George Lopez Show.” Writer Peter Murietta of “Welcome to the Family,” has been brought on board as well.
— Erik Rivera (@ErikRivera) November 8, 2013
Rivera – who is half Puerto Rican, half Guatemalan – grew up just outside New York City in the predominantly white suburb of New Rochelle. The Pace University graduate has performed throughout NYC and in Hollywood, where in 2007 he won “Best New Comic” at the Latino Laugh Festival. Rivera has also appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” MTV, Comedy Central and NUVOtv.
And it seems like Longoria’s project with Rivera is just one of two television shows the 38-year-old has in the works. Deadline is also reporting that Longoria has just sold a new soap opera to Lifetime Television.
“Blackout” would be Longoria’s second project for Lifetime, joining “Devious Maids,” on which Longoria serves as executive producer. “Blackout” – written by Elle Triedman of ABC’s “Revenge” – will feature the story of a woman who, faced with a failed career, returns to her blue-color hometown where she’s forced to repair relationships with her estranged family members and her past.