Eva Longoria TV Show: 'Vega v. Vega' is Latina Actress' Newest Television Production
Eva Longoria, famous for her role as Gabrielle Solis on the hit series Desperate Housewives and her role as producer for Devious Maids, has sold a new television series.
The NBC project will be entitled, Vega v. Vega, a female-driven legal drama about successful mother and daughter attorneys who've been forced to work together. The mother-daughter duo has a strained relationship, which will be huge plot point on the show.
The petite television and film actress began her production career just after the debut of Desperate Housewives, co-producing a direct-to-video title, Carlita's Secret. She's since produced films, TV series and documentaries.
Longoria's production company, UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, housed the Vega v. Vega script; which is the third script that the production company has sold during this development season.
Laurie Silverstein is assigned to be the screenwriter for the impending television series. She will also be the co-executive producer of the drama. Elizabeth Bradley, star of NBC's "The Law Firm," will act as producer. And, George W. Perkins, Sunta Izzicupo and Ben Spector will be executive producers of the project.
Vega v. Vega was originally meant to appear on The CW but lost its footing during the development stages.
Longoria's freshman television production, Devious Maids (made in collaboration with Desperate Housewives' Marc Cherry)was well received by audiences, who quickly accepted the outgoing and scheming foursome, Marisol Suarez (Ana Ortiz), Rosie Ramirez (Dania Ramirez), Carmen Luna (Roselyn Sanchez) and Zolia Diaz (Judy Reyes), who play maids on the show. The comedy/drama has all the scandal of Desperate Housewives, but manages to be fun.
Longoria has also gotten ABC interested in an American adaptation of a Colombian telenovela, Pura Sangre. Trust will be the name of the American version. She is also attached to another NBC series, a comedy that is inspired by the life of sex therapist Laura Berman.