Jane the Virgin

"Jane the Virgin" is ready for our attention


One of the happier storieas from the first half of the TV season is the emergence of "Jane the Virgin" as a smart, funny. All it needs now is an audience. The show returns Monday (Jan. 19) form a month of reruns; here's the story I sent to papers:

By MIKE HUGHES

LOS ANGELES -- At
first, “Jane the Virgin” descended into anonymity – the sort of
dark depths only a CW show can see.

In a flash (and with a virgin), the CW turns visible again


At their peaks, the WB and UPN networks gave us wonderful shows -- "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Felicity" and "Star Trek: Voyager" and "Everybody Hates Chris" and more. At their low points, they merged into the CW, which almost disappeared.

But now the CW has started a surprising comeback. Here's the story I sent to papers:

 

Somewhere between comedy and drama, other TV worlds exist


Here's the third piece of the TV season preview, ranking some hybrid shows. The previous blogs list the comedies and the serious dramas:


 

By MIKE HUGHES