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Netflix Announces New Latinx Family Sitcom The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia From Mario Lopez

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For viewers looking for an expanded universe of Latinx representation on TV, Netflix is offering up a 16-episode order of The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia. Actress Paulina Chavez will debut as the titular teen, a robotics prodigy who “gets the chance to work for NASA,” forcing her to move “across the country to live with her fun-loving Uncle Victor, a pro football player turned high school coach who’s never met a responsibility he can’t shirk.” Jencarlos Canela, formerly of Eva Longoria’s ABC comedy Telenovela, will co-star as Victor.

The multi-cam series was co-created by Mario Lopez and Seth Kurland, most recently of Speechless. Said Lopez in a statement, “I am excited for the opportunity to partner with Netflix to tell a universal, family-friendly story with a Latin flavor!”

Netflix Orders New Latinx Sitcom Co-Created by Mario Lopez