Jane the Virgin

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Jane the Virgin
Jane the Virgin logo.png
Genre
Based on Juana la virgen 
by Perla Farías
Developed by
  • Jennie Snyder Urman
Starring
Narrated by Anthony Mendez
Theme music composer Gustavo Santaolalla
Composer(s) Kevin Kiner
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Spanish
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 22 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
Editor(s)
Location(s) Los Angeles, California
Manhattan Beach, California
Cinematography
  • Lowell Peterson
  • Xavier Grobet
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor CBS Television Distribution
Release
Original channel The CW
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1 with Spanish-language dubbing on SAP channel
(where available)
Original release October 13, 2014 (2014-10-13) – present
Chronology
Related shows Juana la virgen
(2002)

La virgen de la calle
(2014)
[1]
External links
Official website

Jane the Virgin is an American romantic comedy-drama television series created by Jennie Snyder Urman, that debuted on The CW on October 13, 2014. It is a loose adaptation of the Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen created by Perla Farías. The series stars Gina Rodriguez as Jane Villanueva, a working, religious young Latina virgin woman, who becomes pregnant after being artificially inseminated by mistake.

Jane the Virgin has received critical acclaim since its premiere. At the 72nd Golden Globe Awards, Gina Rodriguez won the award for Best Actress – Television Series, Musical or Comedy, while the show was nominated for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. The series also received the Peabody Award and an AFI Award, and was nominated for Critics' Choice Awards as well as TCA Awards.

On January 11, 2015, the show was renewed for a second season.[2] Its second season will premiere on October 19, 2015.[3]

Premise[edit]

Set in Miami, the series details the surprising and unforeseen events that take place in the life of Jane Villanueva, a hard-working, religious young Latina woman whose family tradition and a vow to save her virginity until her marriage to a detective is shattered when a doctor mistakenly artificially inseminates her during a checkup. And to make matters worse, the biological donor is a married man, a former playboy and cancer survivor who is not only the new owner of the hotel where Jane works, but was also her former teenage crush.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

  • Gina Rodriguez as Jane Gloriana Villanueva, a 23-year-old religious young Latina woman who becomes pregnant after being artificially inseminated by mistake. After meeting Rafael and hearing his situation, she agrees to carry the baby full term and turn over custody to him and his wife Petra, but only if she is sure her baby will be safe and loved with them. But, as the pregnancy grows, they both start to have feelings for each other. Executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman stated that Gina Rodriguez "was literally the third person that came in" during the casting.[4]
  • Andrea Navedo as Xiomara "Xo" Gloriana Villanueva, Jane's outgoing mother. She had Jane when she was 16, which is why Jane would rather keep her virginity until marriage than make the mistake her mother did.
  • Yael Grobglas as Petra (Natalia) Solano, Rafael's scheming wife and a member of a shady Czech crime family who got married to Rafael in order to steal his wealth, though over time she did fall in love with him. She is one of several antagonists in the series.
  • Justin Baldoni as Rafael Solano, the hotel owner and the biological father of Jane's unborn child who has fallen out of love with his wife. As the series progresses, he develops growing feelings for Jane, and plans to divorce Petra after discovering her affair.
  • Ivonne Coll as Alba Gloriana Villanueva, Jane's pious grandmother. She is highly religious, and encourages Jane to save herself for marriage. She never speaks English, although she does understand it, since Jane only speaks to her in English. She is also in the country illegally.
  • Brett Dier as Michael Cordero, Jr., Jane's detective ex-fiancé. He is aware of Petra's affair, and blackmailed her to ensure that her marriage remains intact, so that Jane will give the baby to them. He also dislikes Rafael due to Jane's, and eventually Rafael's, mutual attraction.
  • Jaime Camil as Rogelio de la Vega, a self-involved, famous telenovela star and Jane's biological father. He is currently trying to gain a relationship with his daughter. He also has feelings for Xiomara. His ex-wife is after Xiomara and Jane, so she can take him back. Along with his two step daughters, they try to stop her.

Recurring cast[edit]

  • Yara Martinez as Dr. Luisa Alver, Rafael's recovering alcoholic sister, and the doctor who accidentally artificially inseminated Jane.
  • Carlo Rota as Emilio Solano, Rafael and Luisa's father.
  • Michael Rady as Lachlan, Rafael's rival and Petra's former fiancé.
  • Bridget Regan as Rose, a former lawyer, former girlfriend, and stepmother of Luisa and Rafael who defends Luisa against the malpractice suit. She is also the infamous Sin Rostro (without a face) who murders Emilio.
  • Diane Guerrero as Lina, Jane's best friend and co-worker. She is dating Michael's brother, Billy.
  • Azie Tesfai as Detective Nadine Hansan, a police detective and rival/partner to Michael.
  • Camille Collard as Frankie, Jane's co-worker and friend.
  • Brian Dare as Luca, Jane's co-worker and friend.
  • Ryan Devlin as Billy Cordero, Michael's antagonistic and criminal brother.
  • Priscilla Barnes as Magda, Petra's mother. She is confined to a wheelchair (but only pretends to be parapalagic) and she is Petra's co-conspirator in her plot to steal Rafael's hotel and wealth.
  • Alano Miller as Roman Zazo, Rafael's best friend and Petra's lover. He is believed to be murdered in the hotel, causing tension for everyone, including Petra and Rafael. Aaron Zazo, Roman's twin brother who appears from Chapter Fourteen onwards investigating his brother's murder, is later revelaed to be Roman; it was Aaron who was murdered.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 22 October 13, 2014 (2014-10-13) May 11, 2015 (2015-05-11)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2014–15)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(in millions)
1 1 "Chapter One" Brad Silberling Teleplay by: Jennie Snyder Urman October 13, 2014 (2014-10-13) 1.61[6]

Flashback: Jane's fiercely religious grandmother, Alba, makes her hold a white flower, then tells her to crumple it. After failing to restore the beauty of the flower, Alba tells the young Jane that her virginity is something that she could not restore or take back.

At the present, Jane, now 23 years old, working at a hotel to finance her studies and saving herself for marriage, finds her life turned upside down when she is artificially inseminated by accident. Jane is caught between her boyfriend Michael, who has no desire to raise another man's child, and Rafael, the owner of the sperm, whose battle with cancer means this is his only chance for a biological child. Petra, Rafael's wife, also wants the baby – but only to prolong her failing marriage while the pre-nuptial agreement is still in effect, where she would be able to acquire a huge amount of money. Petra is also found out to be having an affair with Rafael's best friend, named Roman Zazo. Meanwhile, Jane's mother, Xiomara, and grandmother have their own opinions about what Jane should do, influenced by Xiomara's unplanned pregnancy with Jane at a young age.
2 2 "Chapter Two" Uta Briesewitz Jennie Snyder Urman October 20, 2014 (2014-10-20) 1.36[7]
Jane doubts her decision when she stumbles upon Rafael's bad-boy past. Michael discovers that he and Petra have mutual interests, which puts him in a difficult position professionally. Xiomara pressures Jane to sue Dr. Alver, who turns to a surprising source for support. Rafael has no sympathy for his sister, until he realizes what a lawsuit against her could mean for him. Xiomara struggles with the decision to tell Jane about her father.
3 3 "Chapter Three" Brad Silberling Meredith Averill October 27, 2014 (2014-10-27) 1.09[8]
Jane contemplates a major decision regarding her and Michael's relationship, eliciting contradictory advice from her mother and grandmother. Petra pressures Michael, and when Jane accidentally witnesses one of their furtive meetings, she and Michael fight. Jane gets to know Rafael better, with unintended emotional results. Xiomara continues to stall Rogelio, who, getting impatient, takes action of his own.
4 4 "Chapter Four" Debbie Allen Corinne Brinkerhoff November 3, 2014 (2014-11-03) 1.01[9]
Jane fights her growing feelings for Rafael, which gives both her and Michael second thoughts about their impending wedding. Michael continues trying to prevent Petra's arrest. Rafael's father, Emilio, doubts his son's ability to run the hotel. Meanwhile, Luisa has disappeared. Rogelio ensures that his and Jane's paths cross several more times. Xiomara finally tells Jane about the real identity of her father -- as opposed to what she has told her daughter prior. Jane is left devastated, feeling betrayed by her mother's lies.
5 5 "Chapter Five" Ed Ornelas Josh Reims November 10, 2014 (2014-11-10) 1.22[10]
Having learned the truth about her biological father, Jane is still angry at Xo (Xiomara) for keeping it a secret. As a result, Jane moves in with her fiance Michael in order to sort out her feelings. Jane decides to meet Rogelio at the studio for the first time, but he is not the type of person she had expected him to be. Meanwhile, Rafael wants to divorce Petra after figuring out about her tryst with Roman Zazo. Petra's mother, Magda, persuades her to take an alternate approach in order to acquire the hotel and Rafael's money. Another hotel employee is found murdered and Michael confides in Rafael about the police investigation into the hotel's finances and about Zaza's underworld connections. Also, Michael's career criminal brother arrives in town and Michael does his best to keep it to himself. While cleaning up at Michael's apartment, Jane finds out that Michael has not told her about Petra and Zazo's affair, and she storms off.
6 6 "Chapter Six" Jann Turner Paul Sciarrotta November 17, 2014 (2014-11-17) 1.09[11]
Alienated with Michael and Rafael keeping secrets from her, Jane decides to bond more with Rogelio and meets his teenage stepdaughters who are not very nice to Jane at all. Jane tries to bond with them, but soon learns about their deviousness and manipulative nature. Meanwhile, Rogelio tries to persuade Xo to hire his band to perform at the nightclub where she works. Under pressure by her family to speed up her scam, Petra has Rafael arrested by framing him for domestic abuse. Meanwhile, Jane must decide where she stands on her relationship with Michael, who tries to win her back. Rafael gets closer to Jane, and makes a decision about what to do with his growing feelings towards her.
7 7 "Chapter Seven" Janice Cooke David S. Rosenthal November 24, 2014 (2014-11-24) 0.96[12]
Five years ago, Jane describes her meeting with Rafael to Xo, who warns her that he might a playboy. After sharing a kiss, Rafael tries to pursue a relationship with Jane. Xiomara warns Jane about the implications of this, saying that there are far too many consequences and that Jane is too smart for it, Jane decides to tell Rafael that she needs more time to think about their relationship. Meanwhile, Michael has made progress about his investigations about a criminal referred to as Sin Rostro. After deciding that it is best for them to not pursue a relationship, Xiomara and Rogelio find dates of their own and go on a double date. Rafael then goes to Mexico City to look for his sister, who has gone missing, in order to save his hotel.
8 8 "Chapter Eight" Norman Buckley Josh Reims & Carolina Rivera December 8, 2014 (2014-12-08) 1.22[13]
Set two weeks after the last episode, Rafael goes back and tells Jane that he wasn't able to find his sister. On the day of the proceedings regarding Jane's lawsuit, Luisa does show up, thus making the case harder to win. Xiomara dates the father of one of her students in her dance class, which makes Rogelio jealous, but realizes that it wasn't working. In order to stop Luisa from telling the truth about their affair, Rose (her ex-lover, now her father's trophy wife) tells and manipulates Rafael that Luisa is having delusions, forcing their father to commit Luisa to a mental institution. The whole case makes Jane's grandmother very nervous - it is then revealed that Alba is an illegal immigrant from Venezuela and is afraid that people will find out because of the lawsuit. Jane decides to drop the case, and Rafael tells her the truth about the lawsuit: that by suing Luisa, she was actually suing him.
9 9 "Chapter Nine" Zetna Fuentes Corinne Brinkerhoff December 15, 2014 (2014-12-15) 1.28[14]
Xiomara meets her childhood idol Paulina Rubio when she attends an awards show with Rogelio, who is expecting to win best actor in a telenovela. Meanwhile, Petra escalates her personal war against Rafael to get her hands on more of his money while her captive/blackmailer, Ivan, plots a way to escape her and Magda's room. Petra's background story is revealed along with the story of how her mother, Magda, was disfigured, and the reasons why she fled from the Czech Republic six years earlier. Also, Michael begins to suspect that Rafael is or may know the shadowy criminal referred to as Sin Rostro, and he has his troublesome brother investigate. Just when Michael finds evidence in an office safe revealing false passports and cash, the evidence again disappears. Jane thinks back to when she used to write short stories about herself and when she receives notice that one, which she wrote about Xiomara's lurid past, is going to be published, she is worried about telling her mother about it. When Jane and Rafael make a background check on Petra and learn that her name and past references are false, they confront her and force her to drop her lawsuit. In the end, when a drunk Alba stumbles upon the captive Ivan, Petra's mother (who is revealed to be able-bodied) attempts to murder her by pushing her down a flight of fire escape stairs.
10 10 "Chapter Ten" Elodie Keene Meredith Averill & Christopher Oscar Peña January 19, 2015 (2015-01-19) 1.39[15]
A hurricane hits Miami. Jane is forced to stay at the Marbella Hotel to wait out the storm which puts her in close proximity to both Rafael and Michael. Rogelio rushes to Xo's side while Alba remains in the hospital in critical condition after her assault. Rafael returns as the hotel's boss and must make some difficult choices on layoffs. Michael attempts to help Alba when she is threatened with deportation when is it known that she has been living illegally in the US for over 40 years. Meanwhile, Ivan finally escapes from Petra and Magna's captivity, but he must wait out the storm with them before he can try to escape for real. Elsewhere, Luisa, still confined to a mental hospital, receives a visit from Rose who wants to continue their romance, but only in secret. Michael attempts to tell Jane that Rafael is not who he appears to be after discovering a secret medical lab beneath the hotel which gives plastic surgery to fugitive suspects. Rafael continues to deny any criminal connections to the shadowy Sin Rostro, and he convinces Jane that Michael is just jealous about the two of them being together. Alba wakes up from her coma, but since she was very drunk, she has no memory about what happened to her. After doing some of her own investigation, Rose confides in Rafael that she suspects that his own father may be Sin Rostro.
11 11 "Chapter Eleven" Joanna Kerns Gracie Glassmeyer January 26, 2015 (2015-01-26) 1.55[16]
Jane is torn when she is offered a permanent position at the Catholic middle school, even as Rogelio offers her a writing internship at his telenovela. Meanwhile, Alba tells Xo to keep the promise she made about Rogelio. Meanwhile, Michael goes against his boss's orders when his suspicions grow that Rafael is involved with Sin Rostro and begins to follow Rafael around who, at the same time, begins his own investigation to the mysterious underground surgery center. Jane invites Rafael over for dinner where he does not make a good impression on Xo and Alba when he implies he would support Jane becoming a stay-at-home mom. Elsewhere, Petra becomes worried that her former gangster lover, Milos, will come looking for her. So, she asks Lachlan for assistance to help move her to another hotel, but Magda rightfully does not trust Lachlan.
12 12 "Chapter Twelve" Gina Lamar David S. Rosenthal February 2, 2015 (2015-02-02) 1.24[17]
Jane gets her big break in her new career writing, but she correctly suspects Rogelio is involved in getting her the job. Jane learns that her first work assignment is to write Rogelio's character Santos being killed off. Rafael continues to be skeptic to Rose's accusations that his father is Sin Rostro. Meanwhile, Petra's past finally catches up with her when her former lover, the violent Czech gangster Milos, arrives and is determined to win her back any way he can, which includes revealing Magda's secret that she has been keeping from her. Jane and Rafael visit Luisa still confined to the mental hospital where Rafael does not want to be drawn back into his estranged sister's drama any more, while Luisa gives Jane a confidential letter to give to Rose. Elsewhere, Michael, despite being suspended from the police force due to the jealous and vindictive Nadine ratting him out, continues his own investigation with more determination than ever to expose any connection between Rafael and Sin Rostro by investigating the plastic surgeon who may be connected to the hotel. In a shocking twist ending, a recurring character is killed off, and the identity of Sin Rostro is finally revealed.
13 13 "Chapter Thirteen" Howard Deutch Josh Reims February 9, 2015 (2015-02-09) 1.34[18]
Jane and Rafael are eager to know the baby's gender, but during a routine ultrasound, they experience medical problems and fears about complications that might set in which unsettles both of them. When Jane is put on bed rest for 48 hours, she realizes that she may have to miss her college graduation. Meanwhile, Alba keeps quiet about something she is humiliated to talk about to her daughter, Xo; that Alba has developed a crush on a fellow man in her physical therapy class. Rogelio decides to start looking for a new acting job, but his ego and picky choices get in the way. Elsewhere, Michael believes he has found out who Sin Rostro is, but he must capture him before he flees. Investigating the missing Emilio's whereabouts and about his overseas money transfers, Michael and Nadine realize that from the various clues including Luisa's letter, the hotel's construction permits, an interrogation of Emilio's mistress to his whereabouts during the two murders, and the dying words of the bellhop (whose dying words "Sin Rostro" were actually meant to identify the person standing over him at the time) they thereby finally discover the real identity of Sin Rostro. Also, Petra is torn between which two men in her life to be with; the charming but scheming Lachlan, and the ill-tempered and equally scheming Milos.
14 14 "Chapter Fourteen" Brad Silberling Paul Sciarrotta February 16, 2015 (2015-02-16) 1.31[19]
Michael attempts to convince Jane that Rafael is involved with hiding his father's involvement, which he succeeds as Jane questions her baby's father and his motives when Roman Zazo's twin brother arrives in town. Xo and Rogelio are at odds when they are forced to speak with each other by Jane when Rogelio wants to go to Mexico for a job offer and Xo is torn over wanting him to stay in town. Also, Petra discovers a new way to make Rafael's life more miserable when she returns with her confidence and craftyness restored, determined to take ownership of the hotel. Meanwhile, Jane questions her future with Rafael when her friends and co-workers throw her a baby shower. Elsewhere, Rafael finally has Luisa released from the mental hospital where she recalls first meeting Rose five years earlier. Luisa's cooperation with Michael reveals the burial location of hers and Rafael's murdered father. Petra takes advantage of Luisa's continuing unbalanced mental state to manipulate her into giving Petra the majority of the Marbella Hotel's stock shares. Luisa also gets in contact with Rose and skips town to join her abroad.
15 15 "Chapter Fifteen" Melanie Mayron Emmylou Diaz & David S. Rosenthal March 9, 2015 (2015-03-09) 1.26[20]
Jane and Rafael receive exciting news about their baby's health. They resume the topic of moving in together and Rafael surprises Jane. Alba gives bad advice to Jane and Xo. Meanwhile, Petra makes an ally with Rafael when Lachlan attempts to blackmail her to resign her co-owership of the hotel. Also, Michael informs Jane about her favorite author visiting the Marbella.
16 16 "Chapter Sixteen" Joanna Kerns Josh Reims & Carolina Rivera March 16, 2015 (2015-03-16) 1.10[21]
When Jane gets a case of writers block due to the tension between her and Rafael, she signs herself up for a romance writing workshop for research, and she thinks she has found her solution. Meanwhile, Petra tries to find a musical performer for the Mirabella's Calle Ocho celebration, but it forces her to team up with Rafael to ask Rogelio for help. Also, Rogelio is struggling with his new character as a detective, so he gets the brilliant idea to tag along with Michael for real cop experience, who at the same time, is investigating Roman Zazo's murder by tailing a suspected drug dealer. Elsewhere, Xo makes a decision to move in with Rogelio which causes a rift between her and Alba.
17 17 "Chapter Seventeen" Uta Briesewitz Amy Rardin & Jessica O'Toole April 6, 2015 (2015-04-06) 0.93[22]
Jane does more research about pregnancy as well as nursing, which leads herself to volunteer to babysit for her new friend Andi's infant niece. Jane is unaware that Andi happens to be Michael's former girlfriend from years ago. Andi finds out who Jane is and decides to use that to try to win Michael back. Meanwhile, Rafael and Petra become overwhelmed while planning a party to bring in more business for the failing Mirabella. But when things take a turn for the worse, Rafael takes what happens very badly which makes Jane wonder if parenthood is the right thing for him. Xo and Alba continues to be estranged following Xo moving in with Rogelio who is oblivious to Xo's advances to make him say "I love you" to her. Also, Rogelio and Michael grow closer as friends, which makes both Jane and Rafael uncomfortable. Elsewhere, Petra continues to be curious about Aaron Zazo, but she becomes unsettled when she suspects that Aaron may in fact be Roman.
18 18 "Chapter Eighteen" Edward Ornelas Meredith Averill April 13, 2015 (2015-04-13) 1.03[23]
After Jane unintentionally ruins Rafael's chances of getting the hotel's liquor license back when she mouths off to the abrasive and cold-hearted city counselwoman Alexis Falco, he persuades her to become chummy with the antagonistic Alexis to make things right. But Jane learns that she will have to miss her family's annual Easter dinner and festivities. Meanwhile, Rafael gets information about his birth mother from the private detective he has hired, but the long-awaited reunion with his mother doesn't go very well when Rafael learns the truth about his mother's departure which mirrors the problems he currently has with Jane. Rogelio's equally vain and shallow mother, Liliana (guest star Rita Moreno), comes for a visit, but she and Xo do not get along at all due to their bad history. Alba takes a big step in her growing romance with Edward (guest star Cheech Marin), the man in her physical therapy class, by asking him out on a date, but she later finds out from Jane that he happens to be a priest. Also, Jane finally finds out that Michael is Andie's former girlfriend, but she says nothing so that Michael can stop pouting after her. Elsewhere, Petra becomes more convinced that Aaron is actually somehow really Roman (even though Roman was impaled by an ice sculpture). She enlists Michael's help to get confirmation.
19 19 "Chapter Nineteen" Robert Luketic Emmylou Diaz & David S. Rosenthal April 20, 2015 (2015-04-20) 1.05[24]
Jane becomes desperate to fix things with Rafael and suggests working on a way to help them move past their problems by seeing a couples therapist. Lina throws a baby shower for Jane with everyone attending which makes Rafael realize that although he does love Jane, their differences continue to fill him with doubt about a future together. Jane finally confronts Andie about investigating her in order to win Michael back, and is forced to come clean to Michael about it. Meanwhile, Xo has been keeping a secret from Rogelio about kissing another guy, but when she finally comes clean to him after seeing him flirt with Jane's workshop mentor, Rogelio's negative reaction surprises her. Alba has a flashback of who pushed her down the stairs when she sees Petra's mother from a distance. Still dealing with the Sin Rostro aftermath, Michael makes an upsetting discovery about who was involved in stopping his investigation all along. Elsewhere, Petra finds herself in a dire situation leaving her to save herself from Roman/Aaron Zazo who holds her captive at a remote cabin in a swamp.
20 20 "Chapter Twenty" Debbie Allen Corinne Brinkerhoff & Paul Sciarrotta April 27, 2015 (2015-04-27) 1.06[25]
Jane deals with the aftermath after her breakup with Rafael, feeling pressured that she must now do things on her own. Jane reports to Michael of the new evidence in Alba's accident. Petra's mother returns to Florida, and it causes stress for Jane since she knows that Magda attempted to murder Alba. Meanwhile, Xiomara attempts to fix things with Rogelio, but the egotistical actor is not quick to forgive despite his own shortcomings. Also, Rafael's sister, Louisa, returns to town with a new girlfriend, a pro-wrestler, and suggests holding a "wrestling brawl" to bring in some short-term money and publicity for the hotel. Alba's suitor, Edward, again asks her out on a date and Alba accepts despite not knowing where it will lead. When Petra, Magda, along with their former captive Ivan, cover up the attempt on Alba's life and Rafael buys their side of the story (that Alba was drunk and unaware of her surroundings) Jane decides to take long-term action.
21 21 "Chapter Twenty-One" Stuart Gillard Jessica O'Toole & Amy Rardin May 4, 2015 (2015-05-04) 1.05[26]
Jane tells Rafael about her decision to sue him for sole custody of the baby. Petra, after causing tension between her and Jane, tries to fix the issue after Rafael confides in Petra about Jane's decision. Meanwhile, Jane attends her five-year high school reunion, but she confesses that she did not expect what her life would do at the moment. Xo and Rogelio rehearse for their show, but Xo remains confused as why Rogelio is acting odd. Elsewhere, Jane agrees to attend Michael's police force commendation, but sets a few ground rules.
22 22 "Chapter Twenty-Two" Zetna Fuentes Josh Reims & Jennie Snyder Urman May 11, 2015 (2015-05-11) 1.24[27]
Jane falls into false labor, but she insists her parents go to their show in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, when they leave, Jane really does goes into labor. Xo attempts everything she can to return back in Florida, but Rogelio feels as if he is left out. Michael and Rafael try to make things easier for Jane during her labor, but their presence causes only tension for both of them. Alba is excited to tell her special friend about the baby's arrival. Meanwhile, Petra discovers some worrisome news about Rafael and contemplates whether to tell him or not. Also, Michael's former partner, Nadine, shows up where she wants to cooperate with him in tracking down Sin Rostro. In a series of climatic twists, Jane gives birth to a baby boy, not a girl as she was expecting. She names the baby Mateo Gloriano Rogelio Solano Villanueva. Nadine escapes from Michael's custody, only he lets her escape hoping that she will lead him to Sin Rostro. Xo and Rogelio learn that they got married during a drunken bender back in Vegas. Petra decides to not tell Rafael that his sperm was split into two samples, and Petra takes the second sample of Rafael's sperm away from the sperm bank for herself. A nurse quietly snatches Jane's baby from the nursery at the hospital and gives it to Rose (Sin Rostro) who takes the baby away with her in a limousine for places unknown.

Development and production[edit]

On June 27, 2013, American television network The CW announced that it was planning to release a new show based on the Venezuelan soap opera Juana La Virgen.[28] On February 23, 2014, Entertainment Weekly announced that Rodriguez would play the title role of Jane Villanueva.[29][30] On May 8, 2014, during The CW's 2014–2015 upfronts, the series was officially picked up.[31] On July 18, 2014, an extended trailer was released by The CW. On August 8, 2014, it was announced that White Collar‍ '​s Bridget Regan and Azie Tesfai would join the series as respectively Rose, a former lawyer, and Detective Nadine Hansan, a police detective and rival to Dier's character.[32] On August 10, 2014, TVLine announced that Melrose Place and Emily Owens M.D. actor Michael Rady would join the series as Lachlan.[33] Filming for season one commenced on July 28, 2014.[34] The show is filmed on soundstages in Los Angeles, California[35][34] and the pilot was filmed in Huntington Beach, California.[36] On October 21, 2014, the show was given a full season order.[37] On January 11, 2015, the show was renewed for a second season, set to air during the 2015–16 television season.[2]

Broadcast[edit]

Jane the Virgin premiered on The CW on October 13, 2014, during the 2014–15 television season.[38] Unique to the CW, it is the network's only program to feature a Spanish language audio track on the second audio program channel; however, as many CW stations usually do not carry the SAP channel due to a lack of need, this is more limited than the major networks, which are required by the FCC to have a SAP channel for the Descriptive Video Service track, which as a minor network, the CW is not required to carry.

The show premiered in global tv and Australia on Fox8 on December 1, 2014.[39] It is also scheduled to air in the UK on E4 in 2015.[40] Sony Channel will broadcast the series throughout Southeast Asia as replacements of Sony Entertainment Television in Southeast Asia (including BeTV in the Philippines). In Canada, new episodes are added each week to the streaming service Shomi, in addition to cable carriage by some providers of American CW affiliates such as Chicago's WGN-TV.

Reception[edit]

Jane the Virgin has received critical acclaim. Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes gives the first season of the show a "certified fresh" rating of 100% based on 48 reviews, with a rating average of 7.7 out of 10. The site's consensus states, "Jane the Virgin‍‍ '​‍s dubious premise has become part of its unlikely charm – along with delightfully diverse writing and a knockout performance by Gina Rodriguez."[41] Metacritic, another review aggregator, gives the show a score of 80 out of 100, based on 23 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[42]

Critics' top ten lists

Ratings[edit]

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR Viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Chapter One" October 13, 2014 (2014-10-13) 0.6/2[6] 1.61[6] N/A N/A N/A N/A
2 "Chapter Two" October 20, 2014 (2014-10-20) 0.5/1[7] 1.36[7] N/A N/A N/A N/A
3 "Chapter Three" October 27, 2014 (2014-10-27) 0.4/1[8] 1.09[8] 0.3[44] N/A 0.7[44] N/A
4 "Chapter Four" November 3, 2014 (2014-11-03) 0.4/2[9] 1.01[9] N/A N/A N/A N/A
5 "Chapter Five" November 10, 2014 (2014-11-10) 0.5/1[10] 1.22[10] N/A N/A N/A N/A
6 "Chapter Six" November 17, 2014 (2014-11-17) 0.4/1[11] 1.11[11] 0.3[45] N/A 0.7[45] N/A
7 "Chapter Seven" November 24, 2014 (2014-11-24) 0.4/1[12] 0.96[12] N/A N/A N/A N/A
8 "Chapter Eight" December 8, 2014 (2014-12-08) 0.5/1[13] 1.22[13] 0.3[46] N/A 0.8[46] N/A
9 "Chapter Nine" December 15, 2014 (2014-12-15) 0.5/2[14] 1.28[14] 0.3[47] 0.62[47] 0.8[47] 1.90[47]
10 "Chapter Ten" January 19, 2015 (2015-01-19) 0.5/1[15] 1.39[15] 0.3[48] N/A 0.8[48] N/A
11 "Chapter Eleven" January 26, 2015 (2015-01-26) 0.6/2[16] 1.55[16] N/A N/A N/A N/A
12 "Chapter Twelve" February 2, 2015 (2015-02-02) 0.5/1[17] 1.24[17] N/A N/A N/A N/A
13 "Chapter Thirteen" February 9, 2015 (2015-02-09) 0.6/2[18] 1.34[18] N/A N/A N/A N/A
14 "Chapter Fourteen" February 16, 2015 (2015-02-16) 0.6/2[19] 1.31[19] N/A N/A N/A N/A
15 "Chapter Fifteen" March 9, 2015 (2015-03-09) 0.5/1[20] 1.26[20] N/A N/A N/A N/A
16 "Chapter Sixteen" March 16, 2015 (2015-03-16) 0.5/1[21] 1.10[21] 0.3[49] N/A 0.8[49] N/A
17 "Chapter Seventeen" April 6, 2015 (2015-04-06) 0.4/1[22] 0.93[22] 0.3[50] N/A 0.7[50] N/A
18 "Chapter Eighteen" April 13, 2015 (2015-04-13) 0.4/1[23] 1.03[23] N/A N/A N/A N/A
19 "Chapter Nineteen" April 20, 2015 (2015-04-20) 0.4/1[24] 1.05[24] N/A N/A N/A N/A
20 "Chapter Twenty" April 27, 2015 (2015-04-27) 0.4/1[25] 1.06[25] 0.3[51] N/A 0.7[51] N/A
21 "Chapter Twenty-One" May 4, 2015 (2015-05-04) 0.5/1[26] 1.05[26] N/A N/A N/A N/A
22 "Chapter Twenty-Two" May 11, 2015 (2015-05-11) 0.5/1[27] 1.24[27] N/A N/A N/A N/A

Accolades[edit]

The show has been acknowledged by the People's Choice Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Critics' Choice Awards, and the Television Critics Association as well as honored by the American Film Institute and the George Foster Peabody Awards:

Year Award Category Recipients Outcome
2014 America Film Institute Award[52] AFI Television Program Of The Year Jane the Virgin Won
2015 People's Choice Award[53] Favorite New TV Comedy Jane the Virgin Won
Golden Globe Award[54] Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy Jane the Virgin Nominated
Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy Gina Rodriguez Won
Peabody Award[55] Jane the Virgin Won
Critics' Choice Award[56] Best Comedy Series Jane the Virgin Nominated
Best Actress in a Comedy Series Gina Rodriguez Nominated
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Jaime Camil Nominated
Teen Choice Award Choice TV Actor: Comedy Jaime Camil Pending
Choice TV Actress: Comedy Gina Rodriguez Pending
Television Critics Association Award[57] Outstanding New Program Jane the Virgin Pending
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy Jane the Virgin Pending
Individual Achievement in Comedy Gina Rodriguez Pending

DVD releases[edit]

Name Release dates Ep # Additional information
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
The Complete First Season September 29, 2015[58] 22
  • Features

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