The CW’s ‘Jane the Virgin’: “Pilot” Preview [Photos]

The CW’s Jane the Virgin is by far one of the best pilots I’ve seen all year. I might even go as far as saying even the last couple of years. I fell in the love with the show, the characters and Gina Rodriguez the minute I pressed play. Based on the telenovela Juana la Virgen, “Jane” is the perfect daughter; good grades, dating the perfect guy (Brett Dier) and never gets into trouble.

Photo Credit: The CW

Photo Credit: The CW

The series follows Jane as she accidentally gets inseminated after a routine checkup at her doctor’s office. Turns out, the father of Jane’s (unintentional) baby is Rafael (Justin Baldoni), a guy who she had a romantic day with years ago and also happens to be her current boss. You can’t make this stuff up! Oh, wait, you can.

Photo Credit: The CW

Photo Credit: The CW

The show is as campy and as soapy as it sounds, which is the best part. Jane, her mother (Andrea Navedo) and grandmother (Ivonne Call) all sit and watch telenovelas every day together. The show definitely has an ABC feel to it, a-la Ugly Betty with a CW twist.

Gina Rodriguez is absolutely refreshing and the show is definitely a must-see.

Photo Credit: The CW

Photo Credit: The CW

Jane the Virgin premieres on Monday, Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.

A NEW ONE-HOUR COMEDY ON THE CW — Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) is a driven young woman studying to become a teacher, nursing a dream to be a writer, and supporting herself with a job at a hot new Miami hotel. All the years of watching telenovelas with the two women who raised her — her sexy, young-at-heart mother, Xiomara (Andrea Navedo) and her still-devout grandmother, Alba (Ivonne Coll) — have given Jane a slightly unrealistic view of romance, but her wonderful fiancé, Michael (Brett Dier), is supportive and even understands her decision to “save herself” until marriage. All of Jane’s meticulous life plans are turned upside down, however, when she sees her doctor for a routine check-up and is accidentally artificially inseminated with a specimen meant for someone else. Now, Jane is faced with the most important decisions of her life — a life that has suddenly become as dramatic, complicated and unpredictable as the telenovelas she has always loved. Justin Baldoni, Jaime Camil and Yael Grobglas also star.

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