Returning: Jane the Virgin

The fifth and final season of Jane The Virgin starring Gina Rodriguez, will begin on FOX8 in April.

It will begin around 2 weeks after its US return.

A spin-off series Jane the Novela will feature Jacqueline Grace Lopez and Aussie Remy Hii (Harrow, Better Man). It is narrated and executive produced by Gina Rodriguez.

Starring Gina Rodriguez as Jane Villanueva, the romantic comedy drama hooked fans from season one, when a devout 23-year-old Latina virgin, named Jane, became pregnant after an accidental artificial insemination by her gynaecologist. Now in its fifth and final season, Jane The Virgin is set to deliver even more fast and furious surprises.

Season four saw our Jane (Rodriguez) falling back in love with her baby-by-accidental-insemination-daddy, Rafael (Justin Baldoni). And she published her first book! Unfortunately, it didn’t exactly fly off the shelves, but Jane pushed on and had her biggest writing breakthrough yet, combining her grandmother’s story, her mother’s story, and her own into a multigenerational love story.

Speaking of Villaneuva women, the matriarch of the family Alba (Ivonne Coll) had a huge year! She began dating again, became sexually liberated, became an American citizen and got married! And Xiomara (Andrea Navedo) certainly had a big year as well. At first, she found herself struggling to adjust to life as a married woman. But she and Rogelio (Jaime Camil) worked through their issues. And then, just as Xo started to get her groove back, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After choosing to have a mastectomy, she started to go through chemo, which was tough. But she’s stayed strong, with her husband’s support… Which brings us to her husband, Rogelio. First, he had a baby (named “Baby”) with his ex-girlfriend Darci (guest star Justina Machado). And then he decided to become a stay-at-home Danny (Dad + Nanny = Danny). But that lasted a month and he couldn’t resist the siren call of the cameras when the network decided they wanted to remake “The Passions of Santos” for American TV. Unfortunately, that remake came with strings; it had to costar his latest, fiercest nemesis, River Fields (guest star Brooke Shields).

Which finally brings us to…Petra (Yael Grobglas), who was accused of murder! Again! But Petra denied it and hired a lawyer named Jane Ramos aka JR (guest star Rosario Dawson). And then, she and JR fell in love! And when Petra’s life was threatened, JR ran to her rescue, and wrestled the gun away from her would be attacker. But the gun went off! Leaving us with the classic cliffhanger – “Who did JR shoot”?

Jane The Virgin is produced by CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, in association with Electus, with executive producers Jennie Snyder Urman (“Emily Owens, M.D.”), Ben Silverman (“The Biggest Loser”), Brad Silberling (“Charmed”), Gary Pearl (“10.5: Apocalypse”), Jorge Granier (“Que el Cielo Me Explique”), Lewis Abel (“Cougar Town”), David Rosenthal (“The Middle”), Gina Rodriguez (“Miss Bala”) and Paul Sciarrotta (“Reckless”). The series is distributed worldwide by CBS Studios International.

9:30pm Thursday April 11 on FOX8.

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