The BEST Episodes of Telenovela

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 23, 2019

Network: NBC

If you think the steamy sex, sensational scandals and heart wrenching heartbreak on Latino soap operas are a little extreme, just wait until you see what happens behind the scenes! Eva Longoria stars in this new comedy about Ana Sofia, a sizzling TV superstar, and her lively family of cast and crew all competing to steal the spotlight. When the cameras turn off, the drama turns up as Ana battles pesky network execs, drunken scriptwriters, narcissistic co-stars and an unfortunately familiar new on-screen love interest.

The Kiss

#1 - The Kiss

Season 1 - Episode 4

When Ana (Eva Longoria) learns hot network president James (Zachary Levi) had a "work dinner" with Xavi (Jencarlos Canela), she wants one too, even though Gael (Jose Moreno Brooks) and Mimi (Diana Maria Riva) warn it's really a date. Thrown, Ana decides to channel her inner Pasión to get through, complete with her wardrobe, finger-shushing and pretending to speak Spanish. But on date number two, Ana's facade begins to crumble, and she finally rips out her hair extensions and admits her life is nothing like a telenovela. Undeterred, James moves in for a kiss, just as Ana's fake hair ignites off a candle, setting off the sprinkler system. James carries a drenched Ana out of the nightclub. "So you were saying your life isn't like a telenovela?" he asks, then makes it so. When Isabela (Alex Meneses), Roxie (Jadyn Douglas) and Rodrigo (Amaury Nolasco) hear Xavi complaining that someone's messing with his things, they suggest it's actually the ghost of a dead cast member. The foursome plans to exorcise the lingering spirit that night. After scaring the bejesus out of Xavi, the veterans crack up; it was all a prank to initiate the new guy. Suddenly, a spooky shrouded figure appears, so they run off, leaving Xavi to face the ghost's wrath. That's when Isaac (Izzy Diaz) pulls off the hood of his robe, admitting he secretly lives on set.

star 7.48
141 votes
The Grand Gesture

#2 - The Grand Gesture

Season 1 - Episode 7

While Xavi becomes the cast's piano man, Ana realizes she's not ready for the laser focus of her boss' love. Zachary Levi guest stars.

star 7.48
132 votes
The Hurricane

#3 - The Hurricane

Season 1 - Episode 6

The cast members, all dieting for a bathing-suit scene, get stuck together when a hurricane hits Miami, with Ana taking control and leading the search for food. Meanwhile, Isaac builds up courage to ask Roxie for a date.

star 7.43
129 votes
The Stalker

#4 - The Stalker

Season 1 - Episode 11

In the season one finale, Ana suspects that Xavi was kidnapped when he doesn't show up for a coffee get-together. Meanwhile, the cast members try to impress Isaac when he writes a script for next year's telenovela.

star 7.43
120 votes
Directors: Steve Pink
Writers: Chrissy Pietrosh, Jessica Goldstein
The Rivals

#5 - The Rivals

Season 1 - Episode 5

The cast members battle their rivals, a married couple on a competitive telenovela. Meanwhile, the group builds a home for charity, and Gael deals with a forbidden love.

star 7.39
132 votes
Sexual Awakening

#6 - Sexual Awakening

Season 1 - Episode 8

Ana rallies the cast to give Mimi's son "the sex talk"; the men of Las Leyes get sexy for an au naturel photo shoot.

star 7.36
121 votes
Caught in the Act

#7 - Caught in the Act

Season 1 - Episode 10

Ana helps Xavi become a better man for his girlfriend, Kelly, but her meddling only causes more problems.

star 7.32
116 votes
Evil Twin

#8 - Evil Twin

Season 1 - Episode 2

Ana tries to implement an open-book policy at work. The sister of Isabela pays her a surprise visite.

star 7.23
177 votes
Directors: Reginald Hudlin
Writers: Robert Sudduth
Trapped in a Well

#9 - Trapped in a Well

Season 1 - Episode 3

To avoid a showdown with Mimi, Ana fakes amnesia. Meanwhile Rodrigo and Xavier bond.

star 7.18
144 votes
Directors: Michael Weaver
Writers: Jessica Goldstein, Chrissy Pietrosh
Pilot

#10 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

On the set of the telenovela "Las Leyes de Pasión", things get pretty agitated when star Ana Sofia's ex-husband is cast as her new love interest.

star 7.14
223 votes
Directors: Steve Pink
Writers: Jessica Goldstein, Chrissy Pietrosh
Split Personalities

#11 - Split Personalities

Season 1 - Episode 9

When Mimi's ex-husband, Martin, returns and says he wants her back, Ana organizes a girls' night to keep Mimi away from him.

star 7.08
119 votes