The BEST Episodes of Telenovela

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 6, 2020

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 Grand Gesture

#1 - The Grand Gesture

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 25, 2016

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 7.75
161 votes
The Kiss

#2 - The Kiss

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 4, 2016

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 7.57
170 votes
The Hurricane

#3 - The Hurricane

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 18, 2016

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 7.54
158 votes
The Stalker

#4 - The Stalker

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 22, 2016

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 7.54
149 votes
Directors: Steve Pink
Writers: Chrissy Pietrosh, Jessica Goldstein
The Rivals

#5 - The Rivals

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 11, 2016

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 7.50
161 votes
Sexual Awakening

#6 - Sexual Awakening

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 1, 2016

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 7.48
150 votes
Evil Twin

#7 - Evil Twin

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 7, 2015

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

star 7.29
235 votes
Directors: Reginald Hudlin
Writers: Robert Sudduth
Split Personalities

#8 - Split Personalities

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 8, 2016

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 7.26
148 votes
Caught in the Act

#9 - Caught in the Act

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 15, 2016

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

star 7.26
145 votes
Pilot

#10 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 7, 2015

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 7.21
281 votes
Directors: Steve Pink
Writers: Chrissy Pietrosh, Jessica Goldstein
Trapped in a Well

#11 - Trapped in a Well

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 28, 2015

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

star 7.13
202 votes
Directors: Michael Weaver
Writers: Chrissy Pietrosh, Jessica Goldstein