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'Jane the Virgin' Creator on the Show's End: 'We're Going to Close Things Up'

The show’s fifth season will be its last, the CW announced Thursday. In an exclusive interview, the showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman discusses her hopes for Jane’s send-off and dream guest stars.

Jane the Virgin’ Creator on the Show’s End: ‘We’re Going to Close Things Up’ Image Gina Rodriguez in “Jane the Virgin” on the CW. It’s always been fun and romantic to see who she ends up with, but it’s really about her achieving her dreams — that’s been the longest and the most singular trajectory in her journey. The three that you mentioned, because we just love them. Do you want to revisit that?

On the whole, the “Jane” fans were mostly like, “How can you leave us like this? The Hollywood Sign is a trademark and intellectual property of Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. It’s about how to balance all of these things — how to be a mother and a daughter and a writer and a lover, all of that together. What guest stars would you like to get for the final season? The cancer arc with Xiomara, Jane’s mother, was so affecting.

There was definitely an explosion. Unfortunately, the network's freshman series haven't had the best track record of late, and this new crop doesn't look all that inspiring either. It’s always been fun and romantic to see who she ends up with, but it’s really about her achieving her dreams — that’s been the longest and the most singular trajectory in her journey. No infringement of previously copyrighted material is intended on this site.

Why Is 'Solo' Flying So Low At The B.O.? Copyright 2018 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. The show will end after its next season. You could see a million different happy endings for Jane in terms of who she ends up with — if she ends up with anyone. Justina’s character Darci is a part of Rogelio’s family, and the show’s often about the extended families that we make.

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Jane the Virgin’ Creator on the Show’s End: ‘We’re Going to Close Things Up’ Image Gina Rodriguez in “Jane the Virgin” on the CW. It’s always been fun and romantic to see who she ends up with, but it’s really about her achieving her dreams — that’s been the longest and the most singular trajectory in her journey. The three that you mentioned, because we just love them. Do you want to revisit that?

On the whole, the “Jane” fans were mostly like, “How can you leave us like this? In fact, upon closer inspection, it's becoming increasingly clear that The CW is largely doing the same thing year after year. You could see a million different happy endings for Jane in terms of who she ends up with — if she ends up with anyone. Copyright © TV Series Finale . Reader Chuck Lewis Share On Twitter Share On Google I’d end it by having them find a cure.

Have a tip? Credit Michael Desmond/CW By Maureen Ryan May 17, 2018 It’s official: The fifth season of the CW’s “Jane the Virgin” will be the show’s last. For me, her achieving what she wants to achieve in her life and balancing that with being the parent that she wants to be is my biggest dream and hope for her. We definitely need Rosario too; her and Petra’s arc was one of my favorites. That was something that was personal to our writers’ room.

Also, we had a baby kidnapped at the end of the first season, we had a woman who took off her face at the end of the second season. The show will end after its next season. You could see a million different happy endings for Jane in terms of who she ends up with — if she ends up with anyone. Justina’s character Darci is a part of Rogelio’s family, and the show’s often about the extended families that we make.

'Jane the Virgin' Creator on the Show's End: 'We're Going to Close Things Up'

The show’s fifth season will be its last, the CW announced Thursday. In an exclusive interview, the showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman discusses her hopes for Jane’s send-off and dream guest stars.

The Trailer for The CW's Charmed Reboot Is Pure Magic Its new lineup, which features 17 shows across the traditional TV season, is made up of superheroes, adaptations, spin-offs and reboots. And what about the series final? All rights reserved. Liv & Major get back together. HOLLYWOOD™ & Design © 2018 Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Both Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin , whose stars had said their coming runs would be the last, are confirmed to be wrapping during the 2018-19 season.

Image Jennie Snyder Urman, left, with Gina Rodriguez in March. I am also obsessed with Brooke. She’s not through with her treatment yet; we’ll follow that and be as detailed and as grounded as we can be. The grief arc after Michael died was so important for the show and for Jane. It’s definitely in our vocabulary. Credit Michael Desmond/CW By Maureen Ryan May 17, 2018 It’s official: The fifth season of the CW’s “Jane the Virgin” will be the show’s last.

We definitely need Rosario too; her and Petra’s arc was one of my favorites. That was something that was personal to our writers’ room. You’ll find that out in the season premiere, and you’ll find out what that story is. Also, we had a baby kidnapped at the end of the first season, we had a woman who took off her face at the end of the second season. The network that was once known for taking creative risks that no other network would take has actually started to look a lot like the rest of television.

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Urman herself will be busy after a brief hiatus: She is an executive producer of “Charmed,” a reboot that was picked up by the CW for next season. Credit Emma Mcintyre/Getty Images Her first book did not do well commercially, and she’s working on a new one. I have a bunch of ideas for [the telenovela Shields’s character is making with Jane’s father, Rogelio]. Will we get a wedding, or weddings? Is that a difficult balance — honoring all of that when a man who looks exactly like him is back?

The CW president Mark Pedowitz confirmed the news in a statement on Thursday morning, in advance of the network’s Upfronts presentation to advertisers the same day. Image Jennie Snyder Urman, left, with Gina Rodriguez in March. I am also obsessed with Brooke. She’s not through with her treatment yet; we’ll follow that and be as detailed and as grounded as we can be. The grief arc after Michael died was so important for the show and for Jane.

A look at next season's lineup reveals that six shows are based on characters found in DC Comics, while Riverdale is based on the long-running Archie comics. A cliffhanger? It turns out though, that renewal was for a fifth and final season of the undead procedural from Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas. Sad its being canceled. We use cookies to give you the best online experience. Both series, hourlong comedies, gave The CW a critical clout that had previously eluded it.

Jane the Virgin: Season Five; EP Talks About Ending the CW Series

Urman herself will be busy after a brief hiatus: She is an executive producer of “Charmed,” a reboot that was picked up by the CW for next season. Credit Emma Mcintyre/Getty Images Her first book did not do well commercially, and she’s working on a new one. I have a bunch of ideas for [the telenovela Shields’s character is making with Jane’s father, Rogelio]. Will we get a wedding, or weddings? Is that a difficult balance — honoring all of that when a man who looks exactly like him is back?

Elsewhere, The 100 is adapted from a young adult novel, Jane the Virgin is an adaptation of a Venezuelan telenovela, and All American is inspired by the life of NFL player Spencer Paysinger. There will be weddings, yes. This morning on social media , star Rose McIver confirmed there would be no season six of iZombie . Designated Survivor: Season Three? Jane the Virgin , starring Gina Rodriguez , will come to a close after Season 5.

This interview has been edited and condensed. She had this finish line, which was, “If I get published, my life is going to change.” I was always interested in, “What if it doesn’t? We also have a Ricky Martin dream in our writers’ room. Different kinds of weddings. He was not in her life for four years, and in real life people don’t come back. Will you and members of the cast and narrator Anthony Mendez do a podcast after the show is over, so I can continue to hear his voice? [Laughs.] I always thought he should do Waze.

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Meanwhile, Dynasty , Charmed and Roswell, New Mexico are all reboots, and Legacies is a spin-off of a spin-off. Different kinds of weddings. A  CW  horror dramedy,  iZombie  stars McIver as zombie/medical examiner Liv Moore. Lucifer: Season Four? The final season of #CrazyExGirlfriend is coming Fridays this fall to The CW," the post reads. It quickly minted lead Gina Rodriguez as a mainstream star, sparking conversations of representation in television and film.

How do you believe in yourself when it didn’t go the way you wanted it to?” Part of it has to be self-reflection: “What can I do better? Rogelio’s alluded to a little bit of a history with Ricky Martin, and I’d love to see if we could get him on. Especially in telenovelas, they do often build to a wedding, and we have telenovelas inside of telenovelas. In a telenovela, they might. I’ll suggest a podcast to him.

She had this finish line, which was, “If I get published, my life is going to change.” I was always interested in, “What if it doesn’t? We also have a Ricky Martin dream in our writers’ room. Different kinds of weddings. He was not in her life for four years, and in real life people don’t come back. Will you and members of the cast and narrator Anthony Mendez do a podcast after the show is over, so I can continue to hear his voice? [Laughs.] I always thought he should do Waze.

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The studio and the network were always really supportive. Do I have the motivation to keep going and set a new goal for myself?” That struggle is such a difficult thing. You’ve had an inclusive directing roster for the entire run of the show, including Gina Rodriguez in Season 4. The most important thing I will say is, we’re not going to end on a cliffhanger. What does that feel like? It’s official.

How do you believe in yourself when it didn’t go the way you wanted it to?” Part of it has to be self-reflection: “What can I do better? Rogelio’s alluded to a little bit of a history with Ricky Martin, and I’d love to see if we could get him on. Especially in telenovelas, they do often build to a wedding, and we have telenovelas inside of telenovelas. In a telenovela, they might. I’ll suggest a podcast to him.

The most important thing I will say is, we’re not going to end on a cliffhanger. When Liv eats the brains of a deceased person, she temporarily inherits some traits from the person and gains insight into how he or she died. No infringement of previously copyrighted material is intended on this site. Copyright © 2018 United Press International, Inc. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend proved similarly atypical for the network.

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The CW's Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and iZombie will end after their upcoming fifth, fourth and fifth seasons, respectively.

The studio and the network were always really supportive. Do I have the motivation to keep going and set a new goal for myself?” That struggle is such a difficult thing. You’ve had an inclusive directing roster for the entire run of the show, including Gina Rodriguez in Season 4. The most important thing I will say is, we’re not going to end on a cliffhanger. What does that feel like? Although it's not entirely obvious upon first glance, the future of The CW appears to be a little uncertain for the first time in years.

We’re going to close things up. So the fifth season of #iZombie will be our last. Copyright © TV Series Finale . Speaking to reporters Thursday morning, CW president Mark Pedowitz said of the canceled series, “We will miss each of those shows in terms of what they’ve done. The musical, originally piloted at Showtime as a half-hour with co-creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna, got attention for its unique setup in the crowded TV landscape.

I’ll be emailing the writers pretty soon — I want to hear all of their dreams of things they haven’t seen Jane do. She did an extraordinary job. When I think about the season, I just keep seeing a circle, and bringing things full circle — that’s my goal in terms of the storytelling, the feeling and the mood. How can you have grieved somebody and have that wound reopened? Additionally, the network revealed this season that the upcoming fifth season of comedic drama iZombie also will be its last, making for string of farewells on the CW next season.

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It's time for The CW to once again take the risks that other networks won't. What do you think? I am therefore committed and excited to make it the best one yet! All rights reserved. The new Sunday-night block will begin with “Supergirl,” one of five superhero dramas from Warner Bros. and Greg Berlanti on the fall schedule. As for iZombie , it has been more of a consistent player than anything — drawing steady ratings each spring as the traditional broadcast season winds down.

That could be on a fantasy level, it could be a conversation, it could be anything. I’ve never had someone prep so much and come so prepared — she attacked it with confidence and humility, which is a combination that cannot be beat. Image From left, Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo and Ivonne Coll in "Jane the Virgin." Credit Michael Desmond/CW The show in so many ways is about the three generations of Villanueva women.

The announcement is not a surprise. Just give me enough notice.” I was really grateful to have that, because you don’t often have that leeway and confidence, and the foresight to be able to plan your ending. I’ll be emailing the writers pretty soon — I want to hear all of their dreams of things they haven’t seen Jane do. She did an extraordinary job. When I think about the season, I just keep seeing a circle, and bringing things full circle — that’s my goal in terms of the storytelling, the feeling and the mood.

But with the news that both hourlong comedies, as well as the critically beloved dramedy iZombie , will end their respective runs this coming season , the network is at a crossroads. The Flash Reveals Mystery Girl's Identity! Are you a fan of  Jane the Virgin ? Really proud to be on a show that celebrates the misfits and I pinch myself every day that I get to be a part of the iZombie world with you guys.

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"Jane the Virgin" starring Gina Rodriguez and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" with Rachel Bloom are coming to a close.

It’s the ending I pitched when I pitched the show. For me, the biggest thing is to see how this new book comes together, and how things come full circle — how we feel like Jane as a character has changed from who we met to who she is now. Her episode was fantastic, and it was one of the harder episodes that we’ve written. Is it important to you to emphasize that as you head into the ending? As long as we look at all the nuances, and feel it as Jane feels it, then I feel like we’ll bring the audience along for that journey.

Gina and I are creative partners, and we talk about everything, and we were on the same page. That could be on a fantasy level, it could be a conversation, it could be anything. I’ve never had someone prep so much and come so prepared — she attacked it with confidence and humility, which is a combination that cannot be beat. Image From left, Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo and Ivonne Coll in "Jane the Virgin." Credit Michael Desmond/CW The show in so many ways is about the three generations of Villanueva women.

If it doesn't find new ways to take creative risks, there is a very real possibility the progress that has been made over the last four years could be completely undone. Patrick J. Jane the Virgin: Season Five? And also – how do you think the series should end? The CW ’s comedies  Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will end after their upcoming fifth and fourth seasons, respectively.

I couldn’t have pitched them a million of the details that have happened along the way, and it doesn’t have to do so much with the plot and with all the twists and turns. I have some specific magical realism moments I want to see that we’ve been saving up. She had a leopard, she had sex scenes, she had so much going on. That is going to be a huge part of this last season. When the Season 4 cliffhanger aired, what was it like to see viewers processing that twist?

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For me, the biggest thing is to see how this new book comes together, and how things come full circle — how we feel like Jane as a character has changed from who we met to who she is now. Her episode was fantastic, and it was one of the harder episodes that we’ve written. Is it important to you to emphasize that as you head into the ending? As long as we look at all the nuances, and feel it as Jane feels it, then I feel like we’ll bring the audience along for that journey.

CBS Interactive Inc. Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Renewed Soon? Overall, today, The CW announced/confirmed that the upcoming installments of iZombie , Jane the Virgin , and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend , will be their final seasons. Additionally, the network revealed this season that the upcoming fifth season of comedic drama iZombie also will be its last, making for string of farewells on the CW next season.

But the overall structure and what I wanted to say about certain things — structurally, that’s built into the ending. I ultimately want to see her dreams within reach, and I want her to have some of the success that she has fought so hard for. At first, the only thing I had in my mind was that I wanted her to direct her own sex scene with Rafael. We’ve seen Xo move out of the house, and we’ve seen Jane getting ready to move out of the house.

Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, David Anders and Aly Michalka also star.  iZombie  is produced by Warner Bros. I couldn’t have pitched them a million of the details that have happened along the way, and it doesn’t have to do so much with the plot and with all the twists and turns. I have some specific magical realism moments I want to see that we’ve been saving up. She had a leopard, she had sex scenes, she had so much going on.

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This is something of a week of endings for McIver. The announcement is not a surprise. Wednesdays will begin with “Riverdale,” followed by another new series, “All American.” “Supernatural” will continue at 8 p.m. Are the twin pillars of the final season going to be, will Jane fulfill her creative dreams? And of course, the difficulties that come with that. That was important to me.

Some people were thrilled, some people were devastated, a few people were full of hatred. Why Is 'Solo' Flying So Low At The B.O.? But the overall structure and what I wanted to say about certain things — structurally, that’s built into the ending. I ultimately want to see her dreams within reach, and I want her to have some of the success that she has fought so hard for. At first, the only thing I had in my mind was that I wanted her to direct her own sex scene with Rafael.

I think it was what I expected. While this is great for TV fans who hate to see their favorite shows die, this actually leaves very little opportunity for new growth. Jessica Pena, May 18, 2018 Photo: Patrick Wymore/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. Designated Survivor: Season Three? What do you think? The series is produced by CBS TV Studios and Warner Bros. Thursdays followed by new drama “Legacies,” a spinoff of “The Vampire Diaries” franchise.

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Most people said, “What the hell?” We were trying to let people know that something big and shocking was coming without revealing what that big and shocking thing was. Copyright © 2018 Penske Business Media, LLC. Are the twin pillars of the final season going to be, will Jane fulfill her creative dreams? And of course, the difficulties that come with that. That was important to me. How do Jane, Xo and Alba [Jane’s grandmother] keep that same connection when they’re not on the front porch together every night?

As it stands, just three programs will end this season — freshman series Life Sentence and Valor were canceled, while The Originals will sign off this summer. What’s next for  Jane the Virgin ? Lucifer: Season Four? Are you a fan of the iZombie TV series? TV in association with Electus. Among the shows the CW will hold until midseason is “Jane the Virgin,” which remains one of the network’s most critically acclaimed series.

What guest stars would you like to get for the final season? The cancer arc with Xiomara, Jane’s mother, was so affecting. That’s the heart of the show for me. There was definitely an explosion. HOLLYWOOD™ & Design © 2018 Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. And which man will she end up with — Rafael or Michael? Justina Machado, Rosario Dawson and Brooke Shields were all important guest stars in Season 4 — are they coming back?

They’ve all had their own coming-of-age stories, just at different ages. Most people said, “What the hell?” We were trying to let people know that something big and shocking was coming without revealing what that big and shocking thing was. For comparison, last year the network ended up saying goodbye to just four shows: established dramas The Vampire Diaries and Reign , and one-and-done series No Tomorrow and Frequency .