Cancellations of Latino-themed shows spark anger, reflection

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fans and those who want to see more diversity on television are lamenting the end of two Latino-themed television shows — Netflix’s “One Day at a Time” and CW’s “Jane the Virgin.”

Other shows featuring U.S. Latino characters are hoping to step in and capture the attention of fragmented audiences, including those hungry for shows about Latino Americans.

Starz is scheduled in May to unveil the second season of “Vida,” a series following two Mexican-American sisters in East Los Angeles. This month, Netflix is releasing the second season of the teen dramedy “On My Block,” which is set in a working-class Latino and black neighborhood in Southern California.

“Vida” actress Melissa Barrera says it’s up to Latino audiences to watch the shows and send a message that Latinos matter.

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