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Castro, Alonso, Maridueña, Morales on a TV Near You!

Check out these actors on shows already on and coming soon this fall season

By Se Fija!
Published on LatinoLA: September 24, 2012


Castro, Alonso, Maridueña, Morales on a TV Near You!


Tonita Castro and guest star Sal Velez, Jr. shine on "Go On" this week:

Go On is one of NBC's s strongest new shows so far this season, both with critics and viewers. The large ensemble cast is one of the reasons, and Tonita Castro ("Bad Ass," "Mosquita y Mari") (pictured) is a key part of that cast.

This week's episode also feature Sal Velez, Jr. ("Savages")as a Latino gardener who begins as your stereotypical sheepish domestic and ends on a strong, high, and surprising note. You can see it on NBC.com or hulu.com for free, and at least for the next few weeks. But one quesion: how come the rest of the "group therapy" group is in the big posters, online and on buses all over the place…but Tonita Castro isn't in the shot? Hmm.

Daniella Alonso Joins "Revolution" Soon:

"Revolution," the post-apocalyptic, "Where'd the electricity go?" drama on NBC, began with some strong numbers this week…and soon (as early as episode 2, "Chained Heat") will include actress/model Daniella Alonso in the cast. This model/actress, of Puerto Rican and Peruvian/Japanese descent, has been a Cover Girl cover model, part of the ensemble on the short-lived "My Generation," and has had recurring roles in "Rizzoli and Isles" and "Covert Affairs." She's also done her fair share of horror movies, including "The Hills Have Eyes II," "The Collector," and "Wrong Turn 2." Look for her next week.

Cutie Xolo Maridueña, A New Addition on "Parenthood"

Sarah Ramos has been part of the Braverman clan on "Parenthood" from the very beginning…and now she's joined by 11-year-old Xolo Maridueña, playing young Victor, Julia and Joel's adopted son. Xolo is of Mexican, Cuban and Ecuadorian heritage, and his unique name means "Dog Star" in Nahuatl (the language of the Aztec), and he looks to be a permanent part of the show in Season 4.

Esai Morales to Join "Magic City" in Season Two

"Magic City," the mob drama set in a Miami casino in the rough-and-tumble, pre-Castro 1960s, hasn't set the world on fire so far…but it was granted a second season, and the show will be stacking the deck with some new powerhouse stars, including James Caan and Esai Morales. Morales, perhaps best remembered recently for ABC's "NYPD Blue" and SyFy's "Caprica," as recent appearances on USA's "Fairly Legal" with Sarah Shahi, will play Carlos Ruiz, "a former Castro loyalist who now works to free Cuba from the man he formerly considered family." It will be a recurring role through the 2013 season.

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