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Eva Mendes Fights For TV Series

October 23rd, 2007 12:59pm EDT favorite Add to My News
Eva MendesActress Eva Mendes has blasted network TV bosses - for ignoring her new series concept about the family of a Mexican-American Los Angeles mayor.

The We Own The Knight star got involved with the series because it's something she'd like to watch on TV, instead of all the reality shows and supernatural dramas that have taken over.

She says, "When I see shows like All In The Family and Good Times I think, 'Why don't we have shows like that anymore? They were talking about social political issues that are still relevant today and they were hysterical. Where are those shows today?' Right now, they all want the supernatural. Where are the thought provoking shows? I produce to get stories told and there's a couple of stories that I'm dying to tell that have just been hard to get off the ground.

"I thought acting was difficult, try producing and selling a show. I did pitch meetings for the first time and that was the worst week ever. It's just awful to pitch something. It's very hard to keep your integrity when you're asking someone to please buy this. The new show about a Los Angeles mayor, who lost his wife in a car accident and so he moves his mother in with him and she becomes his First Lady. All the networks passed. It's really a genius concept."

-Eva Mendes Pictures

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