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'Jane the Virgin' takes 'wacky' telenovela premise for a spin
'Jane the Virgin' takes 'wacky' telenovela premise for a spin

The premise of the CW's latest entrant, "Jane the Virgin," sounds like the stuff of mega-million-dollar lawsuits. The hourlong dramedy presents viewers with a not-so-immaculate conception. Its heroine is a conscientious twentysomething virgin named Jane Villanueva (played by indie ingénue Gina Rodriguez) who is accidentally artificially inseminated during a routine gynecological exam. If it sounds like something straight out of a telenovela, that's because it is. The series, which launches Oct. 13, is based on the Venezuelan telenovela "Juana la Virgen." "I've learned, after I say the title and explain the premise, to stay quiet for a...

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