Cristela‘s Cinderella story continues with a Back 9 pickup by ABC, bringing the Latino family sitcom’s freshman order to full-season 22. Cristela becomes only the second new comedy series this season to receive a full-season order so far, joining another ABC freshman ethnic family comedy, Black-ish. (NBC half-hour newcomer Marry Me received a partial back order.)
Cristela was one of the surprises this past pilot season. Filmed on a shoestring budget, the multi-camera pilot starring little known Latina comedian Cristela Alnozo beat the odds and made it to the ABC schedule. Ir debuted with an OK 1.3 in adults 18-49, and has been pretty consistent, not dropping under a 1.0 rating in 7 airings. Alonzo co-created Cristela with Kevin Hench, who serves as showrunner. The two executive produce with Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements and Shawn Levy for 20th Century Fox TV.