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Latinas and Latinos on TV (Latinx Pop Culture) Since ABC s George Lopez Show left the airwaves inas the only network television show to feature a Latino lead, the representational landscape of Latina and Latino actors has shifted from media invisibility toward an era of increasing inclusion Sofia Vergara became the highest paid woman and Latina on TV for her starring role on Modern Family In the first successful dramedy starring a Latina since ABC s Ugly Betty, Gina Rodriguez gained critical acclaim for her role on the CW s Jane the Virgin And the first Latina leading lady of TV, America Ferrera Ugly Betty , returned to TV stardom in NBC s Superstore This period of diversity brought US Latina and Latino lives to the screen, yet a careful look at TV comedic content and production reveals a troubling terrain for Latinas os producers, writers, actors, and audiences Interweaving discussions about the ethnic, racial, and linguistic representations of Latinas os within network television comedies, Isabel Molina Guzman probes published interviews with producers and textual examples from hit programs like Modern Family, The Office, and Scrubs to understand how these prime time sitcoms communicate difference in the United States Understanding the complexity by which audiences interpret these programs, Molina Guzman situates her analysis within the Obama era, a period where ethnicity and race became increasingly grounded in hipster racism, and argues that despite increased inclusion, the feel good imperative of TV comedies still inevitably leaves racism, sexism, and homophobia uncontested