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      Season 1 – Cristela

      2014 Comedy List
      53% 32 Reviews Tomatometer 61% 50+ Ratings Audience Score Six years into law school, Cristela is on the brink of landing her first big internship at a prestigious firm. The only thing standing between her and success seems to be her traditional Mexican-American family, who find her lofty career aspirations more ambitious than they think appropriate. As she finds herself with one foot in the old culture that she's working to bring into the present at home and the other in the modern world that she wants to embrace in her professional career, Cristela finds the path to the American dream may not be simple, but it is full of laughter. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Oct 28 Buy Now

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      Cristela — Season 1

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      Though Cristela Alonzo has a pleasing energy, Cristela's disappointing supporting cast and uneven writing ruin the show's attempts at humor.

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      Episodes

      Previous Episode 1 Aired Oct 10, 2014 Pilot Cristela gets an offer for an internship at a prestigious law firm. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 17, 2014 Soul Mates Cristela is reluctant when Daniela signs her up for online dating but agrees to go on a date when her ad starts getting attention. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 24, 2014 Mr. Felix and Ms. Daniela Tensions flare when Daniela's friend mistakes Cristela for the nanny; Alberto uses an unexpected method to get closer to Cristela. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 31, 2014 Hall-Oates-Ween Cristela persuades Maddie to dress up like Hall & Oates with her; Natalia celebrates the Day of the Dead instead of Halloween. Details Episode 5 Aired Nov 7, 2014 Super Fan Josh asks Cristela to teach him more about sports in hope of improving his chance at landing a promotion. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 14, 2014 Equal Pay Cristela is upset when Trent asks her to assist with a case that supports unequal pay in the workplace; an emotional argument erupts at home. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 21, 2014 Enter Singing Wanting to expose the kids to more cultural opportunities, Cristela tries to convince Felix to let Henry watch "West Side Story." Details Episode 8 Aired Dec 5, 2014 Floor Favor Felix and Alberto bond with Trent after he hires them to redo the floor in his office; Daniela teaches Natalia about the Internet. Details Episode 9 Aired Dec 12, 2014 It's Not About the Tamales Cristela looks forward to a family holiday tradition; Josh mistakes a joke for a genuine invitation; Trent and Maddie spend time together. Details Episode 10 Aired Jan 9, 2015 Veronica Trent's wife offers Cristela a job at her law firm; Henry and Isabella disagree over how best to sell candy for a school fundraiser. Details Episode 11 Aired Jan 16, 2015 Dead Arm When Isabella is called out for being a bully at school, Cristela tries to figure out which family member she learned the behavior from. Details Episode 12 Aired Jan 30, 2015 Hypertension Daniela thinks Cristela is neglecting her health, but a visit to a free clinic reveals surprising news; Josh volunteers to learn CPR in hope of impressing Trent. Details Episode 13 Aired Feb 6, 2015 Mexican Mona Lisa Cristela is excited when she fills in as Trent's assistant for the week; a missed call from the doctor leaves Daniela and Cristela worried about Natalia. Details Episode 14 Aired Feb 20, 2015 Marriage, Counselor Trent is pained when it's revealed that he and Veronica (Roseanne Barr) do not have a prenuptial agreement; Cristela ends up acting as Trent and Veronica's marriage counselor; Daniela finds out a story Felix told her is a lie. Details Episode 15 Aired Feb 27, 2015 Gifted and Talented Cristela tries to help Isabella get into a school program for the gifted and talented; Trent punishes Maddie after she gets into another accident. Details Episode 16 Aired Mar 13, 2015 Confirmation Cristela's loyalties to home and work are tested when she promises to be Henry's confirmation sponsor but Trent asks her to support him at a fundraising event; a video makes it seem like Trent is making racist comments. Details Episode 17 Aired Mar 20, 2015 Fifteen-Something When the family is invited to a quinceañera for Juanita Canales' granddaughter, Natalia pushes everyone to impress her nemesis. Details Episode 18 Aired Mar 27, 2015 Latino 101 Trent makes a strategic move that backfires; Daniela becomes suspicious of Alberto and Natalia's new bond. Details Episode 19 Aired Mar 27, 2015 Great Expectations Cristela is tasked with persuading Maddie to improve her work ethic; while Daniela is away on a work trip, Felix must take care of the kids by himself. Details Episode 20 Aired Apr 3, 2015 Last Goose Standing Mike Baxter (Tim Allen) asks for legal help as he tries to expand his gun range in Dallas; Cristela feels torn since she isn't fond of guns -- but gets to work with a handsome associate who seems like her type of guy. Details Episode 21 Aired Apr 10, 2015 Village Mode Cristela, Josh and Maddie handle stress differently as the bar exam approaches; when Daniela loses her job, Natalia thinks Cristela should postpone her test and take a job at the hair salon. Details Episode 22 Aired Apr 17, 2015 Movin' On Up Maddie, Cristela and Josh wait for the results of their bar exam; Cristela is faced with choices at work and at home. Details Next
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      Previous Shadow and Act Staff Shadow and Act Cristela Alonzo, the comedian/actress and her show, are adorably funny. Sep 15, 2022 Full Review Emily St. James Vox [Alonzo] appears in just about every scene, nearly all of which require her to land a big moment or two, and she nails each and every one. May 5, 2015 Full Review David Sims The Atlantic It's doing something viewers have seen a million times before, but succeeds because of its stellar execution, not just because of its novel subject matter. Apr 17, 2015 Full Review Rob Lowman Los Angeles Daily News The sitcom may find its niche, but you wish that it had dazzle to add to the comedian's life story. Feb 3, 2015 Full Review Dave Walker Times-Picayune It's no surprise Alonzo gets her own show; she's terrific. Still, you'll wonder what the studio audience is howling about. Nov 11, 2014 Full Review Kristin Dos Santos E! Online I can't shake the feeling that there are way too many cooks in the kitchen on this one. Nov 11, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous Audience Member I'm just sitting here wondering where the humor is Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Absolute garbage. Usual platitudinous nonsense of sitcoms churned out over the last 40 years. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Some episodes hit the mark more than others but as the characters lose their one-dimentioned beginnings, It is interesting how the chemistry between them blossoms into a fun, warmhearted comedy. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review ron c I love everything 'bout this show. It's perfect for a relaxing Friday night. But then what do I know, all the shows I like are doomed from the get-go ! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Really enjoyed the show and was upset that it was not renewed.there are many, many worse shows on.I found it enjoyable, and although silly in parts, not more so that any other comedy show on tv. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Too Cliche for the 21st century. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      Ted Wass, John Pasquin, Gail Mancuso, Robbie Countryman, Víctor González, Bob Koherr
      Executive Producer
      Kevin Hench, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Shawn Levy
      Screenwriter
      Peter Murrieta, Kevin Abbott, Kevin Hench, Kay Cannon, Julius Sharpe, Daley Haggar, D.J. Ryan, Cristela Alonzo, Pat Bullard, Aaron Serna
      Network
      ABC
      Rating
      TV-PG (L)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Oct 10, 2014
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