Comedy Clicks – USA Edition – Cristela

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that was cancelled after one season – Cristela 





About the Show

Summary of Plot

In her sixth year of law school, Cristela is finally on the brink of landing her first big (unpaid) internship at a prestigious law firm. The only problem is that her pursuit of success is more ambitious than her traditional Mexican-American family thinks is appropriate. She’s stuck straddling the old culture she’s trying to modernize at home with her working-class family and the modern world she’s trying to embrace in her professional career. Breakout comedian Cristela Alonzo stars in this hilarious comedy about laughing your way down the path to the new American dream. – IMDb


Number of Seasons / Episodes

1 Seasons



Cristela Alonzo – Cristela
Maria Canals- Barrera – Daniela
Carlos Ponce – Felix
Terri Hoyos – Natalia
Sam McMurray – Trent
Andrew Leeds – Josh




  • The set used on the pilot is the same set as Last Man Standing.
  • Sarah Halford was cast as Maddie and even shot some episodes, but was recast by producers with Justine Lupe. She does, however, appear in the pilot
  • The exterior shots of the law office, where Cristela interns, are of the Chase Bank tower in off Pearl Street in the Arts District of Downtown Dallas.
  • ABC opted not to renew the show for a second season and cancelled the show on May 8th.
  • Rosanne Barr, makes a guest appearance and references an ugly couch and old marriage that lasted 9 years. (Rosanne, 1988)









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