Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, Photo: ©PATRICKMCMULLAN.COM
Couple from Southampton Kelly Ripa and Marc Consuelos team up with Albert Bianchini to add a new addition to ABC’s diverse lineup. Their project, titled The Sanchez Way, is a half-hour comedy series that focuses on the life of a Mexican-American family. It is written by Isaac González, and Ripa, Consuelos and Bianchini are the show’s executive producers through Milojo Productions.
According to Deadline,The Sanchez Way follows Pedro Sanchez, the proud patriarch of a “noisy, proud Mexican-American family that lives by a very strict working-class code.” Sanchez must navigate dangerous territory when his code is threatened by his brother-in-law “fresa” (Mexican slang for preppy/stuck), who wants to be part of the family.
Milojo Productions is the New York-based production company of Ripa and Consuelos, affectionately named with the first two letters of their children’s names: Michael, Lola and Joaquin. The company has developed and produced for well done, Logo, VH1, E!, CMT, HGTV, WeTV, CCM and Discovery. His first project was the documentary “The Streak,” which premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. “The Streak” focused on a Florida high school wrestling team and a 34-year winning streak. year. The TV movie was nominated for a Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Documentary.
the Initiated reports that on August 23, Ripa and Consuelos surprised their eldest son Michael on the set of CW Riverdale. Their Instagram Stories showed a video of the two rapping on her trailer, announcing her “bring your parents to work day.” Michael is set to play a younger version of the character Hiram Lodge, played by Father Consuelos, in an upcoming third season flashback episode. At the Teen Choice Awards, Ripa posted a side-by-side photo of Mark and Michael with the caption, “Dos Hirams.”
A broadcast date and distribution list for The Sanchez Way have not been published at the time of writing.