The Casagrandes now have their own show. On Oct. 14, “The Loud House” spinoff will make its debut on Nickelodeon and is bringing with it a star-studded cast. The animated comedy series spotlights 11-year-old Ronnie Anne (Izabella Alvarez), her brother Bobby (Carlos PenaVega) and their mother (Sumalee Montano). It follows them as they move to Great Lakes City to live with their multi-generational Mexican-American family, while their father, Dr. Santiago (Eugenio Derbez), is working in Peru.
Their extended family resides above the local market. The family-run Mercado is the spot in the neighborhood where everyone communes. Family, friends, and neighbors who will be making appearances include Ken Jeong (Mr. Stanley Chang), Melissa Joan Hart (Mrs. Becca Chang), Alexa PenaVega (Carlota), Sonia Manzano (Rosa ‘Abuela’ Casagrande), and Carlos Alazraqui (Carlos ‘Tio’ Casagrande), among others.
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Alazraqui, Alvarez, and Manzano joined supervising producer Alan Foreman, supervising director Miguel Puga, and executive producer Mike Rubiner at the 13th annual PaleyFest Fall TV Previews in Los Angeles. The Sept. 15 event welcomed the cast and creative team for a first look at the series followed by an intimate Q&A with fans.
“It’s really remarkable,” Sonia Manzano said about bringing the
Manzano says that her character is bringing a bit of spirituality to the mix in a way that hasn’t been seen in children’s programming before. “I find that the scripts deal with [these topics we touch on] in ways that are light-handed, funny and truthful. That’s a big thing
Izabella Alvarez says that apart from the different topics that
“This is a story I’ve wanted to tell since I was a kid,” Puga tells The Burn-In. “My whole family is embedded in this show. It’s been a dream come true to share it with the rest of the world and to have
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Carlos Alazraqui described his character (in his best ‘Casagrande’ voice) as “just a mellow guy that tries to keep everything in order.” He says that he’s subtle like another one of his characters—Rocko on “Rocko’s Modern Life.” Here, Alazraqui will be bringing different roles to life, as well. Like Sergio the parrot or Vito—those you might recognize from Nickelodeon’s Emmy-winning “The Loud House.”
For the “Reno 911!” actor, it’s the ensemble aspect of the show
Rubiner adds that the chemistry among this cast has been amazing
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Together, they’ve been working on this project for over a year. “It’s always super gratifying to get to a point where you have a finished product you can share with the world,” Foreman says. “That’s thrilling.”
“I think we’ve worked pretty hard to try and make it its own thing. It’s always tough when you’re spinning off of a big hit show to have your own identity; everything from the writing to the cast to the art direction, to the design to the humor and then the heart that we’re bringing to it. I really feel like it has its own identity, its own life, but it still fits very nicely in the universe of ‘The Loud House.’”
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