2:59pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Jane the Virgin' May End With Season 5, Star Gina Rodriguez Says
The end may be in sight for The CW's Jane the Virgin.
Star and executive producer Gina Rodriguez said Sunday at an event in Austin, Texas, that the dramedy will likely return for one final season. The actress, who made her directorial debut this season on the soap, said that she hoped to "do more [directing] next year — in our final season."
Rodriguez's comments come as The CW has yet to renew anything for next season. The network declined comment on the future of the series.
Jane the Virgin, a critical favorite, has never been a ratings grabber. It is among the lowest-rated shows on broadcast, most recently collecting 600,000 same-day viewers and a 0.2 in the key adults 18-49 demographic. But what the series lacks in overall viewership, it makes up for in awards conversation around star Rodriguez. She won The CW's first-ever Golden Globe for her role as Jane. What's more, Rodriguez has used press opportunities for the series as a platform to encourage networks and writers alike to create for better roles for Latino actresses.
The CW president Mark Pedowitz has been vocal about his support for the show — and Rodriguez. The series was picked up for a more limited 13-episode fourth season, which has allowed the actress an opportunity to explore other projects. Rodriguez has an overall deal with Jane producers CBS Television Studios and is developing a few other projects for the small screen. She also is set to star and produce a Netflix romantic comedy called Someone Great, and is voicing the titular character in the streaming giant's animated reboot series of Carmen Sandiego, set to bow in 2019.