Mexican Beverly Hills on CBS will be produced Wilmer Valderrama
The NCIS and That ‘70s Show star Wilmer Valderrama joins alongside Erick Galindo and Aaron Izek to develop the family comedy Mexican Beverly Hills on CBS. Galindo and Izek will write and executive produce while Valderarama will also executive produce under his own film and television production company, WV Entertainment.
Mexican Beverly Hills on CBS is a story about a working-class Mexican-American family that relocates to the mainly Latino suburban city of Downey, sometimes known as the Mexican Beverly Hills, located 12 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. They find themselves blending in while sticking out in ways they have never experienced before.
Galindo is a writer, director, and producer who has won five Telly Awards for his personal essays. He often writes for LAist, NPR station KPCC, and The New York Times about culture and won the James Beard Foundation award as an editor for L.A. Taco.
Izek is a comedy director and writer and an alumni of the 2018-2019 CBS Writers Mentoring Program. Currently he is staffed on the upcoming show American Born Chinese on Disney+ and has written for the CBS comedy show Broke.
Valderrama is now in his fifth year on NCIS playing as the character “Torres”. He was also known for starring as the foreign exchange student “Fez” in That ‘70s Show in all 8 seasons from 1999-2006. Founded WV Entertainment, his company is in charge of a wide range of programming including animation and scripted series along with docu-follow reality shows and podcasts.
According to Deadline, it was announced that Valderrama’s production business had the new Mexican Beverly Hills on CBS show. Valderrama later made the confirmation on social media with a screen shot of the Deadline headline and posted it on Instagram with this caption:
“Erick, Aaron, Kaitlin all bases loaded.. let’s swing away… Another victory, for our Wilmer Valderrama family and I couldn’t be more proud of the heart that goes into everything we develop!”