The Cast of ‘The Baker and the Beauty’ Is Pushing Back Against ABC for Cancelling the Only Latinx Show on Prime Time Television
The cast of the ABC show, The Baker and the Beauty, is pushing back against ABC’s decision to cancel their show.
The show follows the story of Daniel Garcia a young man working with his Cuban family in their bakery. His life is seemingly following the path expected of him by his culture but everything changes when he meets Hollywood superstar Noa Hamilton. The two embark on a romance that tests themselves, their families, and their cultures. The Latin-led cast was shocked, angered, and deeply empowered by the network’s decision to cancel their show this month.
— Michelle Veintimilla (@michelle20milla) June 22, 2020
The cast started a petition to save the show that currently offered the only Latinx representation on television. Fans have joined the cause by posting their own disappointment in ABC’s decision to let go of the show in hopes that the show will be brought back. Hamilton and In The Heights alumn Mandy Gonzalez also spoke out on behalf of the show and the Latinx community on her Instagram.
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How is it the ONLY Latinx show on Primerime TV was canceled by @abcnetwork? Representation matters and it’s important for mi gente to say it AND show up! When I was a kid I thought #edwardjamesolmos was part of our family because he was the ONLY person on the screen that looked like my Dad, Tios, and……the rest of my family! His movies would play over and over in my house with pride. It was important then, and it’s important now to see our stories represented. Let’s find a new home for this beautiful show! Sign the petition in my bio. #renewbakerandthebeauty
If you haven’t seen The Baker and the Beauty don’t hesitate to do so and sign the petition to save the only show that truly represented the Latinx community.