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October 06, 2014 at 01:30 PM EDT

Jane the Virgin

TV Show
Telenovela, Drama, Comedy
run date
Gina Rodriguez
The CW
Current Status
In Season

Mexican pop star Paulina Rubio is set to guest star on The CW’s Latin-flavored family comedy Jane The Virgin, EW has learned.

Jane The Virgin—an English offshoot of the popular Venezuelan telenovela Juana La Virgen—stars Gina Rodriguez as a serious student whose relationships with her boyfriend (Brett Dier), mother Xiomara (Andrea Navedo) and grandmother (Ivonne Coll) are thrown for a loop when she learns she’s been accidentally inseminated by a distracted OB/GYN.

Rubio—who has sold more than 20 million records worldwide—will appear as herself on the show. She’ll make her English-language series debut as Xiomara’s favorite pop star, whose unexpected connection to the family presents a bizarre plot twist.

“When I wrote the pilot, I had in the back of my mind, the hope that one day we’d have Paulina Rubio on,” show creator Jennie Snyder Urman tells EW. “It’s a great moment for our character, and for our show.  I couldn’t be more thrilled. Just like Xo, I’m a huge fan!”

News of third season X Factor USA judge’s cameo follows the announcement that Colombian rock star Juanes will also appear on the show. The Grammy award winner will play a smooth-talking music producer.

Jane The Virgin premieres on The CW on Monday, Oct. 13 at 9 p.m.

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