A Desperate Housewives Reunion! Eva Longoria's Onscreen Husband Ricardo Chavira Guest Stars on Telenovela
Chavira guest stars on the Feb. 8 episode of the NBC comedy
“I look at her like a sister,” Chavira tells PEOPLE of Longoria. “She’s friends with my wife. She knows my kids. We’re family.”
“When Eva calls me and asks me to do something for her, I don’t hesitate,” says the actor, who had similarly had Longoria guest star on his 2013 NBC comedy Welcome to the Family.
On the Feb. 8 episode of Telenovela, Chavira will play an ex-convict who is trying to win back Mimi (Diana Maria Riva), the best friend of Longoria’s character, Ana Sofia.
“It’s a return to the I Love Lucy dynamic Eva and I had on Housewives,” Chavira says of playing the “straight man” to Longoria and Riva’s Lucy and Ethel. “You need a character like mine to ground the humor of their crazy and manic characters. It’s a lot of fun to get to do that.”
Telenovela airs Mondays (8:30 p.m. ET) on NBC.