Gallery   Projects   The Happy Place
written by Staff   |   October 26, 2018

A couple of months ago, JoAnna launched a new website titled “The Happy Place”! It’s a project she’s been working on for a long time, a website where she will share her passion for interior through inspirational photos and helpful guides, as well as insight into the things in life which makes her happy. The website already have several great posts, and is a must check out for all her fans! You can find the full site over here, and make sure to subscribe if you want alerts whenever JoAnna updates the site. She also has a new instagram for the project, which you can check out over at the handle @thehappyplacepresents! I have updated our gallery with some of the beautiful new JoAnna photos found at the site, but you should make sure to pay the website a visit and browse it in full as well. In addition to all the great inspo-pics, there’s a lot of really stunning snaps of JoAnna!

At it’s core, The Happy Place will ignite and inspire the inner designer in every one of us. We all have a deep personal connection to the place we call “home” and we share a common desire to curate our best life. It doesn’t mean you have to be knowledgable, savvy or even interested in design. The Happy Place is a destination that explores, motivates and empowers the experience of living a life with intention and how that reflects in your interiors. I not only look forward to sharing what The Happy Place means to me, but I’m even more excited to help cultivate what The Happy Place means to you! Xx, Jo

Gallery   Screencaps   The Gospel of Kevin
written by Staff   |   April 17, 2018

Hello JoAnna fans! After a couple of months of downtime (I needed to work some things out, I apologize for that), JoAnna Garcia Online is finally back. While the site was down, JoAnna’s new show “Kevin (Probably) Saves The World” aired on ABC! I really enjoyed this show, it’s so full of hearth, funny lines, warm characters and interesting storylines. Sadly it hasn’t been renewed for a second season yet, but we will keep you updated on any development. While we wait for news, our gallery has now been updated with HD screen captures from all the 16 episodes in season 1! Enjoy.


Gallery   The Gospel of Kevin
written by Staff   |   October 2, 2017

It’s finally October, and JoAnna’s new show “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” premieres tomorrow night! For that occasion, I have updated our gallery with additional promotional images, and high quality episode stills from the first 3 episodes. We also have some new information on the episodes, and I’ve attached the official press release for each below.

Make sure to tune in tomorrow night to catch the premiere (I’ll attempt to live tweet the episode, make sure to follow our twitter account), and stay tuned here at JoAnna Garcia Online for screen captures and reviews on Wednesday.




Episode 1 “Pilot” (Air date Oct 03): Kevin, who is on a dangerous path of despair, returns to his childhood home in Texas to crash with his widowed twin sister, Amy (JoAnna Garcia Swisher), and teenaged niece, Reese (Chloe East). It is a strained homecoming – he and his family have grown apart over the years – and Kevin has no real hope that anything will get better. But a series of fantastic events, including a meteorite landing near the house, lead Kevin to meet an unlikely celestial guide, Yvette (Kimberly Hébert Gregory). Yvette delivers incredible news to Kevin: in every generation there are 36 righteous souls on Earth whose mere existence protects the world. Kevin, she tells him, is the last of the 36 righteous. Humanity has been thrown into crisis. Without the 36, the world will begin to lose the one thing that allows us to persevere through the ups and downs of life: hope.

Now Kevin has a mission, whether he wants it or not: “power up” his soul through acts of kindness and selflessness, so that he can eventually find and anoint a new generation of righteous. Yvette will serve as his protector and teacher, a drill sergeant with divine authority, even if she’s the least angel-like person he’s ever met.

Episode 2 “Listen Up” (Air date Oct 10): Yvette attempts to guide Kevin in his mission to help others, but when he tries to “help” a local brewer, Kevin’s good intentions go horribly awry. Amy struggles to understand Kevin’s strange behavior while still mourning the loss of her husband. Meanwhile, Kevin rekindles an old flame with unexpected consequences.

Episode 3 “Sweet Little Lies” (Air date Oct 17): On his quest to become a better person, Kevin helps a young couple plan their wedding. In doing so, however, he sees the consequences of lies – both his own and the couple’s. Meanwhile, Yvette attempts to organize the other celestial beings, and Reese witnesses her uncle’s strange new talents first-hand.

Appearances   Gallery   The Gospel of Kevin
written by Staff   |   September 24, 2017

Yesterday, ABC held a Tuesday Night Block Party event at Crosby Street Hotel in collaboration with YouTube! JoAnna attended the party along with her ‘Kevin (Probably) Saves The World‘ co-stars, as well as other ABC celebrities (including her bestfriend Lea Michele). Our gallery has been updated with 70+ photos from the event! Dive on in and check them out.


The Gospel of Kevin   Videos
written by Staff   |   September 21, 2017

Hello JoAnna fans! ABC have released a new video, where the cast of “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” talks about the upcoming show. It’s 22 minutes long, and we get to learn so many new things about the characters, plot and the themes! JoAnna’s part starts about 6:30 minutes into the video. Check it out below…

Gallery   The Gospel of Kevin
written by Staff   |   September 19, 2017

JoAnna’s new ABC show “Kevin (Probably) Saves The World” is only a couple of weeks away, and we finally have some new information on the pilot! An official synopsis have been released, and I’ve attached the full press release below. We also have 3 new HQ promotional photos, which you can view in full over at our gallery. Make sure to tune in when the show premieres October 3rd! We’ll hopefully have many new interviews and photos leading up to the premiere.

JASON RITTER STARS AS KEVIN FINN IN ABC’S NEW UNIQUE DRAMA ‘KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD,’ PREMIERING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3

JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Kimberly Hébert Gregory and Chloe East Join Ritter as He Attempts to Find the One Thing that Allows Mankind to Persevere: Hope

Kevin Finn (Jason Ritter) is not a good person. He’s not terrible, but he’s selfish and clueless, and values material wealth and status over all else. And he’s beginning to realize that those things aren’t making him happy – in fact, he’s fairly miserable. Just when things seem to be at their worst, he finds himself tasked with an unbelievable mission: saving the world. “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” a unique one-hour drama filled with hope, heart and a good dose of irreverent humor, premieres TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

In the series premiere, “Pilot,” Kevin, who is on a dangerous path of despair, returns to his childhood home in Texas to crash with his widowed twin sister, Amy (JoAnna Garcia Swisher), and teenaged niece, Reese (Chloe East). It is a strained homecoming – he and his family have grown apart over the years – and Kevin has no real hope that anything will get better. But a series of fantastic events, including a meteorite landing near the house, lead Kevin to meet an unlikely celestial guide, Yvette (Kimberly Hébert Gregory). Yvette delivers incredible news to Kevin: in every generation there are 36 righteous souls on Earth whose mere existence protects the world. Kevin, she tells him, is the last of the 36 righteous. Humanity has been thrown into crisis. Without the 36, the world will begin to lose the one thing that allows us to persevere through the ups and downs of life: hope.

Now Kevin has a mission, whether he wants it or not: “power up” his soul through acts of kindness and selflessness, so that he can eventually find and anoint a new generation of righteous. Yvette will serve as his protector and teacher, a drill sergeant with divine authority, even if she’s the least angel-like person he’s ever met.

“Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” stars Jason Ritter (“Parenthood”) as Kevin Finn, JoAnna Garcia Swisher (“Once Upon a Time,” “The Astronaut Wives Club”) as Amy Cabrera, Kimberly Hébert Gregory (HBO’s “Vice Principals”) as Yvette, Chloe East as Reese Cabrera, J. August Richards as Deputy Nate Purcell, Dustin Ybarra as Tyler Medina and India de Beaufort as Kristin Allen.

Guest starring in “Pilot” is Barbara Eve Harris as Lt. Colonel O’Donnell.

“Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” is from ABC Studios. The series is created and executive produced by Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters (“Mavel’s Agent Carter,” “Resurrection,” “Reaper”). In addition, the series is executive produced by Chris Dingess and Craig DiGregorio, while Paul McGuigan was an executive producer and director on the pilot.

Gallery   The Gospel of Kevin   Videos
written by Staff   |   August 16, 2017

The premiere date for “Kevin (Probably) Saves The World” is fast approaching, and we’ve now finally been given the first promotional photo featuring JoAnna. ABC has also released a new “First Look” video, where we get an exclusive look at the show! Head over to our gallery to check out the new promotional photoshoot, and watch the video below.

Fist Fight   Talk Shows   Videos
written by Staff   |   August 16, 2017

As you might remember, JoAnna appeared on “The Chew” back in February, as a part of her “Fist Fight” promotion. The show’s official YouTube account has finally uploaded her episode to their channel, so now all of you who missed it live can watch it below! Because of the quality of the video I will not be be adding screen captures, but you can find a photo in our gallery here from when she was there.

Articles & News   The Gospel of Kevin
written by Staff   |   August 7, 2017

Hello JoAnna fans! We finally have some new information about JoAnna’s upcoming ABC series. As you all know, it was originally titled “The Gospel of Kevin”; well, apparently it has changed its name to “Kevin (Probably) Saves The World”. We also have an official premiere date, which is set for Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Yesterday, the cast was in attendance at the Summer TCA Press Tour to promote the show (stay tuned for a post about that later today), and below you can read an article with some of the new information which the cast shared during the panel.

Source | Kimberly Hebert Gregory (‘Vice Principals’) replaces Cristela Alonzo in the light hourlong ABC drama.
The team behind ABC’s forthcoming dramedy Kevin (Probably) Saves the World were faced with tough questions about the “Magical Negro” trope Sunday at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour.

The series stars Jason Ritter (Parenthood) as Kevin Finn, a cluelessly self-serving person who is on a dangerous path to despair. In a downward spiral, he returns home to stay with his widowed twin sister (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) and niece. On Kevin’s first night there, an unlikely celestial being named Yvette appears and presents him with a mission — to save the world.

While stand-up comedian Cristela Alonzo originated the role of Yvette — who prefers the title “warrior for God” rather than an “angel” — in the pilot, Kimberly Hebert Gregory (Vice Principals) has since taken over the role, which led to questions about how the show will avoid the trope. Coined by director Spike Lee in 2001, the “Magical Negro” trope refers to black supporting characters whose only purpose in a project is to help the white protagonist.

“I certainly have heard of that trope and I think part of that trope is that that character exists only to service the white character, and I feel like we have built a character … who has wants, has needs and has her own storyline,” co-creator and co-showrunner Michele Fazekas said.

Co-creator and co-showrunner Tara Butters pointed to the term “warrior for God” as a key element in understanding the Yvette character’s larger purpose. “We mean that, and the fact is she has her own hero in this story, too,” she said. “As the show expands over multiple episodes, one of the things you’re going to see is as much she’s there to help Kevin, Kevin ends up helping her.”

Continued Butters, “They end up creating this really interesting partnership,” adding that viewers “will meet other people of her kind” later on down the line.

Butters also praised Gregory’s performance specifically for pushing beyond the stereotype: “What I love about what Kimberly brings to the role is the strength and the warmth and just a unique take on what you call a guardian angel or a warrior for God — she brings a whole new kind of look at this archetype.”

Gregory also weighed in on the early conversations about the character that went on behind the scenes. “She has her own mission,” said the actress. “I understand that concept but the character is not an angel, she’s flawed, she’s not angelic, she doesn’t necessarily behave like an angel, she doesn’t use language that is necessarily angelic. She has a real purpose, and her purpose is really bigger than just helping Kevin do what he needs to do. … She’s almost kind of playing God in a sense.”

Fazekas and Butters also discussed the reasoning why Gregory was recast in the role, revealing that when they originally wanted to offer her the role, she was unavailable. “It’s was a hard role to cast and I think the tone of it shifted a little bit, I would say,” Fazekas said.

Butters said the casting change was also the result of a tough pilot shoot, during which director Paul McGuigan had to leave in the middle of production for a family matter and subsequently the pilot was unfinished. Once they finally saw a finished pilot, they realized, “we wanted that character to go in a bit of a different direction,” Butters explained. “We ended up getting Kimberly and It ended up being the way the pilot should be.”

The unique tone of the show is also why the title of the show was changed from The Gospel of Kevin. “The title change came from the fact that Kevin (Probably) Saves the World captures the tone better than the old title,” said Fazekas. “The tone of it really is the hardest thing to understand and the hardest thing to capture in a line, and I think this captures it quite well.”

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World is set to premiere Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

New Role   The Gospel of Kevin   Videos
written by Staff   |   May 14, 2017

As mentioned in our previous post, ABC has picked up the new pilot JoAnna stars in! The show is titled The Gospel of Kevin, and will air on ABC during the 2017/2018 season. An official teaser trailer has been released, and although we only get a quick glimpse of JoAnna, it looks promising! Stay tuned for more information on the new show next week…

Kevin Finn (Jason Ritter, “Parenthood”), a cluelessly self-serving person, is on a dangerous path to despair. In a downward spiral, Kevin returns home to stay with his widowed twin sister (JoAnna Garcia Swisher, “Once Upon a Time”) and niece. On his first night there, an unlikely celestial being named Yvette (Cristela Alonzo, “Cristela”) appears to him and presents him with a mission: to find and recruit the 35 righteous humans who can restore a sacred balance that will ultimately save the world. A light drama from executive producers Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters (“Marvel’s Agent Carter,” “Resurrection,” “Reaper”).