Sarah Halford was cast as Maddie and even shot some episodes, but was recast by producers with Justine Lupe. She does, however, appear in the pilot.
The exterior shots of the law office, where Cristela interns, are of the Chase Bank tower in off Pearl Street in the Arts District of Downtown Dallas.
ABC opted not to renew the show for a second season and cancelled the show on May 8th.
Rosanne Barr, makes a guest appearance and references an ugly couch and old marriage that lasted 9 years. (Rosanne, 1988)
In It's Not About the Tamales, this is the second time that Valente Rodriguez (Eddie) and Maria Canals-Barrera (Daniela) have worked together. The first being in an episode of Wizards of Waverly Place.