Season 3 of "Jane the Virgin" left fans with broken hearts following the death of Brett Dier's Detective Michael Cordero. The shocking twist divided fans of The CW romcom series, which initially pitted Michael against Rafael Solano (Justin Baldoni), who was Jane Villanueva's (Gina Rodriguez) first kiss and the father of her child. Two seasons later, Jane married Michael in what seemed like their happy ending (after the kidnapping of Mateo, the death of Rafael's father, and other tragedies). But that wasn't the case. Michael was killed off the show, leaving fans to wonder what exactly will happen now that Michael's gone. But fans need not worry, as series creator Jennie Snyder Urman has promised time and again that "Jane the Virgin" season 4 will definitely be more hopeful and positive than the tragic third season.

The only difference? It will run shorter than its predecessors.

Season 3 will have less episodes

Aside from moving to a new timeslot, "Jane the Virgin" season 4 will have only 17 episodes, TVLine reported. The first two seasons of the highly anticipated romantic comedy series from The CW had 22 episodes each, while the third season was cut down to 20. While fans were quick to assume that the show may be in trouble of getting cancelled following Micheal's death, Jennie Snyder Urman reassured viewers that it was a creative decision made by herself, CBS Studios, and The CW. The series will also move to a new timeslot beginning this fall, and will air on Fridays at 9/8c beginning October 13, during which the exciting premiere is set to air.

Guest stars to appear in third season

"Jane the Virgin" season 4 wouldn't be complete without their guest stars.

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In fact, another one had just been added to the list of familiar names that will appear on the show. According to TV Guide, Chilean-American writer Isabel Allende is set to appear in the fourth season of the series. Jennie Snyder Urman said that they are "overwhelmed with excitement and gratitude that this literary icon" will make a guest appearance on the show. Allende is a recipient of the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom, which was awarded to her by former president Barack Obama. Her notable work include "The House of the Spirits" (1982), "The Infinite Plan" (1991), and "Daughter of Fortune" (1999). Aside from Allende, Tyler Posey is also set to recur as Jane's first love, Adam, who already appeared in last season's finale. "Jane the Virgin" season 4 premieres on October 13.