The single mom struggling to make ends meet is a well-worn TV series premise. In “Broke,” a new comedy on CBS, the cliché is given a timely twist.

Reseda, Calif., mother Jackie (Pauley Perrette) receives the shock of her working-class life when her estranged sister Elizabeth (Natasha Leggero) shows up at her door one day, with her handsome Mexican husband Javier (Jaime Camil) and his assistant in tow. What seems like a friendly family visit turns into a home invasion as Jackie learns that Javier and her sister are flat broke and plan on moving in. It’s been years since the sisters have seen each other, and as for Javier, he puts on so many airs that he might as well be from another galaxy.

Jaime Camil, who played Rogelio de la Vega on The CW’s “Jane the Virgin” for six seasons, spoke to The Post from his home in Studio City, Calif., where his lives with his wife, Heidi Balvanera, and their two young children. With the state of California on a coronavirus lockdown, Camil, 46, discussed the challenges of keeping his kids entertained, as well as his new series, which wrapped production before all the television studios recently shut down.

How did you come to be cast as Javier on “Broke?”
Well, I am an executive producer on the show. I was talking to Janie Herman, who was the showrunner on “Jane the Virgin,” and [we thought] probably the natural progression for me was to do a Rogelio de la Vega spinoff. But then I told her I did the Mexican version of “Broke.” And she said instead of doing a spinoff, we should pitch a new show to CBS. Believe me, if I knew how difficult it would be, I would have stuck to the plan of doing a Rogelio de la Vega spinoff.

When Javier and his wife were in the money, where were they living?
Mexico City. Javier comes from old money. They have islands and ranches and beach compounds. His family is very rich but he is a little irresponsible with money. His dad wants to show him a lesson, so he cut him off from his trust fund.

Now that the two families are living together, what will future storylines be like? Will Javier have to get a job?
There’s an episode called “Jobs.” Jackie tells Javier that he has to contribute. Javier and Elizabeth look at each other and say, “How are we supposed to do that? We have no money.” And she tells them, “Get jobs.”

So what kind of job does Javier get?
He becomes an Uber driver.

You were born in Mexico City. How long have you lived in California?
On and off for 10 years, but steady for the past six years.

Are you an American citizen?
I am a resident. I just applied for citizenship. I’m waiting for my appointment to do the exam.

What do you and your wife do to entertain your two children, now that you’re all in the house together?
They’re very well-behaved kids, thank God. My wife and I have done a great job educating them and they’re very patient. They understand what’s going on. Even though the Los Angeles Unified School District is closed, the teachers send [assignments], math problems and grammar. They do Zoom conferences and play dates with their classmates. And, of course, we go out. We go hiking. As long as you respect the social distancing guidelines, I think you’re good. We do exercises at home. We have a little trampoline in the house. We have a beautiful playground set with swings. My wife and I are very devoted parents. We never had nannies. I think it’s more challenging when you’re the kind of parents who rely on nannies. Then you’re like, “Who the f–k are these kids that I’m supposed to take care of?”

“Broke” airs at 9:30 p.m. Thursday on CBS