TELEMUNDO & NBC UNIVERSO Continue to Redefine Hispanic Media with New Formats & Original Productions Featuring over 1,100 Hours of Multiplatform Content

TELEMUNDO, the #1 Spanish-Language Network at 10pm, Builds on the
Success of its Innovative Formats and Introduces More Super Series,
Bio-Musicals, New Mini-Series and Serialized Dramas

Network Reveals New Sunday Night Programming Block ‘Domingos de
Telemundo’ Featuring a Kids Talent Show, Two Mini-Series, a Late Show
Hosted by Cultural Icon Don Francisco and More

NBC UNIVERSO Announces its New Reality and Scripted Entertainment
Lineup Including: a Celeb-Reality Series, an Action-Packed Reality
Series and the Return of the Worldwide Phenomenon, ‘The Walking Dead’
Season 3

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In conjunction with NBCUniversal’s Upfront presentation, being held
tomorrow at Radio City Music Hall, TELEMUNDO and NBC UNIVERSO announced
a robust lineup of new programming for the 2016-2017 season, featuring
over 1,100 hours of new innovative formats and multiplatform content,
during a press breakfast held on May 12 at The Museum of Arts and Design
in New York. TELEMUNDO’s new lineup includes four Super Series, a Sunday
primetime programming block featuring a kids talent show, two
mini-series, a late show hosted by cultural icon Don Francisco, and
more. NBC UNIVERSO’s new lineup features a celeb-reality series, an
action-packed reality series and the return of the worldwide phenomenon,
“The Walking Dead” Season 3.

Executives also announced a development and production deal with the
Jenni Rivera estate to produce a number of series and specials inspired
by renowned vocalist and songwriter Jenni Rivera, including a
bio-musical television series based on her life story, and a “Jenni
Vive” tribute concert. In addition, the company announced its most
comprehensive community initiative, “El Poder En Ti.” These
announcements follow on the heels of impressive ratings for TELEMUNDO
among adults 18-49 and adults 18-34, ranking as the #1 Spanish-language
network at 10pm, Monday-Friday, this season, according to Nielsen. In Q2
of 2016, TELEMUNDO ranks as the #1 broadcast network at 10pm,
Monday-Friday, regardless of language among adults 18-34.

“The U.S. Hispanic market continues to be the biggest growth opportunity
for any business,” said Cesar Conde, Chairman NBCUniversal International
Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. “We are redefining
Hispanic media by investing in the most innovative original content, a
$250 million state-of-the-art facility and the best talent, in front of
and behind the cameras. And, we are pleased our investments are paying
off as we see a tectonic change in Hispanic media where more and more
viewers are flocking to the Telemundo Enterprises platforms.”

“Our programming strategy, fortified by the success of Super Series and
bio-musicals, has strengthened our positioning as the network that is
redefining Hispanic TV with innovative formats and original
productions,” said Luis Silberwasser, President, Telemundo Network and
NBC UNIVERSO Cable Channel. “Our strategy of bringing new ideas,
stories, and formats to Hispanic viewers is working, and we will stay on
that path. Heading into this Upfront season, we’ve gained more viewers
year-over-year in Monday-Friday primetime among key demos and are
capitalizing on that momentum continuing to close the gap with our

“Backed by NBCUniversal’s unparalleled ability to combine data, premium
content and distribution at scale, TELEMUNDO is uniquely poised to reach
and inspire the most Hispanics more effectively than any other media
company,” said Mike Rosen, Executive Vice President, Advertising Sales,
News and Hispanic Groups, NBCUniversal. “Based on salient cultural and
consumer insights, our sales team collaborates with advertisers to
create and execute break-through, un-break-able marketing solutions to
reach the modern U.S. Hispanic audience, with both power and precision.”

In addition, this June, TELEMUNDO will launch “El Poder En Ti,” a robust
company-wide community initiative aimed at empowering viewers in three
areas of key importance to Hispanics: education (Tú Educación), health
(Tú Salud), and finance (Tú Dinero). The multi-platform initiative is
supported by a specialized website; digital tools and resources; and
inspirational stories brought to life by a series of PSAs starring
various TELEMUNDO talent, including Don Francisco as the narrative voice
of the campaign.



Super Series™

El Chema,” a spin-off of the wildly popular series “El Señor de
los Cielos” starring Mauricio Ochmann, is the story of Chema Venegas’
first years working in Mexico’s world of organized crime and his
ascension until becoming the renowned cartel leader seen in “El Señor de
los Cielos.” Chema began committing crimes as a child, transporting
marijuana in his backpack from one side of the border to the other. He
worked his way up to being a hit man and then a skillful boss who left a
trail of blood everywhere he went, and he eventually became one of the
most wanted drug lords, always outsmarting authorities. The story also
narrates the various romantic relationships that forever marked Chema
and turned him into the despicable human being he became, from his first
failed relationship as a young man to his obsessive relationship with
Rutila Casillas, daughter of his nemesis, Aurelio Casillas (El Señor de
los Cielos).

Hugo Chavez, El Comandante” (Hugo Chavez, The Commander),
starring Andres Parra, is a fictional story inspired on the life of Hugo
Chavez, a man of humble origins, who at 44 years of age and against all
odds, became the most powerful and controversial Latin American leader
of his time. During his leadership, Hugo managed to challenge the world
and control its largest oil reserves.

El Señor de los Cielos” (Season 5), starring Rafael Amaya,
Fernanda Castillo and Carmen Aub, will follow Aurelio Casillas as he
unleashes a war in Mexico, but this time not against the government, the
DEA or other cartels, but against his own family.

Señora Acero 3, La Coyote,” the third season of the successful
“Señora Acero” Super Series franchise, starring Sergio Goyri, Carolina
Miranda and Luis Ernesto Franco, narrates the story of Vicenta Rigores,
a courageous and rebellious woman, who stands out in the male-dominated
world of smuggling as the most feared and notorious coyote on the
U.S. Mexican border. Because Vicenta understands that the only crime
most immigrants commit is having been born on the wrong side of the line
dividing the two countries, she is willing to risk her own life to
protect them. Vicenta hates the drug traffickers that infest the border
region, never suspecting that she is directly related to one of Mexico’s
most powerful drug trafficking families – she is the illegitimate
daughter of Vicente Acero, the father of Salvador Acero, the sole heir,
until now, to the Acero dynasty.

Serialized Dramas

La Querida del Centauro” (Season 2), starring Humberto Zurita,
Ludwika Paleta, Michel Brown and Sandra Echeverria, will tell the story
of Centauro’s revenge on Yolanda, his former mistress, and Gerardo, the
detective who sought to bring him to justice. After being on the run
from the authorities for two years and tired of the bloody war between
his cartel and his rival’s, Centauro decides to fake his and his son’s
deaths. This way, he will be able to rebuild his empire without the
police after him, and, more importantly, allow him to carry out his plan
for vengeance. Upon hearing the news of the deaths, Yolanda and her
daughter Cristina, as well as Gerardo and his adoptive son, Gato, are
able to return to Mexico from Canada, where they have been living under
the Witness Protection Program. But it won’t be an easy return for
Yolanda, as el Centauro will use all of his cunning and power to destroy
her and her loved ones in his quest for revenge.

La Doña” (The Mrs.), based on Doña Barbara, the literary work by
Romulo Gallegos, is a story of revenge and ambition, seduction and
betrayal; all told from the perspective of an offended and abused woman
named Altagracia. Altagracia represents the hundreds of thousands of
Mexican women who have been victims of the violence by faceless men who
are protected by impunity. But Altagracia, transformed into a
strong-willed, ruthless man-eater known as La Doña, will seek out each
and every one of these men to bring them to justice. The series will
star Aracely Arambula and David Chocarro.

Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso,” the sequel to one of Telemundo’s
highest-rated novelas “Sin Senos No Hay Paraíso,” tells the story of
Catalina “La pequeña” (the small one), who seeks to redeem her family
from the world of violence and prostitution that has brought them so
much loss and misery. Starring Fabian Rios, Catherine Siachoque and
Carolina Gaitan, the new story reflects the reality of a new generation
of women determined to succeed in life without resorting to plastic
surgery or falling for the lure of easy money.

Musical Dramas & Comedies

Guerra de Idolos” (WT) (War of Idols) follows the story of the
Solar family, and superstar Julio Cesar Solar, a Regional Mexican Music
idol, whose death is the spark that ignites this story of betrayal,
rivalry, love and the search for fame at any cost. Set in a world of
stunning ranches, parties, private jets and recording studios, “Guerra
de Idolos” showcases the lives of those who manage and control the Latin
music business in the U.S. from coast to coast.

La Fan” (WT) (The Fan), written by Angelica Vale, is the comedic
story of a cheerful and humble woman, who is the ultimate fan of famous
telenovela actor, Lucas Duarte. People say one can’t escape one’s fate.
People say we all have a story that is already written and nothing can
change it. People say that what if something starts badly, it will end
badly. People who say those things, don’t know her. By a twist of fate,
she will literally collide into Lucas Duarte’s life, and despite every
attempt, he will not be able to escape her blind adoration. Lucas will
reluctantly begin to realize that he needs her and cannot imagine his
life without her, as she begins to see that he is not the perfect
leading man she thought he has.

Silvana Sin Lana,” starring Carlos Ponce, Maritza Rodriguez and
Adriana Barraza, is a romantic comedy that tells the story of Silvana, a
wealthy woman who loses everything and is forced to move with her mother
and three daughters to a working-class neighborhood, where she meets
Manuel, a fishmonger with a strong dislike for snobby people who look
down on folks like him. Manuel and his four children will need to do the
impossible in order to get along with their new neighbors. However, an
irresistible attraction begins to brew between Silvana and Manuel,
making the situation even more intolerable for their families.


Los Reporteros” (WT) will be a 60-minute news magazine show
produced by Noticias Telemundo with a unique style, featuring
reporter-centric investigations blended with the type of engaging and
probing journalism that young audiences are captivated by. “Los
Reporteros” will showcase interviews with a generous mix of well-known
politicians and celebrities alike using the style of “first-person
active reporting.” The weekly episodes will contain four long-form
stories focusing on both political and human-interest topics.

The network announced a new, three hour programming block branded as: “Domingos
de Telemundo
.” The Sunday primetime programming block will also
feature three distinct programs featuring talented children, amazing
animals and compelling celebrity interviews hosted by the legendary Don
Francisco. The shows will be taped in front of a live studio audience
from a high-tech set that will morph with each new format. Hour one, “Siempre
” (WT) at 8pm, will be a series starring kids with
extraordinary talents: singers, dancers, magicians, lip-synchers and
more. Hour two, “ZOOMUNDO” (WT) at 9pm, will be a show featuring
co-host and wildlife expert Ron Magill, guest celebrities, unbelievable
footage from animals around the world and a variety of exotic creatures
as special guests. Hour three, “Don Francisco Te Invita” (WT) at
10pm, will be late show featuring a house band plus interviews and games
with a variety of notable celebrities, models, comedians, actors and

In addition, “Domingos de Telemundo” will feature two new mini-series:

El César” follows the story of Mexico’s legendary and worldwide
boxing idol, Julio César Chávez. A man who remains undefeated for 13
years, 11 months and 14 days, Julio César Chávez has everything: family,
fame, money and legions of followers. However, his access to the
netherworld of drug dealers, love affairs with Hollywood stars, the
highest levels of political power and addictions to alcohol and drugs,
will end his career and also almost end his life. The series will bring
viewers into the Mexican Grand Champion’s stormy life in and out of the
ring, as he lives through the rough path that will turn him into an idol.

CORTES, Conquistador de Mexico,” based on the book “Hernan
Cortes, Inventor de Mexico” by Juan Miralles, is the story of Spanish
Conquistador Hernan Cortes’ journey to the new world. Although he will
face the threats of conspiracies within the men of his own expedition,
resistance from some indigenous tribes and the opposition from Governor
of Cuba, Diego Velazquez, Hernan will overthrow all challenges to
successfully conquer large parts of Mexico and become a historical icon.


TELEMUNDO announced it will expand their morning show, “Un Nuevo
,” by an hour and a half, airing from 7am-11:30am ET starting in
Q1 of 2017. The live show is hosted by Rashel Diaz, Adamari Lopez, Ana
Maria Canseco, Daniel Sarcos and Diego Schoening and offers a
combination of information, entertainment, health, humor, beauty and
fashion, including Chef James’s special recipes as well as national and
international news updates with Edgardo del Villar.



“The Walking Dead” Season 3 – The survivors take refuge in a
prison and attempt to set up a permanent camp. They have faced walker
hordes, insurmountable hardships, and beat unbelievable odds, but in the
epic third season of “The Walking Dead,” Rick and his group faces their
most terrifying foe yet. As the leader of a Utopian-like society called
Woodbury, The Governor (David Morrissey) seems to be a good and generous
leader at first, but it’s not long before his twisted, sadistic side is
uncovered and the group finds themselves scrambling for their lives. The
season also marks the arrival of fan-favorite Michonne (Danai Gurira),
and some of the most shocking moments in the show’s history.


“Zapata Justice” – Set in a Texas border town, “Zapata Justice”
follows the Mexican-American members of the small town’s Sheriff’s
Department as they fight to protect their own from dangerous criminal

“The Riveras” – The celeb-reality series follows the lives of the
late regional Mexican music icon Jenni Rivera’s biggest legacy – her
children. The Riveras are Mexican Regional Music’s most beloved family,
but you’ve never seen them like this. See Chiquis Rivera and her younger
siblings step up and pull together to raise each other with humor and
love; and go for their biggest dreams.


The countdown to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ continues on TELEMUNDO,
NBC UNIVERSO, and the Digital Platforms of NBC Deportes. With two years
to go before the first kick-off in Moscow, CONCACAF member nations are
battling for the opportunity to move on to the final hexagonal
qualifying phase to Russia. Following the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers,
the stage for the most watched sporting event on earth will be heralded
by the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, when the six continental
champions will join the Russian hosts and Germany, the 2014 FIFA World
Cup™ winner, for another star-studded tournament.

Source: Nielsen, L+SD. #1 SLTV network at 10pm based on 9/21/15-5/5/16,
M-F 10-11pm strict daypart, A18-49 (000) and A18-34 (000). #1 broadcast
network at 10pm regardless of language based on 3/28/16-5/5/16, M-F
10-11pm strict daypart, A18-34 (000).


TELEMUNDO is a world-class media company leading the industry in
the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content
across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences
around the world. The network features original scripted dramas from
Telemundo Studios – the #1 producer of Spanish-language primetime
content – as well as non-scripted productions, theatrical motion
pictures, specials, news and first-class sports events, reaching 94% of
U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 17 owned stations and
54 broadcast affiliates. TELEMUNDO is part of NBCUniversal Telemundo
Enterprises, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading
media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of
Comcast Corporation.


is a modern entertainment and sports cable channel for Latinos, bringing
edgy programming and the world’s top sports franchises to more than 40
million households in the U.S. As one of the most widely available
modern cable channels for U.S. Latinos, NBC UNIVERSO delivers a
thrilling mix of exclusive sports action – including FIFA World
Cup™, NASCAR Mexico Series, NFL, Premier League and The 2016 Rio
Olympics – along with hit series, blockbuster movies, music, and
must-see live events on TV, online and mobile devices. NBC UNIVERSO is
part of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, a division of NBCUniversal (,
one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.
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