nuvoTV has announced plans to develop more comedy series and specials.
As part of the network’s push to expand comedy programming within its line-up, nuvoTV is launching the original comedy series “Stand Up & Deliver,” premiering Tuesday April 2 at 10 pm ET.
The new show, hosted by Julissa Bermudez and José Sarduy, will showcase stand-up comedians, featuring stars and up & coming talent with a Latino and multicultural spin.
nuvoTV recently appointed former Comedy Central exec Bill Hilary as Head of Programming.
A champion for the early inclusion of Latino comedians at Comedy Central, including stand-up and specials of talents such as Carlos Mencia, Hilary is planning on further developing the genre at nuvoTV.
“Comedy will be a key part of our overall strategy going forward,” Hilary says in a statement. “NUVOtv will become a showcase for new comedic talent; a place where new stars will emerge.”
The network is currently in talks with major comedy suppliers for a deal to create more stand-up programming, one-off network events and tours.
Details on NUVOtv’s comedy initiative and other new 2013-14 programming will be unveiled at the network’s May 15 Upfront presentation in NYC.