“Sabadazo” takes over “Sábado Gigante” spot on Univision

Univision-SabadazoUnivision’s pick to replace “Sábado Gigante” debuts this weekend. “Sabadazo,” a Televisa-produced variety show starts its Saturday night run on October 17, 2015 at 8 pm ET/PT.

Hosted by actors Omar Chaparro, Cecilia Galliano and Laura G, “Sabadazo” combines a talk show format with comedy, contests, musical performances and celebrity guest appearances.

This marks a return of the show to Univision, which until two months ago, aired “Sabadazo” Saturdays at 2pm ET/PT for 2 years. It previously aired 3 years on Telefutura, now UniMás.

“Sábado Gigante” signed off on September 19. The final show attracted 6.7 million viewers who tuned in to all or part of the three and half hour live broadcast.

But the show’s cancellation cost more than 100 people their jobs.

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3 Responses to ““Sabadazo” takes over “Sábado Gigante” spot on Univision”

  1. MercyNoMore says:

    More Televisa trash food.
    Exactly what we need in here, it seems that Mr. Azcarraga Jr. is not satisfied yet with the idiotic poison he has sent down the throat to the audience in the South and for decades.
    Now his duty also includes to feed us with boredom and mediocrity in the States.
    Is Uni-visa in full throttle, pals.

  2. ng says:

    more televisa crap!

  3. Mayte says:

    Que triste que Univision bajó de categoria con ese programa sabadazo. Aqui en USA no necesitamos de esos programas payasos, mediocres que a Sabado Gigante no le llega ni a los talones. Prefiero cambiarme a telemundo a perder mi tiempo mirando programas estupidos.

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I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter in Spanish and English-language television news. In addition to running Media Moves, which I founded in 2007, I'm a regular contributor to Forbes, writing about Hispanic media and entertainment. I am also a freelance writer, reporter and producer. I've worked for Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español and Los Angeles Fox and UPN stations before diving into a convergence model at the San Jose Mercury News, later becoming a digital media manager. I was president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2004 to 2006, and inducted into the Hall of Fame in August of 2016.
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