Telemundo has unveiled its 2016-17 season programming slate and it includes new and returning original super series, as well as the television comeback of Mario “Don Francisco” Kreutzberger.
In addition to programming, Telemundo announced a development and production deal with the Jenni Rivera estate to produce a bio-musical TV series on her life and other specials.
The longtime host of Univision’s “Sábado Gigante” will be moving to Sundays.
He will host the weekly late night talk and entertainment show “Don Francisco Te Invita,” at 10 pm, closing Telemundo’s new Sunday night programming block “Domingos de Telemundo.”
Here’s Telemundo’s new programming lineup:
“El Chema,” a spin-off of the popular series “El Señor de los Cielos” starring Mauricio Ochmann.
“Hugo Chavez, El Comandante,” starring Andrés Parra, is a fictional story inspired on the life of Hugo Chavez.
“El Señor de los Cielos” (Season 5), starring Rafael Amaya, Fernanda Castillo and Carmen Aub.
“Señora Acero 3, La Coyote,” (Season 3), starring Sergio Goyri, Carolina Miranda and Luis Ernesto Franco.
“La Querida del Centauro” (Season 2), starring Humberto Zurita, Ludwika Paleta, Michel Brown and Sandra Echeverria.
“La Doña,” based on Doña Barbara, the literary work by Rómulo Gallegos, starring Aracely Arámbula and David Chocarro.
“Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso,” the sequel to Telemundo’s “Sin Senos No Hay Paraíso,” starring Fabián Ríos, Catherine Siachoque and Carolina Gaitán.
Musical Dramas & Comedies
“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,” written by Angélica Vale, is a comedy about the ultimate fan of a famous telenovela actor.
“Silvana Sin Lana,” starring Carlos Ponce, Maritza Rodríguez and Adriana Barraza, is a romantic comedy that tells the story of Silvana, a wealthy woman who loses everything.
“Los Reporteros” – 60-minute news magazine show produced by Noticias Telemundo, featuring reporter-centric investigations.
“Siempre Niños” – 8 pm series starring kids with extraordinary talents.
“ZOOMUNDO” – 9 pm animal show featuring co-host and wildlife expert Ron Magill.
“Don Francisco Te Invita” – 10 pm late celebrity interview show featuring a house band.
“El César” – follows the story of Mexico’s boxing idol Julio César Chávez.
“CORTÉS, Conquistador de México” – the story of Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortes’ journey to the new world.
Telemundo will expand its morning show “Un Nuevo Día” by an hour and a half, airing from 7 to 11:30 am ET starting in the first quarter of 2017.
NBC UNIVERSO PROGRAMMING
“The Walking Dead” Season 3
“Zapata Justice” – Set in a Texas border town, the show follows the Mexican-American members of the small town’s Sheriff’s Department as they fight to protect their own from dangerous criminal activity.
“The Riveras” – The celeb-reality series follows the lives of the late regional Mexican music icon Jenni Rivera’s children.
The countdown to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ continues on Telemundo, NBC Universo and NBC Deportes’s digital platforms. CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers; FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.