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September 3, 2015


Univision Picks Up Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony's New Talent Competition Series

by Crystal Bell, posted Oct 19th 2011 5:00PM
The leading Spanish-language network Univision, recently picked up '¡Q'Viva! The Chosen,' a Latin American reality talent competition from 'American Idol' creator Simon Fuller, Jennifer Lopez, her soon-to-be ex-husband Marc Anthony and show director Jamie King. (How do you say "awkward" in Spanish?)

"Very soon the world's heart will beat to the tune of Latin rhythms and we're looking forward to experiencing history in the making, Lopez said in a statement. "It is with great pride that we embark on this amazing and very personal mission to discover and celebrate the most captivating talent the world has ever seen."

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Tom Hanks Dances the Weather on Univision

by Jean Bentley, posted Jun 22nd 2011 11:00AM
Tom Hanks, UnivisionTom Hanks isn't completely fluent in Spanish (let's just say he's no French-speaking Bradley Cooper), but that didn't stop him from appearing on Univision's 'Despierta America' to promote his new movie, 'Larry Crowne.'

Since a full interview wasn't in the cards, he did the next logical thing: he helped give the weather report -- via interpretive dance. This is not something that can be done justice by describing, so please just do yourself a favor and watch the video after the jump.

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Nielsen ratings for the week ending July 1

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 4th 2007 8:22AM

Here are the weekly TV ratings, by number of viewers.

1. America's Got Talent (NBC)
2. CSI (CBS)
3. So You Think You Can Dance - Weds (FOX)
4. So You Think You Can Dance - Thurs (FOX)
5. Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader (FOX)
6. Two and a Half Men (CBS)
7. CSI: Miami (CBS)
8. Princess Diana Concert (NBC)
9. So You Think You Can Dance - Weds, 8pm (FOX)
10. Law and Order: SVU (NBC)
11. NCIS (CBS)
12. Cold Case (CBS)
13. CSI: NY (CBS
14. Shark (CBS)
15. La Fea Mas Bella (Univision)
16. Hell's Kitchen (FOX)
17. 60 Minutes (CBS)
18. Without A Trace (CBS)
19. The Next Best Thing (ABC)
20. How I Met Your Mother (CBS)

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Is anyone watching National Bingo Night?

by Richard Keller, posted Jun 6th 2007 1:30PM

Do you watch National Bingo NightOr, maybe the question should be does anyone know that ABC broadcasts National Bingo Night on Friday night? The answer to both questions is 'apparently not'. At least according to the most recent ratings, that is.

Last Friday's episode came in fourth place in its time slot, garnering a measly 3.3 million viewers. It lost to a rerun of TV's Funniest Moments on FOX. If you break it down to age demographics (18-49 year-olds, to be precise) National Bingo Night came in fifth place behind shows being broadcast on Univision. If this show were on during the regular season it would have probably been yanked after its first half-hour.

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Jennifer Lopez behind first miniseries for Univision

by Adam Finley, posted Apr 10th 2007 4:02PM

jennifer lopezUnivision is getting into the miniseries game for the first time with La Flor Palida, about a celebrity named Sofia Marquez who gets caught up in a scandal and winds up running back to an old friend who has romantic feelings for her. The miniseries is being co-executive produced by Jennifer Lopez and will feature music from her upcoming Spanish-language CD Como Ama una Mujer.

Lopez will not act in the miniseries, which will probably premiere in late May, but will appear at the end of each installment singing a song from her album. Sony is also expected to release a CD/DVD package containing both the miniseries and Lopez's album.

American Idol fans can also tune in to tomorrow night's broadcast to hear Lopez sing a track from the new album.

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Univision put up for sale

by Adam Finley, posted Feb 12th 2006 8:16AM
A. Jerrold PerenchioHere's an interesting fact: founder, chairman and CEO of Univision, A. Jerrold Perenchio, does not speak Spanish. Now, he's also the central figure in the recent decision to put the popular Spanish language channel up for sale. Some speculate the channel could draw in as much as $12 billion from possible buyers, and people like CBS' Leslie Moonves, Rupert Murdoch, Time Warner, and Televisa, one of Univision's content providers, have all expressed varying degrees of interest. Univision hasn't been failing in the ratings. On the contrary, it's actually been doing exceptionally well. The decision to sell the company appears to be based on the 75-year old CEO's desire to finally leave the network he began.

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