Launch Pad November 13, 2021

Schedule shenanigans at Telemundo

Starting next week, Parientes a la fuerza is getting moved to 12am. My condolences to anyone who was watching.

And Hercai is coming back with Season 2 on Wednesday! They’ve basically shown in previews that it’s nothing new, but I hope we get answers by the end of it.

Also, Por Amor o Dinero starts Wednesday in place of Casa de las famosos.

Launch Pad October 16, 2021

This Tuesday is the Gran Final of Diseñando tu amor, which is the only show I’m up to date with. I’m sad to see it end, but the story (so nice to have one!) is coming to a close. So far, I haven’t seen anything to replace it. Contigo sí was supposed to be up next, but they may want to hold on to it and give us more La Rosa de Guadalupe for a while. *eye roll*

I’ve been watching some stuff on Netflix that you might like:

  • Mucho Mucho Amor: the Legend of Walter Mercado – documentary
  • The first season of Control Z – high-stakes high school drama about secrets, with social media playing a significant role. There is a second season, but I kind of needed a breather after the first one!
  • La Venganza de las Juanas – five sisters all named Juana find each other and start searching for their father. Lots of familiar faces in this one: Carlos Ponce, Oka Giner, Renata Notni, Zuria Vega. I’m about halfway through the 10-episode season.
  • Blood & Water – this one’s not Spanish-language, but I’m a sucker for a private school setting. Uniforms = drama? There are two seasons, so far, about South African high school kids dealing with parentification, drugs, sex, child trafficking, and finding out their parents are involved in some serious shit.

Have you seen anything lately I need to check out?

Launch Pad October 2, 2021

Here’s a new show coming “soon” from Telemundo–La mujer de mi vida:

This article came across my Twitter feed and I feel it speaks to my experiences as a heritage speaker:

Vencer el pasado, the fourth (and last?) installment of the Vencer series starts on Tuesday on Univision, taking the place of Si nos dejan, which ends Monday.

Launch Pad October 2, 2021

We’ve got some new shows coming out of nowhere.

NBCUniverso is putting on a Turkish series at 7pm starting Monday–Él es mi hijo.

A rerun of Complices al rescate starts Monday on UniMás at 8am.

In proximas news, Jaime Camil has been cast as Vicente Fernandez for a bioseries being produced by RCN for Netflix.

Televisa’s remake of Los ricos también lloran has started production.

Launch Pad September 25, 2021

Next week there are a bunch of premieres.

Nuestra Belleza Latina starts Sunday on Univision at 8pm. This is a weekly show.

Univision tlnovelas has two new shows on Monday–Amar otra vez replacing Un Gacho al Corazón and Velo de Novia replacing Contra viento y marea.

Tuesday night we finally get Malverde and I’ve got everything crossed that it’s as good as it looks in the promos.

I’m super excited about Marvel’s podcast Wolverine: La larga noche, but it does seem to require a Sirius or an Apple Podcasts subscription.

Launch Pad September 18, 2021

Why is NBCUniverso broadcasting the World Cup of Futsal?

I totally thought that was a typo, but Mr. 5ft says it’s indoor fútbol with different rules and it predates “indoor soccer.”

In other TV-related news

Billboard Awards are on Thursday night on Telemundo and NBCUniverso.

In case you missed it last week, Univision, Galavisión and UniMás will be available on YouTubeTV:

Launch Pad September 11, 2021

Así se baila starts on Sunday at 8pm/7c. Are your metaphorical dancing shoes ready?

Las mil y una noches starts on Monday night:

The next season of Nuestra Belleza Latina begins on September 26:

Do you plan to tune in to any of the new shows? Don’t forget, there’s a more complete list on the Proximas page.