December 01, 1998

“Qué Locura” Each week, the biggest celebrities in Latin entertainment get caught up in some of the most embarrassing, and often unflattering, hidden camera situations imaginable. (Weekend, Daytime)

“Vecinos” is back for its second fun-filled season. This innovative sitcom traces the comedic interactions of 13 different characters living side by side in the same apartment building…and the results are anything but “neighborly.” (Weekend, Daytime)

Weekend Primetime

“Sábado Gigante” Hosted by its creator, Don Francisco, is Hispanic TV’s original variety show… three fun-filled hours of comedy skits, amateur talent contests, family reunions, and performances by the biggest Latin music stars in the world. (Saturday, 8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

“La Hora Pico” The biggest names in Latin entertainment take turns hosting Univision’s classic sketch comedy show. (Sunday, 7:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. ET/PT)

“La Familia P. Luche” Back for its second triumphant season from the comedic genius of producer Eugenio Derbez comes this wacky comedy based on an unusually “colorful” and decidedly dysfunctional family…the P. Luches. (Friday, 10:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m. ET/PT)
“El Gran Estreno” Airing for the first time on U.S. television, these are the very best of today’s Spanish-language movies. (Sunday, 9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.)

Sports

As the uncontested winner in sports coverage, the Univision Network will continue to bring Hispanic America more in-depth information about their favorite sporting events, teams and athletes.

“Fútbol Liga Mexicana” returns to offer viewers the most comprehensive live coverage of the exciting premier Mexican soccer division with sportscasters Pablo Ramírez and Jesús Bracamontes. (Weekend and Primetime)

“República Deportiva” Hosted by popular commentators Fernando Fiore, Rosana Franco and Félix Fernández, Hispanic sports fans get the latest news about their favorite stars—and are often surprised when they drop by in person for a little chat. (Sunday, 11:00 a.m– 1:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. PT)

“Sueño MLS” Major League Soccer (MLS) and Univision will once again team up during the MLS 2008 pre-season to comb the sandlots of America for a young un-signed Hispanic soccer player and reward him with the dream of becoming a professional with an MLS club. Once again, República Deportiva will follow the tryouts on a weekly basis from January through March, culminating in the awarding of player contracts to the deserving winners. (Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. PT)

2007/2008 Programming Lineup for TeleFutura Network

NEW PROGRAMS

Primetime

Drama

“Así es la Vida” is a unique, original dramatic series that presents a different 5-part passion-filled, real-life story each and every week in a witty and decidedly sexy tone. (Monday-Friday, 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Movies

“Cine de las Estrellas” The biggest stars. The most popular Hollywood movies. And more of them than any other network. The largest, most complete film library ever assembled for Spanish-language television brings viewers the biggest feature-length blockbusters all week long. (Nightly, 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

“CinePlex” Every weekend, TeleFutura movie lovers enjoy the best matinees on Spanish-language television. Action, adventure, comedy, drama…some of the favorite films of all time - and every one in Spanish. (Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Entertainment

“Famosos” captures today’s most sought-after celebrities and their most outrageous activities on camera. No one is sparred and nothing is hidden when Famosos gets celebrities in its sights. (Quarterly Primetime Specials)

Specials

“Estrellas de Fama en Navidad” Former winners and contestants from TeleFutura’s hit singing competition Objetivo Fama join other celebrities to perform their favorite Christmas carols and celebrate Latin American traditions of the season in this truly magical, musical night. (December – Primetime Special)

Sports

“Major League Soccer” TeleFutura will televise the 2008 Major League Soccer (MLS) season with live, exclusive Spanish-language network broadcasts of 25 matches plus the All-Star Game and the MLS Cup Final. In 2007 the league adopted the designated player rules which allowed each club to sign a superstar. While England’s David Beckham was the first player inked under the new rules, his signing paved the way for a number of top Hispanic stars to join, including Cuauhtémoc Blanco (Mexico), Juan Pablo Angel (Colombia) and Guillermo Schelotto (Argentina). Games air from April to November and feature the teams from the top U.S. Hispanic markets of Los Angeles, New York, Houston and Chicago. (Sunday)

“SuperLiga” The intense soccer rivalry between Mexico and the U.S. gets even hotter in the summer of 2007 with the debut of the international “SuperLiga” tournament, which pits the four best MLS teams against the four best teams from Mexico’s top division. In July 2008, the tournament, which is televised exclusively on TeleFutura, will expand to 16 teams and provide weekly Primetime battles for national pride for over three months. The biggest names in Mexican soccer will take the stage in these matches, played in packed stadiums in Mexico and the U.S., which will crown a champion professional team for North America. (Primetime)

“World Soccer Showcase” will feature many of the world’s top national teams facing off against some of the most popular professional club teams, showcasing some of the biggest superstars of soccer. TeleFutura will be the exclusive Spanish-language home to 5 of these exciting soccer matches, all played in the largest U.S. Hispanic markets. (Varies)

Daytime

Novelas

“Corazón Herido” TeleFutura is proud to present the worldwide debut of its newest original novela that unfolds against the majestic backdrop of rugged plains and lavish cattle ranches. It’s a riveting love story of an embittered young widow who finds happiness once again, only to discover that her new love is linked to her stormy past. (Monday-Friday, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. ET/PT)

“Veredicto Final” is a new court show where people can air their disputes regarding their family, workplace, neighbors, and even their lovers and know they’ll get a fair hearing…and a final verdict. (Monday-Friday, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET/PT)

RETURNING FAVORITES

Game Shows

“¿Qué Dice La Gente?” is the Spanish-language version of Family Feud, produced in the U.S., that takes the well-known game show’s format and adds the unique linguistic diversity of our multi-national Hispanic community. (Monday-Friday, 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. ET/PT)

“Mega Match” is a game show for teens in which two schools compete for prize money as they attempt to accumulate valuable minutes to be used in the final “Millionaire’s House of Prizes” round. (Saturday, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. ET/PT)

“Guerra de los Sexos” Hosts Daniel Sarcos and Viviana Gibelli bring the battle of the sexes to a fun-filled extreme as celebrities get together to determine which gender will dominate in a wild variety of challenging and often hilarious games. (Sunday, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Entertainment/Variety

“Objetivo Fama” Spanish-language TV’s #1 talent competition returns for its fifth season as 20 new singing stars of tomorrow from across the country and Puerto Rico vie for a coveted recording contract with Univision Music Group. It’s not just a hit, it’s a hit-maker. (Sunday, 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Daytime

“Escándalo TV” Hosted by Charytín Goyco, Marisa del Portillo and Felipe Viel, it’s the liveliest three hours on TV, featuring all the latest celebrity gossip, outrageous comedy skits, live musical performances, and a steady stream of fun and surprise celebrity guests. (Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. ET/PT)

“¿Quién Tiene La Razón?” is hosted by distinguished psychologist and sex therapist Nancy Alvarez and is part talk show and advice column rolled into one unique, new format. (Monday-Friday, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Weekends

“Plaza Sésamo” is the highly acclaimed Spanish-language television version of “Sesame Street” for preschool children, co-produced in Mexico by Televisa and Sesame Workshop. (Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–10 a.m. ET/PT)

“Reino Animal” The wonders of the animal kingdom are presented in this entertaining and highly educational series produced especially for children. (Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. ET/PT)

“Pepsi Música” gets the party started early every Saturday afternoon as it counts down the hottest Latin music tracks of the week with live performances by today’s hottest Hispanic artists. (Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. ET/PT)

News

“Noticias al Minuto” Throughout the day and evening, TeleFutura’s live news bulletins keep viewers informed and up-to-the-minute on the stories that matter most to them. (Daily)

Sports

“Fútbol Liga Mexicana” returns to offer viewers the most comprehensive live coverage of the exciting premier Mexican soccer division with sportscasters Pablo Ramírez and Jesús Bracamontes. (Weekend and Primetime)

“Sólo Boxeo Tecate” Live, passionate boxing featuring the most promising Hispanic “up and comers” as well as seasoned fighters punching their way towards a shot at a championship. (Friday, 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

“Contacto Deportivo de Ford” Hispanic sports fans know where to get the latest inside information on the sports that matter most to them…Contacto Deportivo, the only nightly, live sports newscast on Spanish-language TV. (Nightly, 11:00 p.m.–11:30 p.m. ET/PT)

“FIFA World Youth Championship” is the biannual World Cup for the top men’s under-20 national team squads. Twenty-four teams will earn the right to compete in this highly anticipated tournament that highlights some of the biggest up-and-coming superstars of the future in 52 matches over 23 days that will take place in Canada. (August – September 2007)

Specials

“El Reventón del 4 de Julio” is the biggest blast on the 4th of July. Hosted by Escándalo TV’s Charytín Goyco, Marisa del Portillo and Felipe Viel live from Miami Beach and with satellite feeds from Los Angeles, Chicago, San Antonio, New York, and Mexico, this holiday picnic is full of comic sketches, music, dancing, celebrity guests…and lots of beautiful people. (July 4, 2007, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. ET/PT)

“Escándalo de Año Nuevo” New Year’s starts before the sun sets thanks to this special 7-hour live, fun-filled broadcast featuring today’s top Hispanic stars. Chary, Marisa, and Felipe are joined by a special guest host and regale viewers with performances by famous Latin music artists, comedy skits, and an irreverent recap of the year’s juiciest celebrity gossip and scandals. (December 31, 2007, 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. ET/PT)

“Premios Oye!” Always a lavish production featuring grand performances by some of the world’s most famous Latin recording artists, the Premios Oye! Awards acknowledge winners in various musical genres and are telecast exclusively in the U.S. on TeleFutura. (December 2007, Primetime)

2007/2008 Programming Lineup for Galavisión Network

NEW PROGRAMS

Primetime

“Moda al Rescate” is an inspiring new show that gives a deserving viewer a complete head to toe makeover! The host and stylist lend a helping hand to make over candidates who have recently experienced a life changing events like first-time motherhood or beginning a new job. Each episode will feature experts on make-up, clothes, hair, accessories, poise and confidence. (Tuesday, 9:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. ET/PT)

“Vida Salvaje” This exquisite documentary follows the lives of animals in the wild from orphaned baby elephants in Kenya to a school of dolphins deep in the ocean. This new Primetime series offers the most extraordinary views of unrivaled beauty from locales all over the world, from the Isle of Borneo to the Galápagos Islands. (Tuesday, 8:00 p.m.-9:00 pm and Sunday, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

“En Portada” From political turmoil in Colombia to immigration troubles in Mexico, En Portada brings viewers profound stories reported directly from newsworthy countries. Each week one investigative journalist takes the helm and delivers groundbreaking and revealing accounts that are sure to captivate viewers. (Wednesday, 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. ET/PT, Twice per month)

“Diarios de Un Crimen” Suspicion, intrigue and unexpected twists are the key ingredients of this true-life documentary series about the mysterious world of criminal wrongdoings. A clear-cut missing person case or apparent suicide may not be what they seem as determined detectives uncover and piece together the stories of what really happened. (Wednesday 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

“Semana de la Moda” One of the most important weeks in the fashion world is New York Fashion Week. Pamela Silva serves as host to this semiannual special and will offer viewers a behind-the-scenes look into the hottest style trends being set for 2008. Semana de la Moda will feature never before seen interviews with the most recognized and popular Hispanic designers, models and celebrities. (Fall 2007 and Spring 2008)

Weekend Primetime

“Las Más Picudas” Cynthia Urias is the irresistible host who counts down the top 10 videos in banda music. Cynthia also informs fans of the latest gossip and news concerning banda artists like Valentín Elizalde, Banda Pequeños Musical and Volumen X. (Saturday, 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Weekend Daytime

“Tu Salud” An original Galavisión production, this new health series will give viewers well-rounded and thorough information about three significant areas: children’s health, disease awareness/prevention and nutrition/fitness. In an effort to educate and inform, each segment will provide Hispanic audiences with valuable advice, current medical news and updates on the latest technological advances. (Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. ET/PT)

“Vida Ligera” is Galavisión’s latest lifestyle program in which mother and daughter co-hosts Alejandra and Daniela will share useful tips on how to live a healthy and happy life. Viewers can learn everything from simple exercise routines and easy recipes to beauty advice and fashion trends. Expert guests will examine other topics of interest, such as nutrition, alternative medicine and children’s health. (Saturday 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. and Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. ET/PT)

Late Fringe

“Wax” An outrageous show with crazy characters and wacky skits, Wax delivers a great combination of sketch comedy, celebrity interviews and zany contests. Hosted by former Otro Rollo star Roxanna Castellanos, this one of a kind program is too exciting to tape inside a studio. The cameras keep rolling as the actors take the show to the streets, where they put complete strangers in the funniest predicaments like a revealing interview or a hysterical competition. (Saturday, 11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. ET/PT)

RETURNING FAVORITES

Primetime

News

“Noticiero con Paola Rojas” The highest-rated newscast on Galavisión for two years in a row, Noticiero con Paola Rojas brings the day’s top stories to viewers from the central location of Mexico City. (Monday – Friday, 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. ET/PT)

“En Profundidad” When Hispanics want in-depth coverage of stories and issues that affect them here in the U.S., they turn to En Profundidad, an original Galavisión production. (Wednesday, 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. ET/PT, Twice per month)

“Las Noticias Por Adela” Perhaps the most original live newscast on television, anchor Adela Micha brings an honest and straightforward approach to the late-night wrap-up. (Monday – Friday, 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Entertainment and Variety

“Misión: Reportar” In this original Galavisión production, host Carmen Dominicci returns in summer 2008 when another lucky, aspiring reporter will be named the newest addition to the Univision Networks’ team of broadcast personalities. (Wednesday and Saturday, 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

“El Rastro Del Crimen” An original Galavisión production, El Rastro Del Crimen allows viewers to play detective by following the lead investigators on a real-life case. (Wednesday, 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

“Acceso Máximo” In this live original Galavisión production, popular host Carlos Calderón, along with his co-host Victoria Del Rosal, welcomes a special celebrity guest each week to help present the latest videos, engage in witty repartée and just have fun on air. (Thursday, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

“Un Destino” From the tropical jungles of Costa Rica to the exotic bazaars of Morocco… Un Destino, a Galavisión original production, takes audiences to every corner of the world, giving them an inside view of the many wonders of our planet. (Tuesday, 9:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m., and Sunday 11:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m. ET/PT)

Comedy

“Risas y Más Risas” is a primetime block on Friday nights full of laugh out loud comedy programs. An ensemble cast of comedians performs their best skits and sketches on Bienvenidos, and the funniest stand-up comics perform on Festival del Humor. (Friday, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Daytime

News

“Primero Noticias” Hispanic America’s first stop for news! Live every weekday morning, Carlos Loret de Mola, one of Mexico’s most highly respected broadcast journalists, brings viewers the latest, up-to-the-minute developments on breaking stories from around the world. (Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. ET/PT)

Entertainment & Variety

“Hoy” Broadcast live, mornings are fun and spontaneous with popular hosts Andrea Legarreta and Jorge Poza guiding viewers through a rotating selection of informative and entertaining segments. (Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ET/PT)

“La Hora de la Papa” This show provides plenty of laughs and entertainment with a variety of comedy sketches, musical performances, interviews and celebrity gossip. (Monday – Friday, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. ET/PT)

“Buenas Tardes” Every Monday, five families begin a 5-day competition to win a cash prize to fulfill their own special dream! (Monday – Friday, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.)

“Clásicos de Control” A cutting-edge magazine show that reports on the topics that interest today’s young Hispanics – from fashion and fitness to romance and celebrities. Vivacious host Karla Martinez often takes the show to the streets to interact with fans and bring unexpected fun and games to the already lively show. (Monday – Friday, 3:02 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET/PT)

“Noticiero con Lolita Ayala” The day’s top headlines, broadcast live with an emphasis on news from Mexico make this 30-minute show a mid-afternoon must-see tradition. (Monday – Friday, 3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Early Fringe

Comedy

“El Chapulín Colorado” With his magic tricks and super-power antennae, El Chapulín prevails over the bad guys and always saves the damsel in distress. This adorable super hero has won the hearts of many viewers and can only be found on Galavisión. (Monday – Friday, 4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. ET/PT)

“El Chavo” This ageless comedy showcases the life of orphan El Chavo and his friends, who live in a fun-filled neighborhood and encounter all sorts of mischief. (Monday – Friday, 5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. ET/PT)

“Chespirito” The legendary actor “Little Shakespeare,” better-known as Chespirito, hosts this comedy program that features some of the best Hispanic comedians of all time in a hilarious hour of skits and sketches. (Monday – Friday, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. ET/PT)

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