HULU Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Array of New Latino Programming
Lineup features current telenovelas and reality series from Univision Network and Estrella TV, as well as Fuse documentaries and popular Disney Junior programs in Spanish
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15/16 – 10/15/16), Hulu will be premiering a powerful lineup of buzzworthy programs solidifying its status as one of the most robust Spanish- and English-language Latino premium content providers available through a streaming service in the U.S.
The content features next-day access to episodes from four new Univision programs, including novelas Despertar Contigo, El Color de la Pasión, and A Que No Me Dejas, as well as season two of La Banda, the hit singing competition series created by Simon Cowell (The X Factor, America’s Got Talent) and produced by Ricky Martin.
This offering expands upon Hulu’s multi-year content agreement with Univision that brings hundreds of hours of top-rated Spanish-language variety shows, comedies, reality series, and novelas, including favorites like Mi Corazón es Tuyo, Un Camino al Destino and Pasión y Poder, as well as the current hit starring real-life couple Angelique Boyer and Sebastián Rulli, Tres Veces Ana, which will air it’s final episode on Hulu on October 11th.
In addition, during the first week of Hispanic Heritage Month, Hulu will launch the fourth season of Estrella TV’s hit reality series, Rica Famosa Latina, as well as the Spanish versions of Disney Junior’s acclaimed animated series Bunnytown and Handy Manny (Manny a La Obra), bolstering its collection of exclusive, top-rated kids programming “en español,” which includes hit animated series such as Doc McStuffins (Disney Junior), Curious George (NBC Universal), Sonic Boom (Cartoon Network), Zorro The Chronicles, and El Chavo, among many more.
To round out the celebration, Hulu will light-up three English-language programs from the millennial targeted Fuse network, including the documentary Jennifer Lopez: Her Life. Her Journey., as well as docuseries Los Jets, executive produced by Jennifer Lopez and Pastport, which takes Hispanic celebrities back to their country of origin to reconnect them with their roots.
NEW PROGRAMMING LINE-UP DESCRIPTIONS
Despertar Contigo (Univision) – New Episodes Streaming Weekdays
In Despertar Contigo, Pablo is happy being the bodyguard of Antonia, a floral-industry mogul, but when he meets Maia, a wealthy young girl, he falls in love with her and has to pretend to be a man of her stature in order to win her love.
Cast: Ela Velden, Daniel Arenas, Christian Chávez, Sara Corrales, Estefanía Villarreal, Enoc Leaño, Aura Cristina Geithner, Marcus Ornellas
El Color de la Pasión (Univision) – New Episodes Streaming Weekdays
El Color de la Pasión is the story of three sisters who live in Puebla. Adriana, the oldest, is married to Alonso and her two sisters live with them. Magdalena, the middle sister, joins a convent after her fiancé disappears on her wedding day. Rebeca, the youngest, hides her love for Alonso. Adriana suffers a terrible accident and only her baby Lucia survives. Rebeca takes advantage of the situation and marries Alonso, but the relationship is unhappy. As time passes, a grown up Lucia finds the potential for true love with Marcelo, but secrets threaten to keep them apart. Will their love survive?
Cast: Esmeralda Pimentel, Erick Elías, Claudia Ramírez, Rene Strickler, Eugenia Cauduro, Helena Rojo, Arcelia Ramírez, Ximena Romo
La Banda Season 2 (Univision) – New Episodes Streaming Mondays
The search for the next Latino super group is back, and it’s going to be even bigger than before! This time, La Banda is searching the country for the next Latino boy AND girl band. From Puerto Rico and Miami to Houston and New York, contestants will once again compete for a chance to win a recording contract with Sony Music.
Host: Alejandra Espinosa
Judges: Laura Pausini, Mario Domm and Wisin
A Que No Me Dejas (Univision) – Premieres 9/13/16
A Que No Me Dejas is a sweet story of young love, where despite obstacles and betrayal, love does triumph, if not in the present at least it will in future generations. It is a harrowing story where power, envy, selfishness and the desire for possession tragically mark the deep love between Paulina and Adrián, who nevertheless manage to perpetuate their love through their daughter Valentina and their beloved Mauricio.
Cast: Arturo Peniche, Camila Sodi, Laura Carmine, Socorro Bonilla, Gabriela Zamora, Moises Arizmendi, Luis Fernando Peña
Rica Famosa Latina Season 4 (Estrella TV) – Premieres 9/13/16 – New Episodes Tuesday through Friday
Rica Famosa Latina is a real life drama TV show that follows a group of successful women and the glamorous lives they lead. Forget telenovelas and make room for the only “housewives” show on Spanish television, Rica Famosa Latina. Follow the ladies in the vibrant city of Los Angeles and as they travel around the world, and witness how they balance motherhood, men, successful careers and elite society obligations in their killer heels.
Cast: Sissi Fleitas, Sandra Vidal, Mayeli Rivera, Niurka Marcos, Luzelba Mansour, Victoria Del Rosal, Andrea Garcia
Bunnytown en español (Disney Junior) – Compete Season 1 Premieres 9/15/16
Bunnytown is a busy world populated by laughter-loving, gleefully bouncy, puppet bunnies. They think their neighbors in Peopletown are enormously entertaining, and the bunnies tunnel their way up to the human world to observe the extremely silly things they do. Through song, dance, games, and madcap hilarity, the bunnies keep preschoolers learning and laughing aloud.
Manny a la Obra/Handy Manny (Disney Junior) – Compete Seasons 1-3 Premiere 9/15/16
Handy Manny and his Tools are ready to fix any problem that arises in Sheet Rock Hills. The series tells the adventures of this good-hearted handyman and his chatterbox tools, while teaching children how to resolve conflicts and problems.
Jennifer Lopez: Her Life. Her Journey. (Fuse) – Streaming 9/15/16 – 10/15/16
Jennifer Lopez is one of the most influential and iconic pop stars of our time. FUSE’s original Jennifer Lopez: Her Life. Her Journey. offers a rare and intimate look into the personal and professional life of this inspiring artist and entrepreneur.
Los Jets (Fuse) – Complete Season 1 Streaming 9/15/16 – 10/15/16
From Executive Producer Jennifer Lopez comes the true story of Los Jets. In a small southern town, this high school soccer team of “outsiders” will defy odds, face adversity, experience defeat and taste victory on and off the field.
Coach: Paul Cuadros
Team Members: Darwin Ramirez, Martin Carrillo, Daniel Estrada, Jonathan Lopez, Cirilo Rangel
Pastport (Fuse) – Complete Season 1 Streaming 9/15/16 – 10/15/16
Pastport takes celebrities back to their country of origin in an effort to reunite them with family members and reconnect them with their roots. What unfolds is an emotional journey of self-discovery and the awareness that our past shapes our future.
Cast: Paula Garces (Ep 101 – Colombia), Carlos Alazraqui (Ep 102 – Argentina), Wilmer Valderrama (Ep 103 – Venezuela), Alanna Ubach (Ep 104 – Puerto Rico), Tatyana Ali (Ep 105 – Panama), Nicole Di Rocco (Ep 106 – Cuba)
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