Telemundo Upfronts 2016 What's Hot Telemundo and NBC Universo rolled out their programming for 2016-2017 in a combined Upfront with parent company NBCUniversal. TELEMUNDO’s new lineup includes four Super Series, a Sunday primetime programming block featuring a kids talent show, two mini-series, a late show hosted by icon Don Francisco, and more. NBC UNIVERSO’s new lineup features a celeb-reality series, an action-packed reality series and the return of the worldwide phenomenon, “The Walking Dead” Season 3. Executives also announced a development and production deal with the Jenni Rivera estate to produce a number of series and specials inspired by renowned vocalist and songwriter Jenni Rivera. Find out more about these exciting shows! TELEMUNDO Super Series El Chema a spin-off of the wildly popular series El Señor de los Cielos starring Mauricio Ochmann, is the story of Chema Venegas’ first years working in Mexico’s world of organized crime and his ascension until becoming the renowned cartel leader seen in El Señor de los Cielos. Hugo Chavez, El Comandante starring Andres Parra, is a fictional story inspired on the life of Hugo Chavez, a man of humble origins, who at 44 years of age and against all odds, became the most powerful and controversial Latin American leader of his time. During his leadership, Hugo managed to challenge the world and control its largest oil reserves. El Señor de los Cielos (Season 5), starring Rafael Amaya, Fernanda Castillo and Carmen Aub, will follow Aurelio Casillas as he unleashes a war in Mexico, but this time not against the government, the DEA or other cartels, but against his own family. Señora Acero 3, La Coyote the third season of the successful Señora Acero Super Series franchise, starring Sergio Goyri, Carolina Miranda and Luis Ernesto Franco, narrates the story of Vicenta Rigores, a courageous and rebellious woman, who stands out in the male-dominated world of smuggling as the most feared and notorious coyote on the U.S. Mexican border. Telenovelas La Querida del Centauro (Season 2), starring Humberto Zurita, Ludwika Paleta, Michel Brown and Sandra Echeverria, will tell the story of Centauro’s revenge on Yolanda, his former mistress, and Gerardo, the detective who sought to bring him to justice. After being on the run from the authorities for two years and tired of the bloody war between his cartel and his rival’s, Centauro decides to fake his and his son’s deaths. This way, he will be able to rebuild his empire without the police after him, and, more importantly, allow him to carry out his plan for vengeance. Upon hearing the news of the deaths, Yolanda and her daughter Cristina, as well as Gerardo and his adoptive son, Gato, are able to return to Mexico from Canada, where they have been living under the Witness Protection Program. But it won’t be an easy return for Yolanda, as el Centauro will use all of his cunning and power to destroy her and her loved ones in his quest for revenge. La Doña based on Doña Barbara, the literary work by Romulo Gallegos, is a story of revenge and ambition, seduction and betrayal; all told from the perspective of an offended and abused woman named Altagracia. Altagracia represents the hundreds of thousands of Mexican women who have been victims of the violence by faceless men who are protected by impunity. But Altagracia, transformed into a strong-willed, ruthless man-eater known as La Doña, will seek out each and every one of these men to bring them to justice. The series will star Aracely Arambula and David Chocarro. Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso the sequel to one of Telemundo’s highest-rated novelas Sin Senos No Hay Paraíso, tells the story of Catalina “La pequeña”, who seeks to redeem her family from the world of violence and prostitution that has brought them so much loss and misery. Starring Fabian Rios, Catherine Siachoque and Carolina Gaitan, the new story reflects the reality of a new generation of women determined to succeed in life without resorting to plastic surgery or falling for the lure of easy money. Musical Dramas & Comedies Guerra de Idolos follows the story of the Solar family, and superstar Julio Cesar Solar, a Regional Mexican Music idol, whose death is the spark that ignites this story of betrayal, rivalry, love and the search for fame at any cost. Set in a world of stunning ranches, parties, private jets and recording studios, 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 Angelica Vale, is the comedic story of a cheerful and humble woman, who is the ultimate fan of famous telenovela actor, Lucas Duarte. People say one can’t escape one’s fate. People say we all have a story that is already written and nothing can change it. People say that what if something starts badly, it will end badly. People who say those things, don’t know her. By a twist of fate, she will literally collide into Lucas Duarte’s life, and despite every attempt, he will not be able to escape her blind adoration. Lucas will reluctantly begin to realize that he needs her and cannot imagine his life without her, as she begins to see that he is not the perfect leading man she thought he has. Silvana Sin Lana starring Carlos Ponce, Maritza Rodriguez and Adriana Barraza, is a romantic comedy that tells the story of Silvana, a wealthy woman who loses everything and is forced to move with her mother and three daughters to a working-class neighborhood, where she meets Manuel, a fishmonger with a strong dislike for snobby people who look down on folks like him. Manuel and his four children will need to do the impossible in order to get along with their new neighbors. However, an irresistible attraction begins to brew between Silvana and Manuel, making the situation even more intolerable for their families. Telemundo Sunday Programming The network announced a new, three hour programming block branded as: Domingos de Telemundo. The Sunday primetime programming block will also feature three distinct programs featuring talented children, amazing animals and compelling celebrity interviews hosted by the legendary Don Francisco. The shows will be taped in front of a live studio audience from a high-tech set that will morph with each new format. Hour one, Siempre Niños at 8pm, will be a series starring kids with extraordinary talents: singers, dancers, magicians, lip-synchers and more. Hour two, ZOOMUNDO at 9pm, will be a show featuring co-host and wildlife expert Ron Magill, guest celebrities, unbelievable footage from animals around the world and a variety of exotic creatures as special guests. Hour three, Don Francisco Te Invita at 10pm, will be late show featuring a house band plus interviews and games with a variety of notable celebrities, models, comedians, actors and more. Los Reporteros will be a 60-minute news magazine show produced by Noticias Telemundo with a unique style, featuring reporter-centric investigations blended with the type of engaging and probing journalism that young audiences are captivated by. Los Reporteros will showcase interviews with a generous mix of well-known politicians and celebrities alike using the style of “first-person active reporting.” The weekly episodes will contain four long-form stories focusing on both political and human-interest topics. Two New Mini-Series El César follows the story of Mexico’s legendary and worldwide boxing idol, Julio César Chávez. A man who remains undefeated for 13 years, 11 months and 14 days, Julio César Chávez has everything: family, fame, money and legions of followers. However, his access to the netherworld of drug dealers, love affairs with Hollywood stars, the highest levels of political power and addictions to alcohol and drugs, will end his career and also almost end his life. The series will bring viewers into the Mexican Grand Champion’s stormy life in and out of the ring, as he lives through the rough path that will turn him into an idol. CORTES, Conquistador de Mexico, based on the book Hernan Cortes, Inventor de Mexico by Juan Miralles, is the story of Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortes’ journey to the new world. Although he will face the threats of conspiracies within the men of his own expedition, resistance from some indigenous tribes and the opposition from Governor of Cuba, Diego Velazquez, Hernan will overthrow all challenges to successfully conquer large parts of Mexico and become a historical icon. Morning Show TELEMUNDO announced it will expand their morning show, Un Nuevo Día, by an hour and a half, airing from 7am-11:30am ET starting in Q1 of 2017. The live show is hosted by Rashel Diaz, Adamari Lopez, Ana Maria Canseco, Daniel Sarcos and Diego Schoening and offers a combination of information, entertainment, health, humor, beauty and fashion, including Chef James’s special recipes as well as national and international news updates with Edgardo del Villar. NBC UNIVERSO PROGRAMMING Hit Series The Walking Dead Season 3 – The survivors take refuge in a prison and attempt to set up a permanent camp. They have faced walker hordes, insurmountable hardships, and beat unbelievable odds, but in the epic third season of The Walking Dead, Rick and his group faces their most terrifying foe yet. As the leader of a Utopian-like society called Woodbury, The Governor (David Morrissey) seems to be a good and generous leader at first, but it’s not long before his twisted, sadistic side is uncovered and the group finds themselves scrambling for their lives. The season also marks the arrival of fan-favorite Michonne (Danai Gurira), and some of the most shocking moments in the show’s history. Reality Series Zapata Justice Set in a Texas border town, Zapata Justice 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 biggest legacy – her children. The Riveras are Mexican Regional Music’s most beloved family, but you’ve never seen them like this. See Chiquis Rivera and her younger siblings step up and pull together to raise each other with humor and love; and go for their biggest dreams. Sports The countdown to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ continues on TELEMUNDO, NBC UNIVERSO, and the Digital Platforms of NBC Deportes. With two years to go before the first kick-off in Moscow, CONCACAF member nations are battling for the opportunity to move on to the final hexagonal qualifying phase to Russia. Following the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, the stage for the most watched sporting event on earth will be heralded by the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, when the six continental champions will join the Russian hosts and Germany, the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ winner, for another star-studded tournament.