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Univision Announces New Lineup of Novelas, Specials

May 15, 2012

Following its presentation at Upfront at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City, Univision President and CEO Randy Falco announced the network's new lineup of telenovelas, specials, daytime programming and reality shows. Here's a sampling.

Novelas

"Amor Bravo" (When the Heart Commands) -- A love story about resentment and revenge. Camila, a veterinarian, loses her fiance and takes refuge working on her uncle's cattle farm. There she meets Daniel, an idealistic Chilean man who is unjustly accused of something he didn't do and he believes that Camila's family is responsible for his misfortune. Featuring crossover heartthrob Cristian de la Fuente and novela stars Siliva Navarro, Cesar Evora, Rene Strickler, Leticia Calderon. (Monday-Friday, Primetime -- Televisa)

"Por Ella Soy Eva" (For Her, I'm Eva) -- A contemporary romantic comedy with a twist. Elena, a successful single mom, falls in love with a macho man named Juan Carlos, but when he tricks her to win a business deal her heart turns cold towards him. To win her back, he's forced to live in the heels of a woman named Eva. Featuring novela superstars Lucero and Jaime Camil. (Monday-Friday, Primetime -- Televisa)

Daytime

"Despierta America Concert Series" -- With this series of outdoor concerts, fans can rock out to the greatest hits of their favorite artists. (Fridays, 7 a.m. ET/PT, a.m. Central -- Univision Studios)

Specials

"Sabado Gigante 50 Year Celebration" -- The biggest stars and musical artists will cap off Univision's celebration of the longest-running variety show in television history. (Primetime -- Univision Studios)

"America Celebra A Chespirito" (America Celebrates Chespirito) -- The most-watched sitcom in Mexican history, "El Chavo" delighted audiences across all of Latin America, Spain and the U.S. for over 25 years. This highly anticipated special will bring together artists from around the globe to celebrate an icon. (Primetime -- Televisa)

"Festival Acapulco: Juan Gabriel" -- One of the most successful Spanish-language singers ever, Juan Gabriel has been a prolific force on the Mexican music scene since the 1970's. With a repertoire that includes ballads, mariachi songs and light Latin pop, Juan Gabriel has been a constant presence on the Latin charts. After writing more that 1,800 songs, selling more than 120 million albums, and many other accomplishments, this celebration of his 40 years in music will be a show stopper. (Primetime -- Televisa)

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Reality

¡Mira Quien Baila! 3" (Look Who's Dancing! 3) -- The hit reality dance competition pairs a group of Hispanic celebrities with dancers. The upcoming season will feature more reality elements as viewers will be able witness more from the stars as they prepare for competition. (Sunday, Primetime -- Univision Studios and Endemol)

"Nuestra Belleza Latina 7" (Our Latin Beauty 7) -- One of the highest-rated reality shows on Spanish-language television features reality drama, talent contest and beauty pageant all rolled into one. Beauty coach Osmel Sousa, former Miss Universe Lupita Jones and novela heartthrob Julian Gil return as the panel of judges. (Sunday, Primetime -- Univision Studios)

"Parodiando 2" (Parody 2) -- Contestants compete as the top celebrity impersonator. With two teams of imitators battling it out, the one standing will get the last laugh. (Sunday, Primetime -- Televisa)

"Pequenos Gigantes 2" (Little Giants 2) -- Back again for a second season is Televisa's family-friendly reality show where kids ages 4 to 12 compete in a talent search with hopes of being recognized as the most gifted little entertainer. (Sunday, Primetime -- Televisa)



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