New Hispanic network MundoFox announces programming lineup

Gabriel Miramar-Garcia ©RapidTVNews | 18-05-2012

MundoFox, the new U.S. Spanish-language broadcast network from News Corp. that is slated to launch this summer, has unveiled its initial programming lineup with shows like El Capo, Kdabra, Corazones Blindados and Tiempo Final.

"We are delighted to present our new lineup to the media community because these shows clearly represent the distinctive programming that MundoFox will be offering our viewers," said Emiliano Saccone, president of MundoFox, in a statement. "The 'New Latino' audiences we are targeting are clearly more demanding than previous generations. The mere fact that a program is in Spanish is not enough of a differentiator. Today's Latino wants content that is more enriching, challenging and 'Americano como tu.'"

El Capo, produced by Fox TeleColombia for RCN Television, follows the story of the richest and most wanted drug trafficker in Colombia. Kdabra is a show that gathers elements from the real and the supernatural worlds; a 17-year-old teenager who has escaped from a dark community- but triggers a series of unexpected events.

Corazones Blindados is a police procedural that follows the life of policewoman torn between loyalty to her kidnapped husband and her budding romantic feelings for her boss.

Tiempo Final is a television series where each week, the characters face a dead end or an inevitable fate that will change their lives forever. The plotline ranges from lovers who are exhausted by their anonymity and decide to disclose their relationship to a serial murderer who is hiding under the harmless image of a plumber, to the oft-told tale of a bachelor party gone awry.

Other shows include Alla Te Espero, a daytime drama which tells the story of a Latin family torn apart by distance, betrayal and the broken promise of their American dream. Also airing is Santisimas, a Latino version of Sex and the City, game show Minuto para Ganar, the drama Los Pobres Ricos, and El Joe, a seventies period drama based on the exclusive story of music legend Joe Arroyo.

Amo de Casa meanwhile follows an ambitious young banking executive who finds that instead of his dream promotion and a ticket into the big leagues, he's suddenly out on the street without a job. With mounting debt, his wife divorces him and he takes a job as a housekeeper.

Nat Geo Kids and live action from the premier mixed martial arts organization UFC round out the lineup.

"Our goal has always been to fill the gap in Latino entertainment in the U.S. and bring quality content and differentiation from the options currently available to Spanish-speaking viewers," said Gabriel Reyes, CEO of RCN. "Thus far, we have seen a very positive response from both affiliates and the public and expect to be in a great position when we launch this summer."