The news came during NuvoTV‘s upfront presentation in NY, where the English-language cable network targeting U.S. Latinos showed off its 2013-2014 programming lineup. Jennifer Lopez already had a business stake in the network, with her Nuyorican Productions pacting in September to contribute programming, work on strategy and assist in marketing. In exchange, she received a minority stake. She told advertisers today: “Latinos are a force in this country. We are an engine for growth — we have huge economic power and unprecedented political and cultural influence and it’s time for television to reflect who the modern Latino actually is — not who we are believed to be, not who we may have been, but who we are now”. Among NuvoTV’s offerings this year are several with Lopez ties, including a biography special and an unscripted series about the backup dancers on her world tour. Here are the network’s descriptions of the new shows:
JENNIFER LOPEZ BIOGRAPHY SPECIAL (working title)
Kicking off the programming announcements was THE JENNIFER LOPEZ BIOGRAPHY
SPECIAL (working title), an exclusive 90-minute marquee event with unprecedented intimate
access into the personal life and career of this inspiring artist and powerhouse entrepreneur,
with Jennifer Lopez acting as Executive Producer and Nuyorican Productions leading
GOTTA DANCE – a never seen before behind-the-scenes look at the lives of professional backup
dancers on world tour with global icon and entertainer, Jennifer Lopez. This docu-series
follows the journey of eight professional dancers performing night after night, across the
continents, giving it their all, falling in love, dealing with injury, as they pursue their ultimate
passion for dance.
RODNEY’S JOY – a, docu-series featuring Grammy award-winning producer, Rodney “Dark
Child” Jerkins, producer for some of today’s hottest stars (Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Rhianna
and many others), who is married to Joy Enriquez, a Mexican American former pop-star who put
her promising career on hold to raise a family. Now, Rodney is tasked with the challenge of reigniting his wife’s music career as he balances life with Joy’s extended family, all living under
ORIBE – a docu-series set in the Latin style mecca of Miami, showcasing the life and times of
controversial Cuban-American celebrity hairstylist Oribe Canales. Oribe’s legendary career has
spanned decades and caused sensational success for such clients as Jennifer Lopez, Naomi
Campbell, Gianni Versace, Heidi Klum, and Karl Lagerfeld.
ANJELAH JOHNSON – The Homecoming Show – A hilarious, exclusive, one-hour comedy
special featuring comedian, actress and YouTube sensation Anjelah Johnson of Bon Qui Qui
and “Nail Salon” fame.
STAND UP AND DELIVER – side-splitting comedy program showcasing current, top Latino
comics, hosted by Julissa Bermudez and Jose Sarduy. The half-hour show will feature Dillon
Garcia, Richard Villa, Simply Cookie, Alfred Robles and many more.
MARIO LOPEZ: One-on-One – a Hollywood insider interview format show featuring a broad
array of influential Latino superstars. Mario sits down with good friend Eva Longoria along with
comedian George Lopez; international singing sensation and icon, Gloria Estefan; music artists
Pepe Aguilar and Juanes, as well as other revered Latino figures.