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Upfront ’18: Univision strengthens 2018/19 unscripted lineup

Hispanic-American media company Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) has bolstered its 2018-19 unscripted entertainment content lineup with the greenlighting of two new reality series. The new-look block, with a focus on culture ...
May 11, 2018

Hispanic-American media company Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) has bolstered its 2018-19 unscripted entertainment content lineup with the greenlighting of two new reality series.

The new-look block, with a focus on culture and family co-viewing, represents “the best of Hispanic culture, highlighting important lessons about perseverance and overcoming obstacles,” the network said in a release.

Anchoring the non-scripted primetime slate are Four Elements Challenge Extreme Nature and Our Latin Beauty.

Produced by Televisa for the UniMás Network, Four Elements Challenge Extreme Nature (Reto 4 Elementos: Naturaleza Extrema) sees 32 contestants grouped into teams of eight setting out on a life-changing journey. With the Riviera Maya as their jumping off point, the contestants will work as a team to master the four elements for the chance to win four million pesos (approximately US$208,000).

Meanwhile, reality competition series Our Latin Beauty (Nuestra Belleza Latina; Univision Studios for Univision Network) will feature U.S.-Hispanic women competing to break society’s beauty stereotypes. The series will follow each contestant as she navigates through fears and joys to become the “Latin Beauty”.

Returning unscripted reality entertainment programs include season six of dancing variety series Strictly Come Dancing (¡Mira Quien Baila!; Televisa for Univision Network), in which 10 Hispanic celebrities are paired with professional dancers; and season three of children’s talent competition Little Giants (Pequeños Gigantes; Televisa for Univision Network), in which talented children aged 6-11 compete to be recognized as the most gifted little entertainers.

(Pictured: Jessica Rodriguez, president and COO at UCI Networks and CMO for UCI)

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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