Upfronts ’13: Seacrest making music series for Telemundo

In addition to Ryan Seacrest's music competition series Duelo Musical: Super Estrella, U.S. cable net Telemundo has greenlit gossip program Suelta La Sopa and game show Entre Grandes Y Chicos.
May 13, 2013

Ryan Seacrest (pictured) will produce a music competition series for NBC Universal-owned cable network Telemundo.

The variety series, tentatively titled Duelo Musical: Super Estrella (Superstar Showdown), will be co-produced by the network and Ryan Seacrest Productions. It features two musicians competing in a series of challenges for the audience votes.

The program is among some 1,000 hours of new content unveiled during the Hispanic-skewing channel’s 2013-14 Upfront presentation in New York City on Tuesday (May 14).

Other non-fiction offerings include the celebrity gossip program Suelta La Sopa, in which a team of paparazzi report insider news from the worlds of celebrity and entertainment; and the role-reversal game show Entre Grandes Y Chicos (Kids vs Grown-Ups, working title).

The network also renewed the singing competition series La Voz Kids for a second season and greenlit five primetime telenovelas.

Last week, Telemundo Media launched the Los Angeles-based multiplatform studio Fluency, which will develop and produce bilingual programming. Its slate includes the romantic comedy La Buena Mala (The Good, Bad One) and ISA, a sci-fi coming of age mystery.


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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.