Latino TV Shows

About Latino

Latino television in the United States has come a long way since Desi Arnaz became the first Latino actor to star in a network television series in 1951. Back then, the idea of portraying an integration of Latino and American culture was a foreign concept, and network executives were reluctant to allow Arnaz to be part of the show. The show, I Love Lucy, of course, was a massive hit, and Arnaz became an originator of a character type, the Latino who is also American.

Now, more than a half century later, Latino culture is much more fully integrated with American culture, and popular Latino television isn't just about Latino characters finding their way into English-language programming. Spanish language programming is diverse, and Latino audiences in America and elsewhere are served by a full range of shows in every conceivable genre, from dramas and comedies to reality and competitive programs.

The rise of Spanish-language programming in primarily English-speaking North America was helped along by Telemundo, an American TV network founded in 1954 by the owner of WKAQ-TV in Puerto Rico. In the 1970s and 80s, WKAQ produced a number of popular soap operas, and toward the end of the century, the network acquired affiliate stations on both the east and west coasts of the United States. In the late 1980s, the network collaborated with CNN to produce Spanish-language versions of that network's newscasts, and in 1994 Telemundo began producing its own short-lived 24-hour news service.

In 2002, Telemundo was purchased by NBC is now owned by NBCUniversal, and along with its major competitor, Univision, it provides a full menu of Spanish-language programming for Latino audiences, a state of affairs that indicates remarkable changes since the days when Lucille Ball had to fight to convince CBS to allow Arnaz on the air.

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Queen of the South
Queen of the South
El Negocio
El Negocio
Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio
Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio
Tierra de Reyes
Tierra de Reyes
Capadocia
Capadocia
La Mujer del Vendaval
La Mujer del Vendaval
Profugos
Profugos
Epitafios
Epitafios
Rica Famosa Latina
Rica Famosa Latina
El Chapo
El Chapo
Pablo Escobar el Patron del Mal
Pablo Escobar el Patron del Mal
Lo Que la Vida Me Robo
Lo Que la Vida Me Robo
Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento
Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento
La Piloto
La Piloto
Mira Quién Baila
Mira Quién Baila
Teresa
Teresa
El Gordo y la Flaca
El Gordo y la Flaca
La Rosa de Guadalupe
La Rosa de Guadalupe
Corazon Indomable
Corazon Indomable
Primer Impacto
Primer Impacto
La Tempestad
Silvana Sin Lana
Amores Verdaderos
La Familia P. Luche
Destilando Amor
Juana la Virgen
Tres Veces Ana
Destino Deporte
Isabel
Saving Lives
Mandrake
Chumel con Chumel Torres
Hijos del Carnaval
Heroes Cotidianos
Noches con Platanito
Magnifica '70
Mi Prima Ciela
Los Hombres de Paco
Nuestra Belleza Latina
Mi Gorda Bella
Abismo de Pasión
Soy Tu Duena
La Madame
Despierta América!
Niñas Mal
La Teacher de Inglés
Porque el Amor Manda
Cuando Seas Mía
Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse
Mujer de Fases
The Bodega
Dios Inc.
El Hipnotizador
Vivir la Vida
Amores con Trampa
Jose Luis Sin Censura
De que te quiero, te quiero
Sueño de Amor
Estudio 2
La Fuerza Del Destino
La Fea Más Bella
Made in Cartagena
Mar
Quiero Mi Boda
A Que No Me Dejas
Corona de Lágrimas
Hoy Soy Nadie
El Chavo
El Pantera
Secretos
La Isla
La Que No Podia Amar
Gran Reserva
El Pr
Mujeres Asesinas
Blue Bloods en Español
Amor Bravio
The Time in Between
Pequeños Gigantes USA
El Chavo Animado
Que Bonito Amor
Como Dice el Dicho
Hasta Que el Dinero nos Separe
Fuerza Necaxa
The Great Human Race
Joe y Jack en Español
Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas
El Hotel de los Secretos
Lo Imperdonable
Jorge el Curioso
The Bridge (Espanol)
Mentir para Vivir
El Mundo de Elmo
Va Por Ti
Elementary en Espanol
Yo No Creo en Los Hombres
Protagonistas
La Teniente
Por Ella Soy Eva
Lo Que Callamos Las Mujeres