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 Chapo
El Chapo
El Negocio
El Negocio
Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio
Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio
Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas
Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas
Lo Que la Vida Me Robo
Lo Que la Vida Me Robo
La Teacher de Inglés
La Teacher de Inglés
La Viuda Negra
La Viuda Negra
Como Dice el Dicho
Como Dice el Dicho
Made in Cartagena
Made in Cartagena
Tierra de Reyes
Tierra de Reyes
Profugos
Profugos
Amores Verdaderos
Amores Verdaderos
Rica Famosa Latina
Rica Famosa Latina
Corazon Indomable
Corazon Indomable
Hasta Que el Dinero nos Separe
Hasta Que el Dinero nos Separe
La Rosa de Guadalupe
La Rosa de Guadalupe
Primer Impacto
Primer Impacto
Nuestra Belleza Latina
Nuestra Belleza Latina
La Tempestad
La Tempestad
Juana la Virgen
Teresa
Mandrake
Chumel con Chumel Torres
Dios Inc.
El Hipnotizador
Porque el Amor Manda
Mi Prima Ciela
15: A Quinceanera Story
Amores con Trampa
Lo Imperdonable
Soy Tu Duena
Abismo de Pasión
Niñas Mal
Jose Luis Sin Censura
La Fea Más Bella
Epitafios
Destino Deporte
Mujer de Fases
Hijos del Carnaval
Heroes Cotidianos
Una Familia Con Suerte
La Mujer del Vendaval
Mi Vida en Sayulita
Capadocia
Magnifica '70
Mi Gorda Bella
Cuando Seas Mía
Que Bonito Amor
Estudio 2
Tres Veces Ana
A Que No Me Dejas
Isabel
La Que No Podia Amar
Mujeres Asesinas
La Piloto
Por Ella Soy Eva
Vecinos
Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento
Quiero Mi Boda
La Familia P. Luche
Destilando Amor
El Gordo y la Flaca
Tierra de Cantores
Eva Luna
Los Hombres de Paco
Pablo Escobar el Patron del Mal
Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse
Mentir para Vivir
Vivir la Vida
De que te quiero, te quiero
Sueño de Amor
Veredicto Final
Mar
La Seleccion
Corona de Lágrimas
El Chavo
Cosita Rica
Pequenos Gigantes
Los Héroes del Norte
Alice (HBO)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Espa
Noches con Platanito
Despierta Am
Soy Tu Dueña
Amor Bravio
Un Camino Hacia el Destino
Cosas de la Vida
Cielo Rojo
Mujeres de Negro
Maria Mercedes
Gata Salvaje
Amorcito Coraz
Yago
The Time in Between
Laura, una Vida Extraórdinaria
El Mundo de Elmo
Va Por Ti
Elementary en Espanol
Yo No Creo en Los Hombres