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
Tierra de Reyes
Tierra de Reyes
El Negocio
El Negocio
Isabel
Isabel
Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio
Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio
Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento
Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento
La Piloto
La Piloto
Juana la Virgen
Juana la Virgen
Profugos
Profugos
Teresa
Teresa
La Viuda Negra
La Viuda Negra
Rica Famosa Latina
Rica Famosa Latina
Capadocia
Capadocia
La Tempestad
La Tempestad
La Familia P. Luche
La Familia P. Luche
Silvana Sin Lana
Silvana Sin Lana
El Chapo
El Chapo
Corazon Indomable
Corazon Indomable
Tres Veces Ana
Tres Veces Ana
Mar
Mar
Amores Verdaderos
Hasta Que el Dinero nos Separe
A Que No Me Dejas
Soy Tu Duena
La Rosa de Guadalupe
Primer Impacto
Tierra de Cantores
Eva Luna
Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas
Destino Deporte
Mandrake
Una Familia Con Suerte
Cuando Seas Mía
Porque el Amor Manda
Nuestra Belleza Latina
La Mujer del Vendaval
Lo Que la Vida Me Robo
Que Bonito Amor
The Time in Between
Jose Luis Sin Censura
Made in Cartagena
Mujer de Fases
Corona de Lágrimas
Pequenos Gigantes
Latin Grammy Awards
Chumel con Chumel Torres
Hijos del Carnaval
Heroes Cotidianos
El Gordo y la Flaca
Dios Inc.
El Hipnotizador
Magnifica '70
Mi Prima Ciela
Los Hombres de Paco
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Niñas Mal
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Amores con Trampa
Lo Imperdonable
La Fea Más Bella
La Que No Podia Amar
El Mariachi
Amor Bravio
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El Pantera
Jorge el Curioso
Los Héroes del Norte
La Isla
Destilando Amor
Noches con Platanito
Por Siempre Mi Amor
Soy Tu Dueña
Destino
Pablo Escobar el Patron del Mal
Maria Mercedes
Donde esta Elisa
Gata Salvaje
Amorcito Coraz
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Vivir la Vida
La Teacher de Inglés
Elementary en Espanol
Por Ella Soy Eva
De que te quiero, te quiero
Veredicto Final
La Ciencia de los Absurdo con Poncho Herrera
Red Eagle
Lente Loco
La Madame
LimoMasters
Despierta Am
Fight Factory
Un Camino Hacia el Destino
Los Jets
Pequeños Gigantes USA
Abismo de Pasión
Que Jalada
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