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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El Chapo
El Chapo
Queen of the South
Queen of the South
Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio
Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio
El Negocio
El Negocio
Capadocia
Capadocia
La Teacher de Inglés
La Teacher de Inglés
Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas
Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas
The Time in Between
The Time in Between
La Fea Más Bella
La Fea Más Bella
Profugos
Profugos
Mira Quién Baila
Mira Quién Baila
Corazon Indomable
Corazon Indomable
Tierra de Reyes
Tierra de Reyes
Lo Que la Vida Me Robo
Lo Que la Vida Me Robo
Rica Famosa Latina
Rica Famosa Latina
La Tempestad
La Tempestad
Destino Deporte
Destino Deporte
La Rosa de Guadalupe
La Rosa de Guadalupe
La Mujer del Vendaval
La Mujer del Vendaval
Teresa
Teresa
Amores Verdaderos
Pablo Escobar el Patron del Mal
Chumel con Chumel Torres
Dios Inc.
El Hipnotizador
Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento
Epitafios
Tres Veces Ana
Mujer de Fases
A Que No Me Dejas
The Bodega
Saving Lives
Mandrake
Heroes Cotidianos
Tierra de Cantores
Porque el Amor Manda
Magnifica '70
Mi Prima Ciela
Mi Gorda Bella
Abismo de Pasión
Niñas Mal
Premios de la Radio
Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse
La Isla
Soy Tu Duena
Hasta Que el Dinero nos Separe
Vivir la Vida
Amores con Trampa
Vecinos
Corona de Lágrimas
Silvana Sin Lana
Isabel
La Viuda Negra
Mujeres Asesinas
El Gordo y la Flaca
Despierta América!
Primer Impacto
Eva Luna
Nuestra Belleza Latina
La Piloto
Juana la Virgen
Hijos del Carnaval
Lo Imperdonable
Jose Luis Sin Censura
A Que No Puedes
Sueño de Amor
Estudio 2
Veredicto Final
La Familia P. Luche
El Pantera
Cosita Rica
La Loba
Mega Desastres
Amar y Temer
Destilando Amor
Los Beltr
El Pr
Una Familia Con Suerte
La Madame
Don Francisco Presenta
El Mariachi
Amor Bravio
Un Camino Hacia el Destino
Chespirito
Ventaneando
Los Hombres de Paco
Aqu
Cuando Seas Mía
Un Refugio Para El Amor
Antimafia Squad
Que Bonito Amor
Como Dice el Dicho
Donde esta Elisa
El Hotel de los Secretos
Alice (HBO)
Blue Bloods en Español
Mentir para Vivir
El Mundo de Elmo
Va Por Ti
Elementary en Espanol