Unscripted skein available in 21 countries

Fox will air unscripted series “Q’Viva! The Chosen” in primetime beginning Saturdays next month, completing the U.S. piece of Endemol’s massive global distribution strategy.

“Q’Viva,” which will air in two-hour blocks over six weeks beginning March 3, is a music-competition skein featureing Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony traveling throughout Latin America in search of talent. A Spanish-language version of the series began running on Univision last month in the U.S., one of 21 countries where it is scheduled to run.

“Q’Viva,” which will step in for Fox series “Cops” at 8 p.m., is a joint production from Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment,Lopez’s NuYoRican Prods., Anthony and Jamie King.

Fox isn’t the only network putting originals on rerun-heavy Saturday at that time. ABC is rolling out “My Strange Addiction: A Special Edition of 20/20″ throughout March, the same month that CBS will turn over its primetime to its annual coverage of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

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