Mun2 to Pay Tribute to Jenni Rivera With Special Programming

Jenni Rivera Mun2 Tribute
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Bilingual cabler mun2 will pay tribute to Latin music superstar Jenni Rivera on the one-year anniversary of her death.

The net — a sister channel to NBC’s Telemundo — is home to the musician’s reality series, “I Love Jenni.” Specials dedicated to Rivera will be broadcast beginning Thanksgiving night and run through the end of the year. The programming bloc kicks off at 6 p.m. Nov. 28 with a re-airing of the season two episode dedicated to Jenni’s daughter Jacqui’s wedding, followed by a special with celebs recalling their favorite moments from the musician’s life. Back-to-back Thanksgiving episodes of “I Love Jenni” will air from 8 to 10 p.m.

The network will dedicate Dec. 9 — the day the singer died — to re-airing every ep of the final season of “I Love Jenni” beginning at 6 a.m. The third season of the series was shot both before and after her tragic plane crash in Mexico. With $5.5 million viewers, the show’s final run was the highest rated original program on mun2.

mun2 will also premiere three new specials in December that features never-before-seen footage of the music icon.

“Jenni Rivera is in our hearts and this networks’ soul,” mun2’s exec VP and general manager Diana Mogollon said. “We have painstakingly strived to showcase her life just as she lived it: fiercely, with love, laughter, outrageous activities, and conversations that made you laugh, surprised you and always made you grateful to be a small part of her life. She is an icon, a Latina, mother, daughter, sister and friend who never forgot her beginnings or her heritage.”

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    1. rigo says:

      I can relate thank u. For. Making. Me f eel better see ing. How much u love ur. Mom. As I did

    2. rigo says:

      My mom year too it’s. Hard

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