Mun2 skeds Jenni Rivera series marathons

Cabler plans weeklong tribute to hyphenate killed in plane crash

Cabler Mun2 is going wall-to-wall with Jenni Rivera programming this week in the wake of the hyphenate’s death Sunday in a plane crash.

But there’s no word yet from the NBCUniversal cabler about the status of the third season of her reality skein “I Love Jenni,” which was a few weeks into filming its third season.

On Monday and Tuesday, Mun2 planned to air fro 6 p.m.-2 a.m. marathons of the first two seasons of “I Love Jenni,” which chronicled the regional Mexican music star’s jet-set life as an entertainer, mother and entrepreneur. Rivera’s daughter, Chiquis Marin, is also the subject of another Mun2 reality skein, “Chiquis ‘n Control,” which wrapped its first season earlier this year. It’s still unclear whether the “Chiquis” will be renewed for a second season. Episodes of its first season will air on Mun2 on Thursday and Friday.

In addition to the series marathons, Mun2 plans to run more than 30 hours of programming devoted to Rivera’s music during the coming week.

Rivera, 43, died early Sunday when her private plane crashed shortly after takeoff in Monterrey, Mexico. A native of Long Beach, Rivera sold more than 15 million albums. Her most recent release, “Joyas Prestadas,” was released last December in both Banda and pop formats by Fonovisa/Universal Music Latin Entertainment.

In addition to her TV shows on Mun2, Rivera was poised for crossover stardom, having recently inked a sitcom development deal with ABC.

Among the six others who died in the crash were her attorney, Mario Macias, publicist Arturo Rivera, stylist Jorge Sanchez and makeup man Jacob Yebale.

In a statement Monday, Mun2 g.m. Diana Mogollon and Emilio Romano, prexy of Telemundo Media, hailed Rivera as “was one of the most influential, authentic and captivating Latinas in entertainment. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and friend, who broke through the language barrier and connected with millions of fans in a unique, powerful and lasting way.”

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