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Telemundo Sets Saturday Night Variety Show ‘La Sorpresa de Tu Vida’

Continuing with the TV trend seen on the fall schedule of the similarly NBCUniversal-owned NBC, Telemundo has announced plans for a weekly two-hour, family-oriented variety show.

“La Sorpresa de tu Vida” (The Surprise of Your Life) stars singer-comedian Angelica Vale and Hispanic television star Raul Gonzalez and will focus on giving fans a chance to fulfill their wildest dreams as their family and friends come on to present testimonials and heart-warming stories about them. Games, music, humor segments and celebrity guests will also be incorporated into the program, which will premiere next season and will air on Saturday nights.

“With ‘La Sorpresa de tu Vida,’ Saturday nights will never be the same,” said Luis Silberwasser, president of Telemundo Network. “We identified an opportunity on Saturday nights a while ago and took our time to develop the right concept and identify the right talent. Angelica and Raul are the perfect hosts for this modern, interactive format that will appeal to the whole Hispanic family.”

Telemundo’s news comes nearly a month after Univision announced that long-running Saturday night variety show “Sabado Gigante” would be ending in September.

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