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
Profugos
Profugos
Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio
Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio
Rica Famosa Latina
Rica Famosa Latina
El Negocio
El Negocio
Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas
Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas
Capadocia
Capadocia
Mira Quién Baila
Mira Quién Baila
The Time in Between
The Time in Between
Corazon Indomable
Corazon Indomable
La Rosa de Guadalupe
La Rosa de Guadalupe
La Fea Más Bella
La Fea Más Bella
Lo Que la Vida Me Robo
Lo Que la Vida Me Robo
Tierra de Reyes
Tierra de Reyes
La Tempestad
La Tempestad
El Gordo y la Flaca
El Gordo y la Flaca
Teresa
Teresa
Epitafios
Epitafios
Abismo de Pasión
Abismo de Pasión
Primer Impacto
Juana la Virgen
Mandrake
Chumel con Chumel Torres
Magnifica '70
Cuando Seas Mía
Hijos del Carnaval
Destino Deporte
The Bodega
Saving Lives
Heroes Cotidianos
Mi Prima Ciela
Mi Gorda Bella
Pablo Escobar el Patron del Mal
Niñas Mal
Como Dice el Dicho
Mujer de Fases
Dios Inc.
El Hipnotizador
Jose Luis Sin Censura
Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento
A Que No Me Dejas
La Familia P. Luche
Isabel
Los Héroes del Norte
La Isla
Destilando Amor
Una Familia Con Suerte
La Mujer del Vendaval
Despierta América!
Un Camino Hacia el Destino
Porque el Amor Manda
Nuestra Belleza Latina
Amores Verdaderos
La Piloto
Amores con Trampa
De que te quiero, te quiero
Silvana Sin Lana
El Chavo
El Mariachi
Tierra de Cantores
Eva Luna
Que Bonito Amor
Hasta Que el Dinero nos Separe
Vivir la Vida
La Teacher de Inglés
Yo No Creo en Los Hombres
Lo Imperdonable
Estudio 2
Vecinos
Mar
Corona de Lágrimas
Secretos
La Viuda Negra
Alice (HBO)
Chachi's Dance to Uforia
La Que No Podia Amar
La Hora Pico
Gran Reserva
El Pr
Mujeres Asesinas
Soy Tu Duena
La Madame
Noches con Platanito
Soy Tu Dueña
Amor Bravio
Los Hombres de Paco
Laura
Los Jets
Mujeres de Negro
Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse
Donde esta Elisa
El Hotel de los Secretos
Mentir para Vivir
El Mundo de Elmo
Va Por Ti
Elementary en Espanol
Protagonistas
La Teniente
Por Ella Soy Eva