February 19, 2002

Beginning on March 18, the TeleFutura Network will offer a greater variety of shows.

The movie block "Cine De Las Estrellas," will air every Monday through Thursday from 8 - 10 p.m. (EST) and features the best selection of the world's most popular blockbuster films - all in Spanish. And debuting just before the movie at 7 p.m. (EST) is a new entertainment magazine show called "La Oreja". Hosted by renowned show biz experts Juan Jose Origel and Mara Patricia Castañeda, this one-of-a-kind program features the perfect blend of comedy and celebrity gossip. Then after the movie, based on popular demand, TeleFutura moves its highly popular early-fringe novela "El Inútil" (The Useless) to 10 - 11 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday. "El Inútil" is the story of a young man whose life is turned upside down when he realizes that his newest love and his old flame are actually related.

Beginning at 6 a.m. (EST) Monday through Friday, TeleFutura is the new home of Latin America's most beloved comic character "Chespirito," starring the incomparable Roberto Gomez Bolaños. Following "Chespirito" at 7 a.m. (EST) is the classic children's series "Carrusel," which teaches kids about important social issues by way of the amusing classroom situations of a young teacher and her students. Premiering from 8 - 9 a.m. (EST) is the charming "Little Orphan Annie" tale "Luz Clarita" about a little girl destined to make a difference in the life of a powerful businessman. "Cambio de Piel" and "Isabella…Mujer Enamorada" will each air an hour earlier at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. (EST), respectively. Lastly, the popular novela "Mujer Secreta" moves to the morning from 11 a.m. - 12 noon (EST).

Beginning at 3 p.m. (EST) is "Mi Pequeña Traviesa," a tale about an adolescent girl who disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family and encounters all sorts of tribulations on her road to maturity. Following "Traviesa" from 4 - 5 p.m. (EST) is the international hit "Esmeralda," which is the story of a young blind woman whose secret past and humble upbringing hinders her chances of happiness with her true love. Two afternoon favorites, "Carita Pintada" and "Mariú," will change time slots and now will be seen between 5 and 5:30 p.m. (EST) and 5:30 and 6 p.m. (EST), respectively. In addition, and continuing the success started at Univision, the heartwarming novela "María Belen" moves to TeleFutura at 6 p.m. (EST) where it picks up the story of an enchanting six-year-old girl who lives in an orphanage and must endure incredible hardship before finding the happiness she truly deserves.

Weekends on TeleFutura the network premieres "Rugemanía" on Saturdays and Sundays at 6 a.m. (EST). This spectacular magazine-style children's program presents educational topics while entertaining its young viewers with lots of music and dancing. Later, from 6:30 - 10 a.m. (EST) is the fun-filled children's block "Toonturama," which features a selection of the best Spanish-language cartoons on television.

On Saturdays the debut of the unique game show "Mega Match" at 10 a.m. (EST). Then at 6 p.m. (EST) on Saturdays comes a zany new comedy full of jokes, impersonations and parodies entitled "La Cuchufleta." And staying put on its original time slot on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. (EST) is the teen dance show "La Cartelera Pepsi.", one of the most popular shows between young Hispanics.

On weekend afternoons, starting at 12 noon (EST), TeleFutura will offer its audience a movie block, "Cineplex", which includes three fantastic movies from different cinematic genres.

Changing time slots in the early morning hours is the public affairs program "Rincón Latino" that moves to 5 a.m. (EST) on Saturdays and Sundays. Also on both days of the weekend, a new comedy show, "Los Papás de Mis Papás," debuts at 5:30 a.m. (EST), featuring the hilarious situations that occur when three generations of a family live in the same building.

The daytime talk shows, "El Escándalo al Mediodía", stays Monday thru Friday, from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. (EST), and "Mónica,", also stays from Monday thru Friday at 2:00 p.m. (EST), respectively. Both shows are holding strong and continue to attract large numbers of young adult viewers in their time slots. And there are good news for the sports fans. TeleFutura's "Contacto Deportivo de Budwiser," which is the highest-rated daily sports magazine show among Hispanic Men 18 - 49 (beating out ESPN's Sportscenter) maintains its original time slot, Monday thru Sunday from 11:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (EST) , as well as "Futbol Liga Mexicana", which stays Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. (EST). Only "Solo Boxeo", the Friday night boxing program that ranks number-one also among Hispanic Men 18 - 49 (knocking out ESPN 2's boxing show), will change its time slot and will air one hour later, at 8:00 p.m. (EST) starting March 22nd.

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