nuvoTV will feature five new non-scripted series for its 2012-13 season including: Mario Lopez 1-on-1, Fight Factory, The 7 of Clubs, Curvy Girls and Low-Ballers. These shows will join nuvoTV’s returning original reality Model Latina to anchor the schedule. The five new programs offer everything from a rare look inside the hugely popular sport of MMA to sexy celebrity interviews with top Latino talent– all geared toward BCLs.
“nuvoTV is on its way to becoming the go-to destination for Latino lifestyle programming,” said Michael Schwimmer, CEO of nuvoTV “We are committed to expanding our top-quality original programming slate for our viewers and will continue to step up our investments to solidify our role as television’s No. 1 destination for BCLs.”
Maria Perez-Brown, nuvoTV’s senior vice president, programming and development, added: “Our viewers have told us they want to see more programming that reflects their culture and identity. It is this pent-up demand that spurred us to significantly increase our programming budget and develop an aggressive slate of originals for 2012-13. There will be no doubt that America’s BCLs have a home at nuvoTV.”
Programming featured at the upfront events includes:
MARIO LOPEZ 1-on-1 – New Original Series
Step aside Ryan Seacrest, there’s a hot new celebrity correspondent that’s quickly becoming the most in-demand TV personality in Hollywood. Mexican-American superstar Mario Lopez is teaming with nuvoTV and inviting viewers into the mix of his exclusive 1-on1 chats with some of the biggest Latino celebs in entertainment! Mario can go beyond the tabloid headlines to get the real story and reveal the emotional and inspiring stories of Latino superstars that you won’t see anywhere else.
FIGHT FACTORY (1 hour, reality series) 9 episodes – New Original Series
nuvoTV’s new no-holds-barred reality series takes on the fastest growing sport in the world by taking viewers inside the ring and into the private world of top Latino MMA fighters, heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez and newcomer Wayne Phillips, as well as top fighters such as Josh Koscheck, Jon Fitch and Daniel Cormier. Set at the AKA gym, the team is coached by legendary kickboxer Javier Mendez and UFC vet “Crazy” Bob Cook and managed by Dewayne Zinkin. Fight Factory offers a rare, unfiltered look at the personal triumphs, devastating defeats and brutal realities of these celebrated modern day warriors. Produced by nuvoTV and Original Media.
THE 7 OF CLUBS (1/2 – 1 hour, reality series) – New Original Series
You’re on the VIP list! Go with nuvoTV beyond the velvet rope at the world’s hottest clubs and events and experience the up-all-night energy of the global party scene, where music legends are made as the beats keepers behind the turntables become overnight superstars. Los Angeles’ DJ Dirty Draws – aka popular Latino mix master Jesus Cortez – takes viewers with him and his six club compadres as they mix and mingle while striving to maneuver his career from the L.A. club scene to an international platform one club at a time!
CURVY GIRLS (1/2 hour, reality series) 7 episodes – New Original Series
They’re gorgeous, ambitious, large and in charge! Meet the Curvy Girls, a sexy clique of plus-size models who will do almost anything to succeed in a modeling business ruled by thin women. Friendships emerge and catfights erupt as four fashion-focused chicas with plus-size personalities strive to balance motherhood and rocky relationships with their unstoppable drive to make their dreams a reality. Their passion and pride fuel their drive, but secret battles with insecurity, weight issues and career missteps threaten to destroy their competitive spirit as they navigate NY’s fast lane of auditions and competition. Produced by nuvoTV and Stage 3 Productions.
LOW-BALLERS – New Original Series
The multi-billion dollar auto industry is about to eat the dust of a crew of gearheads with a million dollar idea that is on the fast track to revolutionizing the used car business. Buckle your seat belt and join the auto experts from the renowned Exotic Motors as they scour the country to buy cheap, busted down cars to trick out and turn into a major jackpot on the re-sell market! This show makes sure no one ever looks at a used car salesman the same way again. Produced by nuvoTV and Baby Jake Media.
MODEL LATINA 6: (1/2 hour, competition reality) – Returning Original Series
International Latino superstars like soap hunk Carlos Ponce and Victoria’s Secret supermodel Ines Rivero, as guest judges, have helped make Model Latina the biggest, brightest and boldest hit on nuvoTV. But the first five seasons were merely a warm up — things are about to get much hotter! The sexy modeling competition series is back and better than ever with new surprise superstar judges, wildly outrageous challenges and the hottest Latina model hopefuls to ever grace the Model Latina catwalk! Egos flair and drama erupts as 10 new models prove that they won’t let anything or anyone stand in the way of the huge cash prize and the title of the next Model Latina! For these fashion-forward divas, deceit is the new black!
In addition to building its base of original programming, nuvoTV will continue its aggressive acquisition policy, adding many exciting Latino-focused hit films and episodes of Miami Ink and LA Ink, starring Latina superstar Kat Von D, to the network’s 2012-13 television schedule.