Upfronts 2013: NuvoTV Plans Comedy Programming

Debuting April 2, 'Stand Up & Deliver' Will Serve as Launch Pad for Other Series 3/27/2013 7:50 AM Eastern

NuvoTV is planning to push more heavily into the comedy space with a slate of series and specials to be added to its current lineup, announced network programming head Bill Hilary on Wednesday.

The first series to premiere is Stand Up & Deliver, an original comedy series that will premiere April 2 at 10 p.m. (ET). The show, which features stand-up routines from up-and-coming comedians with a multicultural focus, will serve as a launching pad for NuvoTV's other comedy programming.

"Comedy will be a key part of our overall strategy going forward. Comedy is integral to young American Latino culture.  It is a uniting force that brings people together," Hilary said. "NUVOtv will become a showcase for new comedic talent; a place where new stars will emerge."

The network's upcoming comedy programming will include a one-hour special starring stand-up comedian Anjelah Johnson slated for a summer premiere. The network is also in discussion with major comedy suppliers to create stand-up programming, one-off network events and tours, according to Hilary.

NuvoTV is slated to hold its upfront event to showcase its new programming on May 15 in New York.

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