‘Law & Order,’ ‘Suits’ Translate for NBC Universo

Spanish-Language Net Dubs Iconic Crime Series, USA Hit
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A little bit of law and order, along with some suits, have been translated into Spanish and have found a home on NBC Universo.

Spanish-dubbed episodes of Law & Order — which was NBC’s signature crime series during its 1990-2010 run — now air on NBC Universo at 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Additionally, Law & Order: Los Angeles is being shown with Spanish-language dialogue on NBC Universo, airing each Tuesday in the 9 p.m. slot.

"Law & Order is an iconic series that has already captivated audiences around the world with its ‘ripped from the headlines’ brand of drama,” Bilai Joa Silar, who joined NBC Universo as senior vice president of programming and production in April. “It is a privilege to be able to reintroduce this intelligent and riveting series to a whole new Spanish-dominant U.S. audience.”

Separately, Spanish-dubbed episodes of Suits, one of USA Network’s most successful original programs, will air at 10 p.m. on Tuesday. Legal drama Suits is in its fifth season on USA.

"As we continue to build our primetime offerings with edgy programming for Hispanics, NBC Universo is thrilled to be the first channel to introduce Suits to Spanish-speaking audiences in the U.S.,” Silar said. “Now an entirely new audience will be able to follow the series from its inception, and be captivated by the show’s great storytelling, emotional characters and tantalizing themes.”

NBC Universo is the former mun2 cable network, which rebranded in February with the Spanish-language broadcast of Super Bowl XLIX. As NBC Universo, the network has placed a heavy focus on sports programming while retaining such mun2 reality shows as Larrymania, featuring regional Mexican recording artist Larry Hernandez.

NBCU Universo is also airing scripted programming by bringing the 2011 telenovela El Sexo Debil to U.S. audience. Originally produced for Mexico’s Cadena Tres, the series was rebroadcast by Mexican giant Azteca 7 from November 2014 through mid-February 2015.

El Sexo Debil, starring veteran telenovela actor Mauricio Ochmann, will air Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m.

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