Mun2, NBCUniversal’s basic-cable sibling to Telemundo, will officially kick off its new fall season in October, and one thing’s for sure: the network is relying on its relationship with its English-language cousins and programming previously seen on English-language primetime TV to boost its appeal with Latino millennials.
Among the highly touted programming set to air on Mun2:
• A dubbed-into-Spanish take of the 2008-2009 Fox science fiction series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
• Spanish-language broadcasts of WWE, programming including Smackdown and WWE Raw
• The second year of Barclays Premier League football, live from England. This season’s opening matches aired Aug. 30 on mun2, as well as in English on sister service NBC Sports Network.
To capitalize on the increased popularity of Barclays Premier League matches, mun2 will re-air the matches immediately following live telecasts starting Oct. 4. The matches will also be available via streaming through selected pay TV providers and on VOD.
That’s not to say mun2 is giving up on programming originally produced in Spanish.
Debuting Oct. 6 at 9 p.m. and subsequently airing each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in that timeslot is the Colombian series Infiltrados. When the head of the nation’s Joint Intelligence Group is murdered on his birthday, Maj. Monica Umaña takes his place and must head the team that specializes in infiltrating criminal organizations and solving crime and violence in Colombia.
Additionally, Mun2 is banking on an original reality program starring Mexican entertainment icon Gloria Trevi, A Toda Gloria. The 13- episode series follows the fast-paced life of Trevi and gives fans behind-the-scenes access to the star as she gears up for a new tour.
“Gloria Trevi is one of the most exciting and provocative celebrities in Hispanic pop culture,” mun2 president Ruben Mendiola said. “We are extremely proud to bring to our viewers a new reality series that will change the way they view one of the biggest stars in Spanish-language entertainment.”
The series is produced by Gloria Trevi and Cinemat, and executive produced by Gloria Medel Solomons for mun2.