From 2011 through 2013, I Love Jenni was perhaps the biggest draw for the Spanish-language pay TV network then known as mun2.
That series’ run came to a tragic end in December of 2012, when its star, Mexican-American entertainer Jenni Rivera, was killed in a plane crash.
Now, the reality-TV legacy of the woman who commanded a huge legion of fans for her banda and ranchera music and her work for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence will be continued by her five children. NBC Universo, the network that replaced mun2 in February of 2015, will bow “celeb-reality” series The Riveras on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 10 p.m. ET.
The show focuses on Chiquis, Jacqie, Mikey, Jenicka and Johnny Rivera “as they step up and pull together to pursue their biggest dreams with humor and love.”
“We want to show the world you can continue moving forward despite adversities,” Chiquis Rivera, Jennu Rivera’s eldest daughter, said. “Yes, life without our mother has been painful and difficult. We have weak moments, but at the end of the day we come together as family to figure it out.”
The 10-episode season of The Riveras is executive-produced by Gloria Medel Solomons for NBC Universo and Blank Paige Productions.
“We are excited to give viewers access to Jenni Rivera’s biggest legacy, her children, and to witness their evolution,” NBC Universo senior vice president of programming and production Bilai Joa Silar said. =“Chiquis, Jacqie, Mikey, Jenicka and Johnny are spreading their wings and doing their best to make their mother proud. We are confident our audience will fall in love with The Riveras.”
The first episode of The Riveras will also be available on video-on-demand platforms and via the network’s authenticated NBC Universo NOW website and apps, which require a subscriber login.