Fox Hispanic Media's home-and-family channel Utilísma is
ramping up its relevance to U.S. Hispanics with two new series starring local
talent and entirely made in America.
The most recent is Be
handy con Carmen, a weekly show featuring handywoman Carmen de la Paz,
known for the carpentry and design skills she showed for six seasons of HGTV
makeover series Hammer Heads.
Starting this weekend (Nov. 20) the Puerto Rican-born De la
Paz will star in 38 episodes featuring her own style of home improvement,
power-tool use, design and "do-it-yourself" handy fixes.
"It's really amazing that Utilísima is giving me my own TV
show ... This would have never happened in the English-language market," De la
Paz said in an interview with Hispanic TV
De la Paz still runs her own company, De la Paz Designs, and
is an official ambassador for 3M.
Be Handy with Carmen premieres
Nov. 20th at 7 p.m. ET/PT. It debuted in Latin American on Nov. 5 and in Mexico
debut on Nov. 6.
While Carmen works with power tools, acclaimed
Mexican-American chef and restauranteur Aaron Sanchez makes wonders with pots
and pans. The tatooed Sanchez stars in Utilísima's Aarón Loves New York, which premiered Nov. 6 and was shot entirely
in New York City, where Sanchez owns two famous Mexican eateries, Tacombi and
For 13 episodes, Sanchez takes viewers to a trip to his
favorite markets, from the Union Square Farmer's Market butcher shops and
bakeries in Harlem and Queens.