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Univision is pulling the plug on the madcap 'Sábado Gigante'
Univision is pulling the plug on the madcap 'Sábado Gigante'

Saturdays are about to be a lot less giant. “Sábado Gigante,” the Spanish-language TV staple that brought millions of Latino families together with its madcap contests and cheesy sketch comedy bits, will end its record 53-year run Sept. 19, Univision announced Friday. For many Latino immigrants and their children, the program has been the equivalent of comfort food, reminding them of the high-energy entertainment of their homeland and serving as a unifier for the Latino diaspora. “How will I know it's Saturday?” Celia Barron, 68, an El Sereno resident, asked in Spanish. “Qué lástima (What a shame).” Led by carnival barker host...

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