Jennifer Lopez’s talent show, ‘Q’Viva,’ heads to Univision


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Jennifer Lopez’s and ex-hubby Marc Anthony’s talent competition series ‘¡Q’Viva! The Chosen’ will premiere in the U.S. next year on Univision.

It seems the couple’s split didn’t hurt their joint business venture. The two -- along with the show’s producer, XIX Entertainment, the company of ‘American Idol’ creator Simon Fuller -- sold the show to 21 broadcast networks internationally, with the first three deals announced Wednesday.


Univision, the top-rated Spanish-language broadcast network, plans to air the series in one-hour weekly episodes.

‘This acquisition builds on our legacy of engaging our audiences with the best entertainment available in the industry and further demonstrates the strength of our partnership with Televisa,’ Ronald Day, senior vice president of programming for Univision Networks, said in a statement.

In Mexico, Univision’s long-term partner, Televisa, plans to air the series via its flagship network, Canal de las Estrellas. In Colombia, Caracol TV is to air the series.

The series, which is currently being shot in Spanish, Portuguese and English, will document Lopez and Anthony as they travel around Latin America and tap into the talent pool of performers.

‘Very soon the world’s heart will beat to the tune of Latin rhythms and we’re looking forward to experiencing history in the making, Lopez said in a statement. ‘It is with great pride that we embark on this amazing and very personal mission to discover and celebrate the most captivating talent the world has ever seen.’

Production is scheduled to wrap in January, which is when ‘American Idol’ returns for its 11th season, with Lopez as a judge.



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