Univision’s “El Gordo y La Flaca” and “Primer Impacto” Move to Los Angeles –for a Week– to Broadcast a Live Series of Shows

04/26/02 Insights Team

Miami, FL — As the home of the largest Hispanic population in the nation, Los Angeles warmly welcomes a visit from two of the most-watched programs on Spanish-language television, the gossip/talk show El Gordo y La Flaca and the news-magazine style show Primer Impacto.

From Monday, April 29th through Friday, May 3rd these highly-rated afternoon shows, will be getting up-close and personal with the people of Los Angeles as they travel to the west coast for an entire week bringing viewers distinctive stories in each of the shows’ unique styles. The production of both shows will relocate to L.A., including the hosts of El Gordo y La Flaca, the lovely Lili Estefan and her irrepressible partner in crime and comedy, Raul De Molina, as well as the hosts of Primer Impacto, the charming Myrka De Llanos and the show’s newest addition, the sensational Barbara Bermudo. During this special week, these popular television personalities will be making several public appearances, signing autographs and greeting their fans from all over Southern California.

The programs from Los Angeles will air on the network during their regularly scheduled time periods: El Gordo y La Flaca and Primer Impacto are televised every Monday through Friday from 4 – 5 p.m. ET (check local listings) and 5 – 6 p.m. ET (check local listings), respectively.  Pica y Se Extiende, the weekly prime time edition of El Gordo y La Flaca, will also be broadcast from Los Angeles on Thursday, May 2, from 10 – 11 p.m. ET (check local listings).

A special Ver Para Creer, the weekly prime-time edition of Primer Impacto, will be taped in Los Angeles. Don’t miss this special edition on May 5th, featuring astonishing acts and videos direct from California. Ver Para Creer airs regularly on the Univision network Sunday nights from 7 to 8 pm. ET (check local listings).

Univision Communications Inc. (NYSE: UVN) is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States.  Its operations include: Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 97% of U.S. Hispanic households; TeleFutura Network, a new 24-hour general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 72% of U.S. Hispanic households and counter-programming traditional Spanish-language lineups to draw additional viewers to Spanish-language television; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 46 television stations (21 Univision and 25 TeleFutura); Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Music Group, which, pending regulatory approval, includes Fonovisa, the leading Latin music label in the U.S. as well as a 50% interest in Mexico music recording and publishing company Disa Records; and Univision Online, the premier Internet company in the U.S. Hispanic market reaching 80% of the nation’s Spanish-speaking online audience at www.univision.com. Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles with network operations in Miami and television stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.

Contact: Carmen Fritsch
Univision Communications Inc.
310-410-5618
marketingcomm@univision.net
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