BURBANK, CA – September 23, 2016 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Estrella TV Network, the largest privately held, minority-owned Spanish television network in the U.S. announces the launch of its new Sunday night talk show, “El Show de Franco Escamilla,” premiering Sunday, September 25 at 9:00 PM.
With over 1.5 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, Franco Escamilla has become one of Latin America’s most followed, admired and decorated young standup comedians, and one of YouTube’s fastest growing and hottest celebrity sensations. Escamilla has put stand up comedy on the map in Latin America and now brings his enormous talent to Estrella TV, the leading Spanish language network in the US among millennial youth as reported by Nielsen Research.
“El Show de Franco Escamilla” is a late night talk show format featuring celebrity interviews, comedy sketches and entertaining games. The show will air weekly, Sunday nights at 9:00 PM, starting September 25th. This show is part of Estrella TV’s counterprogramming strategy, which caters to today’s Hispanic audiences in search of alternative entertainment to the traditional “telenovela” based networks.
Known as Mexico’s “rockstar standup comedian,” Escamilla is best known for his sarcasm and dry humor, which he cleverly combines with his no-nonsense, nonchalant style and quick wit. He has sold out venues in his native Mexico, the US and Latin America, and most recently collaborated with ESPN as a commentator for the Rio Olympic Games.
“I’m excited to be a part of the Estrella TV family and thrilled to have the opportunity to bring my humor to hundreds of thousands of Hispanic households in the US. With great opportunity comes great responsibility and I want to ensure that my show fills the gap that currently exists Sunday nights in Spanish television in this country,” stated Escamilla.
About LBI Media, Inc.
LBI Media, Inc., is the largest privately held, minority-owned Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States, with ten television stations and seventeen radio stations operating in top U.S. Hispanic markets. LBI Media, Inc. is the parent company to the Estrella TV Network, Don Cheto Radio Network, Fenomeno Studios MCN, Que Buena Radio and La Raza Radio. The company produces over 50 hours of original television programming at its Burbank Television Studios each week. The Estrella TV programming catalog consists of over 7,500 hours of original, Spanish-language television programming in genres including talk, drama, comedy, variety, reality, music and more.