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Jack Rico


2016/09/23 at 1:57pm

‘Highly Relevant’ Podcast Ep. 7 – Mark Consuelos On Breaking Hispanic Stereotypes, Anthony Mendez On Emmy Love, Tanzina Vega On Media Diversity

09.23.2016 | By |

In this seventh episode, actor Mark Consuelos, whose new show PITCH premiered this week on FOX, talks to me about what it’s like to co-host with his wife, “Live with Kelly Ripa,” the most coveted seat in morning television right now, plus, his opinion on whether he feels more Hispanic or American, and his answer on what his favorite album is… will leave you crying.  Read More

Jack Rico


2014/10/10 at 1:39pm

How Cristela Alonzo Got Her Show On ABC

10.10.2014 | By |

Ever wonder how a TV show gets picked up on a major broadcast network? What about a Hispanic-American show? Cristela Alonzo knows a thing or two about how to respond these questions because she lived them and is now explaining to me in deep detail the behind-the-scenes dealings of how her new TV show Cristela got greenlit by the ABC network (it airs Oct 10th at 8:30pm on ABC). Read More

Mariana Dussan


2014/01/07 at 6:31pm

Is ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ Juan Pablo Galavis Latino Enough?

01.7.2014 | By |

On Monday night Juan Pablo Galavis, a professional soccer player turned consultant from Venezuela, began his journey in the search for love on the 18th season of ABC’s “The Bachelor.” During a special two night premier audiences got a got a closer look at his life, a sneak peek at the drama filled season and met the 27 ladies competing for the young bachelor’s heart whom all agreed is “sexy!” Read More

Mariana Dussan


2014/01/06 at 5:45pm

TV Review: ABC’s ‘The Bachelor: The Countdown to Juan Pablo’

01.6.2014 | By |

This season, ABC’s “The Bachelor” has a Latin twist up its sleeve that is guaranteed to make women all over the United States swoon. Get prepared to go on a love journey with the same guy who got the boot on season 9 of “The Bachelorette,” The Venezuelan Juan Pablo Galvis. Read More

Jack Rico


2013/11/19 at 4:16pm

Exclusive: My 1 On 1 Interview With Magician David Blaine!

11.19.2013 | By |

Before his upcoming ABC special, “David Blaine: Real or Magic“, I had a chance to sit down with Blaine himself, seven years after our first interview, to understand the inspiration behind his new TV show, his future touring plans, the book that blew his mind, the Spanish magicians he reveres and the card trick that left me stunned! Read More

Jack Rico


2013/09/19 at 6:43pm

Eva Longoria To Produce ABC Telenovela “Pura Sangre”

09.19.2013 | By |

Eva Longoria is at it again. According to, the “Desperate Housewives” star is producing another telenovela from Latin America, this time for ABC. The network acquired the US rights to the popular Venezuelan telenovela “Pura Sangre”. The English language title will be “Trust“. Read More

Mack Chico


2009/03/16 at 12:00am

‘MacGyver’ going to the big screen!

03.16.2009 | By |

'MacGyver' going to the big screen!

New Line Cinema is using twine, bubble gum and a pencil to throw “MacGyver” into development as a feature film.

Raffaella De Laurentiis, daughter of Dino De Laurentiis, is producing through her Raffaella Prods. along with Martha De Laurentiis and series creator Lee Zlotoff.

Dino De Laurentiis is exec producing.

“MacGyver” was a science-oriented adventure series that ran from 1985-92 on ABC. Richard Dean Anderson, later of “Stargate: Atlantis” and “SG-1” fame, starred as an incredibly resourceful secret agent for the Phoenix Foundation who frequently would escape from dangerous situations with ingenious and lightning-quick engineering trickery.

Two telefilms starring Anderson aired in the years after the show’s cancellation. The character eventually achieved enough cultural penetration to become a reference for anyone attempting to jury-rig a solution out of household items. “Saturday Night Live” took the concept to the next level with its spoofs “MacGruber,” starring Will Forte.

No writer is attached, but the studio hopes to find a script that can acknowledge how the concept has staked a place into pop culture yet still makes for a serious and fun adventure movie.

“We think we’re a stick of chewing gum, a paper clip and an A-list writer away from a global franchise,” said New Line’s Richard Brener, who will oversee with Sam Brown and Walter Hamada.

Mack Chico


2008/11/11 at 12:00am

"Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera to film ‘American Tragedy’

11.11.2008 | By |

"Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera to film 'American Tragedy'

Ugly Betty” star America Ferrera will topline and exec produce the drama “American Tragic,” with Ryan Piers Williams helming from his own screenplay.

Latino mini-studio Maya Entertainment will produce and distribute the pic, with Heather Rae (“Frozen River”) serving as producer. Sergio Aguero (“Y tu mama tambien”) will exec produce alongside Ferrera.

Drama marks Ferrera’s second collaboration with Maya, which also distributed Ferrera starrer “How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer.”

“We hope that this is validation of the job we did on ‘Garcia Girls,’ ” said Jeff Valdez, who co-chairs Maya Entertainment along with founder Moctesuma Esparza.

“American Tragic” centers on a young war vet, played by newcomer Ryan O’Nan, who sets off across the country with a buddy to find redemption. Ferrera will play his wife and Melissa Leo (“Frozen River”) his mother.

Production on “American Tragic” starts in February in New Mexico for a projected fall 2009 release.

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