Friday, April 17, 2015

Univision Ends "Sabado Gigante" After More than 53 Years

After more than 53 years, the popular Univision program “Sábado Gigante” will end on Saturday, September 19, 2015, the Spanish-language broadcaster announced Friday.

The variety show, which stars Mario Luis Kreutzberger Blumenfeld (known on the show by his stage name, Don Francisco), first launched in 1962 on Chile’s Channel 13 and is routinely been one of the most-watched show among Hispanics.

Mario Kreutzberger Blumenfeld,
also known as Don Francisco.
Kreutzberger will continue contributing to the Univision Network with new projects and by hosting entertainment specials and campaigns such as “TeletónUSA”, which is held every year on behalf of disabled children. He will also take part in Univision’s ongoing efforts to look for and develop new on-air talent and professionals.

For more information, read Whitney Friedlander's article in Variety by clicking here.

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