Univision to Begin Airing “Sesame Amigos” in Saturday Children’s Programming Block

There are some new Amigos heading to Univision

The Spanish-language network will begin airing Season 1 of Sesame Amigos, a new 30-minute Spanish-language program from Sesame Workshop, on August 1 at 8:30 am ET/PT as part of Univision’s Saturday children’s programming block “Planeta U.”

Sesame Amigos

The network has scheduled 26 episodes featuring Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert & Ernie and other familiar denizens of Sesame Street.

Along with signature segments promoting learning, cooperation and being nice, each show will also feature the characters interacting with a Univision celebrity, among them Sal y Pimenta hosts Carlos Calderon and Lourdes StephenPrimer Impacto correspondents Tony Dandrades and Jackie GuerridoDespierta América’s Maity Interiano and William Valdez and Univision DeportesPablo “La Torre de Jalisco” Ramirez.

Non-Univision Hispanic celebrities will also appear, including Vahdir Derbez, Diego Luna and Leslie Grace.

Sesame Amigos is a new and innovative show designed specifically for Spanish-speaking families in the U.S.,” said Alberto Ciurana, president of Programming & Content, Univision Communications Inc. “While versions of Sesame Street air in more than 150 countries, Sesame Amigos will provide Spanish-speaking preschoolers the tools they need to succeed in the United States.”

Guerrido Launching Her Own Denim Line

It’s all about the pantalones for Jackie Guerrido

The 39-year-old Puerto Rican television weather forecaster and journalist, the ex-wife of reggaeton star Don Omar, is launching her own denim line for “successful and independent women.”

Jackie Guerrido's New Denim Line

“I am extremely excited about this opportunity,” Guerrido told members of the press while showing off her new line. “These jeans are designed for every occasion and for women like me, who work every day to get ahead.”

Guerrido says she’s marketing the new line, called Jackie Guerrido Jeans, to fashionistas  and women who are independent and strong.

The line should be available in stores next month.