Estrella TV to Release Yamil Ureña’s Menudo-Inspired Series “Súbete A Mi Moto” on February 14

Yamil Ureña is about to cannonball into the pop culture world…

The Dominican actor is set to star in the Menudo-inspired series Súbete A Mi Moto, which is set to premiere in the U.S. on February 14 on Estrella TV network.

Yamil Ureña

The drama series will chronicle the story of the first Latin boy band set against the backdrop of the band’s anthemic songs and iconic status, as told by its creator, Edgardo Diaz, who formed the band in 1977 in Puerto Rico.

Filmed in Mexico and Puerto Rico, the series will be encapsulated in fifteen 60-minute episodes with Ureña, Braulio Castro and Rocio Verdejo, among others, as cast members.

“We are truly delighted to bring Subete a mi Moto to the U.S. Hispanic audience. Menudo was an international smash hit and the first Latin pop band to cross over to the American mainstream market,” said Ivan Stoilkovich, evp, television programming, Estrella Media, Inc. “I am certain this series will appeal to nostalgic fans in the U.S. as well as transcend generations to attract new followers to Menudo’s musical legacy.”

Menudo featured different members including Grammy winners Ricky Martin and Draco Rosa. The boy band released 35 albums before disbanding in 2009.

Súbete A Mi Moto, which premiered in Mexico and Latin America in October 2020, is produced by Somos Productions, Endemol Shine Boomdog and Piñolywood Studios, and distributed by SOMOS Distribution.

Estrella Media Renews Omar Chaparro’s Primetime Talk Show “Tu-Night con Omar Chaparro” for Second Season

There’s more talk in Omar Chaparro’s future…

U.S Hispanic broadcaster Estrella Media has renewed its primetime talk show Tu-Night con Omar Chaparro with the 47-year-old Mexican actor, comedian, TV host, media personality and singer, for a second season.


The show, which is described as a late-night talk show in primetime, returns for its sophomore season on January 25 at 9:00 pm.

Hosted by Chaparro, who has starred in Detective Pikachu and co-hosts Netflix’s Nailed It! Mexico, the series scored close to 2M viewers during its first 20-episode season.

“This series was an exciting addition to our primetime line-up and it delivered audiences that challenged not only Spanish-language television networks but English networks as well,” said Ivan Stoilkovich, EVP, Television Programming at Estrella Media. “EstrellaTV is committed to offering a fresh take on the late-night talk format for the U.S. Hispanic audience. We’re excited to see the series audience grow since its launch, and we’re enthusiastic about the format and our partnership with Omar.”

The series was also popular on digital and social media channels with over 26M views on its YouTube channel.

“We were able to tap into a passionate fanbase on social as well with many of the videos receiving over one million views in just a few weeks,” said René Santaella, EVP, Digital and Streaming Media at Estrella Media. “Wherever the consumer wants to watch, we are going to build an audience, and it certainly helps to have such an engaging show like Tu-Night con Omar Chaparro.” 

Favela to Serve as a Judge on Estrella TV’s “Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento”

Joss Favela is ready to pass judgment…

The 26-year-old Rising regional Mexican artist has joined Estrella TV‘s Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento as judge, according to Billboard.

Joss Favela

The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter will be one of the judges on the show’s 16th season. Past celebrity judges on the multi-talent show include Gerardo Ortiz, Ana Bárbara and Luis Coronel.

“Joss Favela represents the new generation of Regional Mexican music. He is part of the millennial community that is reinventing and keeping traditional Mexican music alive, relevant and fresh,” CEO Lenard Liberman said in a statement.

“In many ways, Favela is a reflection of what Estrella TV is doing in Spanish language television in the U.S.  We are proud to have him join our judges panel and welcome him to our Estrella TV family.”

Contestants compete on the show in a broad range of skills for a chance at the ultimate prize: $100,000 and a management contract.

Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento will premiere on Estrella TV on March 27 at 8:00 pm EST.

Favela scored his first Grammy nomination with his debut album Hecho A Mano. “It’s a beautiful satisfaction to know that what we do has a positive impact in the music industry … It’s a dream come true,” said Favela in a previous Billboard interview.

Coronel Taking Part in Estrella TV’s Intimate Acoustic Concert Program

Luis Coronel is sharing his historia

The 19-year-old Mexican American singer has signed on with Estrella TV’s Fenomeno Studios and MetroPCS to bring his fans an intimate acoustic concert experience, #AsiEsMiHistoria.

Luis Coronel

Coronel, one of regional Mexican music’s newest superstars, joins Gerardo Ortiz, his younger brother Kevin Ortiz, for the special concert series, which started on October 9.

In the acoustic sessions, part of an effort to connect the Mexican millennials with their core fans, Coronel recorded some of his best-known ballads, including “Alérgico a Tí,” while the superstar brothers sang together and recorded a full set of some of their hit singles at Fenomeno Studios in Los Angeles in front of a small audience of about 50 fans.

In order to invite those who weren’t in the room to be a part of the experience, each artist did a surprise live chat with fans using Periscope and later engaged in a candid Q&A with members of the audience that revealed aspects about their lives and careers.

Each Friday through Nov. 4, a new session will be posted on

Then, on November 4, #AsiEsMiHistoria will air nationwide as a half-hour special on Estrella TV.

Carrillo Plotting His Return to Telenovelas

It’s been about 12 years since Fernando Carrillo appeared in the telenovela Siempre te amaré… But you won’t have to wait too much longer to see him back on the small screen.

The 46-year-old Venezuelan actor—who set hearts aflutter in hit telenovelas like Abigail, Maria Isabel and Rosalinda with Thalia—is ready to make his triumphant return to the kind of TV dramas that won him international acclaim. While he doesn’t have a project lined up just yet, he’s definitely on the lookout.

Fernando Carrillo

“During these 12 years I’ve done many things,” Carrillo tells Efe. “I’ve done movies, theater, I started my career as a businessman, my boy Angel Gabriel was born and I faced the toughest moments of my life when my parents died.”

Carrillo’s business endeavors as vice president for global expansion of the Sunset World group—owner and operator of six hotels in Mexico—have taken up a lot of his time.

Last November Carrillo moved to Los Angeles to host the sixth season of the reality competition Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento on Estrella TV. He’s also been working simultaneously on several projects for the Hispanic market.

“I’m also in talks to work out my return to telenovelas – fortunately there are options right now in Mexico, Argentina and Miami,” he said.

With a career that began in 1986 with La Dama de Rosa, Carrillo’s international fame spread like wildfire and still remains steady in the more than 70 countries where his telenovelas have aired.

Most recently, he wrapped up work on a film in the Dominican Republic, Lotoman II.

“Its premiere is scheduled for Nov. 1 and we hope it equals or surpasses the great success of Lotoman I, the biggest box-office hit in the history of the Dominican Republic,” he said.