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Don Francisco (real name: Mario Kreutzberger) is host of Univision’s “Sabado Gigante,” one of Saturday’s top-rated shows.

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Telemundo and Univision shows worth checking out

  • Article by: NEAL JUSTIN
  • Star Tribune
  • October 12, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Expand your horizons by checking out some of the more popular shows on Univision and Telemundo. Not a Spanish whiz? Most cable or dish systems provide closed-captioning.

If you like “Dancing With the Stars,” try … “Mira Quién Baila”: Latino celebrities hit the floor in this weekly competition. This season’s roster includes former Menudo singer Johnny Loyada. (7 p.m. Sun., Univision)

If you like “The Bachelor,” try … “12 Corazones”: A dozen men and women compete on this dating show with a heavy emphasis on astrology and bikinis. Winners get a free date and a smooch. (1 p.m. weeknights, Telemundo)

If you like “Scandal,” try … “Marido en Alquiler”: A strong woman works as a handyman to feed her family, but gets distracted by a well-meaning — and married — chef. (8 p.m. weeknights, Telemundo)

If you like “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” try … “Sabado Gigante”: Don Francisco has hosted this program since 1962, making it TV’s longest-running variety series. It’s a crazy mix of skits, game shows, beauty pageants and “Maury Povich.” (7 p.m. Sat., Univision)

If you like “Two and a Half Men,” try … “Durmiendo con Mi Jefe”: An outrageous comedy in which a recently divorced womanizer moves in with a loyal employee, his mother and sister. (7:30 p.m. Sundays, Univision)

Neal Justin

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