MIAMI, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WGEN-TV (GENTV) - the Miami-based independent channel part of Caracol Television Group – announced the launch of El Show con Tony Benitez. The new and original one-hour daily comedy talk series hosted by Tony Benitez premieres December 3, airing Monday through Friday from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET. Before the official debut, GENTV will broadcast a special Thanksgiving day edition with a guest appearance by Jorge Villamizar, lead singer of Latin pop band Bacilos.
"We are thrilled to have Tony Benitez join our primetime line-up as star host of our newest show as we continue to evolve our local original productions," said Roy Meyeringh, General Manager of WGEN-TV. "Tony is widely recognized among the U.S. Hispanic audience as a great comedian and entertainer, he will be providing our viewers with unmatched comedic content every night."
The Cuban actor, director and comedian makes his way onto GENTV, charming the audience with his humoristic talent and extensive theatrical background. Benitez developed his ability to light up the stage while working with nationally recognized TV networks such as Telemundo, Univision, America TeVe and Mega TV.
"I look forward to this new partnership with GENTV, there couldn't be a better time to join this exceptional team," said Tony Benitez, Host of El Show con Tony Benitez. "I know that with this show I will be able to give my fans the very best of me."
The show welcomes a passionate new fanbase for GENTV, featuring a perfect mix of segments including opening monologues by Tony Benitez, monthly running gags, irresistible sketches, 'dangerous' street stunts and interviews with celebrity guests participating in comedy skits and performances. El Show will regularly feature different acts with various cast members, including seasoned actors, Luis Miguel Ovan and Carmen Daysi. In addition, El Show's house band is led by 18-time Grammy Award Nominee and world renowned music producer, Marlow Rosado. Having worked with some of the most prominent artists in Latin music, such as Ricky Martin, Celia Cruz and Elvis Crespo; Rosado's experience and musical talent will make El Show the go-to destination for music and celebrities.
El Show will be produced daily in GENTV's Doral studios, whose set-up includes three main areas: a stage for interviews and desk bits on the left, a center stage with a red velvet curtain that leads to Tony's entrance monologue, and a stage for celebrity guest performances on the right. Moreover, the studio lay-out incorporates a designated audience area and a versatile set for sketch comedy acts.
For more information, visit www.wgentv.com.
Headquartered in Miami, FL WGEN-TV Channel 8 is a Spanish-language television station which targets U.S. Hispanic audiences of all nationalities. WGEN-TV is part of Caracol Television Group, a leading Latin American television network with more than 50 years in operation. WGEN-TV's programming strategy is aimed to be entertaining, fresh and with the highest production quality.