UNIVERSO announced that it will premiere the third season of the successful celeb-reality The Riveras, starring Chiquis, Jacqie, Mike, Jenicka and Johnny, on Sunday, March 11 at 10PM/9C.
14 episodes invite viewers to the lives of the children of regional Mexican music legend, Jenni Rivera. They show that they are more united than ever.
It is the only reality show in English about a Mexican-American family in the USA. Their success is due to the fact that the public identifies with the family that represents the diversity and the majority of the country’s Hispanic population. To see a preview of the new season, visit this YouTube link https://youtu.be/bLBoX1nyadk.
“I think the success of The Riveras is because we are very real and honest,” said Chiquis Rivera, executive producer and star of The Riveras. “We are all going through changes and we support each other, I think my mom would be very proud, even so, we are perfectly imperfect.”
“We are excited to present this new season with no filter laden of drama and laughter,” said Bilai Joa Silar, senior vice president of programming and production at UNIVERSO. “Fans will discover love, secrets, unexpected separations and courageous revelations, and they will witness the strength of the family as it faces challenges and tries to make their dreams come true.”
In this season, Chiquis gives free rein to love with her boyfriend Lorenzo Méndez, the vocalist of La Original Banda el Limón. But the idea of commitment generates a lot of anxiety at the same time that his empire continues to grow, appearing on his concert tour and working on his second album entitled “Entre botellas”. Jacqie manages to lose 70 pounds, a physical change that makes her regain her self-confidence and gives her the clarity to make the difficult decision to separate from her five-year-old husband while trying to balance her life as a single mother and follow her passion for music. Mike continues to raise his autistic daughter Luna as a single father, and leaves his comfort zone to break through as stand-up comedian. Jenicka will surprise Mike with the news that she will no longer will live with him and that he moves back with Chiquis in addition to embarking on her career as a plus-size model. Johnny, the youngest of the brothers, graduates from high school and speaks publicly about his sexuality.
The executive production of “The Riveras” is in charge of Irune Ariztoy for UNIVERSO, and Edward Paige and Liane Su, of Blank Paige Productions.
Fans can interact in social networks using the hashtag #TheRiveras. In addition, they can search for more content about the program on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheriverasTV and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/theriverastv/.
Viewers can catch up with “The Riveras” watching the series without stopping at Video on Demand, www.nbcuniverso.com/NOW, and the UNIVERSO NOW app.
UNIVERSO is currently available in 40 million households throughout the United States. The channel is broadcast nationwide in HD by DirecTV; in the western markets of the United States by Comcast Xfinity TV; in cable by Bright House Networks; and, in certain markets of Cox Communications.