'The Riveras' Reality Show: Chiquis Rivera And Family's Life To Air On NBC Universo

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Chiquis Rivera is returning to reality television with a new show that will follow her and her family. NBC Universo will air the series next season. GettyImages

Telemundo and NBC Universo has announced "Los Rivera" as part of the programming at the Upfronts. The celeb-reality series follows the lives of the late regional Mexican music icon Jenni Rivera’s biggest legacy – her children. The Riveras are Mexican Regional Music's most beloved family, but you have never seen them like this. See Chiquis Rivera and her younger siblings step up and pull together to raise each other with humor and love and go for their biggest dreams. The show will air on the NBC Universo cable network. Premiere date and time are unknown for now, but the show is set to air sometime this year.

Over on the Univision network, the life of "La Diva De La Banda" Jenni Rivera will be dramatized for a new series. "Su Verdadero Nombre Era Dolores" (Her Real Name Was Dolores) will also air next season on the Spanish-language network. The program is about a woman with an overwhelming personality who breaks through the field dominated by men, based on her talent, tenacity and intelligence. "Su Verdadero Nombre Era Dolores" is the story of the perfectly imperfect woman, a single mother of five children, the "butterfly" of the neighborhood, who one day returns as "The Diva of Banda," the unrelenting Jenni Rivera. 

She captivated millions of fans with powerful and relatable music, and with a headline-grabbing personal life that often played out in the tabloids. This biopic series reveals the true woman behind the music and the headlines as told by her former manager, a man she publicly referred to as her fifth brother, Pete Salgado. Shot on location in Los Angeles and Mexico, fans will get Pete's previously untold perspective on the woman he knew, consoled and managed to help her millions of fans understand the real woman behind the music.

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Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.