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WGEN-TV's New 'El Show con Tony Benitez' debuts with a Grammy-Award Winning Musical Line-Up and Special Guest Appearances
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 3, 2012 01:52 PM
MIAMI, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- El Show con Tony Benitez, WGEN-TV 8 (GENTV)'s new daily comedy talk show, debuts Monday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. ET, featuring legendary mambo musician's son Tito Puente, Jr. as celebrity guest, and a special performance by the cast of the Broadway Musical STOMP.
"El Show is primetime entertainment, where we are focused on making people laugh with intelligent and refreshing comedy in addition to providing access to exceptional musical performances relevant to this diverse South Florida audience," said Roy Meyeringh, General Manager of WGEN-TV. "Our main focus was to create a show that was uniquely different from what is presently offered on-air in our market," said Carlos Marquez-Sterling, Director of Creative Services of WGEN-TV and Co-Creator of El Show. "Our creative inspiration draws from the Golden Age of Comedy, ranging from Syd Caesar all the way to present day late night icons like Conan Obrien, yet immersed in our Hispanic roots and brought to life with the extraordinary talent of Tony Benitez and his cast."
With a house band led by 18-time Grammy Award-nominee and world renowned music producer, Marlow Rosado, and a well-thought out schedule of special guest appearances during the first week, El Show's audience will enjoy the unparalleled access to some of the top names in the entertainment industry:
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.
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