NUVOtv is planning
to push more heavily into the comedy space with a slate of series and specials
to be added to its current lineup, announced network programming head Bill
Hilary on Wednesday.
The first series to
premiere is Stand Up & Deliver, an
original comedy series that will premiere April 2 at 10 p.m. ET. The show,
which features stand-up routines from up-and-coming comedians with a multicultural
focus, will serve as a launching pad for NUVOtv's other comedy programming.
"Comedy will be a key part of our overall strategy going
forward. Comedy is integral to young American Latino culture. It is a
uniting force that brings people together," Hilary said. "NUVOtv will become a
showcase for new comedic talent; a place where new stars will emerge."
NUVOtv's upcoming comedy programming will include a one-hour
special starring stand-up comedian Anjelah Johnson slated for a summer
premiere. The network is also in discussion with major comedy suppliers to
create stand-up programming, one-off network events and tours, according to Hilary.
NUVOtv will hold its upfront event to showcase
its new programming on May 15 in New York.