Photo: J Lo and Marc Anthony for Q Viva Launch
At a Television Critics Association Breakfast hosted by UNIVISION in Pasadena, California, journalists got a sneak preview of the “¡Q’Viva! The Chosen” program, which will debut in the United States on January 28 at 7:00 p.m. (EST) on the Univision network. The program will be produced in English, Spanish, and Portuguese and broadcast in 21 countries through leading networks, including Televisa in Mexico and Caracol TV in Colombia, among others.
Attendees viewed a short film documenting trips that Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, and Jamie King made throughout the Americas over the past several months—from remote villages to major cities—to assemble a multi-national cast that will celebrate Latin music, artistry and dance.
“¡Q’Viva! is a tapestry of the beauty, diversity and cultural richness of Latin America and the Caribbean, and I congratulate all of ¡Q’Viva!’s producers for their vision,” said Luis Moreno, President of the Inter-american Development Bank. “To Jennifer, Marc, and Jamie we give our special thanks and let me say—that you are now officially Cultural Ambassadors for Latin America and the Caribbean.”
The Bank collaborated with the producers of “¡Q’Viva! The Chosen” by supporting the talent search in Latin America and the Caribbean through its youth network, cultural institutions, and other organizations tied to IDB-backed cultural projects. More than 500 candidates from 14 countries participated in the auditions.
Former husband and wife, J Lo and Marc Anthony attended the launch together six months after their split, even sitting together to talk to a critics panel.