Quibi launches its platform and “Modern Family” says goodbye


Alicia Civita

Miami, 8 apr (EFE).- The launch of Quibi, a new platform of video in “streaming”, and the farewell after eleven years of the television series “Modern family”, which turned to Sofia Vergara in a recognized international star, are the main events on the small screen this week:


Quibi started on Monday, with more than 40 programs in a novel format: episodes of 10 minutes or less and produced and recorded to be viewed in vertical orientation on the phone.

One of the most talked about and best-reviewed is “Thanks a Million”, a programme produced by and starring Jennifer Lopez.

In each episode a celebrity of the first line-such as Kristen Bell, Nick Jonas and Kevin Hart – you start a chain of generosity by giving surprise gifts of $ 100 000 (approximately 92 000 euros) to a unknown person that has influenced your life.

The recipients of that money and donate half to another person and so on, so that the chain will continue.

Other programs expected of Quibi are “Chrissy”s Court”, starring the model Chrissy Teigen, wife of singer John Legend; the new version of “Punk’d” and “Pillow Talk with Demi Lovato”, in which the actress and singer in Latin opens your heart and speaks on topics such as mental health, addiction and body image.


Although Quibi will make history, the most awaited moment of this week by the lovers of the productions for the screens girls is the final chapter in the legendary series “Modern Family”, after having broken many taboos over its 11 seasons.

The comedy of chapters of half-hour duration, of the ABC, normalized the idea of a stable couple gay kids, got the acento latino is considered sexy thanks to Glory, the character of Sofia Vergara, and explored the difficulties of menopause, the cancer and andropause from a point of view, tragicomic.

The final chapter, of two hours duration, will have the appearance of important characters throughout the series and its protagonists that, in addition to Vergara are Ed O’neill, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet, among others.


The cable channel HBO has premiered the docuserie “Crime and disappearances in Atlanta: the lost children”.

The production tells the story of the murder of 30 children african-americans between 1971 and 1980 in the capital of the state of Georgia (USA). This case was also addressed from the fiction in the second season of “Mindhunters” on Netflix.

In addition, the comedian and host Ellen deGeneres takes a daily programme of humor and varieties, which were suspended three weeks ago, when the governor of the state of California, where it is filmed, decreed the closure of the business not essential to the pandemic of the COVID-19.

The comedian passed from your home, and have been assured that is going to continue doing interviews and segments fun, “in order to accompany them and to distract them for a while in these difficult times,” he said.


This Tuesday, the Telemundo network has premiered the telenovela turca “Cennet’in Gözyaslari” (Tears of heaven), demonstrating that it can be nimble in their decisions, in spite of these difficult times because of the coronavirus, and how slow you move the majority of corporations.

The production, which in some Latin american countries has been translated as “Heaven, it all comes back”, is a version of the soap opera “Tears of Heaven”, which premiered in South Korea in 2014.

This is the first soap opera on Turkish Telemundo puts on primetime, and he took the decision after its rival Univision swept in the ratings with “Eternal Love”. EFE



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