BURBANK, CALIF. — EstrellaTV, the Hispanic broadcast TV network owned by Estrella Media (the former LBI Media), has resumed production of its long-running talent search show Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento — with new COVID-19 safety protocols.
Following California’s recently issued COVID-19 Best Practices Guide for Television and Film and the CDC’s recommended safety guidelines, the network has established” rigorous sanitary, social distancing and safety measures” to resume production of the reality series.
How so? Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento has been “modified” with a set redesign and “facelift” to reflect social distancing standards. This includes virtual screens to accommodate a remote audience and contestants’ family members’ participation via video conferencing technology.
“The show’s new closed set has been designed with safety as a top priority, and production staff is limited to essential personnel only,” Estrella Media says.
w quarter final episodes started airing Thursday, July 8, and will continue airing M-F 8P/7P C on EstrellaTV.
Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento airs in the 8pm Eastern/Pacific time slot; quarter-final episodes began on July 8.
“Ensuring the safety of our crew, talent and contestants has always been of utmost importance to EstrellaTV,” said Ivan Stoilkovich, EVP of Television Programming at EstrellaTV. “We are excited to get back on the air with new episodes and to move forward with our quarter finals, which we had to put on hiatus due to the unprecedented pandemic that has affected us all. Our new set design follows strict social distancing guidelines, and we are taking every possible measure to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all those involved in making this show.”