Don Francisco, former host of Univision’s Saturday night mainstay Sabado Gigante, has set a wide-ranging pact with rival Telemundo to serve as a senior news correspondent and to launch a production venture.
Univision network said Friday the popular Sabado Gigante will end its weekly broadcast on Sept. 19. Created by its Chilean-born host, the boisterous presenter with a huge grin known as Don Francisco, the weekly three-hour show Sabado Gigante long has been Univision’s most popular program. With an average of 2.2 million viewers, the show remains No. 1 on Saturday nights among Hispanics in the U.S.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Don Francisco says he got a breakfast surprise Wednesday morning: a 43-year-old man wants to call him “papa.” The 70-year-old host of Univision’s Miami-based Sabado Gigante show, whose real name is Mario Kreutzberger, says he’s seeking legal help in Chile in response to the paternity claim, which was quietly filed last […]