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‘Gordita Chronicles’ Gets Second Life At Tubi

EXCLUSIVE: Everyone’s favorite Gordita is coming back!

The Max original Gordita Chronicles is getting a second life on Tubi as they have acquired the rights to Season 1 and will be the exclusive AVOD home of the comedy. All 10 episodes of the single-cam series will be available on March 29 at 7:30 a.m. PT.

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Created by Claudia Forestieri based on her real-life childhood experiences, Gordita Chronicles is about family, opportunity, love, resilience and boldly defying the status quo in pursuit of the “American Dream.” It tells the story of Cucu “Gordita” Castelli (Olivia Goncalves), who has just said goodbye to all of her friends and family in Santo Domingo and moved to Miami with her marketing executive father Víctor (Juan Javier Cardenas), bold and vivacious mother Adela (Diana Maria Riva) and status-obsessed older sister Emilia (Savannah Nicole Ruiz). While life in America is far from what they imagined, the Castellis are determined to take charge of their strange new world.

Additionally, Orange is the New Black star Dascha Polanco voiced adult Cucu.

The series also boasted a list of executive producers with big names from Latino Hollywood like Eva Longoria, who also directed the pilot, and Zoe Saladana alongside her sisters/producing partners, Cisely and Mariel Saldana. Additional EPs are Josh Berman, Jennifer Robinson and Christopher King.

Gordita Chronicles was one of the only series showing an authentic representation of a Latino family living in the U.S. Max canceled the series last summer as the streamer decided to pull back on live-action kids and family programming following WarnerMedia’s acquisition by Discovery. The show’s studio Sony Pictures Television was also behind the series One Day at a Time—also a show about a Latino family— developed by Gloria Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce, which found a second and third life at PopTV and CBS following Netflix’s cancellation after three seasons.

“Thanks to the tireless folks at Sony and my favorite new streamer Tubi, Gordita lives! Beyond happy to give the shows’ fans another chance to view our episodes and looking forward to sharing them with a new audience, too,” Forestieri, who also served as co-showrunner, writer and Executive producer, tells Deadline in an exclusive statement.

Adds co-showrunner and executive producer Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz, “We’re so thrilled that Gordita Chronicles now has a home at Tubi. This is a huge win for comedy, for underrepresented audiences, and for fans who have been relentless in their support of the show. It gives me hope that all the stories and incredible creative work we lost in the streaming purge can continue to live on.”

Today, there are still only a few shows telling Latin American stories like NBC’s Lopez Vs. Lopez, the only network series to feature the demographic, will premiere its second season on April 2 featuring stars George and Mayan Lopez; Prime Video’s freshman series Primo—currently pending a Season 2 renewal—starring Christina Vidal, Henri Esteve and Carlos Santos; Apple’s Acapulco; Disney’s Primos, an animated series from Natasha Kline; and The Casagrandes Movie, a Netflix film follow-up of the animated Nickelodeon series The Casagrandes.

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