The common way Spanish-language networks have programmed weeknights for decades is now becoming the uncommon course. In recent years, various networks have introduced a wide range of different programs to break up the 7 to 11 p.m. daypart, which has historically consisted of wall-to-wall telenovelas – 120- to 150-episode sagas of love found, lost and found again, sometimes bordering on the hard-to-believe. Some of the new shows have succeeded, while others have not. The efforts include Judge Judy-type court forums, game shows, newsmagazines and perhaps most notable, the "super series" – 40- to 60-episode nightly dramas featuring action/adventure plotlines and antiheroic lead characters.
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