Alternatino with Arturo Castro

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Alternatino with Arturo Castro
GenreSketch comedy
Created byArturo Castro
Directed byNick Jasenovec
Presented byArturo Castro
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Arturo Castro
  • Jay Martel
  • Nick Jasenovec
  • Sam Saife
  • David Martin
  • Jon Thoday
  • Richard Allen-Turner
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Avalon Television
Release
Original networkComedy Central (season 1)
Original releaseJune 18, 2019 (2019-06-18) –
present

Alternatino with Arturo Castro is an American sketch comedy television series, created by and starring Arturo Castro, which premiered on June 18, 2019 on Comedy Central.[1] The series is executive produced by Castro, Jay Martel, Nick Jasenovec, Sam Saife, David Martin, Jon Thoday, and Richard Allen-Turner. Jasenovec directed the whole first season as well.

The series was renewed for a second season and would have moved to Quibi,[2] but with the service shutting down, the status of the show is unknown.[citation needed]

Premise[edit]

Alternatino with Arturo Castro is described as "a sketch show based on Arturo's experiences as a Latino millennial in the United States."[3]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On April 17, 2018, it was announced that Comedy Central had given the production a series order. The series was created by and set to star Arturo Castro who will also executive produce alongside Nick Jasenovec, Sam Saife, David Martin, Jon Thoday, and Richard Allen-Turner. Jasenovec is also expected to act as director for the series. Production companies involved with the series include Avalon Television.[3][4][5][6]

On June 26, 2018, it was reported that Jay Martel had been hired as a showrunner and executive producer for the series.[7]

On April 18, 2019, it was announced that the series would premiere on June 18, 2019.[1]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography for the series had reportedly commenced by December 11, 2018, in New York City, New York.[8]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [9]U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"The Date"Nicholas JasenovecJeremy Beiler, Joanna Bradley, Arturo Castro, Rebecca Drysdale, Brenda Fitzgibbons, Chris Garcia, & Nicholas JasenovecJune 10, 2019 (2019-06-10) (online)
June 18, 2019 (2019-06-18) (Comedy Central)
0.287
2"The Pivot"Nicholas JasenovecZachary Bornstein, Jen Burton, Arturo Castro, Brendan Fitzgibbons, Mike Hanford, Hannah Levy, Jay Martel, Adriana Robles, Sergio Serna, David Sidorov, & David St. GermainJune 25, 2019 (2019-06-25)0.218
3"The Aunts"Nicholas JasenovecZachary Bornstein, Jen Burton, Arturo Castro, Brendan Fitzgibbons, Mike Hanford, Hannah Levy, Jay Martel, Adriana Robles, Sergio Serna, David Sidorov, & David St. GermainJuly 2, 2019 (2019-07-02)0.226
4"The Girlfriend"Nicholas JasenovecZachary Bornstein, Jen Burton, Arturo Castro, Brendan Fitzgibbons, Mike Hanford, Hannah Levy, Jay Martel, Adriana Robles, Sergio Serna, David Sidorov, & David St. GermainJuly 9, 2019 (2019-07-09)0.221
5"La Pulga"Nicholas JasenovecZachary Bornstein, Jen Burton, Arturo Castro, Brendan Fitzgibbons, Mike Hanford, Hannah Levy, Jay Martel, Adriana Robles, Sergio Serna, David Sidorov, & David St. GermainJuly 16, 2019 (2019-07-16)0.198
6"The Teammate"Nicholas JasenovecZachary Bornstein, Jen Burton, Arturo Castro, Brendan Fitzgibbons, Mike Hanford, Hannah Levy, Jay Martel, Adriana Robles, Sergio Serna, David Sidorov, & David St. GermainJuly 23, 2019 (2019-07-23)0.170
7"The Gift"Nicholas JasenovecZachary Bornstein, Jen Burton, Arturo Castro, Brendan Fitzgibbons, Mike Hanford, Hannah Levy, Jay Martel, Adriana Robles, Sergio Serna, David Sidorov, & David St. GermainJuly 30, 2019 (2019-07-30)0.208
8"The Neighbor"Nicholas JasenovecZachary Bornstein, Jen Burton, Arturo Castro, Brendan Fitzgibbons, Mike Hanford, Hannah Levy, Jay Martel, Adriana Robles, Sergio Serna, David Sidorov, & David St. GermainAugust 6, 2019 (2019-08-06)0.209
9"The Quince"Nicholas JasenovecZachary Bornstein, Jen Burton, Arturo Castro, Brendan Fitzgibbons, Mike Hanford, Hannah Levy, Jay Martel, Adriana Robles, Sergio Serna, David Sidorov, & David St. GermainAugust 13, 2019 (2019-08-13)0.262
10"The Dreamer"Nicholas JasenovecZachary Bornstein, Jen Burton, Arturo Castro, Brendan Fitzgibbons, Mike Hanford, Hannah Levy, Jay Martel, Adriana Robles, Sergio Serna, David Sidorov, & David St. GermainAugust 20, 2019 (2019-08-20)0.204

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Video: Comedy Central's New Sketch Series "Alternatino with Arturo Castro" Releases Official Trailer, Premiering June 18". The Futon Critic. April 18, 2019.
  2. ^ Thorne, Will (May 12, 2020). "'Alternatino with Arturo Castro' Moves to Quibi for Season 2". Variety. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Hipes, Patrick (April 17, 2018). "Comedy Central Greenlights Arturo Castro Sketch Show And Comedy Cellar Stand-Up Series, Boosts Development Slate". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  4. ^ Steinberg, Brian (April 17, 2018). "Comedy Central Greenlights 'Comedy Cellar,' Arturo Castro Series; Orders David Spade Pilot". Variety. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  5. ^ O'Connell, Michael (April 17, 2018). "Comedy Central Orders Series From 'Broad City' Alum". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  6. ^ Vallejo-Lopez, Abdiel (April 17, 2018). "Comedy Central Picks up Two Series, Orders Five Pilots in Their 2018-2019 Development Slate". Paste. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (June 26, 2018). "Jay Martel Tapped To Showrun Comedy Central's 'Alternatino With Arturo Castro'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  8. ^ "Tuesday, Dec. 11 Filming Locations for Gotham's last day, The Rookie, Blue Bloods, & more!". On Location Vacations. December 11, 2018. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  9. ^ "ALTERNATINO WITH ARTURO CASTRO – Listings". The Futon Critic. July 7, 2019.

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