Miami Government Prepares for Season Premiere of "La Pasi贸n Municipal"

Miami Government Prepares for Season Premiere of "La Pasi贸n Municipal"

It鈥檚 hard to tell when Miami got officially hooked on this year鈥檚 telenovela lineup.

Maybe it was when beloved everywoman Raquelita left the set of Junta de Educaci贸n for her character鈥檚 spin-off in La Mujer Jefe, only to see it cancelled after the pilot episode last November. Word at the Presidente check-out aisle is that she鈥檚 hoping for a major comeback on Univision in the next 2-4 seasons.

Or it could have been the shake up at Las Amas de Casa de la Ciudad de Miami, when newcomer Zoraida took on an army of suitors in a bid to expand the Barreiro family business beyond her husband Bruno鈥檚 struggling ranch. I鈥檓 sure none of us saw that coming, since we were all tuned into ABC during the competing timeslot to see if Teresa had a chance of saving the family estate in its series finale of the original English language version of Las Amas de Casa鈥, the embattled dynastic drama So On and Sarnoff.

Perhaps it was when Don Xavier鈥檚 opportunistic son Francis chose to keep the torch burning from La Familia Su谩rez in this fall鈥檚 opener of Comisario No M谩s鈥 which hopes to attract viewership during the intense duel to the death on the first episode of Suarez y Su谩rez de Distrito Tres. The competing shows promise to be tough opponents, as riveted audiences wait to see whether Danny Suarez and Jos茅 Su谩rez are actually long lost brothers, if not the same person altogether.

And we were all glued to our daytime tv when the bombshell hit mid-season at Los Hermanos Carollos when Frank didn鈥檛 endorse his older brother Joe鈥檚 bid to become the household patriarch. No word yet on the outcome of their sibling rivalry, but audiences are speculating that it could be a result of a love triangle with the mysterious Olidia 鈥淟ee鈥, who鈥檚 been on and off the show all season.

Really, we all got officially hooked last week on El Alcalde Mayor when Papa Tomas broke the ratings meter with the surprise reveal of his estranged son, Tommy, who鈥檚 lining up to inherit the family fortune with some good old fashioned entry-level work. The reveal upended all telenovela tropes with a groundbreaking series crossover guest starring his sister Raquelita, who had the time for a viewership boosting set visit while she is on break until at least 2019.

By Bradford J. Treacle