Univision pulls plug on 'Sabado Gigante,' Spanish-language TV staple for 53 years

April 18, 2015 2:22 AM

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"Sabado Gigante," the Spanish-language TV staple that brought millions of Latino families together with its madcap contests and cheesy sketch comedy bits, will end its record 53-year run Sept. 19, Univision announced Friday.

For many Latino immigrants and their children, the program has been the equivalent of comfort food, reminding them of the high-energy entertainment of their homeland and serving as a unifier for the Latino diaspora.

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