Just hours after Kobbo Santarrosa, creator of the controversial “La Comay” puppet character of WAPA-TV’s “SuperXclusivo” show, resigned from WAPA, Metro PR is now reporting that Santarrosa is in negotiations to return to the air with Mega TV, a Miami-based network owned by the Spanish Broadcasting System. According to Metro, this return would occur in a few months.
Mega TV can be seen in several US markets, such as Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Miami, as well as Puerto Rico. It is geared to a younger Hispanic audience, and its programming is (how do we put?) not that “intellectual.” There are also questions as to whether La Comay’s history of homophobic anti-gay content will play well (if at all) on US mainland channels.
Metro reported that the Santarrosa’s show would be more “dynamic” and would go through several revisions. According to the report, Metro reported through a source that Santarrosa was seriously thinking of retiring after his WAPA contract expired on December 31. However, even with a boycott movement against him, Santarrosa decided to continue with his program.
As of this posting, WAPA has yet to comment about this story or about whether it has accepted Santarrosa’s resignation. There was also no word from WAPA about what will happen to the “SuperXclusivo” show.