MTV Tr3s is adding more spice to its original online programming, with an unconventional Latino grill master and a giant Mexican hamster headlining its summer digital slate.
Tr3s: MTV Musica y Mas, MTV’s bilingual and bicultural network for Latinos, announced two original web series debuting this summer.
Grillin’ With Rico, which premiered Independence Day weekend, features unorthodox foodie and Mexican-American grill master Rico Chips—who hosts the show from a wheelchair after having survived 5 gunshot wounds. Described as a “chef who whips up ‘sabroso’ family recipes by adding a pinch of passion, and an ounce of street knowledge to create his own style of grillin’,” Chips shares delicacies including the Los Angeles-style bacon wrapped hot dogs with grilled peppers and onions, and rectangular hamburgers that fit into hot dog buns.
El Spooky Show, set to premiere in August, features Spooky, the giant Mexican hamster MTV International introduced during the 2010 World Cup. The show will document the life of the prankster hamter and his roommate-owner Jogu.