Carlos PenaVega (Big Time Rush) and his wife and business partner Alexa PenaVega (Destination Wedding) have teamed with IM Global Television to develop two new series – half-hour hybrid comedy Lex & Los in which they will star and executive produce — and La Vida, an hourlong drama with music.
Lex & Los re-invents the classic variety show format by featuring it as a show within a show. Carlos and Alexa PenaVega star as the title characters, described as fictionalized versions of themselves. The duo play successful performers with a hit television variety show and music career built on their “America’s sweethearts” facade, but a look behind-the-scenes shows that things aren’t so sweet.
La Vida follows an illegal street fighter in Miami with a golden voice who is the key to a humbled music producer’s comeback. Against the odds, together they will change the landscape of Spanglish music. The PenaVegas will executive produce alongside David Del Rio (In The Heights), who starred alongside Carlos PenaVega in Lionsgate feature Spare Parts and Fox’s Grease Live. The show will also feature original music by Carlos PenaVega.
“These shows are particularly exciting because they encompass not just scripted, but IM Global’s music and unscripted/alternative divisions as well,” said Mark Stern, IM Global Television President. “As part of her remit to broaden our slate and bring burgeoning new talent to the studio, IM Global Television’s SVP of Development Stacey Levin has done both here. Alexa and Carlos are incredible, multi-faceted performers and we look forward to showcasing their talent in these two innovative projects.”