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El Rey Gives ‘Lucha Underground’ a Reprise

Fans of lucha libre can now enjoy a second season of the Mark Burnett-produced Lucha Underground, El Rey Network’s hour-long weekly reality series about the action and stars of Mexican-style wrestling.

Burnett is teaming with United Artists Media Group, El Rey Network chairman and founder Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures, a Los Angeles-based "entertainment and media incubator" and El Rey co-owner, on the second season. Production is underway in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles.

The series will air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) staring Jan. 27. Leading up to the second-season premiere, El Rey will air five hours of back-to-back episodes from season one on Wednesdays from 8 p.m to 1 a.m., starting Jan. 6. El Rey will then hand over its entire programming grid to Lucha Underground with a 40-hour marathon of the entire first season from Saturday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m. (ET) to  Sunday, Jan. 24 at 2 a.m. (ET).

“Mark Burnett and his team have delivered a truly compelling series and we are proud to bring the ancient traditions of lucha libre to life in an unexpected and action-packed format that has become a favorite for wrestling fans everywhere," Rodriguez said.

Meanwhile, El Rey has confirmed that its signature offering, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, will return for a third season. El Rey Network's lineup also includes a wide range of cult films and TV series.