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WAPA Wants to Win With New Daytime Game Show

Popular Puerto Rican comedy duo Danilo Beauchamp and Francis Rosas are doing their best to award cash and prizes to contestants on Hispanic TV’s newest game show.

The hourlong Gana con Ganas (I Wanna Win!) debuted March 2 at 3 p.m. (ET) on both cable network WAPA América and WAPA-TV in San Juan, P.R.

The show, hosted by the comedy duo best known as would-be reggaetón rappers “Mongui & Pescuezo” on WAPA’s sketch-comedy series Risas en Combo and midday variety show Pégate al Mediodía, will put its focus on games and family fun, a WAPA spokesperson told Hispanic Television Update.

“We know our audience likes to watch fun and humorous programming during the afternoons, which is why we chose Danilo and Francis to host the new show,” Jimmy Arteaga, vice president of programming for WAPA Television, said. “The two comedians have a large and loyal fan base throughout Puerto Rico, and we’re confident they will win viewers’ hearts in this new role.”

Contestants will play different games on the show each day, the WAPA representative said. Among them are “Contra Viento y Marea” (Against the Wind and Sea), in which guests must ride a mechanical bull while singing karaoke in order to accumulate enough points from judges to win.

Other contests include a “guess the lyrics” game and a basketball shot challenge. The hosts will also offer viewers play-and-win opportunities via telephone dares.

Gana con Ganas is not to be confused with the RCN program of the same name.