The third and final season, filmed just before Rivera’s Dec. 9 plane crash in Mexico, will include final footage of Rivera and current footage of her family as they rebuild their lives.
Before the new season rolls out, the network — part of NBC cable networks and a division of Telemundo — will present an hourlong special, “We Love Jenni,” which will air April 7 and feature interviews from Mexican singer Thalia, rapper Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg), regional Mexican stars Ticanes de Tijuana, and others.
The queen of banda had been a significant presence on the network. She served as an executive producer of “Jenni Rivera Presents: Chiquis & Raq-C,” a reality show that centered on eldest daughter Janney “Chiquis” Marin, and her friend, Latina radio personality Raquel “Raq-C” Cordova. It would lead to spinoffs, including one that put Jenni at the center.
“I Love Jenni,” which Rivera also executive produced, premiered in March 2011 and gave viewers a glimpse into Rivera’s chaotic lifestyle as a mother of five and a full-charge music star. It would become the highest-rated original reality series for the network.