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Tito's Pet
After a school-wide pet fair, Tito is upset because the winners, Freddy and Cesar Castillo, make fun of his tarantula and gloat about winning the first prize. When their teasing goes a little too far, Tito (with Maya's encouragement) blurts out that he has an even better pet - a chupacabra (a mythical winged carnivore of Puerto Rican lore). Now Freddy and Cesar, along with half the neighborhood, want to see the creature, and Maya and Tito have to figure out how they're going to make this legendary creature appear.

Sun, Oct 23, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 -- 1:00am

A Star Is Born
Santiago is going to make a television commercial for his pet store... but when Maya hears what he has in mind, she decides to take over and produce something flashier, to really draw in customers. Together with Miguel, she puts together the entire production. Paco, meanwhile, dreaming of his big break in show business, continually pops up, trying to get on camera... but is repeatedly rebuffed as Maya's production goes haywire. Santiago wants to make his simple commercial, but Maya won't hear of it. She enlists a professional director (Fabian) to come and make it even more stupendous... but he ends up replacing Santiago with an actor playing him! In the end, Fabian is removed, and Maya comes to realize that Santiago should make a commercial that honestly represents him and his pet store... which he does.

Mon, Oct 24, 2016 -- 9:30am
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 -- 9:30am

Paper Girl
Maya decides that the lackluster school newspaper needs some zing, so she agrees to be editor and enlists all her friends to help out. But when their articles are a little too ordinary, she injects a dose of creative editing that makes the paper the talk of the school. But when people realize Maya doesn't have her facts straight, her reputation as a journalist is on the line, and she has to make amends -- before the midnight deadline.

Mon, Oct 24, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 -- 1:00am
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 -- 9:30am
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 -- 1:00am
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 -- 9:30am

Miguel's Wonderful Life
It's Christmas, and the Santos family is getting ready for the festivities. Maya, in her enthusiasm, manages to mess up things for Miguel: she spills juice on his book report, volunteers him to hang a pinata in class (a task which makes him take a humiliating fall), volunteers him to wear a too-big Santa suit and follow her around wishing their neighbors happy holidays (his pants fall down in front of everyone), and smudges a painting he was making as a gift to his parents. Frustrated, Miguel angrily declares that he wishes he never had a sister. The next day, he awakens to find his wish has come true; Maya doesn't exist, and nobody's ever heard of her. Paco (who has inexplicably become incredibly articulate) follows him aroundcommenting as Miguel takes in how the world has changed. At first, it seems like all his Maya-made troubles are over... but then Miguel sees how the lack of Maya's influence has adversely affected the world: Maggie and Chrissy aren't friends because they had a difference of opinion (which Maya had previously helped them overcome) Mr. Nguyen isn't their teacher because he felt unappreciated (Maya had made him feel appreciated), Jimmy McCorkle became a bully, etc. Finally realizing how much worse everything is without Maya, Miguel regrets he ever made the wish, and wishes it all to be reversed. Poof! The world goes back to normal. Maya is back, Miguel's painting is still ruined, and Miguel couldn't be happier to have a twin sister.

Tue, Oct 25, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 -- 1:00am
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 -- 9:30am
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 -- 1:00am

The Video
Abuela's old friend from Mexico, Carlota, cancels a planned visit and Abuela is heartbroken. Or at least that's how she seems to Maya. To cheer her up, Maya, Miguel, and friends decide to make a secret "surprise" video of "A Day in the Life" of their grandmother. But their amateur efforts at documentary go awry when they keep losing track of their star in her travels through their neighborhood.

Wed, Oct 26, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 -- 1:00am
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 -- 9:30am

Decisions, Decisions
Maya and Miguel are thrilled when they win tickets to an extreme sports competition... but disappointed to see they have only four tickets, not enough for them to bring all their friends. The twins devise competitions to decide which two of their four friends will get their extra tickets. Abuela Elena, meanwhile, has decided to return to her previous love of running, and enter a competition especially for seniors, with Maya and Miguel helping her train. The twins are horrified to discover that their extreme sports expo is on the same day as Abuela's senior race. How will they decide which event to attend? Their parents advise them to listen to their heart. After much soul searching (and coin-flipping), Maya and Miguel decide they want to see their Abuelita's competition. And the lucky beneficiaries are their four friends, who receive the tickets to the extreme sports expo.

Thu, Oct 27, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 -- 1:00am
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 -- 9:30am

A Rose Is Still A Rose
When Abuela Elena leaves town for a few days, she entrusts an eager Maya with the care and feeding of her prized roses. Unfortunately, while Maya's heart is in the right place, she is too eager to get Abuela's roses growing quickly. Miguel, meanwhile, wants to become a wrestler and begins taking lessons from Gus "El Guamazo" Lopez, former luchador. But instead of getting an exciting luchador costume and learning show-wrestling moves, Gus teaches Miguel the actual principles of wrestling (which often, to Miguel's horror, resemble baking in Gus' bakery). As Maya slowly destroys Abuela's roses, Miguel gets frustrated with the slow pace of his training and quits. But when Maya's overzealousness in the garden leads to a flood of over-watering, Miguel hops into action, using the moves taught to him by Gus Lopez to overcome the flood. In the end, both Maya and Miguel learn the value of patience and consistency - in gardening, wrestling and life.

Fri, Oct 28, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 -- 1:00am
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 -- 9:30am
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 -- 9:30am

Role Reversal
When Maya and Miguel keep talking about how easy their parents' lives seem to be, the children and parents decide to switch roles for a day. Maya and Miguel run the pet store and keep the apartment in order, while Rosa and Santiago spend the day at dance, soccer, and the " activities fun club." All of them end up exhausted and with new appreciation for the others.

Mon, Oct 31, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 -- 1:00am
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 -- 9:30am
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 -- 1:00am
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 -- 9:30am

After School
After Maggie arrives late for class one day and talks back to Mr. Nguyen, he issues her an "after school" - requiring her to stay late one day. Maggie is appalled, since this has never happened to her before, and she tries every trick in her book to get Mr. Nguyen to change his mind.

Tue, Nov 1, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 -- 1:00am
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 -- 9:30am
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 -- 1:00am

The Wedding
Rosa's cousin, Angelina, has just gotten engaged! As she shares her fantasy for the perfect wedding with the Santos family over dinner, the grim-faced groom arrives with some news: he has received a promotion that will take him out of the country. Angelina is disappointed; she had wanted a wedding with her family, in town. Maya proclaims that they can host the wedding at their house, and have everything ready in just two days! Though stunned by this, Rosa and Santiago agree to help, and the countdown begins. Abuela is baking Mexican wedding cookies for the reception, Santiago is playing guitar and singing, Rosa is sewing the dress, Miguel is giving the toast, and Maya has been given a great honor: to hold the 13 gold coins for the ceremony known as Las Arras. As always seems to happen at weddings, many things start to go wrong. Paco has eaten all the cookies for the reception, Santiago has lost his voice, and the wedding dress is mangled in a faulty sewing machine. The Santos family is devastated. But Maya won't let them lose heart and is determined to help them fix everything before the wedding. It seems everything is going according to plan again, until Maya realizes she has lost the gold coins for Las Arras! Certain they were lost in the dough for the cookies, Maya and Miguel hop into action. They break open or eat many of the baked cookies... to no avail. At the ceremony, Maya tries to tell Angelina that she doesn't have the 13th coin... until Paco arrives, clutching the lost coin, and hands it off to Maya! Angelina and Pedro are thrilled by their meaningful wedding, all thanks to Maya and family.

Wed, Nov 2, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 -- 1:00am
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 -- 9:30am

Puppy Love
A fat little dog follows Miguel home one day, and he doesn't have the heart to leave it alone in the street at nightfall. So he brings it inside. Before he can tell Abuela (Rosa and Santiago are away), he opens his closet door to discover that the fat little dog has had puppies! Now Maya and Miguel have thirteen dogs to look after - and a lot of explaining to do when their parents come home.

Thu, Nov 3, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 -- 1:00am
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 -- 9:30am

Mother's Day
Mother's Day is coming up, and Maya and Miguel have bought their mother the perfect gift: a cat-shaped potholder. Their friends are not impressed with this gift, however... and Maya vows to make something that will help their hard-working mom feel more relaxed and happy. They decide to make a facial mask which consists of a series of highly exotic ingredients, including hummingbird feathers, snakeskin and yak's milk. Maya, Miguel and the gang split up to collect the ingredients, but encounter many difficulties... including some of the ingredients mysteriously disappearing! In the end, Maya and Miguel have failed to bring it all together and go back to the original potholder. Rosa is delighted with the gift. After all, it's the thought that counts. At this, Paco appears with a gift of his own: a facial mask he made with the ingredients he took from Maya and Miguel!

Fri, Nov 4, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 -- 1:00am
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 -- 9:30am
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 -- 9:30am

The Big Fight
When Theo and Miguel have a big fight about a remote-controlled race- car derby, Maya takes it upon herself to set things right between the two estranged friends. But whatever she does only seems to make things worse.

Mon, Nov 7, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 -- 1:00am
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 -- 9:30am
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 -- 1:00am
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 -- 9:30am

The Best Thanksgiving Ever
Santiago's mother, Tata Santos, is coming from Puerto Rico for Thanksgiving, and Maya and Miguel want to make sure that she gets to have the best Thanksgiving ever. But one by one, things don't go quite as planned - the parade, the family football game, even the enormous turkey Rosa intended to serve - and Maya and Miguel have to salvage what could turn out to be a disastrous holiday.

Tue, Nov 8, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 -- 1:00am
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 -- 9:30am
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 -- 1:00am

Miguel hates Valentine's Day. He considers it a greeting card holiday. Maya loves Valentine's Day. She considers it an opportunity to tell your loved ones how much you care about them. As Maya prepares herself for the best Valentine's Day ever, Miguel is horrified to learn that he has been chosen as the official Cupid of the school this year, and must deliver valentines throughout the school, attired in cupid wings. He begs and pleads with anyone and everyone to take over his job, to no avail. He straps on the wings and begins halfheartedly delivering the valentines to thrilled students throughout the school. At the end of the day, he tosses the whole getup in the trash, eager to be done with this accursed holiday. Maya, meanwhile, thinks Miguel is lucky to be able to deliver so much happiness and joy, and gets the idea to start a free valentines delivery service for the rest of the neighborhood. Unfortunately, her helper Paco manages to stuff the wrong valentines into the wrong envelopes, and all the valentines are delivered to the wrong people, with insulting results. Soon a mob confronts Maya. Miguel, seeing the mob, digs his cupid wings out of the trash and hops into action to save his sister. In the end, the once angry neighbors are thrilled with the job Miguel does of spreading Valentine's Day cheer... and Miguel's heart grows a few sizes towards the holiday he once hated.

Wed, Nov 9, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 -- 1:00am
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 -- 9:30am

Papi Joins The Band
Miguel, Theo, and Andy decide to enter a talent contest at the Community Center by putting together a band. When Santiago hears the news, he tells the boys that he used to have his own band, and he offers his services. The problem is that Santiago soon goes from offering gentle advice to becoming a fourth member of the band, and Miguel has to find a way to tell his father to let the boys do it their own way.

Thu, Nov 10, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 -- 1:00am
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 -- 9:30am

Miguel gets a crush on a new substitute teacher, Miss Cisneros, and studies like crazy in her class. At the same time, Tito has to read a poem over the school PA system. As (bad) luck would have it, Tito gets inspiration for the poem by watching the enamored Miguel, and when he reads his poem, he exposes Miguel's crush to the whole school. Miguel is mortified, but with some kind words from his teacher realizes that he did manage to get the highest score in the class on a test - and also finds a friend his own age.

Fri, Nov 11, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 -- 1:00am
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 -- 9:30am
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 -- 9:30am

The Red Jacket
Miguel picks up a very special "Melissa Rojas" jacket for Kylie as a birthday gift. But when Maya discovers it, she thinks it's a gift for her - and won't take it off! Miguel can't bear to break her heart, but he doesn't want to be stuck without a present for Kylie either!

Mon, Nov 14, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 -- 1:00am
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 -- 9:30am
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 -- 1:00am
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 -- 9:30am

Maya The Mascot
Maya is a big hit as the parrot mascot for Miguel's community basketball team. But when Miguel turns his ankle, Maya has to help take care of him, and has to miss the games. After all, she can't be in two places at once. Or can she?

Tue, Nov 15, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 -- 1:00am
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 -- 9:30am
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 -- 1:00am

Good Luck Paco
After a couple of coincidences, the kids become convinced that Paco is a good luck charm. At first it's great fun, but soon Paco is in so much demand to give everyone good fortune that the poor parrot is getting worn out.

Wed, Nov 16, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 -- 1:00am
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 -- 9:30am

Paging Dr. Maya
When a break from school comes, everyone looks forward to frittering away the days doing something fun and enjoyable. Maya's idea of "fun and enjoyable" is helping people. She tries to volunteer at the Community Center bingo game, but ends up accidentally wreaking havoc. When one of the bingo players recommends Maya volunteer for his daughter, Dr. Dasgupta the veterinarian, Maya jumps at the chance. She has a special bond with animals, after all. But when Maya mis-hears a conversation Dr. Dasgupta is having, she mistakenly believes that Dr. Dasgupta is going out of business. Eager to help her favorite vet, Maya launches a campaign to draw more business to Dr. Dasgupta's clinic... which works too well! Soon even elephants are lining up for treatment. Dr. Dasgupta is mortified... she wasn't planning on going out of business, she was planning on going on vacation! Fortunately, it all works out in the end when Maya calls in Dr. Dasgupta's father, who is also a veterinarian.

Thu, Nov 17, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 -- 1:00am
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 -- 9:30am

Battle of the Birthdays
Sick of having to share everything, Maya and Miguel opt to have separate birthday parties. Rosa and Santiago are taken aback at first, but agree to help each one plan the party of their dreams. Eager to attract more people to their parties, Maya and Miguel begin a game of one-upmanship, which culminates in them accidentally planning their parties at exactly the same time. Now all the guests must race back and forth between the two parties to catch the highlights. As the guests get more and more worn out, Maya and Miguel start to feel something's missing from their parties. They come to realize that the best thing is missing from both of their parties: each other.

Fri, Nov 18, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 -- 1:00am
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 -- 9:30am
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 -- 9:30am

Say Cheese!
School picture day is coming up and the girls are excited to look their best for the big day. But Maggie, much to her dismay, gets braces put on just before the shoot. Maya does everything she can to make things better for her friend, but nothing seems to be working.

Mon, Nov 21, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 -- 1:00am
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 -- 9:30am
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 -- 1:00am
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 -- 9:30am

A House Divided
Tired of constantly bumping into each other, Maya and Miguel opt to split the apartment in half. They run a piece of tape down the middle, and promise not to cross it under any circumstances. Unfortunately for Maya, the bathroom is on Miguel's side. Unfortunately for Miguel, the umbrellas are on Maya's side, and it's raining. Splitting the apartment turns out to be harder than they thought! When they are forced to work together on a diorama for school, they enlist Tito's help to move supplies back and forth between them, rather than cross the tape. During the project-making, Paco ends up in a bucket of paper machier, and Maya and Miguel finally cross the tape barrier to save him. In the end, they learn from Tito (an only child) what a gift it is to have a sibling.

Tue, Nov 22, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 -- 1:00am
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 -- 9:30am
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 -- 1:00am

Every Day Is Earth Day
For a school Earth Day project, the kids decide to clean up an old lot and plant a community garden. But as the deadline approaches, a rainstorm hits, turning the patch of dirt into a muddy mess. How will Maya get her friends out of the muck this time?

Wed, Nov 23, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 -- 1:00am
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 -- 9:30am

The Big Idea
Miguel's soccer team has made it to the championships, and he's nervous. Maya has a great idea to quell his nerves: intensive training the morning of the game. Miguel is skeptical of Maya's idea, worried that he might be late to catch the bus to the game, but Maya assures him she will keep him on schedule. Unfortunately, she fails; Miguel misses the bus. He fumes and blames Maya and her "big ideas", which always cause grief. Maya defends her big ideas, while also promising Miguel to get him to the game on time. Maya and Miguel go on a transportation-hopping adventure as they take trains, trucks, buses and finally a horse and carriage, in a desperate effort to get Miguel to the game on time. Through it all Maya asserts that the reason her ideas work is that she believes in the person she's trying to help. In the end they make it to the game, Miguel helps his team win the Championship, and finally admits that Maya's ideas are big and beautiful.

Thu, Nov 24, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 -- 1:00am
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 -- 9:30am

I Love Maya
Maya learns that Fabian's new play centers around a 10-year-old girl. Maya is determined to get the part... it's perfect for her! After all, she's a 10-year-old girl! She goes all out to convince Fabian that he should pick her, which he finally does. Maya's thrilled... until she learns that the main character sleeps through the whole play! She switches gears, trying to get others to swap roles with her, but fails. Finally she decides that sleeping in a bed is not her idea of acting, and quits the play. Rosa counsels her to see her commitments through, and a guilty Maya goes back to the auditorium, just in time to crawl into bed and be the "star" of the play. Despite the fact that she has no lines, Maya has fun, and learns the value of keeping her promises.

Sat, Nov 26, 2016 -- 1:00am
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 -- 9:30am

Mala Suerte
When the usually meticulous Rosa scorches the family breakfast, Maya thinks the apartment is cursed with bad luck. Using Maggie's grandmother's Guide to Feng Shui (which they don't really have time to read thoroughly), Maya, Miguel and the gang redecorate the entire place in an effort to restore positive energy before Santiago brings home an important supplier for dinner that evening. But at dinner that night, the kids' freshly painted walls, makeshift Asian fountains, and rearranged furniture cause a lot more harm than good.

Mon, Nov 28, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 -- 1:00am
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 -- 9:30am

The Matchmaker
One evening, after Maya sees Abuela Elena dancing alone after dinner, she decides that her grandmother's cheery exterior is masking a deep loneliness - and that Abuela Elena needs to be fixed up on a date. Maya's big idea launches a quest for an eligible sixty-something bachelor, the mother of all makeovers, and a blind date that doesn't go as planned.

Tue, Nov 29, 2016 -- 7:00pm
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 -- 1:00am
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 -- 9:30am

When Maya Met Andy
Miguel recalls the time that a new kid moved into the neighborhood: Andy. As we all know, Andy's missing an arm. Maya, eager to make Andy feel comfortable in their group, tries to steer the boys away from playing sports because she assumes that Andy won't be able to participate. This results in the proverbial unstoppable force (Maya) meeting the immovable object (Miguel and his boys trying to play ball). And besides, the boys don't seem to have any problem with playing ball with Andy. In the end, Maya learns that true sensitivity means treating others as equals.

Wed, Nov 30, 2016 -- 7:00pm

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