ABC orders pilot for Betty adaptation

ABC has ordered a pilot for a drama based on the hit Colombian soap Betty La Fea (aka Ugly Betty), which actress Salma Hayek is executive producing.

The action revolves around an unattractive but efficient secretary who works for a handsome executive at a fashion magazine. ABC's comedy Less Than Perfect, starring Sara Rue, bears some similarities to the premise of Betty.

The Colombian version was a sensation during its 1999-2001 run, when it aired every weeknight.

Also on board as executive producers are Silvio Horta, creator of the short-lived UPN show Jake 2.O, who wrote the pilot, Hayek's producing partner Jose Tamez, and TV veteran Ben Silverman, who has been developing the project for more than four years.

Comments (5)
Submit
Sort: Latest | Popular
Hey Nightstalker is actually one of
their better shows.
Reply
Flag
Hey NightStalker is one of their
better new shows, I don't know about
this show though.
Reply
Flag
ABC are throwing out shows like pitchers throw baseballs. They haven't had much luck with dramas (Night Stalker, Invasion). I'm indifferent.
Reply
Flag
Jake 2.0... Boy what that a hit.
Reply
Flag
This is also like the Indian drama\serial called Jassi Jaesi Koi Nahin which means theres "no one like Jassi".
Reply
Flag

Like TV.com on Facebook

  • 8:00 pm
    The Carmichael Show President Trump
    NEW
    NBC
  • 9:00 pm
    American Ninja Warrior
    NEW
    NBC