Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Without Breasts There is No Paradise

Peacock has bought the rights to the muy successful Colombian telenovela "Sin tetas no hay paraiso" ("Without Breasts There is No Paradise") and is developing it as a likely primetime project. Simulatenously, NBC sister net Telemundo will produce a Spanish-language version of the format with a different cast and script.

"Sin tetas," from Colombia's Canal Caracol, focused on a young woman determined to get bigger breasts in order to escape poverty. She ends up working as a prostitute, getting involved with drug dealer in the process. Sudser is based on the novel of the same name by Gustavo Bolivar.

Broadcast last fall, the skein's finale set ratings record for Colombian telenovelas, attracting nearly 7 million viewers. Silverman's last scripted hit as a producer was ABC's "Ugly Betty," which is based on another successful Colombian telenovela.


In other weird entertainment news, Katherine Heigl of Grey's Anatomy is launching a new line of designer scrubs, aimed at giving women a "welcome shot of confidence."