NEW YORK – A miniseries inspired by Jennifer Lopez's new album and a Spanish version of "Desperate Housewives" are among 30 new programs announced by Spanish-language TV network Univision for the new season.
"Como Ama una Mujer (How a Woman Loves)" will be based on Lopez's Spanish-language album of the same title, the network announced Wednesday.
The "rich experience (of recording the album) was that it took to me to writing this story," the 38-year-old singer-actress said. The album was mainly produced by her husband, singer Marc Anthony.
Other programs announced by Univision Communications Inc. include "RBD: La Familia," a miniseries on the successful Mexican pop group that will provide fans with a look into the band members' daily lives; "Los 5 Magnificos (The 5 Magnificent Ones)," a reality show about life in a circus; and the soap operas "Pasion," a story of love and adventure during the age of pirates, and "Muchachitas Como Tu (Little Girls Like You)," which will explore themes related to teens.
Spanish-language network Telemundo presented five new melodramas Tuesday, including "El Otro Lado del Amor (The Other Side of Love)," a modern version of the story of Romeo and Juliet, and "Las Brujas de South Beach (The Witches of South Beach)," about four women who were sisters in another life.
Telemundo, which is owned by the General Electric Co., will also debut "La Traicion (The Betrayal)," "Dona Barbara" and "Idolos de Juventud (Youth Idols)."