Yo soy Betty, la fea is a telenovela filmed in Colombia, written by Fernando Gaitán and produced from October 25, 1999 to May 8, 2001 by the Colombian network RCN. More than a dozen versions of the telenovela have been made in other countries. In the United States, both the comedy-drama hit Ugly Betty and Televisa program La Fea Más Bella are based on the Colombian soap opera.
Betty, la Fea re-aired on Spanish-language U.S. network TeleFutura in January 2009. Eight years after the telenovela's original run, the highly anticipated return of the original version of Yo Soy Betty, La Fea delivered impressive ratings for the network, attracting over one million viewers, more than half a million of which were adults aged 18–49. In addition, the premiere episode doubled and in some cases nearly tripled its prior audience among all key demographics.
Due to the success of re-runs aired in the United States, in June 2009, Yo soy Betty, la fea re-aired in México on Canal de las Estrellas.
Café con aroma de mujer is a 1994 Colombian telenovela, produced by then programming company RCN TV on state-owned Canal A. It was written and created by Fernando Gaitán. It was broadcast in several countries throughout Latin America, North America and Europe.
Daisy O'Brian is a normal girl who dreams of a singing career in musical comedy. Her parents are vampires, and per her family tradition, she must decide to become a vampire or not on her 16th birthday. On that day, Daisy decides to stay human to live next to her love, Max, who is her neighbor and classmate.
However, that same day, a fatal accident changes her life forever. The doctor says to her parents that she is not going to make it. So, her parents decide to bite Daisy, to save her, turning her into a vampire. This makes Vicente (her younger brother) the only mortal in the family. From that moment, Daisy leads a double life full of risks, where she must attend a human school, hiding her nature, and also go to vampire school and take classes for newly bitten vampires.
La Prepago is about a woman living a double life: one as a beautiful university student with a normal love life from a traditional family; the other as a high-class escort who is paid for companionship and to satisfy the sexual appetites of men.
Rafael Méndez and Alejandra Maldonado are salesmen from opposite sides of life. While Méndez depends on informal sales, and that without any higher education degree, Alejandra carries her duties as the Commercial Manager of a car dealership with an MBA degree and a hard attitude up her sleeve. An unfortunate car accident will bring them together, and they will have to get the best of each other in order to survive their respective realities.
A Corazón Abierto is a Colombian television series based on ABC's hit show Grey's Anatomy, written and supervised by Colombian writer Fernando Gaitan better known for creating hit telenovelas like Yo soy Betty, la fea, Café con Aroma de Mujer, and Hasta que la Plata nos Separe. Initially conceived as a weekly series, the story was modified to be aired 5 episodes a week in a telenovela format, that is why several changes have been made into the story. The series began airing in the United States weeknights at 7pm on Telemundo on May 17, 2010.