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Salma Hayek, ABC Team for New Telenovela Adaptation, 'Off the Map' Gets a Premiere Date and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 2nd 2010 4:00PM
Salma HayekABC and Salma Hayek are teaming up once again to develop an American version of a telenovela.

The network and Hayek were behind 'Ugly Betty' and have set their sights on adapting the Argentinian telenovela 'Los Roldan.' According to Variety, Veronica Becker and Sarah Kucserka, 'Ugly Betty' veterans, have been tapped to write and executive produce.

'Los Roldan' told the story of a working-class man who gets hired to run the company of the woman whose life he saved. Versions of the soap have been produced in Colombia, Mexico and Cyprus.

In other TV news ...

'Sex and the City' showrunner Michael Patrick King is shopping around a new series. King and his representatives are reportedly shopping the script around personally in an effort to keep it as secret as possible. [Vulture]

'Off the Map,' Shonda Rhimes' new medical drama, will premiere Wed., Jan. 12 at 10PM. 'Off the Map' will take the place of the legal drama 'The Whole Truth.' [Twitter]

Keith Olbermann has suspended his "Worst Persons" segment. Olbermann has shelved the segment in the wake of Jon Stewart's speech at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. [Hollywood Reporter]

ABC and 'Army Wives' producer Mark Gordon are developing a cop drama. 'One Police Plaza' follows New York's first female police commissioner. [Deadline Hollywood]

'The Amazing Race' is going HD, finally. The series will begin shooting in HD next year. [Hollywood Reporter]

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