Tuesday, June 19, 2007

You just can’t make up stuff like this:

NBC buys a big-breasted telenovela

Ben Silverman's first purchase as NBC boss is the hit Colombian telenovela "Sin tetas no hay paraiso," which translates to "Without Breasts There is No Paradise." As Variety describes it, the telenovela focuses "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."

(source: TVtattle.com)

Okay, how can a T.V. executive turn down that pitch? It’s “Ugly Betty” meets “Extreme Makeover” in a Dickensian tale of heartbreak and woe. With boobies.

In his favour, Silverman’s previous purchase of a telenovela netted him "Ugly Betty", which went on to be a solid hit last season.