Popular 2004 Televisa telenovela Rubí is getting an English-language adaptation via Fox. The network has put in development an hourlong series based on the telenovela. Written by Lisa Loomer, it centers on a beautiful but poor woman who will do anything to make her dream a reality and become rich – she will even give up the greatest love of her life. 20th Century Fox TV and Televisa are producing the project, executive produced by Loomer and Michael Garcia. The telenovela was a monster ratings hit when aired in the US on Univision from September 2004 to March 2005, with its two-hour finale drawing nearly 8 million viewers.
The single-camera Slaty Fork, from writer Dave Holstein (Weeds) and 20th TV, is ensemble comedy that follows the relationship between a young female cop and her dad, the former police chief, as well as other local police and volunteer firefighters in an offbeat resort town. FishBowl Worldwide Media’s Vin Di Bona, Bruce Gersh, Susan Levison and Shaleen Desai executive produce, with Holstein co-executive producing. FishBowl also has comedy Dumb F*ck in development at ABC. Holstein and FishBowl are with CAA.
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