Televisia picks up rights to CBS Studios Intl. format
Popular medical show “The Doctors” is about to be infused with some Latin flavor.CBS Studios Intl. announced that Televisa has licensed the format rights for a Mexican version, “Los Doctores,” to premiere Sept. 10. The new series, exec produced by telenovela producer Carla Estrada, will follow the medical infotainment format, featuring six Spanish-speaking medical professionals in a range of specialties. The doctors will be Ary Angel Papadopulus Canales, (plastic and reconstructive surgery), Salvador Villalpando Carrion (pediatric nutrition and gastroenterology), Mariano Barragan Gutierrez (family therapy and child psychiatry), Julie Salomon Kuri (obstetrics and gynecology), Jose Bandera Quijano (nutrition and gastroenterology) and Edgar Diaz Soto (ER, surgery). Health issues will be geared toward the Mexican audience. “The Doctors” started as a spin-off of talk show “Dr. Phil.” Show has also been adapted in Canada, Lebanon, Dubai, the Netherlands, Portugal, Ukraine and Vietnam.