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Colombia gets an ABC family

Disney to produce version of 'Brothers'

Disney is set to produce a Colombian version of family skein “Brothers and Sisters,” its fourth incursion into remaking original ABC Studios’ productions in Latin America.

Company’s strategic pact with Colombia’s RCN TV and Vista Prods. will apply the same economies of scale used for previous adaptations. RCN content VP Fernando Gaitan, who created and wrote the original “Ugly Betty” telenovela, will supervise production.

The Colombian “Brothers and Sisters,” targeted to air on RCN TV at year’s end, will run for about 80 to 120 episodes stripped Monday to Friday like a telenovela. Another Latino version could be in the works.

Disney’s Latino venture started in 2006 with local versions of “Desperate Housewives” in Argentina, Colombia, Brazil and the U.S. Hispanic market, followed by “Grey’s Anatomy” and “The Golden Girls.”

In Spain, the Mouse reversioned “The Golden Girls” for TVE and “Ghost Whisperer” for Telecinco.

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