Fernando Gaitán TV Program Creator

Fernando Gaitán Salom (Born November 9, 1960 in Bogotá) is a Colombian TV series and telenovelas screenwriter as well as a producer. Fernando Gaitán is known for weaving different histories into diverse social contexts. He gained fame in Latin America after writing the telenovela Café, con aroma de mujer and world notoriety for his telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea which has been adapted in different countries. Yo soy Betty, la fea won the TP de Oro for its nominated category, Mejor Telenovela (Best Soap Opera) in 2002. The TP de Oro awards are considered to be the most prestigious Spanish awards for television. The success of Yo soy Betty, la fea led to a sequel in 2002 with Univision's release of Eco moda. Yo soy Betty, la fea also spawned a number of international remakes and adaptations, such as Verliebt in Berlin in Germany, La Fea más bella in Mexico, Lotte in The Netherlands, Ne Rodis Krasivoy in Russia, Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin in India, Sensiz Olmuyor in Turkey, Maria, i Aschimi in Greece, Yo soy Bea in Spain, Ugly Betty in the United States, and Bela, a Feia in Brazil. Gaitán has received multiple awards and nominations in Colombia and internationally;

Personal details

Date of birth
November 9th, 1960

TV program created 7

Title Year Network Num. of seassons Num. of epizodes Co-creators First epizode air date Last epizode air date Languages External resources
A corazón abierto 2011
138 November 9th, 2011 May 25th, 2012
Hasta Que el Dinero Nos Separe 2009 227
June 29th, 2009 May 16th, 2010
I Love Betty La Fea 2008
163 September 8th, 2008 May 28th, 2010
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Destilando Amor 2007
171 January 22nd, 2007 September 16th, 2007
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Ugly Betty 2006
American Broadcasting Company
5 43 September 28th, 2006 April 14th, 2010
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Ne rodis krasivoy 2005 September 5th, 2005 July 7th, 2006
Guajira 1996
February 29th, 1996 1997

TV programs produced

1. Ugly Betty

Soap opera, Comedy, Drama, Comedy-drama
Networks Creators Writers Num. of seassons Num. of epizodes Program runtime First epizode air date Last epizode air date Languages Regular cast
American Broadcasting Company
Jon Kinnally
5 43
42 min.
September 28th, 2006 April 14th, 2010 English


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