It seemed like such a provocative idea at the time: Not long after producer Ben Silverman was named cochairman of NBC Entertainment, he announced that he was developing the popular Colombian telenovela Sin Tetas No Hay Paraíso (Without T— There Is No Paradise) for primetime. Now, it appears that idea is on hold, maybe permanently. Just this week, NBC’s sister net Telemundo premiered the weekly serial Sin Senos No Hay Paraíso (Without Breasts There is No Paradise; they cleaned up the reference to mammary glands). The new drama, which is filmed in Mexico and Colombia, focuses on a gorgeous young woman named Catalina who makes a series of bad choices in an effort to escape her life of poverty. Could the answer be drug trafficking?
Oh, the possibilities lost for NBC! But have no fear, an NBC spokeswoman says that Sin Tetas remains in development for next season — or beyond.