El Cuerpo del Deseo

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El Cuerpo del Deseo
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Genre Drama, Mystery, Romance, Fantasy
Created by Julio Jimenez
Developed by Telemundo
Starring Andrés García
Lorena Rojas
Mario Cimarro
Theme music composer Abel Ibarra, Alberto Slezinger
Opening theme "El Cuerpo del Deseo"
Lorena Rojas
Ending theme "Hoy Te Vuelvo a Enamorar"
Diego Vargas
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 155
Executive producer(s) Aurelio Valcárcel Carrol, Alejandro García
Producer(s) Alicia Avila
Running time 40-45 minutes
Original channel Telemundo
Picture format Color
Original run July 18, 2005 – February 28, 2006
Preceded by La mujer en el espejo
Followed by Tierra de Pasiones
Related shows En Cuerpo Ajeno
En Otra Piel
External links

El Cuerpo del Deseo (The Body of Desire) also known as Second Chance is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by Telemundo and Film in Florida. This limited-run series is about a man who comes back from the dead and discovers dark secrets about his beautiful widow. The first version of El Cuerpo del Deseo was En Cuerpo Ajeno,[1] produced by RTI Colombia in 1992. The telenovela was aired in 25 countries around the world.

Story and production[edit]

The story features Pedro José Donoso (Andrés García), a wealthy old man who lives in a big mansion with his daughter Angela and his servants. He falls in love with and marries a gorgeous younger woman, Isabel Arroyo (Lorena Rojas). He dies suddenly,and Isabel marries employee Andres Corona. But Pedro Jose Donoso returns to Earth through transmigration: (the passing of a soul into another body after death), in the body of Salvador Cerinza (Mario Cimarro), a handsome (yet poor) family man. Salvador was actually a poor man who lived with his wife Cantalicia and son Moncho, but Pedro's soul forced Salvador's soul to leave Salvador's body, although Salvador hadn't died.

Pedro José searches for everything he lost, uncovering secrets, truths and deceptions. Ultimately, he must set things straight and save those who truly loved him, and reclaim the heart of beautiful Isabel. Pedro changes his name to Salvador and enters his mansion as a poor driver. Isabel falls in love wiith him and secretly kills Andres and marries Salvador. Angela marries Antonio, the maid Abigail's son. Antonio and Angela love each other very much. Pedro thinks that his death was not natural. He believes that Isabel killed him by giving him poison. Isabel did not give him poison in truth. When Isabel discovers that Salvador is Pedro,she asks him to forgive her and tells him the truth. Pedro and Isabel reunite and leave the mansion without informing anyone. However, Isabel's Aunt, Miss Rebecca believes that Salvador might have taken Isabelle somewhere so that he can kill her and grab her wealth, so she and the butler, Walter, inform the police. The police chase Pedro and Isabelle. Isabel tells Pedro that she doesn't want to be separated from him again, so she drives the car into a river.

Isabel dies, so Pedro's soul also leaves his body. Both souls live together and rest in peace forever. Then, the real Salvador's soul enters Salvador's body again. Isabelle is buried with Pedro, and Salvador lives in Pedro's mansion for six months, but keeps on irritating everyone. Everyone finds out the truth about Pedro's transmigration and everyone is happy that finally Isabelle and Pedro have reunited, but they want to get rid of the real Salvador as he was very dirty. Finally, they find Cantalicia and Moncho, and leave Salvador with him. Salvador becomes very happy. Also, Angela gives birth to a son whom they name Pedro.

International broadcast[edit]

A dubbed version of El Cuerpo del Deseo is also currently airing in Pakistan, as of June 2012, on channel Urdu 1. The Urdu title of the telenovela is Isabel Meri Aakhri Mohabbat (Isabel: My Last Love). Isabel Meri Aakhri Mohabbat ended in Pakistan on 28 November 2012, its timings were Monday-Sunday 11pm. It was a hit with in Pakistan. It was followed by Ek Dhund Si Chahi Hai another Lara Ki Kahani which were both major flops in Pakistan.

Also in Nigeria, on September 2009, on channel AIT. The Nigeria title of the telenovela is Second Chance title by De Sultan. El Cuerpo del Deseo Ended in Nigeria on 28 November 2010, timings were Monday-Friday 9pm.

It was also aired in India by the Sahara Group channel "Firangi" by dubbing it in English for local audiences during 2008.

From July 23. 2013 to October 18, 2013, Gala TV in Mexico aired this telenovela weekday afternoons at 1:00pm, replacing Bella Calamidades.


Main cast[edit]

Actor Character Known as
Andrés García Don Pedro José Donoso Protagonist. Husband of Isabel, father of Ángela, died of a heart attack. It was thought that he was poisoned by Isabel and Andres
Mario Cimarro Salvador Cerinza Husband of Cantalicia, father of Moncho
Lorena Rojas Isabel Arroyo Macedo Protagonist & main villain. Daughter of Nina, wife of Pedro José, Dies when car goes in water
Martín Karpan Andrés Corona Villain. Employee of Don Pedro Jose, lover/husband of Isabel. Isabel killed him (in self-defense?) by hitting him with a paddle and pushing his body into a lake.
Vanessa Villela Ángela Donoso Daughter of Pedro José, wife of Antonio
Anna Silvetti Abigail Domínguez Housekeeper at Donoso mansion, mother of Antonio and Simón
Vanessa Villela Cantalina Donoso First Wife of Pedro Jose Donoso, mother of Angela (seen only through a portrait)
Erick Elías Antonio Domínguez Son of Abigail and Rodrigo, in love with Ángela
Pablo Azar Simón Domínguez Son of Abigail and Rodrigo, in love with Valeria
Roberto Moll Walter Franco Villain. Butler at Donoso mansion, goes to jail for murder
Jeannette Lehr Gaetana Charry Witch, friend of Pedro José
Martha Picanes Rebecca Macedo Villain. Aunt of Isabel and Valeria, she dies (hangs herself)
Diana Osorio Valeria Guzmán Macedo Cousin of Isabel,was in love with Pedro José, in love with Simon
Yadira Santana Victoria Maid at Donoso mansion
Rosalinda Rodriguez Cantalicia Muñeton Wife of Salvador, mother of Moncho

Secondary cast and Special participation[edit]

Actor Character Known as
Alcira Gil Doña Lilia
Alvaro Ruíz Ronderos Lawyer
Antonio Miguel Suárez Husband of Tomasa, father of Clara
Anthony Álvarez Ramón
Arianna Coltellacci Consuelo Guerrero Lover of Simón
Carmen Olivares Fatima
Claudio Giudice Livorio Sierra
Eduardo Serrano Felipe Madero Artist, friend of Cantalicia, uncle of Father Jacobo
Emanuel Castillo Salvador Alonso 'Moncho' Cerinza Son of Cantalicia and Salvador
Ernesto Molina Doctor
Esteban Villareal
Evelin Santos Magnolia
Felipe Santos
Félix Loreto Dr. Duarte Doctor, friend of Pedro José
Fidel Pérez Michel Dr. Alejandro Robledo Doctor
Gabriel Morales Tommy Son of Clara
Gabriel Traversari Dr. Valencia Doctor
Geraldo Ramírez
Giovanni González
Gonzalo Madurga Carlos Alfonso de la Onda Lawyer
Ilse Pappe Indira Fernández Lover of Andrés
Iván Hernández Polonio
Johnny Acero Jaime Police officer
Johnny Nessy El Lobo
Jorge Hernández Evaristo Canales
Juan Rodríguez
Juan Troya Nevelio Arturo Ramírez
Julieta García Clara Daughter of Tomasa, mother of Tommy
Julio Enrique Arredondo
Lidia Montes Tomasa Mother of Clara
Lis Coleandro Nina Macedo de Arroyo Villain, mother of Isabel, Rebeca's sister, aunt of Valeria, dies in a plane accident
Manolo Coego Dr. Duarte 2. Doctor, friend of Pedro José
Marcela Serna Nora Maid at Donoso mansion
Marela Mata Juanita Maid at Donoso mansion
Michelle Jones Paola Jiménez
Raúl Izaguirre Garces
Riczabeth Sobalvarro Chulita
Rubén Camelo Father Jacobo Priest
Rubén Darío Gómez Fermin
Sabrina Olmedo Matilda Serrano Employee of Gaetana
Silvestre Ramos Camilo Employee of Gaetana, in love with Guadalupe
Sonia Noemí Pilar Friend of Rebecca
Steve Roth Ibáñez Lawyer
Vicente Passariello Police officer
Víctor Corona Police officer
Vivian Ruiz Guadalupe Friend of Gaetana, lover of Camilo
Xavier Coronel Rodrigo Domínguez Father of Antonio and Simón
Hector Eduardo Gonzalez Sinforoso drunk man in Gaetana's Bar

International release[edit]

Country TV Channels Local Title Series Premiere Series Finale Weekly Schedule Timeslot
 Colombia Caracol Televisión El Cuerpo del deseo
 Argentina Telefe
Telecentro TV
El Cuerpo del Deseo October 16, 2006 March 30, 2007 Monday to Friday 5:00 pm (original)
7:00 pm (Repeat in 2013)
 Peru ATV and Red Global El Cuerpo del Deseo
 Paraguay SNT
El Cuerpo del Deseo August 14, 2006 February 16, 2007 Monday to Friday 7:00 pm (original)
1:30 pm (Repeat in 2013)
 Chile La Red
El cuerpo del deseo
 Uruguay Monte Carlo TV El Cuerpo del Deseo
 India Firangi Second Chance
 Estonia TV3 Teine Võimalus
 Georgia IMEDI TV მეორე სიცოცხლე
 Iran FARSI1 سفری دیگر
 Bosnia and Herzegovina RTV BN Druga strana ljubavi
 Bulgaria Нова телевизия, Mujer TV Втори шанс
 Croatia RTL Televizija Ljubav bez predaje
 Albania Top Channel Mundesia e Dyte
 Spain Antena 3 (2012)
Nova (2013)
El cuerpo del deseo
El cuerpo del deseo
 France France Ô (2012)
Réseau Outre-Mer 1re (2013)
Le corps du désir
 Hungary TV2 (2010) Második élet
 Pakistan Urdu 1 ازابیل میری آخری محبت (Isabel my last love)
 Israel Viva (Israel) על החיים ועל המוות
 Poland TVN Prawo pożądania
Arab World MBC Drama TV بريق أمل / Bareeq Amal
 Romania Acasa TV Trupul dorit
 Serbia Fox televizija Druga strana ljubavi
 Montenegro IN televizija Druga strana ljubavi
 Sweden TV7 Sverige Pedros ande
 Slovakia Markíza Túžba tela
 Nigeria AIT Second Chance on AIT
 Philippines ABS-CBN (2008) El Cuerpo (shortened from the original title)
 Zambia ZNBC TV2 Second Chance
 Armenia SHANT TV Երկրորդ շանս
 Kenya CITIZEN TV(2007) Second Chance


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