|Created by||Sebastian Ortega|
|Starring||Carla Peterson (actress)
Muriel Santa Ana
Santiago del Moro
Juan Gil Navarro
|Theme music composer||Alejando Sergi|
|Country of origin||Argentina|
|Original language(s)||Spanish and Portuguese|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||150|
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Original channel||América 2|
|Original run||August 27, 2007 – May 2, 2008|
|Followed by||Amanda O|
Lalola (" lal♂l♀ ") was an Argentine television Comedy show that aired from 28 August 2007 to 29 April 2008. It was broadcast by TV channel América 2. It starred Carla Peterson and Luciano Castro as protagonists.
The show won nine Martín Fierro Awards for 2007, and also the Gold Prize.
A pilot for an American version, entitled "Eva Adams", was filmed for the Fox network starring James Van Der Beek. It was envisioned as a dramedy, in the vein of how Yo soy Betty la fea was adapted for American audiences as Ugly Betty, but wasn't picked up for a regular series.
Ramiro "Lalo" Padilla (played by Juan Gil Navarro) is the director of the media company "High Five", editor of the famous magazine Don, and has many women around him. Romina (played by Marcela Kloosterboer), who is in love with Lalo, decides to punish his lack of commitment to her. She hires a witch to cast a spell on him, which turns him into a very beautiful woman, as Romina wanted him to know what it is like for a woman who is being harassed.
Lalo (now played by Carla Peterson) awakes as a woman, in a state of utter confusion. However, Lalo's friend Graciela ("Grace") Neira (played by Muriel Santa Ana) believes her story and helps her cope. Grace tells her not to give up and gets her women's clothing, which at first she refuses to wear. But Grace gets her dressed and sends her to work.
Nobody will believe that Ramiro has been magically transformed, so Ramiro assumes a new identity: Dolores "Lola" Padilla, cousin of Lalo. Lalo "had to make an urgent trip to Germany because his father became ill", and has appointed Lola to take his place.
As time passes, very funny situations happen. Lola realizes Grace is her best friend, and experiences all the things that make women different from men: wearing high heels, putting on a bra, wearing skirts and thongs, menstruation, and so on. Gradually, she notices some people who were with Lalo, including his best friend, Gaston (Rafael Ferro). Without realizing it, she starts to get closer to coworker Facundo (Luciano Castro) and falls in love.
In the episode of 28 September 2007, Reina Reech joined the show in the role of Carola Aguirre, wife of Mr. Aguirre, the CEO of High Five. Carola is actually the owner of the company.
This telenovela has two theme songs, Hola and Enamorada. Both are sung by Miranda!.
International broadcast and remakes
|Flag||Region/Country||Network/Channel||Native title of the show/remake||Type: Original version/Remake||Original airing||Info|
|Arab World||MBC4||“مسلسل لولا” (“Lalola”)||Original||September 18, 2010||The series was premiered on September 18, 2010 on MBC4 broadcast via NileSat and ArabSat. It airs every night at 5.00 PM UTC and 21.00 UTC. It's dubbed in Egyptian Arabic with its original name "Lalola".|
|Belgium||vtm||LouisLouise (English: LouisLouise)||Remake||September 24, 2008||It premiered on September 24, 2008 as LouisLouise.|
|Brazil||SBT||Lalola||Original||January 21, 2008||Ramiro, Facundo and Aguirre were respectively renamed Camilo, Fernando and Andrei in the dubbing. The first three episodes aired without breaks.|
|Chile||Canal 13||Lola||Original||September, 2006||Premiered in September 2006 as Lola.|
|Czech Republic||TV Barrandov||Lalola||Original||January 21, 2009||Premiered on TV Barrandov.|
|Georgia||Rustavi 2||Lalola||Original||October, 2008|
|Greece, Cyprus||ANT1||Λόλα ("Lola")||Remake||September 22, 2008 in Greece;
September 29, 2008 in Cyprus
|Λόλα ("Lola"), a Greek version of the series, aired from September 2008 to July 2009 in Greece and Cyprus. The series starred Anta Livitsanou and Thanasis Efthimiadis.|
|India||Sony Entertainment Television (India)||Bhaskar Bharti||Remake||May 25, 2009|
|Indonesia||Indosiar||Pejantan Cantik||Remake||2010||This series is scheduled to air in late 2010. It will star the best on-screen comedian couple of Indonesia, Agnes Monica and Okan Kornelius. These actors appeared together in the drama Kawin Muda ("Early Marriage") in 2008.|
|Malaysia||TV3||Lalola||Original||April 23, 2009||The series premiered on April 23, 2009, replacing Telemundo’s Marina. It airs every Monday to Thursday at 3:00 PM. Starting October 2009, it airs in Malay dubbing with English subtitles.|
|Philippines||GMA Network||LaLola (English: LaLola (lal♂l♀)||Remake||October 13, 2008||LaLola (lal♂l♀) premiered on October 13, 2008 starring Rhian Ramos and JC de Vera.|
|Poland||TV4||Lalola||Original||2008||Polish version kept its original title, “Lalola” and was broadcast in 2008.|
|Portugal||TVI||Ele é Ela (“He is She”)||Remake||October, 2009|
|Ukraine||1+1||Маргоша (“Margosha”)||Russian version (remake)||February 7, 2009|
|Russia||STS||Маргоша (“Margosha”)||Russian version (remake)||September 7, 2009|
|Russia||Domashny||Лалола (“Lalola”)||Original||October 4, 2010|
|Spain||Antena 3||Lalola||Remake||July 6, 2008||Spanish remake starring Marina Gatell|
|Serbia||TV Kosava||Lalola||Original||May 12, 2008 - January 2009|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Televizija OBN||Lalola||Original|
|Turkey||Kanal 1 (Turkey)||Ece||Remake||A Turkish remake named Ece was canceled mid-season due to poor ratings.|
|Vietnam||VTV3||“Cô nàng bất đắc dĩ” (English: "Unavoidable Girl")||Remake||July 6, 2009||A Vietnamese version called Cô nàng bất đắc dĩ ("Unavoidable Girl") premiered on July 6, 2009. It airs every Monday to Wednesday at 9 PM. The series is set to have 150 episodes.|
|Zambia||MOBI TV Zambia||Lalola||Original||June 2007 - February 2008||OBI TV Zambia aired 145 episodes of the original version in English. It aired on Mondays, Wednesday and Friday.|