|Created by||Maria Zarattini|
|Written by||Claudia Velazco|
|Directed by||Karina Duprez
Ana Brenda Contreras
and David Zepeda
|Theme music composer||Denisse De Kalaffe|
|Opening theme||"Sortilegio de Amor" by Il Divo|
|Ending theme||"Sortilegio de Amor" by Il Divo|
|Country of origin||Mexico|
|No. of episodes||95|
|Executive producer(s)||Carla Estrada|
|Editor(s)||Víctor Hugo Flores
José Manuel Becerra
|Running time||21 minutes (eps 1-10)
42-45 minutes (eps 11-94)
|Original channel||Canal de las Estrellas|
|Original run||June 1, 2009– October 9, 2009|
|Preceded by||Mañana Es Para Siempre|
|Followed by||Corazón salvaje|
Sortilegio (Literally "Sortilege", "Love Spell" in English-speaking markets) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Carla Estrada for Televisa and stars Jacqueline Bracamontes and William Levy as main protagonists, while David Zepeda and Ana Brenda Contreras are playing main villains/antagonists of the story.
From October 6, 2009 to February 17, 2010, Univision broadcast Sortilegio weeknights at 9pm/8c. From July 30 to September 7, 2012, Univision broadcast 2 hour reruns of Sortilegio weekdays at 1pm/12c, replacing Corazón Apasionado. From September 10 to October 19, 2012, reruns of Sortilegio were broadcast at 2pm/1c. This telenovela is a remake of Tú o nadie.
Victoria had an affair with her husband's, Samuel's, friend, Antonio Lombardo, resulting in the birth of twins, Bruno and Raquel. Antonio also had a son, Alejandro, with his wife Adriana. After their respective spouses died, they reunited and got married. However, they didn't tell their children that they are half-siblings, as that would reveal their infidelities. Instead they raised their children to recognize each other as step-siblings.
Years pass, and Bruno comes to be an irresponsible man who does not respect laws. Alejandro, on the other hand, is very responsible. Antonio prefers Alejandro over Bruno and decides that Alejandro should inherit his money when Antonio passes away. Antonio and Victoria have a meeting at Bruno's high school about Bruno's behavior and are told that he is expelled. While they are leaving the high school, they get in to a big argument and distracted Antonio gets his crutches stuck in a man hole. Victoria is mad at him because of the argument and keeps walking and does not stop to help her husband. As Antonio tries to get free, a man on a motorcycle crashes into him and Antonio dies. Victoria becomes a widowed again. Sometime later, Fernando, Alejandro's friend, has fallen in love with Victoria, but their love cannot happen because of their age difference.
Ten years later, Alejandro has come back to stay with the inheritance Antonio left him, causing his brother Bruno to become insanely jealous. So, Bruno plans to get rid of Alejandro by hiring Erik to help him achieve his plan. Meanwhile, a girl named Maria José and her sister Paula, live in a Saque - humble home - in Campeche, Yucatán. On her vacation she meets a young man in a bar, and he present himself as Alejandro Lombardo. She falls in love with Alejandro, he proposes to her and they marry. The next day, Alejandro claims to have business out of town and leaves. Meanwhile, Bruno hires a truck driver to crash into Alejandro's car, causing the car crash off the road and everyone believes Alejandro to be dead. Alejandro's family discovers a marriage in his name and calls Maria José to break the news. Devastated, she immediately flies over to be with the Lombardo's and her sister, Paula, soon following to be with her.
Meeting his family for the first time, she finds out that Alejandro was actually wealthy. Soon after meeting the family, she discovers that Bruno was the man she married, and he reveals his plans to her, promising to take care of her and share his coming fortune. Heartbroken and horrified she leaves to go home, but Bruno chases her to Saque and threatens her to frame her father for drug dealing. Maria is forced to go back with him. But Alejandro, having miraculously survived the accident, soon returns home and finds out that he is married to a woman that he has hasn't ever even met and doesn't know anything about. Though the doctors and his family tell Alejandro he has amnesia, he knows something is wrong and eventually forces the truth out of Maria José. Wanting to find a way to help her (and seeing that Bruno has feelings for her) Alejandro keeps her by his side and pretends marriage to everyone around them. While keeping up the act, they develop feelings for each other. Meanwhile, Bruno's sister Raquel and her friend Maura, who is in love with Alejandro, rejects Maria José and Paula and makes Maria José hesitate about living with the Lombardo's.
Maria José, because of Bruno's threats, decide to run with him and with her family to Mexico City. Don Pedro finds himself a burden in his daughter's life, and leaves them, but calls Alejandro to rescue them from Bruno. Bruno then uses Maura's plan for himself, and uses Mario Aguirre, making him seem innocent and leaving Maria Jose with an accomplice/lover. Alejandro, tired of the lies Maria José has told him and wanting to have peace again, throws Maria José and her family out of his house and files for divorce. Soon after, he finds out that Maria José is pregnant, but decides that they both need time apart from each other. After a short stay in Saque, Maria José gets stabbed in the back by an intruder, and ends up in hospital. Alejandro, who is still in love with Maria José flies to Saque, and finds out that she needs a blood transfusion. They find out that only one that can help is Bruno, but he agrees to help with some conditions. After two weeks, she is released from the hospital, returning to live with the Lombardos in Mérida, after Alejandro convinces her to stay with him and apologizes for everything.
After sometime Alejandro and Maria José get divorced due to the deal that they made with Bruno in order to save Maria José from death. When Alejandro and Fernando find the judge who married Maria José and Bruno, Bruno determines to kill the judge. By the time Alejandro and Fernando get there, Bruno already found the judge and pushed him off a waterfall to his death. Knowing that Bruno has an advantage, they hire a boat to get to the Island, but the boat catches fire and explodes. Fernando, Alejandro and a little boy are stranded on a deserted island. After four months of Alejandro missing, Bruno wants to split his fortune with Raquel, but he finds out that Alejandro has left everything he had to his ex-wife. So Bruno decides that he wants to take the President's place in the company. Devastated Maria José decides she wants to sell some of the stocks to Maura and her sister Lisette, to have majority over Bruno in the company. Just as she is about to sign, Victoria calls her, and tells her to come home. When Maria José gets home, she finds Alejandro alive in their bedroom.
Two months after the return of Alejandro, Bruno comes up with a new plan. He has a new accomplice, Maria José's mother, Elena. He plans to kidnap Maria José and makes her lose her memory. After that they will marry and give Maura the opportunity to marry Alejandro. Bruno and Maura trick Maria José into looking at a house for her and Alejandro, when in reality it's a trap. Then they, along with Maria José's mother, Elena, make her believe she is her twin sister, Sandra, who she knew nothing about before and who is in a coma and later dies from a drug overdose.
Eventually Alejandro finds her and takes Maria José back home. He starts trying to get her to fall in love with him again by dating her. It gives Alejandro a new chance to start things fresh and do the things they never got to do because of Bruno's schemes. But she doesn't remember anybody and thinks everyone is lying to her, but little by little her memory starts to come back. Bruno is eventually discovered after a gunshot aimed at Alejandro and is forced to hide from the FBI. Against the backdrop of constant manipulations by Bruno and by Maura, the couple attempt to build a happy life with their son. Meanwhile Bruno now has to hide from the police to avoid arrest. He asks his mother to give him money and to help him escape. Victoria begs Bruno to turn himself in, but he refuses. Alejandro confronts Bruno and they start to fight. After Bruno threatens Alejandro with a gun, Erik shoots Bruno, who dies instantly. Maura and Elena are arrested and put into Federal Prison. Finally, Alejandro and Maria José get to live as a family.
|Jacqueline Bracamontes||Maria José Samaniego Miranda Lombardo \\ Sandra Samaniego Miranda||Elena and Pedro's daughters, twin sisters, Paula is their sister. Maria José is Tony's mother and Alex's wife. Was Ulises' ex-lover; Sandra dies from a drug overdose|
|William Levy||Alejandro "Alex" Lombardo Villavicencio||Antonio and Adriana's son, Victoria's step-son, Bruno and Raquel's half-brother, Tony's father, Fernando's best friend, Maura's ex-lover, Maria José's husband.|
|David Zepeda||Bruno Albéniz Valverde / Bruno Lombardo Valverde||Main male villain, Victoria and Antonio's son, Samuel's step-son, Raquel's twin brother, Alex's half-brother, Katia's ex-lover, Maura's accomplice, obsessed with Maria Jose; killed by Erick|
|Daniela Romo||Victoria Valverde widow Lombardo||Bruno mother, Alex's step-mother, Raquel's Mother Adoptive Tony and Vicky's grand-mother, Samuel and Antonio's widow, in love with Fernando|
|Ana Brenda Contreras||Maura Albarrán||main female villain, Lisette's sister, Bruno's accomplice, in love with Alex; ends up in jail|
|Wendy González||Paula Samaniego Miranda||Elena and Pedro's daughter, Maria José and Sandra's sister, was in love with Roberto, Gabriel's fiancee|
|Gabriel Soto||Fernando Alanís||Katia's brother, Emiliano's nephew, Alex's best friend, Irene's ex-boyfriend, in love with Victoria|
|Chantal Andere||Raquel Albéniz Valverde /Raquel Lombardo Valverde /Raquel Lombardo Dorantes||Antonio and Victoria's daughter adoptive, Samuel's step-daughter, Bruno's twin sister, Alex's half-sister, Vicky's mother, Ulises' ex-lover, Roberto's wife|
|Marcelo Córdoba||Roberto Castelar||Vicky's step-father, Ulises' ex-lover, Raquel's husband|
|Fernando Allende||Antonio Lombardo||Alex, Bruno and Raquel's father, Adriana's widower, Victoria's husband; dies after being hit by a car|
|Felicia Mercado||Adriana Villavicencio||Alex's mother, Antonio's wife; dies after gave birth to Alex|
|Sergio Ramirez||Samuel Albéniz||Raquel and Bruno's step-father, Victoria's husband; dies|
|Julián Gil||Ulises Villasenor||Vicky's biological father, Roberto, Sandra and Raquel's ex-lover; killed by Bruno|
|Azela Robinson||Elena Miranda||Maria José, Sandra and Paula's mother, Pedro's wife, Cristobal and Jorge's widow; ends up in a jail|
|Aarón Hernán||Porfirio Betancourt||Cristobal's father, Elena's former father-in-law, Emiliano's best friend; dies from a heart-attack|
|Patricio Castillo||Emiliano Alanís||Fernando and Katia's uncle, Porfirio's best friend|
|Otto Sirgo||Jorge Kruger||Doctor, Elena's third husband; killed by Porfirio|
|Luis Couturier||Hernán Plascencia||Doctor, friend of the Lombardo family, in love with Victoria|
|Héctor Sáez||Pedro Samaniego||Maria José, Sandra and Paula's father, Elena's husband, Chucho's friend|
|Daniela Luján||Lisette Albarrán||Maura's sister|
|Guillermo Zarur||Ezequiel Flores||Lombardo family's servant, Arturo's cousin|
|Adalberto Parra||Erick Díaz||Gregorio's cousin, Bruno's accomplice|
|Manuela Ímaz||Katia Alanís||Fernando's sister, Emiliano's niece, Bruno's ex-lover|
|Rosita Pelayo||Mercedes "Meche" Brito||Gabriel's sister, Julia's friend|
|Arturo Lorca||Arturo Flores||Lombardo family's driver, Ezequiel's cousin|
|Willebaldo López||Santos||Pedro's former friend|
|Carlos Girón||Gabriel Brito||Meche's brother, Paula's fiancee|
|Iliana de la Garza||Julia de Díaz||Gregorio's wife, Meche's friend|
|Rolando Fernández||Gregorio Díaz||Erick's cousin, Julia's husband|
|Christina Pastor||Mary||Alex's secretary|
|Dolores Oliva||Piedad||Maid in Emiliano's house|
|José Carlos Ruiz||Jesús "Chucho" Gavira||Alex and Pedro's friend|
|María Victoria||Felipa García||Lombardo family's servant, Victoria's best friend|
- Sortilegio is a new version of the telenovela Tú o nadie produced by Televisa by Ernesto Alonso in 1985 and starring Lucía Méndez, Andrés García and Salvador Pineda.
- Televisa conducted in 1995 a remake of the telenovela produced by José Alberto Castro, entitled Acapulco, cuerpo y alma, directed by Aurora Molina and Juan Carlos Muñoz and starring Patricia Manterola, Saul Lisazo and Guillermo García Cantú.
- In 1995 the producer Carlos Sotomayor made a second version, produced by Televisa and Fox TV entitled Acapulco Bay, directed by Tom Sizemore and starring Raquel Gardner and Jason Adams.
|Country||Alternate title/Translation||TV network(s)||Series premiere||Weekly schedule|
|Argentina||Sortilegio||Canal 9||August, 2009 - February, 2010||Monday to Friday at 1:00 PM|
|Brazil||Sortilégio||SBT||October 27, 2014 - present||Monday to Friday at 16:15|
| United States
|Sortilegio||Univisión||October 6, 2009 - February 17, 2010
July 30 - September 7, 2012 (One rerun)
September 10 - October 19, 2012 (Two rerun)
|Monday to Friday at 9pm/8c
Monday to Friday at 1pm/12c (One rerun)
Monday to Friday at 2pm/1c (Two rerun)
|Uruguay||Sortilegio||Teledoce||November 16, 2009 - April 9, 2010||Monday to Friday at 3:15 pm|
|Paraguay||Sortilegio||Telefuturo||August 10, 2009 - November 20, 2009||Monday to Friday at 2:30 pm|
|Albania||Magji Dashurie||Vizion +||February, 2010||Monday to Friday at 8:00 PM|
|Bosnia||Magična privlačnost||Pink BH||December 24, 2009||Monday to Friday at 7:00 PM and 11:00 AM|
|Bulgaria||Капризи на съдбата||BTV||September 30, 2010 - February 4, 2011||Monday to Friday at 1:30 PM|
|Bulgaria||Капризи на съдбата||bTV Lady||May 27, 2013 - September 27, 2013||Monday to Friday at 09:00 PM and 09:00 AM|
|Croatia||Magična privlačnost||Nova TV||February 1, 2010||Monday to Friday at 4:00 PM and 11:00 AM|
|Croatia||Magična privlačnost||Doma TV||July 19, 2011 - September 1||Monday to Sunday at 5:00 PM and 10:00 AM|
|Cyprus||Sortilegio de amor||Ant1 TV||April 26, 2010||Monday to Friday at 6:30 PM|
|Georgia||მოჯადოებული||Imedi TV||October 29, 2010 - January 15, 2011||Monday to Saturday at 5:40 PM|
|Hungary||Kettős Játszma||Cool TV||January 31, 2011 - June 9, 2011||Monday to Friday at 6:35 PM|
|Kenya||Love Spell||Citizen TV||Monday to Friday at 8:00 PM|
|Lithuania||Likimo kerai||LNK||December 10, 2009||Monday to Friday at 4:35 PM|
|Macedonia||Magična privlečnost||Sitel (TV channel)||2011-2012||Monday to Friday at 12:20 and later at 4:30 PM|
|Montenegro||Magična privlačnost||Pink M||January 4, 2010||Monday to Friday at 5:00 PM|
|Nigeria||Sortilegio||Galaxy TV||Monday to Friday at 11:00am-12:00noon and later at 6:00pm|
|Philippines||Love Spell||Telenovela Channel||May 7, 2012 - September 14, 2012 (original broadcast)
October 22, 2012 – December 28, 2012; February 25, 2013 - June 28, 2013 (rebroadcast)
|Mon-Fri 3:00am–4:00am, 9:00am–10:00am, 3:00pm–4:00pm and 9:00pm–10:00pm (original run)
Mon-Fri 2:00am–4:00am, 8:00am–10:00am, 2:00pm–4:00pm, 8:00pm–10:00pm (rerun)
Mon-Fri 1:00am–2:00am, 7:00am–8:00am, 1:00pm–2:00pm, 7:00pm–8:00pm
|Poland||Zaklęta miłość||TV4||November 24, 2009||Monday to Friday at 6:00 PM|
|Romania||Predestinati||Acasa||April 26, 2010||Monday to Thursday at 3:30 PM|
|Serbia||Magična privlačnost||RTV Pink||November 25, 2009||Monday to Friday at 5:45 PM|
|Slovakia||Čaro lásky||TV Doma||April 12, 2010||Monday to Friday at 8:00 PM|
|Slovenia||Čarovnija ljubezni||POP TV||May 11, 2010||Monday to Friday at 5:00 PM and 9:00 AM|
|Spain||Sortilegio||Antena 3 Canarias||March 15, 2010-||Monday to Friday at 9:00 PM|
|UAE||سحر الحب||Abu Dhabi Al Oula||September 4, 2011||Daily at 7:00 PM|
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