|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 network||América 2|
|Original release||August 28, 2007 – April 29, 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 Rhea Seehorn and 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 what happened as she heard Romina's phone call to Lalo's home saying what she did. As it seems unlikely anyone else 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. While trying to find a way to change back, there are a whole new set of challenges to face that Lalo didn't have to experience before, both within and outside the workplace.
The show has been officially remade in 12 other countries: Portugal, Chile, Peru, Spain, Belgium, Greece, Turkey, Russia, India, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. All of these remakes start with mostly the same initial premise but many of them head in very different narrative directions and ultimate conclusions than the original show.
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 remake||Type: Remake||Original airing||Info|
|Belgium||vtm||LouisLouise (English: LouisLouise)||Remake||September 24, 2008||It premiered on September 24, 2008 as LouisLouise.|
|Chile||Canal 13||Lola||Remake||September, 2007||Premiered in September 2007 as Lola.|
|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.|
|Peru||Frecuencia Latina Network||LaLola (English: LaLola (lal♂l♀)||Remake||January 20, 2011||LaLola (lal♂l♀) premiered on January 13, 2011 starring Gianella Neyra and Cristian Rivero.|
|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.|
|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|
|Spain||Antena 3||Lalola||Remake||July 6, 2008||Spanish remake starring Marina Gatell|
|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 was set to have 150 episodes. Production was ultimately concluded at 100 episodes but still did have a proper series finale.|
|India||FIRANGI -World ki best Kahaniyan (India)||Lalola||Dubbed into Hindi||February 25, 2008||The show was dubbed and aired in India as a flagship show for the channel firangi at prime timing and dual slots of 5pm and 9pm. The show had a very successful run and was remade in India by SET.|
|Flag||Region/Country||Network/Channel||Native title of the show||Type: Original version||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 17:00 UTC and 21:00 UTC. It's dubbed in Egyptian Arabic with its original name "Lalola".|
|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.|
|Czech Republic||TV Barrandov||Lalola||Original||January 21, 2009||Premiered on TV Barrandov.|
|Georgia||Rustavi 2||Lalola||Original||October, 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.|
|Poland||TV4||Lalola||Original||2008||Polish version kept its original title, “Lalola” and was broadcast in 2008.|
|Russia||Domashny||Лалола (“Lalola”)||Original||October 4, 2010|
|Serbia||TV Kosava||Lalola||Original||May 12, 2008 - January 2009|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Televizija OBN||Lalola||Original|
|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.|