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Genre Telenovela
Created by Cris Morena (Rebelde Way)
Directed by Luis Pardo
Juan Carlos Muñoz
Felipe Nájera
Starring Anahí
Alfonso Herrera
Dulce María
Christopher Uckermann
Christian Chávez
Maite Perroni
Juan Ferrara
Ninel Conde
Opening theme "Rebelde" (RBD)
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Español
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 440
Producer(s) Pedro Damián
Cinematography Pedro Damián
Original channel Televisa
Canal de las Estrellas
Telefe Internacional
Original release October 4, 2004 – June 2, 2006
Preceded by Corazones al límite
Followed by Código Postal

Rebelde ("Rebel") is a Mexican telenovela (soap opera) produced by Televisa and created by Cris Morena. It is a remake of a famous Argentine series Rebelde Way adapted for the Mexican audience therefore leading to differences in characters' backgrounds. The series ran for three seasons, the final episode airing in Mexico on June 2, 2006. Rebelde was replaced in June 2006 with Televisa's new series Código Postal.

The series is set at the Elite Way School, a prestigious private boarding high school in Mexico City with a major plot line revolving around a group of students forming a pop band. Additional subplots involve the school's faculty and the students' parents. One trademark of the show is the random use of English words and phrases, often used by fresa characters.

A notable aspect of the series is that the actors playing the bandmembers are themselves in an actual band named RBD, and perform most of the music used on the show. They have been extremely successful in their own right, becoming one of the most popular acts in Latin America and touring internationally.

Rebelde began airing March 21, 2005 and ended on December 15, 2006 on Univision weekdays at 3pm/2c. The show was also transmitted in 65[citation needed] other countries, including Serbia, Peru, Romania on Acasa TV, Brazil, Spain on Antena 3, Slovenia, Bulgaria and from September 2009 in Slovakia on TV Doma, in Croatia on Nova TV and in Albania on Vizion Plus.

As of January 6, 2014 Unimas was broadcasting Rebelde weekday mornings at 8am/7c replacing Mujer, Casos de la Vida Real. From February 3, 2014 – April 25, 2014 Unimas broadcast 2 hour runs of Rebelde. As of April 28, 2014, Unimas was broadcasting one hour of Rebelde and broadcast the final episode on June 30, 2015, replacing it with Laura. The show is also transmitted on Telefe International channels.


See List of Rebelde characters

Main characters[edit]

  • Mia Colucci (Anahí) is a spoiled brat and the most popular girl at Elite Way school.
  • Roberta Pardo (Dulce María) is a rebel girl that likes to bother Mia, who is her polar opposite.
  • Miguel Arango (Alfonso Herrera) is the mysterious and nice new guy at the school that becomes Mia's love interest and enemy.
  • Diego Bustamante (Christopher Uckermann) is a very rich guy at school and a womanizer. He becomes Roberta's on-and-off love interest.
  • Lupita Fernández (Maite Perroni) is a shy and sweet new girl at the school that befriends with Roberta and Miguel.
  • Giovanni Méndez (Christian Chávez) is a flirtatious guy and Diego's friend.
  • Franco Colucci (Juan Ferrara) is Mia's rich and strict father.
  • Alma Rey (Ninel Conde) is Roberta's mom that happens to be a recognized singer.

Recurring characters[edit]

  • Enrique Rocha as León Bustamante
  • Zoraida Gómez as Jóse Luján Landeros/Jóse Luján Colucci Rey
  • Eddy Vilard... Teodoro "Téo" Ruiz-Palacios
  • Angelique Boyer... Victoria "Vico" Paz
  • Patricio Borghetti... Enrique Madariaga (2004/2006)
  • Lisardo Guarinos... Martin/Octavio Reverte (2005–2006)
  • Karla Cossío... Pilar Gandía Rosalez
  • Estefania Villarreal... Celina Ferrer Mitre
  • Felipe Nájera... Director Pascual Gandia
  • Leticia Perdigon... Mayra Fernández
  • Michel Bernal Meral... Enrique Castellanos
  • Juan Pedro... Luis Garcia
  • Jack Duarte... Tomás Goycolea
  • Ronald Duarte... Jack Lizaldi Heidi
  • Lourdes Canale... Hilda Acosta
  • María Fernanda García... Alice Salazar
  • Rodrigo Nehme... Nicolás Huber (2004–2005)
  • Derrick James... Santos Echagüe (2005–2006)
  • Maria Fernanda Malo... Sol de la Riva (2005–2006)
  • Viviana Ramos... Lola Fernández (2005–2006)
  • Cláudia Schmidt...Sabrina Guzman (2005–2006)
  • Allisson Lozano... Bianca Delight (2005–2006)
  • Tony Dalton... Gastón Diestro (2005–2006)
  • Diego González... Rocco Bezauri (2005–2006)
  • Grettell Valdéz... Renata Lizaldi (2004)
  • Julio Camejo... Mauro (2004)
  • Eleazar Gómez... Leonardo (2005)
  • Nailea Norvind... Marina Cáceres (2006)
  • Jose Ron... Enzo (Boy from team Latinoamericano)
  • Carlos Ferro... Boy from team Latinoamericano
  • Antonio Sáinz... Isaac 'Iñaki' Urcola

Guest Appearance

Anahí, Dulce Maria, Alfonso Herrera, and Christian Chávez are four of the main cast members on Rebelde and members of RBD, and all previously starred together on the telenovela called Clase 406. Felipe Colombo, who starred in the original version, Rebelde Way, previously costarred with Anahí in the Mexican telenovela Ángeles Sin Paraíso.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Result
Premios TVyNovelas[1][2]
Best Telenovela Pedro Damián Nominated
Best Lead Actress Ninel Conde Nominated
Best Lead Actor Juan Ferrara Nominated
Best Male Antagonist Enrique Rocha Nominated
Best Co-star Actress Leticia Perdigón Nominated
Best Co-star Actor Rafael Inclán Nominated
Best Young Lead Actress Anahí Nominated
Dulce María Won
Best Young Lead Actor Alfonso Herrera Nominated
Christopher Uckermann Nominated
Best Musical Theme "Rebelde" by RBD Won
Best Direction Luis Pardo, Juan Carlos Muñoz and Felipe Nájera Nominated

Elite Way School Uniforms[edit]


Both girls and boys wear red sport jackets with matching ties, and long-sleeved white dress-shirts. Boys wear blue jeans and black dress-shoes with their jackets and shirts, while girls wear blue denim miniskirts and black knee-boots. Moreover, girls often untuck and tie up their white dress-shirts, exposing their midriff. (As demonstrated by Mia in the series pilot, girls also wear regulation underwear: full-cut black briefs with matching sport-bras.)

Alternate Casual[edit]

In later seasons, some girls wear a different ensemble with their white dress-shirts: ochre plaid miniskirts and brown sport jackets, with black Mary Janes and white knee-socks.


Both girls and boys wear black sport jackets with matching ties, and long-sleeved blue dress-shirts. Boys wear black dress-slacks with matching dress-shoes, while girls wear dressy black miniskirts with matching knee-boots. Girls rarely tie up their formal dress-shirts.

Promotional Content[edit]

The show is notable for its extensive use of product placement. During the three seasons of the show, more than 220 companies had a spot during the show.[citation needed] The show also featured guest appearances and performances from many popular musicians, including Hilary Duff, Luny Tunes, Gorillaz, and Lenny Kravitz. There were two excursions to luxury vacation resorts in Cozumel and the Banff Springs Hotel in Canada.


Rebelde: Primera Temporada (First Season)
Release date
  • August 2005 (Mexico)
  • December 2005 (Brazil)
  • November 21, 2006 (USA)
  • January 9, 2007 (USA)
Rebelde: Segunda Temporada (Second Season)
  • October 29, 2006 (Mexico)
  • April 10, 2007 (USA)
Rebelde: Tercera Temporada (Third Season)
Release date
  • July 10, 2008 (USA)
  • June 30, 2007 (MEXICO)
Rebelde: La Serie Completa (Whole Series)
Release date
  • November 13, 2007

International release[edit]

Country TV Channels Local Title
 Serbia Happy TV Buntovnici
 Romania Acasa TV Rebelde
 Albania Vizion Plus Rebele
 Colombia RCN/ Boomerang Rebelde
 Brazil SBT
TLN Network
 Mexico Canal de las Estrellas/ Boomerang/ Tiin Rebelde
 Chile Mega Tv/ Boomerang Rebelde
 Peru América Tv/ Boomerang Rebelde
 Ecuador Ecuavisa/Gama tv/ Boomerang Rebelde
 Argentina Canal 9 / Boomerang Rebelde
 Poland TV4 Zbuntowani
 Ecuador Ecuavisa/Gama tv/ Boomerang Rebelde
 United States Univision March 21, 2005- December 15, 2006

UniMas January 6, 2014 – June 30, 2015 ||

 Puerto Rico Univision Rebelde
 Israel Viva Tv Rebelde
 Spain Antena 3 / Neox / Nova / La Siete / Net TV / Punto TV / Sexta / Hogar 10 Rebelde
 Croatia Tv Doma Rebelde
 Macau Pink Tv бунтовник
 Angola Angola Tv Rebelde
 Slovakia Tv Doma Rebeli
 Slovenia Kanal A Rebelde


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