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The Best Telenovela TV Shows 

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Updated December 12, 2019 5.1k votes 1.1k voters 62.1k views 112 items

List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best Telenovela TV series.

The very best telenovela shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest telenovela shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular telenovela TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining telenovela show of all time is. Don't let your favorite telenovela television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of telenovela television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

Examples include Solamente Tú and Perro Amor, and several telenovelas that have been adapted into US TV series.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best telenovela show of all time?" and "What are the greatest telenovela shows?"

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Pasión de gavilan... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Rena Hillery added Pasión de gavilanes Danna García, Ana Lucía Domínguez, Mario Cimarro

Premiered: 2003

Pasión de Gavilanes is a Colombian telenovela that ran for 188 episodes, from 2003 to 2004. Written by Julio Jiménez, it was produced by RTI Colombia in conjunction with the ...more
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La Reina del Sur is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Kate del Castillo, Edith González, Guy Ecker

Premiered: 2011

La Reina del Sur (Telemundo, 2011) is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by the United States television network Telemundo, in conjunction with the Antena 3 network and RTI Producciones. ...more
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La Patrona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
JaynneWainaina added La Patrona Aracely Arambula, Jorge Luis Pila, Christian Bach

Premiered: January 8, 2013

One of my greatest telenovelas ever. 
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La usurpadora is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
shelivedblog added Gabriela Spanic, Mario Cimarro, Chantal Andere

Premiered: 1998

Gabriela Spanic, Fernando Colunga 

La Usurpadora is a Mexican romantic drama telenovela produced by Salvador Mejia Alejandre and originally broadcast on Canal de las Estrellas from February 9 to July 24, 1998. It starred Gabriela ...more
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Sin Senos no hay Para&ia... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
María Fernanda Yépez, Catherine Siachoque

Premiered: 2008

Sin Senos no Hay Paraíso is a RTI Colombia–Telemundo remake and loose adaptation of the original Colombian series Sin Tetas No Hay Paraíso. The series is based on investigative ...more
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Zorro, La Espada y la Ro... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Marlene Favela, Christian Meier, Andrea Montenegro

Premiered: 2007

Zorro: La Espada y la Rosa is a Spanish-language telenovela based on Johnston McCulley's characters. Telemundo aired it from February 12 to July 23, 2007. This limited-run serial shows the ...more
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Doña Bárba... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Génesis Rodríguez, Lucero, Christian Meier

Premiered: 2008

Doña Bárbara, is an Spanish-language telenovela produced by Hugo León Ferrer for Telemundo in 2008-09. It is based on the Venezuelan novel Doña Bárbara written ...more
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El Cuerpo del Deseo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Mario Cimarro, Lorena Rojas, Andrés García

Premiered: 2005

El Cuerpo del Deseo 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 ...more
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El Clon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
El Clon Sandra Echeverría, Christian Meier, Andrea Montenegro

Premiered: 2010

El Clon is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by the U.S.-based television network Telemundo, the Colombian network Caracol Television and the Brazilian network Globo. It is a remake of O ...more
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Corazón Salvaje ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Angelique Boyer, Helena Rojo, Aracely Arámbula

Premiered: 2009

Corazón Salvaje is a Mexican telenovela produced by Salvador Mejía Alejandre in conjunction with Televisa and broadcast on El Canal de las Estrellas. Corazón Salvaje ...more
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Porque el amor manda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Porque el amor manda Blanca Soto, Ninel Conde, Julissa

Premiered: 2012

Porque el Amor Manda is a 2012 Mexican telenovela produced by Juan Osorio for Televisa. It is a remake of the Colombian telenovela El secretario, produced by Juan Andrés Flórez in ...more
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El Rostro de Analí... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
El Rostro de Analía Gaby Espino, Alejandro Chabán, Karla Monroig

Premiered: 2008

El Rostro de Analía is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by the American-based television network Telemundo. It stars Elizabeth Gutiérrez, Martin Karpan, Maritza ...more
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La Gata is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
La Gata

Premiered: 1968

La Gata is the Venezuelan telenovela produced in 1968.
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Gata Salvaje is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Marlene Favela, Mario Cimarro, Osvaldo Ríos

Premiered: 2002

Gata Salvaje is a telenovela which aired first on Venevisión in Venezuela on May 16, 2002 and some days later was released on the Spanish language U.S. station Univision from mid-summer ...more
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Prisionera is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Prisionera Gaby Espino, Gabriela Spanic, Gabriel Porras

Premiered: 2004

Prisionera is a telenovela made by Telemundo and Caracol Televisión. This telenovela was aired in 16 countries around the world.
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Dame Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Génesis Rodríguez, Zuleyka Rivera, Carlos Ponce

Premiered: 2007

Dame Chocolate is a 2007 Spanish-language telenovela, which was produced by the United States-based television network Telemundo and aired from March 5 until October 5, 2007. This limited-run ...more
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La Tormenta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Enrique Lizalde, Raúl Dantés, Gerardo del Castillo

Premiered: 2005

La Tormenta is a Colombian 2005 telenovela produced by RTI Colombia and broadcast by Telemundo and Caracol TV, starring Natalia Streignard and Christian Meier.
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Los Miserables is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Los Miserables Aracely Arámbula, Erik Hayser, Aylín Mújica

Premiered: 2014

Los miserables, is an Spanish-language telenovela to be produced by United States-based television network Telemundo Studios, Miami. Telemundo announced that the Mexican actress Aracely ...more
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Mar de amor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Rena Hillery added Mar de amor Ninel Conde, Mariana Seoane, Mario Cimarro

Premiered: 2009

Mar de Amor is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by Nathalie Lartilleux in 2009. It stars Zuria Vega and Mario Cimarro with Ninel Conde as the main female antagonist of the story. This is a ...more
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La Malquerida is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
La Malquerida

Premiered: 2014

La malquerida is an Mexican telenovela based on the original story of Jacinto Benavente entitled La Malquerida and produced by José Alberto Castro for Televisa, which is currently ...more
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María del Mar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
María del Mar

Premiered: 1978

María del Mar is a Venezuelan telenovela produced by Venevisión in 1978. An original story by veteran telenovela writer Delia Fiallo, it starred Chelo Rodríguez and Arnaldo ...more
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Acorralada is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
William Levy, Sonya Smith, David Zepeda

Premiered: 2007

Acorralada is an American telenovela produced by Venevisión. Univision aired Acorralada from January 2007 to October 2007 on weekday afternoons at 2 pm central. It was rebroadcast in late ...more
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Victoria is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Victoria Ruffo, Arturo Peniche, Mauricio Ochmann

Premiered: 2007

Victoria is the title of a Spanish-language telenovela about a woman who falls in love with a dashing younger man, when her marriage collapses around her. It is produced by the United ...more
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Marina is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Sandra Echeverría

Premiered: 2006

Marina is a Spanish-language telenovela that aired on United States-based television network Telemundo. It premièred on October 16, 2006. The final original episode aired on Thursday, ...more
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Avenida Brasil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Kirsten Alonso added Avenida Brasil Ísis Valverde, Carolina Ferraz, Cauã Reymond

Premiered: 2012

Avenida Brasil is a Brazilian primetime telenovela created by João Emanuel Carneiro. It premiered on March 26, 2012 and ended on October 19, 2012 on Rede Globo at 9 pm timeslot. It was ...more