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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.

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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La Patrona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
JaynneWainaina added La Patrona Aracely Arambula, Jorge Luis Pila, Christian Bach One of my greatest telenovelas ever. 

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La Reina del Sur is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
La Reina del Sur Kate del Castillo, Edith González, Guy Ecker La Reina del Sur is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by the United States television network Telemundo, in conjunction with the Antena 3 network and RTI Producciones. Based on a novel of ...more

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Pasión de gavilanes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Rena Hillery added Pasión de gavilanes Danna García, Ana Lucía Domínguez, Mario Cimarro 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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Doña Bárbara is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Doña Bárbara Génesis Rodríguez, Lucero, Christian Meier 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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Prisionera is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Prisionera Gaby Espino, Gabriela Spanic, Gabriel Porras Prisionera is a telenovela made by Telemundo and Caracol Televisión. This telenovela was aired in 16 countries around the world.

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El Cuerpo del Deseo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
El Cuerpo del Deseo Mario Cimarro, Lorena Rojas, Andrés García 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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Zorro, La Espada y la Rosa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Zorro, La Espada y la Rosa Marlene Favela, Christian Meier, Andrea Montenegro 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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El Clon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
El Clon Sandra Echeverría, Christian Meier, Andrea Montenegro 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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Sin Senos no hay Paraíso is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Sin Senos no hay Paraíso María Fernanda Yépez, Catherine Siachoque 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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El Rostro de Analía is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
El Rostro de Analía Gaby Espino, Alejandro Chabán, Karla Monroig 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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Gata Salvaje is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Gata Salvaje Marlene Favela, Mario Cimarro, Osvaldo Ríos 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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La Tormenta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
La Tormenta Enrique Lizalde, Raúl Dantés, Gerardo del Castillo 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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La Traición is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
La Traición Danna García, Mario Cimarro La Traición is a Colombian-American telenovela co-produced by United States-based Telemundo and RTI Colombia. Telemundo debuted this serial on January 29, 2008, replacing Madre Luna. This ...more

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Corazón Salvaje is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Corazón Salvaje Angelique Boyer, Helena Rojo, Aracely Arámbula 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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Dame Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Dame Chocolate Génesis Rodríguez, Zuleyka Rivera, Carlos Ponce 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 usurpadora is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
1518109816144 added La usurpadora Gabriela Spanic, Mario Cimarro, Chantal Andere

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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Porque el amor manda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Porque el amor manda Blanca Soto, Ninel Conde, Julissa 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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La Gata is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
La Gata La Gata is the Venezuelan telenovela produced in 1968.

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Te Voy a Enseñar a Querer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Te Voy a Enseñar a Querer Danna García, Catherine Siachoque Te Voy a Enseñar a Querer, is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by the United States-based television network Telemundo and RTI Colombia. This limited-run series ran for 129 episodes ...more

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María del Mar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
María del Mar 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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En Otra Piel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
En Otra Piel En otra piel is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by United States and México-based television network Telemundo Studios, Miami. It is based on the 2005 Telemundo telenovela El ...more

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Perro Amor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Perro Amor Carlos Ponce, Maritza Rodríguez, Khotan Fernández Perro Amor is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by the United States-based television network Telemundo that originally ran in the United States from January to July 2010. This is a ...more

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Bella Calamidades is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Bella Calamidades Danna García, Christian Meier, Katie Barberi Bella Calamidades is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by RTI Producciones for Caracol TV and Telemundo. A tongue-in-cheek romance story, it features a ravishing beauty plagued by bad luck. ...more

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La Gata is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
La Gata The Stray Cat is a Mexican telenovela produced by Nathalie Lartilleux for Televisa. It is a remake of the Venezuelan telenovela La Gata, produced in 1968 and Mexican telenovela Rosa Salvaje ...more

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Victoria is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Victoria Victoria Ruffo, Arturo Peniche, Mauricio Ochmann 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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Los Miserables is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Los Miserables 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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Acorralada is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Acorralada William Levy, Sonya Smith, David Zepeda 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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Alguien Te Mira is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Alguien Te Mira Danna García, Christian Meier, Géraldine Bazán Alguien Te Mira is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by United States-based television network Telemundo. This thriller/mystery film is a remake of Chilean telenovela Alguien te mira ...more

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Mar de amor is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Rena Hillery added Mar de amor Ninel Conde, Mariana Seoane, Mario Cimarro 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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¿Dónde Está Elisa? is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
¿Dónde Está Elisa? Sonya Smith, Jorge Luis Pila, Gabriel Porras ¿Dónde está Elisa? is a Spanish-language telenovela, written by Pablo Illanes, produced by TVN and remade by the United States-based television network Telemundo and RCN, ...more

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El Fantasma de Elena is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
El Fantasma de Elena Elizabeth Gutiérrez, Ana Layevska, Eva Tamargo El Fantasma de Elena is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by the United States-based television network Telemundo. It is a remake of the Venezuelan telenovela Julia produced in 1983. The ...more

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La Viuda de Blanco is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
La Viuda de Blanco Itatí Cantoral, Osvaldo Ríos, Francisco Gattorno La Viuda de Blanco is a 1996 Colombian telenovela hit which starred Osvaldo Ríos, María Helena Doehring, Jorge Enrique Abello, and Yolandita Monge. Its remake, titled the same, ...more

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Bajo las Riendas del Amor is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Bajo las Riendas del Amor Adriana Fonseca, Gabriel Soto Bajo Las Riendas del Amor is an American telenovela that aired from March 12 to October 5, 2007. It was filmed in Miami, Florida. Univision broadcast Bajo las riendas del amor with replacing ...more

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Relaciones Peligrosas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Relaciones Peligrosas Gaby Espino, Sonya Smith, Ana Layevska Relaciones peligrosas, originally known as Fisico o Quimica, is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by United States-based television network Telemundo Studios, Miami. It is an adaptation of ...more

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La Malquerida is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
La Malquerida 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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Las Dos Caras de Ana is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Las Dos Caras de Ana Ana Layevska, Rafael Amaya Las Dos Caras de Ana is a Mexican telenovela produced by Televisa and Fonovideo that debuted in 2006, starring: Ana Layevska and Rafael Amaya as the protagonists and Alexa Damian as the main ...more

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Sin Tetas No Hay Paraíso is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Sin Tetas No Hay Paraíso

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Olvidarte Jamás is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Olvidarte Jamás William Levy, Sonya Smith, Gabriel Porras Olvidarte Jamas is a 2005 telenovela made by Venevision International in Miami that lasted 118 episodes. The telenovela starred Venezuelan-American actress Sonya Smith and Mexican actor Gabriel ...more

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Cosita Linda is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Cosita Linda Cosita linda is a Venezuelan telenovela produced by Venevisión International in conjunction with Univision Studios. The telenovela is an adaptation of the 2003 Venezuelan telenovela ...more

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Corona de lágrimas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Corona de lágrimas Victoria Ruffo, África Zavala, Ernesto Laguardia Corona de Lágrimas is a 2012 Mexican telenovela produced by José Alberto Castro for Televisa. It is a remake of Corona de Lágrimas, produced in 1965 and starring Prudencia ...more

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Niños Ricos, Pobres Padres is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Niños Ricos, Pobres Padres Aylín Mújica, Fabiola Campomanes Niños Ricos, Pobres Padres is a Colombian telenovela produced by the United States-based television network Telemundo. It debuted on July 7, 2009 at 9:30 pm Eastern Time, taking over the ...more

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Marina is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Marina Sandra Echeverría 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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Madre Luna is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Madre Luna Gabriel Porras, Arap Bethke, Mónica Dionne Madre Luna is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by the United States-based television network Telemundo and RTI Colombia. This limited-run series, also known as Grains of Love, debuted on ...more

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Sacrificio de Mujer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Sacrificio de Mujer Géraldine Bazán, Juan Alfonso Baptista Sacrificio de Mujer is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by Venevisión International. Marjorie de Sousa and Juan A. Baptista star as the main protagonists with Mariana Torres and ...more

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El manantial is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
El manantial Shadows of the Past, is an Mexican telenovela, produced by MaPat López de Zatarain for Televisa which began airing on November 10, 2014, on Canal de las Estrellas. It is a remake of the ...more

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Decisiones Extremas is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Decisiones Extremas Alejandra Lazcano Decisiones Extremas is a Colombian telenovela produced by the United States-based television network Telemundo and RTI Producciones. Telemundo aired the serial from Monday to Friday over about ...more

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Yearning for Your Love is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Yearning for Your Love Los Querendones is a Venezuelan Spanish-language telenovela produced by Venevisión and distributed internationally by Venevisión International under the title Sueño Con Tu ...more

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Desire is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Desire Sofia Milos, Vivian Gray, Michelle Belegrin Desire is an American telenovela which debuted at 8:00PM Eastern/7:00PM Central on September 5, 2006, on the American network MyNetworkTV, and ended on December 5. It was produced by Twentieth ...more

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La Viuda Negra is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
La Viuda Negra Viviana Serna La viuda negra is a 2014 Spanish-language telenovela produced by RTI Producciones and Televisa for United States-based television network Univisión and for Colombia-based television ...more

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Niña Bonita is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Telenovela TV Shows
Niña Bonita Niña Bonita is a 1988 Venezuelan telenovela produced by Venevisión and stars Ruddy Rodríguez in her first protagonist role and Luis Jose Santander.