Oxygen Acquires ‘Ana Maria in Novela Land’

Network Picks Up Romantic Comedy From NBCU's Fluency

Oxygen has acquired Ana Maria in Novela Land from NBCUniversal’s Fluency Productions, a multiplatform studio targeting millennial audiences. 

In the feature-length romantic comedy, the titular character loses multiple jobs and the respect of her loved ones because she is so focused on her favorite telenovela, Pasión Sin Limites. Due to a serendipitous lightening strike, Ana Maria and the protagonist of Pasión, Ariana Tomosa, switch places. Devious Maids actress Edy Ganem will play both roles. 

Ana Maria will premiere on the cable network Saturday, May 2, at 8 p.m. Oxygen, which premiered Preachers of Detroit and Funny Girls this year, is using the acquisition to bolster its appeal to multicultural audiences. 

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