TV networks ABC and Univision have teamed up to produce a Spanish-language version of hit U.S. show Desperate Housewives. The programme has begun filming in Argentina, with Latin stars Lucia Mendez, Scarlet Ortiz, Lorna Paz, Ana Serradilla, Gabriela Vergara and Julieta Rosen taking on the roles of their Wisteria Lane counterparts. The production manager of ABC Latin America, Leonardo Aranguibel, says, "There is no doubt that this joint production between Univision and our company is going to have a significant impact on the U.S. Hispanic television audience." Otto Padron, vice president of programming for Univision, adds, "The worldwide success of Desperate Housewives is due in great part to the actors who give life to the fascinating characters. We're confident that our viewers will really enjoy the new show."