Hit TV shows Lost and Desperate Housewives are to be broadcast simultaneously in Spanish when they return to US TV screens later this month (SEP05).

Test screenings showed Latinos living in North America were receptive to the programmes when they aired in their native tongue, and so network bosses at ABC are using technology to allow Spanish-speaking fans to watch the series in their own language.

TV bosses will offer the same service for THE GEORGE LOPEZ SHOW and Freddie Prinze Jr's new sitcom FREDDIE.