Univision Slates Gabriel Soto’s Latest Novela

The latest telenovela to cross the border from Mexico, courtesy of Televisa, has found a home on Univision, on weeknights at 10 p.m.

Yo no creo en los hombres (“I Don’t Believe In Men”) features prolific telenovela actor Gabriel Soto (Querida Enemiga, La Fuerza del Destino, Sortilegio) as Maximiliano Bustamente, “a handsome and honest lawyer” who meets poor and noble girl Maria Dolores — played by Adriana Louvier (Quiero Amarte, La mujer de Lorenzo) — while at a police station.

Maria Dolores has arrived at the police station after being unjustly fired from her job as a seamstress, due to false accusations of theft from her supervisor. The drama continues as Maria Dolores faces pressure to care for her family after the death of her father, whom she is wrongly suspected of murdering.

Impressed by her spirit and beauty, Maximiliano offers to help her while faced with the possibility of falling in love, even though he is engaged to a high-society woman who is cheating on him with her tennis instructor. Meanwhile, Maria Dolores is dating a man who, unbeknownst to her, is engaged to a young plain-Jane heiress who agrees to help him avoid his family’s bankruptcy.

Yo no creo en los hombres makes its debut in the U.S. after scoring awards for Best Lead Actress (Louvier), Best Lead Actor (Soto), Best Male Antagonist (Flavio Medina), and nine other categories at the 2015 Premios TV y Novelas. This is the third incarnation of the telenovela, which first aired on Televisa in 1969 and was then retooled in 1991, with the remake airing on Canal de las Estrellas in Mexico. This version is a remake of the 1991 version, which aired on Canal de las Estrellas from September 2014 through mid-February 2015.