"Modern Family" star Julie Bowen is set to begin producing an adaptation of the popular Colombian novela "La Hipocondríaca." The show follows the story of a Type A hypochondriac who receives a fatal diagnosis and puts herself, plus family and friends, through a journey of alleged self discovery which ends up being more self destructive. Its US adaptation will be scripted by Robin Shorr from "The Middle,” who will also exec produce with Bowen, as well as George Salinas and Jaime Aymerich of Crossover Entertainment.

Much like “Ugly Betty,” “Jane the Virgin” and “Chasing Life,” this telenovela was a hit in its originating country. The gorgeous Stephanie Cayo, who also stars in the first original Spanish-language series on Netflix, “Club de Cuervos,” played the original ‘hipocondríaca,’ Macarena, on the hit show. There has been no announcements about the cast or location, but Bowen and Shorr have received a script commitment plus penalty at Fox.

The show has lots of telenovela-characteristic twists and turns, including love triangles and a doctor who misdiagnoses the patient he is falling in love with.