Los Angeles: Mexican actress Salma Hayek, executive producer of the 2006-10 ABC hit "Ugly Betty", is developing a new show for the network, the web site Deadline reported.
The team behind "Bastards" also includes Silvio Horta, the creator of "Ugly Betty".
The plot of the new program centers on the revelation that the patriarch of a Cuban-American family fathered a child by the maid 25 years earlier.
His wife reacts by trying to protect her children`s inheritance and seeking to keep knowledge of her husband`s indiscretion a family secret.
"Ugly Betty", an adaptation of a Colombian telenovela, garnered two Golden Globes, an Emmy and other honors during its four years on the air.