Protagonistas de Novela has the same format and rules as Protagonistas de la Música, and that is because Protagonistas de Novela, a reality show where the winners are guaranteed a spot in a future Telenovela, was released before its musical version. Both shows are produced by Telemundo USA.
There are also versions of Protagonistas de Novela in Chile (called Protagonistas de la Fama), Colombia and Venezuela. In Chile (airing in Canal 13), the winners were Catalina Bono and Álvaro Ballero. In Colombia (airing in RCN), the winners were Ximena Córdoba and Jaider Villa.