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Rebelde ("rebel" or "rebellious") is a Mexican telenovela (or series) produced by Televisa. It is a remake of an Argentine telenovela Rebelde Way adapted for the Mexican audience therefore leading to differences in character's backgrounds. The series ran for three seasons, the final episode airing in Mexico on 2006-06-02. Rebelde was replaced in June of 2006 with Televisa's new series Código Postal.
The series is set at the Elite Way School, a prestigious private boarding high school near Mexico City, attended by the adolescent children of some of Mexico's wealthiest citizens (as well as gifted becados — students with scholarships). The school's faculty and the parents often have their own subplots as well. One feature of the show is the random use of English words and phrases, commonly used by fresas.
One of the series' major plot lines revolves around a group of students forming a band. The actors, who play the members of this band, are also in a real band, abbreviated as RBD to distinguish it from the show. RBD performs most of the music used on the show, and has been extremely successful in its own right, becoming one of the highest-grossing acts in Mexico and touring internationally.