La Acaemia (The Academy) is a Mexican reality television show shown on TV Azteca. Although the show itself is not affiliated with the Endemol franchise, which includes the "Star Academy" shows, it does share the competition format of many of the variants of the global franchise. The show has turned into a reliable dominator of its time-slot, which has been shown by its triumph over Televisa's Operacion Triunfo Mexico. The rival show, which shared the basic premise of "La academia", was only produced for one season before being replaced by Big Brother VIP Mexico and Bailando por la boda de mis sueños. Ironically, the Televisa reality show was in fact the official Endemol entry in Mexico.