October 17, 2006
Endorsed: ABC has picked up freshman comedy "Ugly Betty" for a full season.
January 27, 2009 |
ABC will yank "Ugly Betty" from its Thursday slot to make way for a new comedy block. Starting March 26, the new comedy "In the Motherhood" will kick off the network's Thursday prime-time lineup, followed by "Samantha Who?" with Christina Applegate. Now in its third season, "Ugly Betty" stars America Ferrera as a plain-looking young woman who works at an upscale New York fashion magazine. "Ugly Betty" started promisingly but has lately stumbled in the ratings. The 8 p.m. Thursday slot is critical for ABC because it leads in to "Grey's Anatomy," one of the network's top-rated series.
January 16, 2007 |
ON a chilly winter evening, the television portion of the Golden Globes turned "Ugly" and "Grey." The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. celebrated "Ugly Betty" in the best comedy series category, and "Grey's Anatomy" won best dramatic series. It was a double victory for ABC and Touchstone, the studio that produces both shows.
May 13, 2007 |
THIS month, America Ferrera is gracing the cover of W magazine, a fashion title known better for striking photography and society coverage than for stands of principle. Ferrera is being feted for her portrayal of Betty Suarez, assistant to the editor in chief of Mode magazine, the fictional fashion title at the center of ABC's "Ugly Betty." Her character has pluck, determination and ... braces. And odd clothes. And an allergy to the sort of small talk that would make her job so much easier.
November 8, 2006 |
MIRROR, mirror on the wall: Who is the fairest new TV character of them all? Her name is Betty Suarez, the 22-year-old magazine editorial assistant you might know as "Ugly Betty," ABC's fresh and spunky superstar. The show is one of only a few unquestionable successes of the fall season thanks to its appeal to a multicultural, predominantly female audience. More than 14 million viewers, mostly women of diverse ethnic backgrounds and ages, have made "Ugly Betty" the No.
May 18, 2009 |
At some point during the second season of "Ugly Betty," creator-executive producer Silvio Horta felt the show's operatic shenanigans had gotten out of control. A little too telenovela, if you will. "There was one episode where Betty was talking to a ghost in a fridge, there was this dwarf, and Betty and Daniel were trying to break someone out of rehab," he says. "And I just thought, 'Oh, my God, what are we doing?'