ABC confirmed to Access Hollywood today that they have cancelled the hour-long comedy, Ugly Betty. It first aired in 2006 on Thursday nights before Grey's Anatomy. Since then, ABC has shuffled it around to Friday and more recently, to Wednesday night.
The star, America Ferrera, won a Golden Globe for her role as Betty, a style-challenged assistant at a high fashion magazine who never fails to flash her broad, brace-face smile.
Betty personifies the "be yourself" motto for primetime TV. More importantly, now who is going to get Daniel Mead out of his jams???
The last episode will air this spring. Am I the only one sad about this?-Dr.FB
ABC has renewed "The Middle", "Modern Family", and "Cougartown" for a 2nd season. All shows debuted this year and were picked up for a full season just weeks ago.
"Ugly Betty" which now follows those shows, has not been picked up yet. They are hoping people tune into the show Wed. nights as it follows all the comedies that were picked up. I think that show is on it's last legs.
Congrats to ABC for getting it right and picking up all 3 shows for a second season.-Dr.FB
Ugly Betty America Ferrera spices up the October 2009 cover of Latina Magazine. She talks about her feud with Lindsay Lohan and her overnight fame. Latina muy caliente....
Ugly Betty's Ana Ortiz graces us with her post-pregnancy body. Good Monday Morning!
Ana Ortiz is post-pregnancy hotness in a white scopped Tee, black skirt, red clutch and black peep toe pumps at the New York cocktail party Tiffany & Co. and InStyle hosted in honor of Maria Sharapova and Frank Gehry.
This report is from Rueters:
By Gregg Kilday
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Best picture Oscar nominee "Milk" picked up another awards nod Wednesday as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced nominations for its 20th annual GLAAD Media Awards.
"Milk," from Focus Features, the specialty division of Universal Pictures, was included in GLAAD's outstanding film in wide release category. It will compete with Miramax's "Brideshead Revisited," Columbia's "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist," Warner Bros.' "RocknRolla" and the Weinstein Co.'s "Vicky Cristina Barcelona."
Among television contenders, the nominees for outstanding drama series are ABC's "Brothers & Sisters," Showtime's "The L Word," The N's "South of Nowhere," BBC America's "Torchwood" and HBO's "True Blood."
The comedy series nominees are ABC's "Desperate Housewives," ABC Family's "Greek," the CW's "Reaper," BBC America's "Skins" and ABC's "Ugly Betty."
The awards honor media representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in 26 English-language and 15 Spanish-language categories. They will be presented at a series of dinners: March 28 at the Marriott Marquis in New York, April 18 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles and May 9 at the Hilton San Francisco.
In New York, special honorees will include Tyra Banks, set to receive the Excellence in Media Award, and Suze Orman, receiving the Vito Russo Award. Honorees for Los Angeles and San Francisco will be announced later.
Special recognition awards will be presented to "The Laramie Project, 10 Years Later: The Lasting Legacy of Matthew Shepard," a two-hour documentary broadcast on Sirius XM Radio, and to Lucia Mendez, an actress and singer who campaigned to bring awareness to the issue of LGBT teen suicide.
Nikki Blonsky of Hairspray movie fame will be coming to the small screen as she joins the cast of Ugly Betty.
She will play the character of Terri who works for Elle magazine as an assistant who will befriend Betty for her own benefits.
Hope this works out better than Lindsay Slowhands Lohan did.-Dr.FB
We were reminded that Rebecca Romijin's Transsexual character on Ugly Betty has been cut down from guest appearances from the regular star she was.
This does come on the heels of Grey's Anatomy firing of a lesbian character.
Two is a coincedence. Just how close is ABC to making a trend?-Dr.FB