Saturday, January 30, 2010

'Ugly Betty' canceled by ABC

Jan 27, 2010
'Ugly Betty' canceled by ABC

America Ferrera stars as Betty Suarez on the ABC Television Network's CAPTIONBy Andrew Eccles, ABCJust in: Say so long to Ugly Betty.

ABC is canceling Ugly Betty, the show that made America Ferrera a star when it arrived in 2006. The series will wrap after the current fourth season, which will end with a 20th episode due in mid-April, reports USA TODAY's Gary Levin.

The show started strong on Thursdays but has lately posted anemic ratings and was hurt by a move to Fridays last fall. The show will continue to air Wednesdays at 10 ET/PT for the time being, where ratings haven't improved much.

"We've mutually come to the difficult decision to make this Ugly Betty's final season, and are announcing now as we want to allow the show ample time to write a satisfying conclusion," says ABC chief Steve McPherson in a statement. "We are extremely proud of this groundbreaking series, and felt it was important to give the fans a proper farewell."

1 comment:

Scott Rose said...

Good riddance, Ugly Betty. The thing that killed this show wasn't the time slot changes, but rather that the script went completely downhill after season 2. Actually, it started going downhill after season 1, but it was still acceptable to watch. Season 3 was completely unwatchable and cringeworthy.

And seriously, sometimes network execs need to realize that a show can be COMPLETELY CONTAINED within 1 season... trying to drag it out any longer than that can often ruin the show.

But let's face it, network execs are some of the laziest sloths on the planet... they will milk milk from a dead rat if they think it will help them make more money.