Despite previous announcement saying that "Ugly Betty" is going on hiatus, ABC reportedly reveal their plan to renew the fourth season of the TV series starring America Ferrera. Spilling the beans to public is Entertainment Weekly, which unfortunately has no further details on how the TV series will get its renewal.
Beside planning to renew the fourth season of "Ugly Betty", ABC have also reportedly approved the filming of another season for "Grey's Anatomy", "Desperate Housewives", "Brothers & Sisters", "Extreme Makeover Home Edition", "America's Funniest Home Videos" and "The Bachelor". However, the net "is not ready to announce any pick-ups at this point," the network's publicist says.
ABC previously announced they will be replacing "Ugly Betty" timeslot with an episode of "Samantha Who?". In the replacement of "Ugly Betty", they also plot to pair "Samantha Who?" with a new TV series "In The Motherhood", which is inspired by real-life everyday moms.
Noting that they still had faith for "Ugly Betty", the spokesperson for ABC promised that the comedy show "will be back in that timeslot." The spokesperson also said, "The hiatus is no way meant to reflect a loss in faith for the show which remains large part of ABC's identity."
For its next episode, "Ugly Betty" will be shot near E 71st St and 5th Ave in New York City. Though exact filming location hasn't been confirmed, rumor says the filming will be near The Frick Collection and Reference Library, which collections include some of the greatest paintings, sculptures, furniture and porcelain by well-known European artists.