The promo at the end of "Ugly Betty" this week emphasizes on the fact that it will move to a better time slot next year. Saying it will be "huge" both metaphorically and literally, the sitcom will be part of the Wednesday comedy line-up starting January 6, 2010.
Under the new night, "Ugly" is to be preceded by half-hour comedies such as "Community", "Modern Family" and "Cougar Town". The series starring America Ferrera previously occupied the Friday slot, which is generally not favorable because audience would prefer to go outside than to watch TV. In the third season, it was placed on Thursdays but due to rating decline, the show was put on Fridays.
It was "Eastwick" that met the devastating end. Starring ex-"Ugly" cast Rebecca Romijn, the series about witches was canceled before completing a full season. A petition had been launched by fans of the show but ABC stood firm with the decision and put "Ugly" in the void.