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Eric Mabius: ABC Neglected 'Ugly Betty'

February 08, 2011 02:38:06 GMT

'We were battered about by ABC and even if the fans wanted another series they couldn't have got it,' the actor who plays Mode's boss Daniel Meade said.


Eric Mabius: ABC Neglected 'Ugly Betty'
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Actor Eric Mabius has lashed out at U.S. TV executives over the cancellation of "Ugly Betty" last year, accusing them of neglecting the cast. Bosses at ABC stunned the stars and fans of the show in January last year by announcing the programme's fourth season would be its last.

Several of the cast members went public with their disappointment about the cancellation ahead of the final episode, which aired in America in April. Mabius, who played magazine boss Daniel Meade, has now opened up about the axing of the show, revealing the stars of the programme felt "battered about" by network chiefs and were devastated by the snub.

He tells Britain's The Sun, "Our show ended too early. We were battered about by ABC and even if the fans wanted another series they couldn't have got it because we had been raked over the coals so much by the network. We put our best feet forward and felt neglected. Everyone was upset with them for canceling Ugly Betty."

However, Mabius is hopeful of a big screen follow-up to the popular series, so fans can see a happy ending for his character and former assistant Betty Suarez, played by America Ferrera. He adds, "There may still be a romantic conclusion for Daniel and Betty. The fans want a film and hopefully that will happen if enough people ask for it. Sex and the City was put under a lot of scrutiny when it became a film but certainly didn't suffer in the box office."


 




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posted by DebraL on Feb 08, 2011
Thank God I got Season 1-4 of Ugly Betty on DVD, Beside watching the reruns on the TV Guide Channel, Thank God for that too, I watch my DVD everynight. Really missing the show, ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS EVERY ON TV !! GREAT ACTING, GREAT PLOTS, GREAT VISUAL, CAST, DIRECTORS, PRODUCERS, ETC. OF UGLY BETTY, PLEASE HEAR THIS. STOP WASTING TIME AND GET GOING ON THE MOVIE !! FANS ARE DESPERATELY WAITING !!!! PLEEEEEEEEASE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by goofylove22 on Feb 08, 2011
i watch it in sindication out here in la on the wb. i even got my boyfriend to watch it. they should bring it back
posted by KB on Feb 07, 2011
I am still not over Ugly Betty being cancelled. With all of the crap that is on t.v. I can't believe ABC cancelled such a great show. It's not too late to bring it back......

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