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Eric Mabius: ABC Neglected 'Ugly Betty'

February 08, 2011 09:02:06

Actor has lashed out at U.S. TV executives over the cancellation of "" 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.

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TV Marathons and Specials on 4th of July

July 03, 2010 01:07:34

Those intending to stay put at home for the 4th of July weekend will be treated with a TV series marathon. Some of them are specials in celebration of independence day while some are re-runs because networks prefer to skip the holiday due to typically lowest TV ratings of the year.

This Sunday, PBS would bring special program "America's Orchestra: Celebrating 125 Years of the Boston Pops" at 6/5c, followed by "A Capitol Fourth" in the next hour. NBC would air the annual "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" at 8/7c, featuring performances by , and among others. CBS meanwhile takes over the 9/8c slot with "Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular".

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Vanessa Williams Supports America Ferrera's Idea for 'Ugly Betty' Movie

April 20, 2010 10:04:08

"" actress has joined her former co-stars and on a crusade to bring the canceled U.S. TV series to the big screen. Williams gave her final performance as fashion boss Wilhelmina Slater in the April 14 series finale, and bid farewell to her castmates of four years.

She says, "We did not want to leave. Our last week, none of us wanted to leave the table. None of us wanted to finish the words we were saying." Ortiz recently admitted she and America Ferrera are "open" to the idea of making an "Ugly Betty" film, and Williams is keen to join the pair's campaign.

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'Ugly Betty' Series Finale Preview

April 08, 2010 03:04:44

April 14 will mark the end of "" four-year run. The comedy show has been canceled by ABC due to decrease in rating and will wrap it up in the episode "Hello Goodbye", the preview of which has come out.

It's the end of an era, but the beginning, Betty hopes, of something wonderful. In the award-winning series' finale, which also features appearances by familiar faces from the past, Betty finds it hard to tell Daniel important news about her future. When she does, his reaction surprises her, but not Claire.

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Pics: 'Ugly Betty' Filming Series Finale in Queens

April 01, 2010 04:04:32

The stars of "" were spotted filming in Queens, NYC for presumably the series' finale. The Wednesday, March 31 shooting was done outside Betty's house and it included the actors portraying the Suarez clan; , , and .

Additionally, whose character Bobby is going to marry Ortiz's Hilda in next week's episode, was seen having a toast with the family. Ryan McGinnis' Austin aka the new crush of Indelicato's Justin was also in the crowd. During the filming, Ortiz brought along her baby Paloma Louise to the location.

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'Ugly Betty' 4.19 Preview: Return of the Old Flame

April 01, 2010 01:04:05

With two episodes left before the series ends, "" makes a room for the return of Betty's old flame. reprises his role as Henry who left New York and comes back in town with a kid in his arm.

This will also be the episode where from "" guest stars as a soap opera star. Batt's Spencer Cannon is a client of Amanda who is determined to set him up with Marc. According to TV Guide, there is a chance that Batt will recur the role up until the April 14 finale.

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'Ugly Betty' 4.18 Preview: Gio Is Back

March 25, 2010 03:03:36

Some old faces will be spotted on the March 31 episode of "". Betty gets an assignment to cover London Fashion Week, accompanied by Amanda, and she brings Hilda along as a bachelorette party treat. She reconnects with Christina and also runs into Gio unexpectedly.

"I really like the way that they use the characters and how their presence propels Betty forward," who plays the titular character said. The news about and returning as Gio and Christina respectively have been revealed earlier this month along with the rumor that aka Betty's almost fiance Henry may also re-enter Betty's life. But so far, there has been no confirmation about Henry's return.

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'Ugly Betty' 4.17 Preview: Bye Braces

March 18, 2010 01:03:25

After almost four seasons wearing her braces everywhere, Betty will finally take them off with the help of a new orthodontist. Kathy Najimy guest stars on "" as the chatty Dr. Frankle who encourages her to do a transformation.

But before this can happen, she gets knocked unconscious at a photo shoot of the "Million Dollar Bra" at the Guggenheim, spinning her into a dream sequence. An angelic Dr. Frankel shows her how different her life would have been had she never worn braces.

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Finally, 'Ugly Betty' Gets Beauty Transformation

March 11, 2010 01:03:19

The moment "" fans have been waiting for is near. In the March 24 episode of the comedy series, Betty will finally take her braces off and actually get a makeover. Photos from the episode called "Million Dollar Smile" have been released to reveal her transformation.

Betty is thrilled to get her braces off, courtesy of her chatty new orthodontist, Dr. Frankel. But before this can happen, she gets knocked unconscious at a photo shoot of the "Million Dollar Bra" at the Guggenheim, spinning her into a dream sequence.

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Vanessa Williams Furious Over 'Ugly Betty' Cancellation

February 03, 2010 04:02:52

is angry at U.S. TV bosses for axing her hit comedy "", insisting the cast is "devastated" by the news. The U.S. version of the series turned Emmy winner into a household name after it debuted in 2006.

But ABC executives announced last month the series' current fourth season will be its last. And Williams is outraged programming bosses have scrapped the show just a year after uprooting the cast and crew from Los Angeles to film in New York. She also blames them for failing to give the show a regular time slot for fans to follow.

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Canceled 'Ugly Betty' to Be Given Proper Ending

January 28, 2010 09:01:29

Struggling with rating for two seasons after a phenomenal success in season one and two, "" finally gives up to ABC casualties this midseason. The current fourth season will be the last fans will see of , , and the rest of the Mode gang. The show's episode order which was placed at 22 is now trimmed to 20.

However, in a joint statement released on Wednesday, January 27, creator Silvio Horta and ABC president Steve McPherson said that they will give the show a proper ending. "We've mutually come to the difficult decision to make this 'Ugly Betty's' final season," they said. "And (we) are announcing now as we want to allow the show ample time to write a satisfying conclusion. We are extremely proud of this groundbreaking series, and felt it was important to give the fans a proper farewell."

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Liza Minnelli to Sign On for 'Ugly Betty'

January 22, 2010 04:01:27

Veteran entertainer is heading to New York for a new show - she will reportedly join the cast of the Big Apple's most fashionable comedy "" for the next season. The "Cabaret" star will play an "outrageous drama teacher" in the hit series, which focuses on the daily life of a lowly assistant at a top fashion magazine.

Minnelli will appear as Betty's camp nephew Justin's high-school teacher in several episodes, and will start shooting in late January, according to Fox411.com. A source tells the website, "There were massive rumors last year, then again in early January, that Liza was being courted for the show, but Liza originally hadn't planned to do the show."

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'Ugly Betty' 4.13 Preview: Betty Versus Daniel

January 21, 2010 04:01:54

Betty is ecstatic that she wins BLOB Awards but the victory is not so sweet after she makes a wrong move. In the next "", Betty receives an award for her blog, which causes tension between her and Daniel. When she vents online, her fans in blogosphere escalate the feud, and the press hounds Daniel.

The episode which is titled "Chica and the Man", is packed with guest stars. ' brother Chris Williams is playing a drag queen version of Wilhelmina named Wilheldiva Hater. Wilhelmina is furious that she has an impersonator but she quickly turns things over. Real-life drag queen plays Rudolph, the emcee of the cabaret.

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'Ugly Betty' 4.12 Preview: Daniel, Willie and a Kiss

January 14, 2010 03:01:28

In the next "", Betty tries to be neighborly by planning a karaoke party in her apartment building, but before the big day, her building is robbed, and it's partly her fault. Marc is distraught since he lost something irreplaceable in the theft. Meanwhile Ignacio refuses to accept Bobby in Hilda's life.

But the biggest bomb in the episode comes from the old rival. Daniel and Wilhelmina are back to being at each other's throats, so Amanda tricks them into attending couples counseling with Dr. Sparks. During the blackout, they are in the same elevator and end up kissing each other.

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'Ugly Betty' 4.11 Preview: Betty the Lab Rat

January 07, 2010 03:01:19

In the next "", Betty becomes the object of Wilhelmina's experiments which did not go so well. Inspired by 's memoir, Betty creates her own blog about amazing charitable ventures that inspire her. However, as her hobby enriches her, her job is nearly killing her, since Wilhemina tortures Betty with beauty experiments for future stories.

Meanwhile, a battered but unbowed Betty recounts her worst week EVER to Mr. Z (guest star Fisher Stevens) as the show flashes back to her horrible last few days. Daniel fears Marc is sabotaging him - and he is. Bobby treats a hormonal Hilda to some pampering during "Hilda Week," which goes awry, and Wilhelmina makes a long-term commitment to the incarcerated Connor.

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Promo of 'Ugly Betty' 2010 Return

December 12, 2009 02:12:42

The promo at the end of "" 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 "", "" and "". The series starring 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.

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Vanessa Williams' Brother Cast as Her 'Ugly Betty' Drag

December 08, 2009 11:12:53

"" is doing a family casting once again after previously hiring 's real-life brother Matt Newton to play the role of the uber-hot Troy. This time, the comedy series is welcoming Chris Williams, who by the last name, is known as the brother of aka Wilhelmina Slater.

Entertainment Weekly that got the scoop said Chris will be featured in an early 2010 episode as Willie's "drag queen doppelganger, Wilhediva Hater." According to a tipster, Willie is hearing that someone is impersonating her regularly as a drag in a club. Trying to shut the act down, she realizes that the impersonator could sub for her during meetings and events. They end up working together.

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'Ugly Betty' Moves to Wednesdays on January 6

December 02, 2009 01:12:51

It came out true that "" is filling the void left vacant by "". The comedy series starring is moving from Friday nights to Wednesday nights, joining the line of comedies such as "" and "".

The shift is considered a fortune for "Ugly Betty" because Friday nights are not exactly a way to crank up some rating as many viewers prefer to spend the weekend outside their home. As a replacement, "" will be positioned in the 9/8c hour being led by "" and followed by "20/20". Friday nights are thus full of non-scripted programs.

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'Ugly Betty' 4.08 Preview: Shakira Guest Starring

November 28, 2009 02:11:32

"" is looking forward to have some fun in the Bahamas next week with as the guest star. In the steamy Bahamas, the love triangle between Betty, Matt and Amanda explodes, and romantic pairings abound. Things should be dreamy at the Atlantis resort, where even Shakira is staying.

Shakira has been on the show's wish list for sometime but it only happens this season. "We've mentioned her several times over the course of the series and have always wanted to work with her. She's an enormous Latina icon, as is Betty, and we thought it was a perfect fit," showrunner Silvio Horta said.

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'Ugly Betty' 4.06 Preview: Betty the Bad Girl

November 07, 2009 02:11:00

Going from a sweet to a bad girl, Betty gets herself a tattoo, drives fast, drinks a lot and rips a guy's front shirt open. In the next "", guest stars as the bad boy who makes Betty and Hilda's hearts beat fast. Bobby Talercio was Hilda's high school flame and Betty's schoolgirl crush.

Bobby teaches at Justin's school, causing the sisters to both doubt their feelings for "nice guys" - such as Archie, in Hilda's case. Justin is struggling to fit in at high school, so Marc advises him to befriend the mean girl-type cheerleaders, including Ava. Meanwhile Daniel introduces Amanda to the Community of the Phoenix, as he's lured deeper into its clutches by Bennett and Natalie; and Wilhemina takes a drastic step to find money for Nico's blackmail payment.

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Gallery: Frienemy Filming 'Ugly Betty' Scenes

September 04, 2009 04:09:03

2009 ALMA Awards Honorees in TV

August 26, 2009 12:08:55

'Ugly Betty' Returns a Week Earlier

April 21, 2009 02:04:43

ABC to Renew 'Ugly Betty' for Fourth Season

February 11, 2009 11:02:39

Preview of 'Ugly Betty' 3.10: Bad Amanda

November 21, 2008 01:11:05

Preview of 'Ugly Betty' 5.08: Tornado Girl

November 07, 2008 01:11:37

Preview of 'Ugly Betty' 3.07: Crush'd

October 31, 2008 10:10:27

Preview of 'Ugly Betty' 3.06: Ugly Berry

October 24, 2008 11:10:13

Preview of 'Ugly Betty' 3.05: Granny Pants

October 17, 2008 11:10:18

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