ABC cancels ‘Ugly Betty’

    ABC will become slightly less fabulous with the cancellation of viewer favorite “Ugly Betty.”

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ABC will become slightly less fabulous with the cancellation of viewer favorite “Ugly Betty.”
     
    The network has announced the shocking news that it has decided to cancel the dramedy starring America Ferrera and Vanessa Williams after four seasons.

     
    "We’ve mutually come to the difficult decision to make this Ugly Betty’s final season," ABC chief Steve McPherson said in a statement.

     
    The network hasn’t announced any official reason for the cancellation, but it’s no secret that ratings hadn’t been as good as they once were.

    “Ugly Betty” had a strong presence in its original Thursday slot, but this season it landed on the Friday night roster (aka where shows go to die). Recently the show had been placed on Wednesdays where it took the spot previously occupied by the short-lived “Eastwick.”

     
    ABC isn’t just cancelling “Ugly Betty,” though. Its season has been cut short at 20 episodes, two shows shy of ABC’s original order. The finale is scheduled to air sometime in mid-April, so this gives writers time to bring the series to a “satisfying conclusion.”
     
    "We are extremely proud of this groundbreaking series, and felt it was important to give the fans a proper farewell,” Steve said.

     

     

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