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ABC Cancels 'Ugly Betty'

ABC Cancels 'Ugly Betty'

Ugly Betty will end after this season, ABC announced today.

“We’ve mutually come to the difficult decision to make this Ugly Betty‘s final season, and are announcing now as we want to allow the show ample time to write a satisfying conclusion,” ABC and the show’s producers wrote in a statement. “We are extremely proud of this groundbreaking series, and felt it was important to give the fans a proper farewell.”

The ABC show will be cut from 22 episodes to 20 for its fourth and final season, according to EW‘s Michael Ausiello.


10+ pictures inside of America Ferrera and Vanessa Williams filming Ugly Betty today in NYC…

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  • SS

    It’s entirely ABC’s fault. They moved it to Friday nights – TV’s graveyard and then switched it to wednesdays. It’s too bad but four years is a pretty solid run.

  • LuckyL

    Lol, Jared, this was almost definite since 6+ months ago. Their ratings have been blowing.

  • fox

    i knew their ratings were sucking but….NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! lol

  • Kat

    This sucks! I’ve watched it from the start and will watch it till the end too. They should bring Henry back for the finale..

  • Florida




    *smashes punch bowl*

  • Chrissy

    oh that sucks!!!!

  • conni

    DARN!!! This was one of the funniest and most original shows ever!!! That darn writer’s strike and then being switched to Friday did this show in. I say ABC should give it another chance!!! :(

  • tom

    Ugly is one of the worst shows I have ever seen. I am surprised it lasted so long.

  • Elin

    I was hoping that the Wednesday move would allow them to give Ugly Betty time to regain its ratings, but ABC is cancelling them pretty soon after the move. I’m sorry to see Ugly Betty go, I thought it was a great show and season four has been really good.

  • Sallyna

    I’m so sad :( :( :(
    It’s one of my fave tv show…..

  • key

    What the hell?? cancelled? this show is good! if the story is the same as betty la fea, then the end will not be the same! WHY DON’T YOU JUST CANCEL ALL THE SHOWS ABC???!! YOU SUCK!!

  • BBall

    Yea, that show was stupid and the ugly America Ferrero (or whatever her name is) was stupid also. Glad it’s going to the trash can.

  • carolina

    =/ noooooooo, the show, production, actors, colors are perfect =/ matt, henry….betty….daniel…maaarcc, amandaaa, justin….nooo =// terrible

  • Marieme

    This is such a bummer! I used to love this show and then got behind and never was able to catch up. But it was always so funny. I think they messed with original formula too much. Like always giving Betty a new boyfriend. That was not believable at all.

  • brangelooonies

    This is so fcuked up. What a bunch of bullsh*t. What do u expect when u move a show to Friday nite? As*h*les. This is a really good show it should not be cancelled. They keep idiotic shows that suck sh*t like Melrose and axe UB. Bad decision.

  • olivia


  • Ashley

    That’s what you get for canceling eastwick abc!

  • Mikas


  • Henne

    I stopped watching after season one.

    It jumped the shark way too early and became an embarrassing soapy mess.

  • Lauren

    Oh wow people still watch Ugly Betty?

  • flo

    ABC killed another hit show because they were greedy and couldnt leave it in its successful timeslot.
    Note to self, do not to invest time in any new ABC shows

  • Nina

    Finally they cancel a bad show, not a good one. So I for one am happy with this decision.
    R.I.P Conan :””’(

  • Kate

    Such a good show, good cast and it was just funny. I will miss it but everyone is growing up and moving on on the show so it ending is not soo horrible given the development of the characters.

  • Nicole

    Awesome. This show sucked a fat one. I also met America Ferrara and she was a gigantic bitch. Get over yourself. You’re a fat, ugly, girl who got a lucky break. What are they gonna cast you as now? A dishwasher?

  • daisy

    Too bad. This show was very good & had real heart. Unlike a lot of the other crap on TV.

  • nursedatingsite

    I love this show!

  • ynop

    FINALLY…I’m mad this show is just getting the boot. They should’ve give Eastwick a chance to stay longer than THIS “blah” show.

  • Emma W


  • VNY

    I have to be honest, I never made it past the first series. It just never grabbed me. My friends loved it though so…meh. I guess it’s just run it’s course.
    R.I.P Ugly.

  • Logan

    I actually like it more now than I did in the earlier seasons.

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l


  • equestriandatingsite

    Terrible news

  • Anne

    The show was great…it teaches to the haters….get LOST!!

  • nat

    I saw it coming. To be honest, the last few seasons were very boring and they lost the magic they had during the first and second season. ABC tried very hard to improve the ratings; it just didn’t happened.

  • Melanie

    I am so sad!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Melanie

    Where is the petition to bring this back?

  • Iggles

    It hasn’t been good since the 1st season.
    It sucks for the cast. However, America Ferrera had it coming! Fame totally when to her head. Ridiculous.
    I remember when she was doing press for Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2, and she was bitchy towards Blake because Gossip Girl was getting attention. GG is much more relevant in pop culture then Ugly Betty was and as far as I can tell Blake has always been humble about her success!

  • Kassi

    Never watched a single episode.

    Nicole, SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE! I lol’ed. I hate when shitty “stars” have sticks up their butts.

  • loverducky


    what is your problem? I hope that made you feel really good about yourself, because you obviously don’t have a lot going for yourself

  • Jamagan

    No!! I love that show. It’s one of the only ones I can’t miss each week (along with The Office and 30Rock). I really hope they end it right.
    You know who I would love to see Betty with — Gio. He was the best for her.

  • josh bonilla

    No LOST, no Ugly Betty, bye-bye ABC! You suck!

  • michelle

    i never got the appeal of this show….maybe it’s just me but it seemed quite cliche

  • cindy

    Oh well….I was a fan of season 1 (bought the dvd)….ever since
    Rebecca Romain left…..the writing sux! I lost interest and even forgot
    about the show.
    Sux that everybody moved from Cali.
    Cheers to laid off peeps!

  • Jasper

    Fuxk ABC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bboy

    ’bout time. the show became a mess after season one.

  • vanessa

    WTF NOOOOOO WHY!?!?!?! :’[

  • Alex

    It was about time. This show was an insult to the original Betty La Fea Soap Opera.

  • brightside

    It’s about time. After four years the show was becoming stale and struggling to find new material.

  • dream

    i love this show!!! i know the story has been going nowhere recently but i still REALLY enjoy every single minute of it!!!

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