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Ugly Betty
Created byFernando Gaitán
Developed bySilvio Horta
StarringAmerica Ferrera
Eric Mabius
Rebecca Romijn
Tony Plana
Ana Ortiz
Ashley Jensen
Becki Newton
Mark Indelicato
Alan Dale
Vanessa Williams
Michael Urie
Theme music composerJeff Beal
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes48 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Salma Hayek, Silvio Horta, Ben Silverman
Location(s)New York City, New York, ("Pilot")
USA Los Angeles, California, USA (rest of the series)
Running time60 min (approx. 42 min without commercials)
Original channelABC
Picture format480i (SDTV),
720p (HDTV)
Original runSeptember 28, 2006
April 14, 2010
Related showsRemake of Betty la Fea
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Ugly Betty is a Golden Globe- and Peabody Award-winning American comedy-drama television series. It stars America Ferrera,[1] Vanessa Williams, and Eric Mabius. It premiered on September 28, 2006, on ABC in the United States. The series follows the life of Betty Suarez (Ferrera), and her incongruous job at the ultra-chic New York City fashion magazine "Mode". Betty's status as a "fish out of water" drives much of the plot. Ugly Betty ended on April 14, 2010 after low ratings during season 4.[2]


USA TV ratings

Based on average total viewers per episode of Ugly Betty on ABC:

Season Timeslot (EDT) Season premiere Season finale TV Season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
18-49 (Rank)[3]
1 Thursday 8:00 P.M. September 28, 2006 May 17, 2007 2006-2007 #22 11.3 3.7/10 (#40)[4]
2 Thursday 8:00 P.M. September 27, 2007 May 22, 2008 2007-2008 #53 9.4[5] 3.6
3 Thursday 8:00 P.M. September 25, 2008 May 21, 2009 2008-2009 #64[6] 8.0[6] 2.8[6]
4 Friday 9:00 P.M. (2009)
Wednesday 10:00 P.M. (2010)
October 16, 2009[7] April 14, 2010 2009-2010 #82 5.5[8] 1.5

In popular culture

Since the show's debut, the main characters have become the latest fixures in the lexicon of pop media culture. They have already had parodies, news media stories and art-imitating-life situations, as well as recognition from the United States Congress itself.


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