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|Created by||Fernando Gaitán|
|Developed by||Silvio Horta|
|Theme music composer||Jeff Beal|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||48 (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 time||60 min (approx. 42 min without commercials)|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV),|
|Original run||September 28, 2006 – |
April 14, 2010
|Related shows||Remake of Betty la Fea|
Ugly Betty is a Golden Globe- and Peabody Award-winning American comedy-drama television series. It stars America Ferrera, 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.
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
|1||Thursday 8:00 P.M.||September 28, 2006||May 17, 2007||2006-2007||#22||11.3||3.7/10 (#40)|
|2||Thursday 8:00 P.M.||September 27, 2007||May 22, 2008||2007-2008||#53||9.4||3.6|
|3||Thursday 8:00 P.M.||September 25, 2008||May 21, 2009||2008-2009||#64||8.0||2.8|
|4|| Friday 9:00 P.M. (2009)
Wednesday 10:00 P.M. (2010)
|October 16, 2009||April 14, 2010||2009-2010||#82||5.5||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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