Ugly Betty premiered on ABC on September 28, 2006. The opening episode of the series began with 9 main cast members including Betty Suarez (America Ferrera), a recent college graduate looking to break into the publishing business.
Another major cast member is Wilhelmina Slater (Vanessa Williams), who is a grand-schemer who is constantly trying to find a way to take over Daniel Meade (Eric Mabius)magazine empire, Mode.
Ugly Betty won two Golden Globe Awards on January 15, 2007, for "Best Leading Actress in a Comedy Series" (America Ferrera) and Best Comedy Series. Ferrera also won a SAG Award on January 28, 2007, for "Best Actress in a Comedy Series".
Fans blame the demise of Ugly Betty on the fact that ABC moved the show into a bad time-slot. The falling numbers, along with some weak plot lines, were a means to an end for Ugly Betty. The last episode will air in the Spring, 2010.
Written by Cheryl Phillips