Ugly Betty

9:00pm Wednesday, October 6 on E4

Matt and Betty are loved up and Hilda makes a tough choice about her relationships.

9:00pm Wednesday, September 29 on E4

Donna is dismayed when Cleveland invites the Stoolbend gang to tag along on their overdue honeymoon – a road trip to New York – so that Coach McFall can rekindle a romance.

9:00pm Wednesday, September 22 on E4

Claire and Betty worry that Daniel is getting too wrapped up in the Community of the Phoenix so they try to rescue him by finding out more about the group for a feature.

9:00pm Wednesday, September 15 on E4

Betty tries to pluck up the courage to ask Hilda’s rebellious high school boyfriend Bobby out for a date but she soon finds that he still hasn’t got over Hilda.

9:00pm Wednesday, September 1 on E4

Betty is overwhelmed by her increasing workload so Wilhelmina asks Marc to step in as Betty’s assistant, a move which aggrieves both Betty and Marc.

9:00pm Wednesday, August 25 on E4

Betty tries to get a scoop about Gucci with the help of one of Hilda’s well-connected customers.

Wisteria lane will get a new resident next season with news today Vanessa Williams will join the cast.

Williams, best known for her role as scheming Wilhelmina on Ugly Betty, has signed on to the drama series to play, surprise-surprise, a villain.

The 47-year-old actress and singer will fill the void left by departed housewife Edie (Nicollette Sheridan) with series creator Marc Cherry saying he was looking for a new troublemaker to replace Sheridan’s character.

Word is Williams character will be connected in some way to returning villain Paul (Mark Moses) but nothing has been confirmed.

Source: EW

 

Comedy drama thingy Ugly Betty may have won awards in the past, but alas, US broadcaster ABC has had enough, axing the show after four years on air.

The America Ferrera fronted show airs on Channel 4 in these shores and will not return after the climax to its fourth series later this year.

Ratings have fallen in the latest run in both the UK and USA.

“We’ve mutually come to the difficult decision to make this Ugly Betty’s final season,” said executive producer Silvio Horta and ABC president Steve McPherson in a joint statement.

“We are announcing now as we want to allow the show ample time to write a satisfying conclusion.”

Whilst the show is nice to look at and perfectly distracting if you’re not in the mood for brain food, things like this seem to have waned in popularity in recent years. Kooky sitcoms just don’t attract the same amount of love they once did.

Ugly Betty started its Channel 4 tenure with a very respectable 4.5 million viewers. However, those ratings slowly declined, clearly not helped by the fact that Channel 4 kept shoving it around the schedules. The recent episodes have been hitting somewhere between 1 and 2 million.

So will the close of the show finally see the ‘takes off the glasses and shakes the hair loose’ shot where everyone realises that Betty isn’t a minger at all?

Probably.

Tuesday, December 8 on E4

The shock death of a Mode editor leaves Betty and Marc competing for the same job. Last in the series.

Tuesday, December 1 on E4

Betty agrees to move in with Matt but when Henry, her former fianc? shows up in New York, she realises she still has feelings for him.

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