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Ugly Betty is back in fashion. Last week, the cast of the cancelled ABC series reunited at Austin's Atx Television Festival, reports Deadline.
The dramedy starred America Ferrera as Betty Suarez, an ambitious young woman who lands a job at a prestigious fashion magazine. The cast included Eric Mabius, Judith Light, Vanessa Williams, Becki Newton, Michael Urie, Ana Ortiz, Rebecca Romijn, Mark Indelicato, Ashley Jensen, and Tony Plana. The show lasted four seasons, running from 2006 to 2010.
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The cast of “Ugly Betty” reunited Saturday night at the Atx Television Festival — and they pitched another possible reunion.
America Ferrera, Michael Urie, Tony Plana, Eric Mabius, Ana Ortiz, Vanessa Williams, Mark Indelicato, Rebecca Romijn, Ashley Jensen, Judith Light and showrunner Silvio Horta gathered together at the Austin, Texas fest where they reminisced about the ABC series that ran four seasons.
“It was like losing a family,” Ferrera said about when the show went off the air. She added, “There’s always a little piece of me…that still doesn’t want to let this go.”
With that said, the cast spoke up about a possible revival of the critically-acclaimed show. After all, TV biz is in the midst of the streaming age in which anything can be brought back, it seems. (Last year’s Atx hosted a “Gilmore Girls” reunion, and one year later, Netflix is rebooting the beloved series.)
“Hulu’s going to pick us up for a two-hour special,” Ferrera said in jest. However, she continued with a pitch for the revival: “That’s not true, but if you tweet it…Everybody here take out your phone. Hashtag: Betty Reboot. We need a hashtag and tweet it out and then we’re going to get Hulu to buy a two-hour special.”
Though Ferrera was seemingly joking with her pitch, Horta also chimed in on the possibility, and it was apparent that he has thought about the idea — under one condition: the entire original team would be involved.
“Here’s the only thing I know for sure — if we were to do something, it would be a dream, but everybody on this stage would have to be involved. And Becki Newton,” Horta said.
Then Ferrera jutted in, exclaiming, “I mean, it took 20 minutes for everyone to say yes to my email to be at Atx!’
Drop a comment below: would you watch an “Ugly Betty” revival? (If so, you can tweet #HuluBringBackBetty.)
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
This year's Atx Television Festival lineup has just gotten even more awesome: The cast of "The West Wing" is one of several new additions now set for a reunion at the event.
Atx Fest announced its updated lineup on Thursday, and the most exciting name is easily "The West Wing," NBC's political drama that ran for seven seasons and racked up multiple Emmy wins (and stole viewers' hearts) from 1999 to 2006. Creator and original showrunner Aaron Sorkin is set to appear, as are the following cast members: Bradley Whitford (Josh), Dule Hill (Charlie), Joshua Malina (Will), Richard Schiff (Toby), and Janel Moloney (Donna).
More actors are expected to join the panel (after all, you can't call it a proper "West Wing" reunion without President Bartlett and C.J. Cregg, a.k.a. Martin Sheen and Allison Janney), which also includes director Thomas Schlamme. The participants will gather in honor of the »
- Katie Roberts
The Atx Television Festival is beefing up its busy line-up with a number of cast reunions and freshman panels. The cast of Aaron Sorkin’s hit political drama, “The West Wing,” will be reuniting for a panel discussion dubbed “The West Wing Administration” at the Austin, Texas-based fest.
The panel, which marks the 10th anniversary since the series finale, will feature Sorkin, director and executive producer Thomas Schlamme and cast members Bradley Whitford, Dule Hill, Joshua Malina, Richard Schiff and Janel Moloney, with more to be announced.
Another show hitting a 10-year mark is “Ugly Betty,” which premiered in 2006. Cast members including America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, Becki Newton, Michael Urie, Ashley Jensen, Ana Ortiz, Tony Plana, Mark Indelicato, Vanessa Williams and Rebecca Romijn will be part of a reunion panel on the closing night of the festival.
Ferrera will also participate in a panel for her current NBC show “Superstore, »
- Maria Cavassuto
Joshua Carlon (Richie Rich), Steele Stebbins (Vacation) and Amberia Allen (Punk’d) are set as series regulars opposite Bill Bellamy and Becki Newton in Fox's untitled Chris Case comedy pilot from 20th Century Fox Television. Written by Case and directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the untitled interracial family comedy (fka My White Wife And Kids) follows Jay "Havoc" Hammond (Bellamy), an African-American ex-nfl lineman who recently moved in with his white wife, Christy (Newton)… »
Bill Bellamy (Last Comic Standing) is set as the male lead opposite Becki Newton in Fox's untitled Chris Case comedy pilot from 20th Century Fox Television. Written by Case and directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the untitled interracial family comedy (fka My White Wife And Kids) follows Jay "Havoc" Hammond (Bellamy), an African-American ex-nfl lineman who recently moved in with his white wife, Christy (Newton), and her two oddball sons, as he struggles to win the most… »
Bellamy will play Jay “Havoc” Hammond, a retired professional football player who’s starting his career as a sports announcer. The potential series follows Jay as he moves in with his white wife (played by Ugly Betty‘s Becki Newton) and his two new stepsons Colin and Harry and tries to adapt to fatherhood.
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Bill Bellamy has been cast in the lead role of the untitled Chris Case comedy pilot currently in the works at Fox, TheWrap has learned. Bellamy will play Jay “Havoc” Hammond, a tough ex-nfl player who has retired from the field and is looking to move into the sports-announcer side of the business. He is married to Christy (Becki Newton) and is step-father to her two sons, Colin and Harry (not yet cast). He tries to respect Christy’s wish that he let her be the disciplinarian, but when he feels like she’s allowing the kids to get away with too much, »
- Joe Otterson
From his Hyperion Cantos novels to his seminal Summer of Night and beyond, author Dan Simmons has provided readers with thought-provoking horror, science-fiction, and fantasy for decades. Now AMC is moving forward with a 10-episode anthology series adaptation of Simmons’ The Terror, which follows an arctic expedition crew stalked by something as mysterious as it is deadly.
Press Release: New York, NY, March 2, 2016 – AMC today announced that it has greenlit a new anthology drama series called “The Terror,” an adaption of the bestselling novel by Dan Simmons. Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360 are producing the series in association with AMC Studios.
Written by David Kajganich (“True Story,” “A Bigger Splash”), who will also serve as co-showrunner with Soo Hugh (“The Whispers,” “The Killing”), the series is set in 1847, when a Royal Naval expedition crew searching for the Northwest Passage is attacked by a mysterious predator that stalks the ships »
- Derek Anderson
A cold front blew through the winter premiere of Gotham Season 2 on Monday night, as Mr. Freeze was born, Penguin found himself in a chilling situation and Jim did what he could to avoid cooling his heels in the clink.
At the Fox drama’s premiere party on Monday night, TVLine spoke with the cast about the midseason twists and what’s on tap moving forward.
Dead Silence | Appearing before Ada Harvey Dent, Jim sold a story of how he had no role in whatever became of maniacal mayor Theo Galavan. Captain Barnes »
The potential series, penned by former Reba and Legit scribe Case, is being billed as an interracial comedy that follows Jay “Havoc” Hammond, an African American, ex-nfl lineman who recently moved in with his Caucasian bride and her two oddball sons, as he struggles to win the most challenging game of his life: fatherhood.
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Newton will play Havoc’s strong and soulful wife Christy, »
Ugly Betty alumna Becki Newton has been cast as the female lead in Fox's untitled Chris Case comedy pilot from 20th Century Fox Television. Written by Case and directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the untitled inter-racial family comedy (fka My White Wife And Kids) follows Jay "Havoc" Hammond, an African American, ex-nfl lineman who recently moved in with his white wife, Christy (Newton), and her two oddball sons, as he struggles to win the most challenging game of his life… »
12 items from 2016
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