Ugly Betty (2006–2010)
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Revolves around an unattractive secretary at a fashion magazine. Based on the Colombian telenovela "Betty La Fea."




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lupita Ferrer ...
Abigail Forman ...


An unattractive young woman named Betty Suarez receives a job at Mode magazine after the owner of Meade Publications, Bradford Meade, catches his son, Daniel, in flagrante delicto with an assistant. Following the tragic death of the former editor Faye Summers, Daniel has assumed the role of editor-in-chief at Mode. At home, Betty has been dumped by Walter, who says he loves Gina Gambarro-- but Betty has a strong family unit with her father, sister Hilda, and nephew Justin to support her. In her professional life, Betty is a misfit at Mode. Treated with contempt because she is unfashionable, not thin and not considered to be attractive, Betty, however, does produce good ideas for the up coming photo shoot but Daniel ignores them. In an attempt to make her quit, Daniel torments Betty by asking her to stand-in as a model at the shoot. When Betty actually arrives on set wearing the ill-fitting clothes, poses for photos, and is mocked by all present, she leaves the set. Daniel follows ... Written by Missy

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Comedy | Drama | Romance






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28 September 2006 (USA)  »

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Based on the popular Colombian telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea (1999) (I'm Betty, the Ugly), which has been dubbed and broad casted in countries such as Brasil, China or the Philippines and has been adapted in some other countries. Local versions like Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin (2003) (There's No One Like Jassi) in India or Verliebt in Berlin (2005) (Smitten in Berlin) also have been immensely successful. See more »


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Ugly Betty is First Class-But tone down the "Hispanism"
29 November 2006 | by (Fayetteville, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

First off, let me say that I LOVE Ugly Betty! It's funny; interesting; and extremely well-acted. America Ferrera is an academy-award winning actor,as is virtually the entire cast - They gel perfectly with one another. But WHY are so many people making a big deal out of her ethnicity? Why are so many Hispanics going on and on and on about Ms. Ferrera being "one of them", when they should just applaud her amazing abilities as an actor? If it's wrong to denigrate someone because of their ethnic persuasion, why isn't just as silly to make a point of it? Ms.Ferrera is very funny, but it has nothing to do with her being Hispanic---SHE'S JUST FUNNY! THE SHOW IS FUNNY! And by the way, it's nice, as well, unlike so many shows today- it's funny without the filth. And in a comedic way, you sensitive types! Let's just close with the fact that I love the show and hope that it's on for many, many seasons. GO BETTY!!!!

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