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."


Richard Shepard


Silvio Horta, Fernando Gaitán (based on the television series created by) (as Fernando Gaitan)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
America Ferrera ... Betty Suarez
Eric Mabius ... Daniel Meade
Alan Dale ... Bradford Meade
Tony Plana ... Ignacio Suarez
Ana Ortiz ... Hilda Suarez
Ashley Jensen ... Christina McKinney
Becki Newton ... Amanda Tanen
Mark Indelicato ... Justin Suarez
Vanessa Williams ... Wilhelmina Slater
Michael Urie ... Marc St. James
William Abadie ... Phillippe Michel
Kevin Sussman ... Walter
Gina Gershon ... Fabia
Lupita Ferrer ... Rich Latina
Abigail Forman Abigail Forman ... Charmaine


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








Release Date:

28 September 2006 (USA) See more »

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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 That's Life (2005) (Smitten in Berlin) also have been immensely successful. See more »


Daniel Meade: I realise I have some awful big
[looks at Betty]
Daniel Meade: teeth... shoes to fill.
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References Sex and the City (1998) See more »


She Works Hard For the Money
Written by Donna Summer, Michael Omartian
Performed by Donna Summer
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Ugly Betty is the best new show this season!
13 October 2006 | by joeyorocioSee all my reviews

I absolutely adored this show! Talk about a true heroine to root for... Betty is it! I challenge anyone to give this show a chance and they will surely find something to love about it. There are many shows that have the same theme out there(law, medicine, etc.) so this show gives a not only a fresh storyline but a fresh face and personality that you will not find in any other show. I'm glad there are no other shows out there like Betty's because it makes it stand out even more. Some of the characters are so far out there that you know that there are people like them that actually exist. I've laughed at each episode so far and I look forward to the rest of the season as each show makes me want to see more. To the creators and producers... a standing ovation!

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