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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1.78 : 1
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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 »


Ugly Betty Theme Song
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I liked it!
29 September 2006 | by theteenaweenaSee all my reviews

I didn't think I would, but decided to watch it after I found out who the actor was who played the title role...America Ferrara, who starred in "Real Women Have Curves". She was also in "The Sisterhood Of the Traveling Pants."

Also in the show were Vanessa Williams, and Gina Gershon (I didn't recognize her, although she looked familiar. I had to come here to get the cast list to figure out who she was).

I don't think it'll do well against the other networks (I was over watching My Name Is Earl and The Office on Thursday), but I hope they continue to run it on ABC Family Friday nights. I'll be tuning in again. It's very well produced, and not schlocky, and thank God there's no dumb laugh track.

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