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Ugly Betty 

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Smart but wholesome Betty embraces her unique appearance and independent attitude in the cutthroat world of New York fashion.
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 48 wins & 120 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
America Ferrera ...  Betty Suarez 85 episodes, 2006-2010
Eric Mabius ...  Daniel Meade 85 episodes, 2006-2010
Tony Plana ...  Ignacio Suarez 85 episodes, 2006-2010
Ana Ortiz ...  Hilda Suarez 85 episodes, 2006-2010
Becki Newton ...  Amanda Tanen / ... 85 episodes, 2006-2010
Michael Urie ...  Marc St. James 85 episodes, 2006-2010
Mark Indelicato ...  Justin Suarez 85 episodes, 2006-2010
Vanessa Williams ...  Wilhelmina Slater 85 episodes, 2006-2010
Judith Light ...  Claire Meade 71 episodes, 2006-2010
Ashley Jensen ...  Christina McKinney 66 episodes, 2006-2010
Christopher Gorham ...  Henry Grubstick 35 episodes, 2006-2010
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A young, smart and wise woman named Betty Suarez goes on a journey to find her inner beauty. The only problem is that it's hard for a slightly less attractive woman to find her beauty surrounded by tall skinny models at a fashion magazine but Betty doesn't let this stop her or her positive attitude towards her work. Written by James Robson

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From poncho to honcho (season 4) See more »

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Despite being set in New York and its pilot being filmed there, the first and second seasons were filmed entirely in Los Angeles. Stock footage was used to establish that the show is set in New York. At the beginning of the third season the show relocated back to New York. See more »

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Wilhelmina Slater: Here's to the bundle of... what's the expression? Joy?
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Version of El amor no es como lo pintan (2000) See more »

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Show being ruined by product placement!
8 December 2007 | by kyratSee all my reviews

I love this show but if they keep inserting product placement (aka Heroes - the hour long Nissan commercial) - I will stop watching.

The episode where they tried to drum up business for Wicked the musical was bad enough. A few episodes later they tried to drum up interest in a movie soon to be released (I won't give them the satisfaction of more publicity by naming it.)

I was really enjoying the episode and didn't really think about the fact that Betty kept repeatedly talking about some random film coming out and frankly when her friend started talking about how much she loved James Marsden - I got confused and thought she was talking about the guy that played Spike on Buffy. So it wasn't until the commercial break where they played an ad for a movie with James Marsden in it that I realized I'd been thinking of the wrong actor. I then realized the ad was for the same movie they had just been hyping on the show.

To me this is unforgivable. I'm watching the show for the great plots and great characters, but when I know that dialogue is written just to sell something it ruins the entire show for me. So yes, great Betty White part, interesting Henry v. Gio - but I'm not going to watch a show that's using the plot/characters as ads instead of entertaining characters.

I actually do consider writing an TV to be a form of artistic expression - so anyone willing to whore themselves out and compromise themselves is not worthy of my viewing time or respect.

I could even have accepted it if at the beginning there had been an obvious message saying "this episode sponsored by X movie" - so fine, at least we know there was an obvious exchange of script lines for cash. Instead they tried to pretend this was a spontaneous expression of Betty's real taste in movies. Now I wouldn't believe anything that came from her character's mouth because I'd believe her opinion has been bought.


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28 September 2006 (USA) See more »

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Betty the Ugly See more »

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