January 27th, 2010
05:05 PM ET

‘Betty’ gets the boot at ABC

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ABC has confirmed that "Ugly Betty" will be just a memory once this season - its fourth - comes to an end.

“We’ve mutually come to the difficult decision to make this 'Ugly Betty’s' final season, and are announcing now as we want to allow the show ample time to write a satisfying conclusion,” a spokesperson for ABC said in a statement.

“We are extremely proud of this groundbreaking series,” the statement continued, “and felt it was important to give the fans a proper farewell."

If you’re a fan, you probably had a hunch this would happen. The show went from Thursday nights last season to Fridays at the beginning of this season - always a tough night - only to be moved again to Wednesdays when it returned from a hiatus in January.

No doubt part of the show's ratings problem is because viewers can’t remember when the show is even on.

But are you ready to see America Ferrera to move on to newer, prettier pastures? And what are your predictions for a proper "Betty" farewell?

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  1. rsm

    This is the only show I love to watch. Just like Pushing Daisies was, this is a colorful and funny show that's a nice break from all the crime solving and reality shows that I hate. If you want to get rid of something ABC, how about Desperate Housewives and Private Practice. Both of those shows need to be put out of their misery. At least they are going to try to write a proper conclusion and not just yank it off the air with no warning.

    January 29, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. KAT

    I am going to miss Betty! This is a fun and refreshing show to watch. I am going to miss Amanda and Mark, my favorite characters, they made me laugh so hard. I love this show, I hope it just moves to a different network.

    January 29, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. wchoghm

    SHAME SHAME SHAME on ABC!!! They intentionally killed Ugly Betty by moving it around every other week so you never knew when or what time it would be on. ABC – Always Been Crappy – never been truer!

    January 29, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. SkegeeTam

    In case you missed the last episode, Hilda lost the baby. Wouldn't it be funny if Stacy and Clinton from What Not to Wear came and did a makeover on her? That would be a perfect ending! Her new look could help her get a Senior Editor position at Mode.

    January 29, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. TV viewer from the Midwest

    it sure is interesting to read through these comments and figure out what people think of this program! I only saw a few episodes of it myself, and I thought it was okay. I didn't realize that so many people watch this show with their families. that's too bad that a show like this (that families would watch together) is being cancelled. oh well. hopefully they can give it a decent ending and tie up the loose ends, and not leave people hanging there.

    January 29, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. KT

    Fan of Ugly Betty: you are right on. I hate when networks give up on shows that have such a fan base. It has to be money related which is just evidence of what is important to them and indicative of how they manipulate us.

    All they need are new ideas – the characters work great together, it is wonderful entertainment in a dark world and I don't get why they don't see this when they eliminate the brighter, more clever series.

    January 29, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joyce

    I love Betty. Please, please don't cancel the show.

    January 29, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Khalisa

    ABC sucks!! They take all the good shows off. Cashmere Mafia was a good show, Daybreak with Taye Diggs was good, Six Degrees of Separation was EXCELLENT and now Ugly Betty. ABC needs some new execs!!

    January 28, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Lynn

    What is happening to all the good, clean shows now? Are networks killing them because they can't keep up with the shows with foul language, strong sexual content? TV isn't what it used to be, and our younger generation is getting an ear full of "garbage" now. I think it's despicable what networks show on TV, and get away with it. Even at MY age, my mouth still drops open at what I hear and see on programs now. Nothing but slutty shows, and when a good, clean fun show like UB comes along, it gets killed off way too soon. Shame.

    January 28, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Meagan

    One of the few reasons I watched ABC was Ugly Betty. Such a disappointment to see it come to an end. What's next? Grey's or PP?

    January 28, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joan Paulson

    ABC – are you seeing the comments on how many folks enjoyed Ugly Betty, me included. It amazes me how the you and other networks cancel such good shows and bring in inferior shows that are soon cancelled. You had quality and an audience pleaser in UB, yet once again you do not consider the popularity of a show. Shame on you!

    January 28, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Nemeziz

    I'm glad its over. This was originally a colombian soap opera and it was great. The show was nothing like the original idea. It got boring and predictable. Im sure that if so many changes had not been made, it would have been an even more successful series.

    January 28, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. NoName

    Is there any way that they could take it off sooner...?
    Maybe have her in a squalid car crash? Then, while in the hospital on life support, someone walks past and accidentally knocks out the cord...?

    Now THAT would be entertainment!

    January 28, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. observer

    A monumentally stupid show. Will be glad to see it gone.

    January 28, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mindy

    It was the only show I found at all entertaining on ABC. What a loss? I can hardly wait for the replacement.. yet another reality show? UGH

    January 28, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Rusty

    Betty is one show that you cannot predict what is happening next. Great writers and actors/actresses especially Betty. This show had potential, charisma and charm to run a few more years. They would rather keep the boring Bachelor with its same format all these years than Ugly Betty. I will miss this show so much. Can ABC at least tell us the reason for Ugly Betty's demise? I know the answer. Idiot managers!!

    January 28, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
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    January 28, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  18. TN

    Disappointed to say the least. Here we have a show for young and old and very diversed in characters and what happens???

    It makes me wonder whether Selma Hyack had some sort of 'give me more money' altercation/run in with ABC...hmmmm...makes you wonder. Big men at top of power house companies don't necessarily take to "women" telling them what to do.

    I call it as I see it...could be wrong but this is really strange for such a SUCCESSFUL show. What a major disappointment.

    January 28, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Paulette

    If I had wanted to spend time with annoying characters, I would have stayed married!

    January 28, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Shawn

    I think another network, or cable, should pick up "Betty".... there's a LOT of fans out there that are dissapointed.

    January 28, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Angela

    Hilda lost the baby, Tiffany!

    January 28, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Shawn

    Typical network idiots.... the one show that had some spark and creativity, and actually made you set your DVR/Tivo.... and they Axe it ! My friends and family thought it was cancelled long ago until I told them about the network idiots that kept bouncing it around to differnet days... What did the network THINK would happen ? But there's no shortage or horrible new shows coming on that will be cancelled quickly, and then what ? Need some new blood at the top of the networks.

    January 28, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  23. YCW

    I'll miss the show. There are so many things left to do with this show. They need to address somethings before it ends.
    1. Betty looses the braces and finally becomes a swan. As much has betty can be with her unique style.
    2. Claire finally meets her son she gave up.
    3. Willie and Daniel get together since they keep hinting at it
    4. Amanda finally learns something from her bad behavoir and spending habits. So far she's only come close but it never sticks.
    5. Mark finds happiness and another chance at Vogue
    6. Justin finally admits to being gay so that he can live a happier life. (we all could see that he was gay since the show started)
    7. Betty's dad finally stops treating Betty and Hilda like they are teenagers. He also finds a love of is own to be happy with.
    8. Bobby marries Hilda and they move away. We find out that Bobby won the lotto and that's how he could afford all those expensive gifts.

    January 28, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Angela

    Go to saveuglybetty.com and sign the pettion, Maybe they will listen to reason

    January 28, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  25. DFo

    One of my all time favorite shows – incredible witty. Once the network started messing with the time slot I knew it was doomed. Too bad...a truly enetertaining show which will now be replace with some sappy junk.

    January 28, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Scarlett Crum

    There are few decent shows on TV these days, Ugley Betty is hokey but fun to watch. Why did they move it from Thursdays that was a great time slot.

    January 28, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Dawna

    Another wonderful show gets axed. I am so sick of all the garbage that the networks are showing. No wonder they are losing business to cable. I hope another network picks it up. Thursdays were always "Ugly Betty" night and it is ABC's fault that the audience couldn't find it. Way to go ABC. This ranks up there with the Leno-Conan debacle.

    January 28, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  28. E

    BOO!!! I LOVE Ugly Betty!!! ABC ruined it by switching it's day and time!!!! SO bummed!

    January 28, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
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    January 28, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Barbara

    UB is one of my favs so I'm not surprised that it is being cxl'd. What is ABC thinking, they cxl good shows (Boston Legal for one) and replace them with mindless dribble. They change schedules and then blame the show for poor ratings. Get a grip ABC, you might foster some viewer loyalty if you didn't always put the mighty profit and preferred demographic first..

    January 28, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Bonnie Northcutt

    One of my favorite shows. My favorites never seem to last. Maybe NBC could pick it up to fill the spot left by Leno.

    January 28, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Lisa

    Hey, I wore braces for five years! Bien hecho, Betty y buena suerte – and if there is a petition, I'll sign it. This was the freshest, sharpest writing on TV. Couldn't agree more that the big networks are gasping their last breaths. Sensationalizing news for ratings, formulaic reality shows, mediocrity. Perhaps it speaks more of the dumbing down of our whole cultural identity. The networks are just holding a mirror up and it ain't a pretty sight.

    January 28, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Super Dave

    How about if she gets hit by a truck? Or maybe her helicopter could crash into the Sea of Japan, leaving no survivors, OR she could get abducted by David Duchovny and wander around the Mojave desert screaming, "Scully!!! Scully!!!" Yeah, oh nope, not a fan, not really, no...

    January 28, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  34. PRDiva

    I hate that they're taking UB off the air! Since UB is a remake of a popular spanish soap opera (telenovela), I hope they keep up the tradition of the ending – Betty is beautiful, successful and ends up with Daniel!

    January 28, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Shalcarl

    You know it's such a darn shame when reality shows (scripted) take the front seat to well-written shows. The networks don't stand by there shows and advertise it and keep it stable to gain the proper following. That's is why they are losing viewership, who wants to take the chance on getting attached to a show then the relationship severed. PLEEEEEEEASE!

    January 28, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Liz

    Very disappointed with ABC. There is absolutely trash on your station, for the most part and you take nice, clean entertainment off because everyone has to have sensationalism. Who on your staff is makiing these kind of decisions. You, the station ruined the ratings by changing this program from Thursday to Friday to Wednesday. Read what everyone else has written. Maybe you should reconsider.

    January 28, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Susan

    I loved this show. The people were fun to watch and Vanessa Williams was a really good villan. It was the only new show that I was interested in other than cable shows, all others are complete snoozers or totally ridiculous.

    January 28, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  38. n

    SAD! Another good show going away. This was the last of one of their best shows. Grey's is lame, same plot over & over, same goes for Brothers and Sisters...
    No wonder cable is SO hot right now, (Always Sunny, Rescue Me..etc)
    ABC, NBC.....You are OUT OF TOUCH with what people find entertaining.

    January 28, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  39. Dawn

    It's a great show. I think that they made a major mistake by not bringing Betty and Daniel together. They had amazing chemistry. It would have been an excellent love story. It was what the fans wanted.

    January 28, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  40. Dee

    Parts were good.... but NO one wears braces for four years.... so that plot line is way too old... and after working for a fashion magazine for four years... she should have learned to dress better... the show got to be a one-joke show.... the characters didn't grow... they just became characters of themselves.

    January 28, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  41. lydia

    I'm sorry to see this show go. This is the only show with a hispanic Lead. All the characters are great. Good luck to them all.

    January 28, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  42. Canuck

    Great show, great talent...too bad they shuffled the show around.! I will miss it. Braces need to come off for sure, and then the office people recommend her for TLC's what-not-to-wear and she gets choosen and gives her a make over...stupid, unblieveable but so Betty.

    January 28, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  43. Susanna

    Once again, the networks got it wrong, and are eliminating a good show. They will never get the high numbers they used to because of dvr usage. So they keep moving things around trying to shake things up a bit, which makes things even worse. I never missed an episode of this show,and will miss it dearly. It did get a little stupid with the whole cult thing. Less Daniel, more Betty and Hilda. More Amanda too!! She and Mark are what made it so fun.

    January 28, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  44. Lynda

    HELLO EXECUTIVES OF ABC!!! Do you see these comments? Do you see that you could be making a HUGE mistake taking this show off the air???

    Its your fault that the story line has been wobbling all over the place, you moved the show around so many times, that you lost many viewers. Its your fault the show had mistakes. So....why did you remove Matt from the show? Why did you remove so many great actors through the seasons? They could come back.

    How about you all wake up over there at your end of the tv??? There's always more story lines. How about Betty getting a line of clothes. You haven't done squat with her "Special Features" editor – except to continue making her a bumbling twit. You haven't used her book of ideas recently. You really need to go back and clean up the story line – get her and Mark working on ideas – get Amanda out from behind the counter (what is she doing with all the clothes from the "Closet"?) Who's in charge of the clothing department??? There's so much you still have yet to finish.

    GET WITH THE PROGRAM OUT THERE PRODUCERS!! You've disappointed the fans too much, gotta clean up your mess.

    I LOVE BETTY!! But you could make her seem a bit more grown up and less bumbling – and still be funny.

    AMERICA FERRARA – DON'T GIVE UP THE SHOW!!! Too many of us love you!

    January 28, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  45. Paul

    Ugly Betty is stupid! My girlfriend makes me watch it, and this might be the happiest day of my life. Good riddance.

    January 28, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  46. freddy j

    thier have been some petetions that have saved shows in the past. maybe we can start an online petetion to save the show NOW!

    January 28, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  47. got2swimclimb

    I am going to miss commercial tv. It's end is just a few years away. It was the beginning of the end years ago. You're right – who wants to get invested in watching a show that will inevitably get canceled? And who really wants to watch endless reality tv shows about women (and men) objectifying themselves? It's all so sad. How will we entertain ourselves?

    January 28, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  48. Pad

    No wonder it has to end. Ugly Betty is stupid and stupid.

    January 28, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  49. Ray

    It's ironic to see so many people wishing to see Betty "beautified" at the end. Seems like they still don't understand the real message in this show, that outside beauty doesn't matter as long as you have inside beauty. That's what Betty is all about. To have her become "pretty" at the end would totally ruin what the show is really about.

    Instead, why not have Betty run her own company at the end and prove once and for all that you don't have to be "pretty" to be successful in this world.

    January 28, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  50. Dennis

    I love Ugly Betty, has ABC gone the way of the NBC craziness. They should not cancel the show!!!

    January 28, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  51. Guest

    Mark will return from his mission trip over seas and they will get married and live happily ever after.

    January 28, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  52. Molly

    I LOVE Ulgy Betty!! I can't believe it is being taken off ABC. Not a good thing. I will definitely miss Betty and the rest of the cast, they were great!!

    January 28, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  53. Ali

    Have Betty marry Daniel and they form a brand new magazine to include both Meade and Suarez families in the management.

    January 28, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  54. QT

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo! I love this show! A group of us get gather to make dinner and dessert just to watch what Betty is up to!

    If it must end: We want to see Betty and Daniel fall in love!

    January 28, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  55. trish

    Im so heart broken! I always knew when it was on, but I guess that's because im a fan of the show. Im sure America will land on her feet and I hope it's on abc.

    January 28, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  56. Carla

    I love the show and will miss it terribly. I can't believe they would take this show off and leave other horrible ones. I knew the end was coming when they started changing the schedule. Why would they do this to such a funny show? I still watch it I just have to figure out when it is on each week.

    January 28, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  57. atlgirl

    One of the most original shows on TV and very heartwarming and down to earth. I tivo'd this show so it didn't matter where they moved it, but with all of the terrible terrible shows on TV and the onslaught of crime dramas, it was nice to have something light and refreshing to watch. Now I guess I don't have any shows to watch on ABC.

    January 28, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  58. Fan of Ugly Betty

    Ok I am corrected Hilda went to the doctor and they said there wasn't a heart beat. But it doesn't mean that she can't be with Bobby and end up pregnant again, and happy. It has happened in real life folks. And Betty with Daniel, no he is like her older brother mentor he has always seen the potential in Betty and would be the one to encourage her to go to Africa to be with Matt. Her dad will reconnect with the nurse girlfriend and get married. There are so many more story lines possible for the Betty cast. I agree that there should be a movement to save Betty. They saved Chuck from the ax. Anybody interested in letting the network know???

    January 28, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  59. Nathan

    When Ugly Betty first aired it was filled with humor and family friendly. Kids talked about every episode in school. ABC, IT IS ALL YOUR FAULT!!! When Ugly Betty became BEDROOM BETTY, parents changed the channel and now you will be remembered as the show about an ugly little hussy. If you are remembered at all.

    January 28, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  60. John

    What a shame. I enjoyed that show. They moved it around so much, I couldn't keep up with it. Typical Executives – think they know whats best for the company and not the consumer. I think some executive on the NBC staff has infiltrated by ABC. One way to get away from the Leno/Obrien thing. Money Money Money $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ that's all that ever matters. Who says quality is better than quantity. Not TV execs!!!

    January 28, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  61. lanienyc

    Too bad, feels like I'll be losing good friends. Loved this show. Too bad. Bye Betty.

    January 28, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  62. liz mcq

    OH NO! i love the show. The cast is so good! they have some great characters... wonderfully portrayed by a SUPER bunch of actors. Sorry it's going off the air.

    January 28, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  63. Dwayne

    Very intelligent show–should be picked up by HBO or Showtime for edgy scripts

    January 28, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  64. B Karita

    Ugly Betty is one of my all time favorite TV shows–just plain fun to watch. I cannot say that about many other shows. It is so obviously popular. Why would ANY ABC executive vote to terminate it? Maybe that person is the one who should be terminated.

    January 28, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  65. Denise

    Just another show not supported by the network...I love the show and will miss it...but when you bounce shows around or take them off for 6 months people lose track of them...even other good shows like Glee..gone until April...you lose the audience when you do crap like that..I really liked Flashforward...don't know if it will come back...too bad...very leary about watching any new shows until sure that they won't be cancelled after the 5th episode..networks need to stick with quality shows like they did with shows like Seinfield...it did not pick up huge audiences until after the first few years....anyway...reality shows are popular and cheap to make..not my favourite but get big audiences..so hard to compete.

    January 28, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  66. Linda

    Moving the show to Friday was the first sign of trying to kill UB off.

    Now I have no reason to watch ABC, whereas when "Eli Stone" and "Pushing Daisies" plus UB where there, I would watch.

    Dumb move ABC.

    January 28, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  67. Amy

    This makes me so sad. I love this show. The characters are so funny and loveable. Ugly Betty will be missed!

    January 28, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  68. guest

    ABC SUCKS!!!!!

    January 28, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  69. Bell

    Any time ANY show is moved to a new time slot it slowly slides into the crapper; it never seems good enough to leave well enough alone. Just like fantasy and animation rule in the box office but the higher-ups still put out crap like SAW VIIIII!

    January 28, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  70. Cathy Viviano

    Ugly Betty was one of the popular shows on TV. I loved watching the show and I am very saddened to see it terminated.

    I hope and pray that they don't cancel Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

    January 28, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  71. Jennifer E.

    Ugly Betty use to be a good show but sometime in Season 3 the storylines started to get really stupid so I stopped watching. I'm not surprised that it is going off the air.

    January 28, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  72. Chiefy

    The writers and cast of this show are truly gifted!! Yes, sometimes the storylines were far-fetched, but they were done so well with such strong performances, that you couldn't help but love them! Truly a first-rate ensemble cast. If the decision was made due to America Ferrara wanting to move on, that's great, but if it was due to the network's flawed belief that we need another program of "reality garbage", that is regrettable. I've heard that the original Colombian soap opera on which the show was based, is funny as well. Does anybody know if it is possible to watch reruns of that, with subtitles (even though something would probably be "lost in translation)? Hope ABC changes their mind! If not, best of luck to the fabulous actors who gave such life to Betty, Daniel, Mrs. Meade, Hilda, Justin, Amanda, Mark, Dad Ignacio, and others (shame "sister" Alex left).

    January 28, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  73. Geo

    WAIT ! Its too soon to en Ugly Betty,,,,,, I will miss the whole Latin flavored show. Amandas character and Justins will be remember amongst others as well... I agree that its to soon to end the show when the show really didnt have its time to shine cause of the prvious years short seasons. Well hopefully ABC will reconsider and get it out there on one day and time..... Salma Hayek if shes still in the production part she shld seek another network such as FOX... Either way Ugly Betty will be missed .... I believe in the mexican version if i remember betty left off together with the boss of the company which in this case is Daniel meade

    January 28, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  74. Lynn

    I agree with many of the posts, the moving around of this show did it in..you would get used to a specific day and time and presto..gone...i missed most of last season cos I kept forgetting about it...

    January 28, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  75. Betty Fan

    They should cancel the Bachelor and other reality shows. This is a good show! They will probably not bring back FlashForward and V, either. This is a crappy network!

    January 28, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  76. Jim

    I think Betty should lose everything and be homeless and live under a bridge. That would be a great ending. It would be very memorable.

    January 28, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  77. dj

    Ugly Betty was the stupidist show they put on/ glad it is finally cancelled

    January 28, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  78. Terry

    Another great show being cancelled. Agree with the Men in Trees comment. Shows like this need to be on network TV. UB has so many unique characters – good and bad alike. Vanessa Williams is awesome. Love all the characters.

    January 28, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  79. Carrie

    Hilda lost the baby...SO sad I love this show and hate to see it go.

    January 28, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  80. Wendy in Vancouver

    Very disappointing but as already stated not surprising since the Network did nothing but stab them in the back by moving the show around so much. The cast is superb as well as the writing!

    Any interest to another network??

    January 28, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  81. JC

    This sucks! Ugly Betty is one of the only good, creative, and fun shows on regular TV right now... ABC should have left the show alone... Thursdays at 8PM was the best spot. I hope they reconsider.

    January 28, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  82. jumpingnesian

    So upset! Ugly Betty is the ONLY show that we watch on TV. I would love to see Betty get her braces off and finally get together with Daniel. Those two are kidred spirits. I think a spin-off for Willy and Mark would be a hoot. Sort of a "Lucy & Ethel" meets "Laverne & Shirley"!

    January 28, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  83. Kaena

    This is one of the best shows on TV... they give all this reality crap, that seriously, does anyone care about??
    Betty should end coming out of her ugly duckling stage, shack up with Daniel and have a couple kids, running their magazine together!!
    ABC you blow!

    January 28, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  84. That girl

    If you want to know how this show ends....look up the spanish version of this show that came out before this UB began. "Betty la fea"....it will give you a glimpse of what is to come. (*Hint* she gets a makeover and marries the main man of the show!)

    January 28, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  85. JO

    love this show from the beginning...another show with morals going down the tubes.

    January 28, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  86. Ericco

    I am so sorry. They are going to cut the series. I do appreciate that it will end properly and not as many other shows. I hope this is a sign that the guys of ABC are learning to treat their viewers with more respect

    January 28, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  87. Balin

    I hate to see Ugly Betty go. It's one of my favorite shows. They should get rid of some of those stupid reality shows! I can't believe people get hooked on them.

    January 28, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  88. cece

    I cannot believe they are cancelling this show. It won awards not too long ago and now, thanks to their horrible scheduling and, let's face it, horrible line-ups (does anybody really still watch Grey's Anatomy?!) this show is going off the air. This is one of the most creative, original, and wholesome shows on tv right now and it's getting the axe probably to be replaced with a trashy reality tv show. Ugly Betty encouraged people to dream and dream big, and proved that even the underdog can get ahead in this world. I hate that ABC doesn't see its value.

    January 28, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  89. cathy belsito

    Too bad, I love UB. The sets, the actors, everything was 1st class. It was the only show I watched on ABC. The reality shows suck and the Bachelor is soooo phony. Goodbye ABC.

    January 28, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  90. Lois

    Always when there is a wonderful show the is funny and enjoyable to watch the networks decide to switch the nights and times and make it difficult for people to remember. Ugly Betty was the first comedy in a long time that held my interest And it seems every time I find something that is good and not a shoot um up or drag me down story they remove it .It is a shame that the networks dont listen to the people and leave well enough alone I wish the actors well in what ever they go to next. You were all wonderful and I for one will miss the joy you brought to me each week.

    January 28, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  91. Nonis

    Have enjoyed Ugly Betty since day one. Cannot believe ABC is taking this show off the air. They practically pushed it into their demise since they kept moving the show times at all different days of the week and times. Hopefully they will give it a good ending. Betty Suarez is a character that has been believable and lovable, not many like her on TV. ABC has really messed up with this decision.

    January 28, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  92. Judy

    Extremely disappointed. They moved it around too much to get a steady audience. Not fair to the show or the audience. Ugly Betty had some good story lines about doing the right thing. I thought it was good for older kids to see how kind hearted she was and how she stimulated the others around her to do good also. The show will be missed. Tired of all the cops, law and medical shows. We need some fun shows like that to still be on.

    January 28, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  93. Mona Mae

    ABC is making the same programming mistakes as NBC. They take great shows move them around and then dump them. Ugly Betty is a great show and all of the actors have been fantastic ! You rock Betty!!! and we'll miss you!! Shame on you guys at ABC!!! No wonder the cable shows are doing great!!!

    January 28, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  94. End the Shifting Schedule

    Listen up Network television: if you haven't noticed it , viewers (ie: your CUSTOMERS) are tired of you changing the times of shows. We like consistancy. You change the time and maybe we have something going on that night, we aren't going to alter our scheduled to chase you.

    January 28, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  95. Tee

    This show is great. Totally different than anything else on television.
    After moving it around who could keep up. I hope Betty and Henry get married. Hilda and Bobby get married and they have a double wedding. Justin makes it on Broadway and Willie and Daniel call a truce and work at the magazine together. ABC you should be ashamed. You will probably find some stupid reality show to put on.
    I am going back to cable TV.

    January 28, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  96. Anita

    I love Ugly Betty. I love the characters, the story lines and the diversity. I am so disappointed that ABC has canceled the show. Maybe another network will pick it up!!!

    January 28, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  97. Qliner

    This is one of my few regular shows and we all watch it, it's unique and HILARIOUS. ABC how could you ruin this show by moving it around???? Can't you leave well enough alone, now look what you did. BRING IT BACK!!!

    January 28, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  98. Nicolas

    American diversity?

    Apparently most viewers/commentators are clueless that this was just a remake of Betty la Fea,a very popular series in its home country of Columbia as well as being very successful in Latin America and among latinos in the US (I used to watch it in Miami, as did everyone else.)

    The ending is as obvious as it was in the original series – Ugly Betty becomes Drop-Dead Gorgeous Betty.

    January 28, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  99. MillieBea

    What mindless reality show will replace this show that has quality? How many times are the networks going to turn off properties that are now populating the outer bands (USA network.....) and replacing them with shows no one really enjoys. Who is making these decisions? Twelve-year olds?

    January 28, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  100. RGM

    Another good show ABC is killing

    January 28, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  101. j

    Love the show and will miss it. Hey maybe ABC could put a talk show on at that time – Conan is available. They already made the mistake of cancelling Betty – why not follow NBC's mistakes too!

    January 28, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  102. M

    I agree! How can ABC basically throw this show overboard after they've moved it around so many times....
    If anyone should be blamed for the demise of this show it should be ABC!

    January 28, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  103. Ann

    I'm very disappointed to see this news. Ugly Betty is a very funny show and ABC has messed up the ratings by moving it around. Whoever made the rescheduling decisions is responsible for this result...stupid, stupid, stupid.

    January 28, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  104. Dita

    Well, there you go. This is a great show and see what happens? Anyway, not surprising. Just disappointing.

    January 28, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  105. betty

    The show was great, never knew when it was on or what day. Said it was suppose to be on last night, on the Canadian Omni channel and when you clicked the show name in the guide, went to another show.
    For ABC, if you want your show to be a success, keep it on the same day, same time and let us know ahead of time if the show will even be on the next week. "Next time on ...." I have my DVR set to record weekly so I don't miss and end up recording who knows what.
    Thats why the ratings dropped.

    January 28, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  106. Samantha-Atlanta, GA

    I KNEW that they would eventually end up cancelling this show....they did the same thing time and time again to MINORITY shows.....why is that? That all white show "Friends" remained in the same day and time slot through out the shows history. Then went out with huge advertisements and party! I HAVE A SERIOUS PROBLEM WITH THAT!!! I am so tired of the entertainment industry discriminating against shows of color. I love Ugly Betty and it should not end...I for one could not remember when the show was coming on because they have moved it around so much....it's a 'tell-tell' sign that a show will be cancelled when they move it around like ABC and so many other networks has done in the past regarding shows of color...that's not fair at all!!!! That should be illegal!

    January 28, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  107. Dennis Hubbs

    Typical ABC nonsense...They did the same thing to Anne Heche's "Men in Trees" – a terrific series – only in a worse way...Never gave it a chance...At least now there will be an opening for another MINDLESS "reality" piece of trash!!

    January 28, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  108. MVW

    You know, wth is wrong with ABC? I have loved this show because it was about a real person and how she handled life and family. I love America, and all the other cast members. I cried, and I laughed alot.I CANNOT believe they're taking it off the air! It's a crime.

    January 28, 2010 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  109. JEAN

    OH!. Great. This wonderful show with a fabulous cast is to be cancelled! I suppose it will be replaced with an action packed drama of wrecked autos or blown up buildings. Perhaps a sultry drama of
    sex or maybe some more reality farces. I just can not wait to get out my movies I purchase and forget about televion altogether. What happened to good writers? Even some of the comedies are so risque they are not even funny anymore , just obscene. Please give us
    a break. Try putting some shows on like Ugly Betty .

    January 28, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  110. Laura

    I will miss the Mark St. James character – he was hilarious. Ugly Betty has been one of my favorite shows. I'm disappointed that they've decided to end it.

    January 28, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  111. Robert

    Wow – I wonder how long it will take for someone to realize a what a big mistake it was to take this show off. I never understand why when you have a good thing going on a particular night – you move it all over the place like they did with UB. ABC should not get too cocky because they have Modern Family now. Their Wednesday night line up is pretty good right now and should leave it alone.

    January 28, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  112. Esme

    This show was more than a show it taught morals. You dont have to be pretty to be successful! Just have confidence in yourself and you will do just fine. I truely am going to miss the show. America is a remarkable actress! She is one actress that I dont mind my daughter admiring. The show was inspiring. I hate to see it go.

    January 28, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  113. Tori

    I know Willamina is the villian, but I would like to see her happy by the end of the show.

    January 28, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  114. Sarah

    ABC starts a show and ends it before I even get to see it! I have a few shows on my DVR that only had two or three episodes before they were gone! What's the deal ABC? Have OCD or Bi-Polar? Come on!!

    January 28, 2010 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  115. G Luv

    This is truly a shame and a travesty. I agree with all indicating that it has been impossible to follow the show when they continually move the airing time. This is by far one of the funniest and (somewhat) clean shows on television. Adding insult to injury they take Lost off the same season... I suppose we should have seen that coming too considering that a basic understanding of non-parametric statistics and eigenvectors are necessary to understand how they are travelling...

    But thank God that ABC will continue to air quality products like Cougar Town, now there is some great acting and obviously deep thought put into the writing. I will be sure to keep a look-out for these type of quality productions...

    January 28, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  116. annie

    LOVE Ugly Betty. I will be sorry to see it go. It is the only ABC show that I watch. However I haven't see it much this season because ABC keeps moving it. Put it back in its orginal time slot and KEEP IT THERE. Hate to see it go.

    January 28, 2010 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  117. Gene

    Ugly Betty is still on the air????

    January 28, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  118. CherylS

    It's about time. The whole thing jumped ths shark when the dead brither returned as a woman. Stupid, stupid story line. It would have been better to keep it like it was the first season.

    January 28, 2010 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  119. Jan

    I think the show should end with her taking the braces off and being proposed to by Daniel. He is uncomplete without her and she is beautiful the way she is he just hasn't seen it yet. Sorry to see the show go. She portrays all the real people in this world.

    January 28, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  120. LBach

    I enjoyed watching the series. When they changed it from Thursday to Friday and didn't show it every week, I kept forgetting to watch it. I liked it in on the Thursday time slot better. Friday is always a tricky time slot. If I were them I would change the day and try it again.

    January 28, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  121. david

    "Jump the shark" has jumped the shark.

    January 28, 2010 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  122. Jeremiah Jackson

    I'm gonna be truly missing Ugly Betty. It reminded me of the late, great Betty Folliard who it was loosely based off. It was a groundbreaking show and high flying in its time of ratings victories early on. What a loss to shows with meaning and substance, I prey that other shows are created in its shadow and take over where this original, meaningful show left off.

    January 28, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  123. Don Simon

    ABC – SPIN OFF ALTER – Willie & Mark! A definite 1/2 comedy hot!

    January 28, 2010 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  124. Mike

    Gosh. Maybe this will free up space for another version of CSI or NCIS. Can't have enough crime solving shows, you know. We wouldn't want folks to have a bright, witty show which challenges people's views.

    January 28, 2010 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  125. Andrew

    There must be a way for fans to express their regret to maybe save the show. I think it's too early to cancel such an awesome show.

    January 28, 2010 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  126. Evette

    The Execs at ABC and NBC make top dollar to be the dummiest people. They are the blame, the show was a hit in its time slot..so why move it and when they moved it and release it didn't work they should have move it back to where it was..so ABC destroyed this show..just like NBC has tarnish the Tonight Show Brand...sorry Ugly Betty!!

    January 28, 2010 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  127. daisy

    Ugly betty should end the show with a movie.

    January 28, 2010 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  128. Laura

    Okay. This is 2010 people. I am a huge fan of UB and watch it every week. No matter what night it is on. I have this amazing new technology called "DVR". Maybe you've heard of it. I just set it and forget it. When I'm ready to settle in and watch my list of programs I can.

    January 28, 2010 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  129. Sara

    I love Ugly Betty! I'm going to miss everyone on this show!

    January 28, 2010 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  130. Nancy

    Another reason to switch to cable for all our shows. TNT, TBS, are you listening. Your ratings would improve with shows like UB and Eli Stone. We are sick and tired of the reality shows.

    January 28, 2010 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  131. Sadtv

    I can't believe they are taking off a show that entertains! I agree that these reality shows have got to STOP!! How many failed unions from the Bachelor/Bachelorette series do we have to suffer thru? ABC needs to get a grip! My prediction – Hilda and "Delko" get married, Betty becomes senior editor at Meade and Matt comes back realizing what a fool he's been and sweeps her off her feet. Daniel joins Greenpeace and moves to Guam.

    January 28, 2010 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  132. R.L.

    This was a nice quirky show. I don't know why they moved it from the 8:00 p.m. Thursday night spot. They can keep shows like the Bachelor on, but they can take off a good show like this one. It is sad. I hope ABC keeps Modern Family on, it is only show left on that station that I watch.

    January 28, 2010 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  133. Kelsey

    When are the executives at the networks going to wake up. It's time to go back to TV shows with substance instead of reality crap like the Bachelor, Class Reunion, etc. I don't watch these shows but just the commercials are enough to turn my stomach. Ugly Betty, Pushing Daisies & other shows that are unique & a breath of fresh air never stand a chance. Boo to the Networks.

    January 28, 2010 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  134. Amp

    I LOVE this show!!

    I'm sooo tired of reality shows on tv – thats all thats left – it seems that if its not a reality show, then it turns out to be a short lived series. I dont know how they keep half the crap shows on the air that they do and end up canceling shows like Betty that actually are entertaining and consist of good actors!

    Don't cancel Betty!!

    January 28, 2010 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  135. Judy

    I knew that as soon as they moved the show to Friday nights it was a goner. I LOVE THE SHOW!!! Too many medical and legal shows on every night.

    January 28, 2010 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  136. assassinanex

    Great... I haven't been able to watch this show since moving to France (you can only watch it online if you are in North America) and now they will kill it before I get back there.. figures..

    January 28, 2010 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  137. Lucia Connolly

    This is horrible news. Ugly Betty was the one original, funny show on TV. It's searing humor and witty skewering of the New York magazine publishing world was dead on. I was hooked, all my friends were hooked, and now there will be a vast wasteland of mind-numbing junk to replace it. How about one more vampire or cop show? How about another medical drama? Or maybe we want to see more vacuous teens having meaningless sex with one another?
    What other show delivers multiple laughs every episode? I would have stayed up till midnight to watch it.
    ABC is making a huge mistake because there is nothing like Ugly Betty out there. I hope they reconsider and put it on Saturday morning, because really, it's a much needed fresh cartoon for adults, starring real people. And do we ever need the laughs.

    January 28, 2010 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  138. carolyn

    please please please ABC don't end this show...after a stressful week i really look forward to seeing Ugly Betty....please America don't let this happen!!!!!!! its a down to earth show with no bad language and real

    January 28, 2010 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
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  140. Amelia

    This is very unfortunate. ABC should know by now you can't move a show around trying to find an audience, when it already had an audience on Thursday nights. Not to mention moving it to a 10:00 spot? It is a great show, one of the few out there that is not a reality show, and is not a crime drama or shows some type of violence.

    January 28, 2010 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  141. tadpolesmom

    One of the best shows on. I can't believe it's canceled.

    My prediction:
    Betty gets her braces off and Daniel falls head over heals for her.

    January 28, 2010 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  142. Jackie

    I think that Betty should get a complete makeover, making her as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside. Daniel and Betty come face to face only to realize that they saved the best for last, which was each other, meanwhile Vanessa Williams (aka Willamina) song "Best For Last" is being played in the background.

    January 28, 2010 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  143. Callie

    Shocked this show lasted this long. Glad it is over. Couldn't even stand watching the previews.

    January 28, 2010 at 6:23 am | Report abuse |
  144. Marie

    I was never a regular viewer of "Ugly Betty" but I caught several episodes of the first season when they once ran a marathon – and I was surprised at how good it was!

    Unfortunately, the girl who plays Ugly Betty is very outspoken in her political views and her comments irritated me so much I could no longer separate the actress from the character. She ruined it by running her mouth.

    January 28, 2010 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |
  145. Lisa

    I love Ugly Betty – It's one of the very few intelligent, touching, and funny shows on television. It's Quality with a capital Q. I've watched it from episode 1 and followed it through the day and time changes. ABC did this show a real disservice by bouncing it around so.

    January 28, 2010 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
  146. chessandme

    All I can say to cool ABC dudes...think again...Dont end it..its a good one...

    January 28, 2010 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |
  147. Che

    I love love LOVE Ugly Betty!!

    January 28, 2010 at 5:39 am | Report abuse |
  148. Cynicalchoirboy

    I loved this show but gave up ages ago during the writers strike when the plotline became impossible to follow due to the juggling of reruns. Between that and the network idiots tossing around airtimes it became hopeless. Too bad. It is a great show with a great cast.

    January 28, 2010 at 5:32 am | Report abuse |
  149. Peggy

    This is a fun and quirky show, with unique and evolving characters. I think it should be given another chance at a different, constant time.

    January 28, 2010 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
  150. Jeli

    I am really going to miss this show...I agree it was the only show that featured a real person. America Ferrera is a real person on and off screen. If anyone missed Real Women Have Curves, it was the bases for me loving this actresses work and the fact that she can do comedy and a bit of drama. ABC QUIT MESSING AROUND OR YOU WILL END UP LIKE NBC – AND this VIEWER GOING TO CABLE!

    January 28, 2010 at 4:34 am | Report abuse |
  151. Ron

    It's decisions like this that are the reasons I find myself watching more and more cable. It's just not worth getting getting involved in a show,
    Making room for more "Reality" garbage, no doubt.

    January 28, 2010 at 4:23 am | Report abuse |
  152. Carol

    I loved Ugly Betty and will really miss the show. They did bounce it around to different nights, but I always found it. Even my husband watched the show Will really miss it.

    I am getting weary of Super Nanny, Bachelor, etc. Time for a break from reality shows.

    January 28, 2010 at 3:55 am | Report abuse |
  153. IndyMan

    I've never watched Ugly Betty, and until just now, had never seen a photo of Ugly Betty. What's so ugly about Betty? I was just at the grocery store today and saw many who were much uglier. In fact, this Ugly Betty could look rather cute. Her hair is very nice and she's not fat. What's the deal here?

    January 28, 2010 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
  154. DAPHINE

    I Love Ugly Betty so much and am gonna miss it, atleast two more episodes please. Thank you.

    January 28, 2010 at 3:04 am | Report abuse |
  155. Mark

    It's hard to remain a fan of any shows because of irregular scheduling. I think it's all planned just so the networks can cancel the star's salaries and add even more ridiculous and stupid reality tv shows.

    January 28, 2010 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  156. Jackie

    What a shame.

    This is one of my most favorite shows. But recently they have been bouncing it around so much I can't keep up! I thought it was on tonight..only to see it's on NEXT week!

    I could never figure out when this show was on...I hope they give it a proper ending. I'm so bummed right now about this news.

    I think that ABC is making a big mistake. I wish they could have at LEAST stayed consistant with this timeslot, (when fans knew it was on!) as I would have felt a bit better about its departure. Then I would have known that it ran its course.

    Kudos to the great cast and staff for making a great show that made it pretty to be ugly!

    January 28, 2010 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
  157. \kirke watson

    Don't fire the show, fire the people who keep moving around series that are doing well to boost ratings for a failing night, and blame it on the series, when clearly it's from bad scheduling. ABC has a habit of killing off series regardless of how well they are doing, due of course to bad scheduling, and to the bottom line, it's always about the bottom line! I say fire the people responsible for creating this scheduling nightmare, not the show!

    January 28, 2010 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  158. Kelly

    Ugly Betty is one of my favorite shows. It's witty, interesting, unique and just a great, GREAT show. I love Betty because she's so real and down to earth.

    I'm really sad this is the last season now. I hope ABC changes their minds!

    January 28, 2010 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  159. Troy

    I'm very dissappointed with ABC for moving Ugly Betty around so much this season, but I always had my DVR set for it. I only would hope that another network would pick it up but I highly doubt it. Having worked for the Disney company for many years, I can see why they have made poor choices with it's programming. ABC is going down and I could care less as I left the company years ago with the direction they have been taking.

    January 28, 2010 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  160. Barbara Bourgeois

    I love Ugly Betty and have watched every episode ( only when I could find it lately though!!) I think it should end with Betty getting beautiful and she and Daniel getting married!

    I am so upset that ABC is ending UB. I was sick when Flash Forward and V stopped playing!! And now my favorite show is ending. Yet ABC keeps that trash, The Bachelor!!! I have had it with ABC! I will NOT watch any more programming on ABC after this season. It is too frustrating!!!

    January 28, 2010 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  161. jack

    Hey everyone, there is nothing original about this series. It was done in Colombia then in Mexico before we took our shot at it. It was called "Betty la fea" in South America and something similar in Mexico

    January 28, 2010 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  162. lana

    i've stopped watching abc after they axed eastwick which had great potential if only they didnt dumb it down like desperate housewives style. all abc comedys in general have had great concepts in general but have to be super dumbed down and very poor writing. thank god for fx,hbo,showtime etc.

    January 28, 2010 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
  163. Duh

    Good, what an awful show.

    January 28, 2010 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  164. Tim

    Ugly Betty is a good show and was recognized in the 8 oclock time slot. Moving it to10 was death. ABC sucks. I will not watch anything you premiere as it is certain to die!

    January 28, 2010 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  165. Tom

    Conan O'brien is looking for a spot......

    January 28, 2010 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  166. merry golbad

    LOOOOOOOOOOOve ugly betty!!!!!, hate to see it ending. Such an amazing cast, crew and writers. Cant they get rid of theise stupid reality shows and keep this one on.

    Merry Golbad

    January 28, 2010 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  167. merry golbad

    SOOOO upset to hear about ugly betty..love the show, love the cast, amazing writers!!!!!. Such a shame. Doesnt it count toward ratings when people watch on-line or rent the DVD, thats how I watch it cuz im sooo busy. Wish them all the best.

    Merry Golbad

    January 28, 2010 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  168. shelbel

    WHAT!??! They're pulling one of the most entertaining shows on tv for what??/ Another stupid reality show??? Another Heroes/Lost/Alias serial show that you can't follow if you miss one episode? I can't imagine what they could replace it with that would half as much fun..

    January 28, 2010 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  169. jj

    OK – the show was fresh, quirky and fun.
    =WAS=. It has gone downhill in the last few years. I won't blame the network on this one. The show was a shadow of its former self. I blame the writers and the show runner!
    It should have been pulled a year or so ago, before it was forced to repeatedly jump the shark and endlessly loop the story lines.
    Now ABC – reward us with another great show – not cheap reality crap!

    January 28, 2010 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  170. ScottyB

    ABC is run by idiots. They canned the amazingly fantastic Samantha Who? for the same reason, indecisive programming. I say keep Betty, get on your knees and beg Christina Applegate and Jean Smart to come back to Samantha Who? and then FIRE ALL THE PROGRAMMERS.

    January 28, 2010 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  171. mimz

    I love UB!!! I will miss it and I totally refuse to watch whatever they put in it's place!!

    January 28, 2010 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  172. iwilson

    I remember when Pushing Daisies got the boot after receiving great reviews and Emmys as well. So disappointing!
    The sad truth is don't get attached to ABC's shows, don't even start to watch them, they will be cancelled before they can fully develop.

    January 28, 2010 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  173. Harris

    I am devastated. I just discovered the show and watched Season 1 over Christmas while I was sick in bed.

    It is funny, heart-warming, witty, and so well-written. I will miss UGLY BETTY. Time for a movie version like DEVIL WEARS PRADA!

    January 28, 2010 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  174. Brijesh Balan

    i saw this show only once or twice and i liked it so much.. it was fun and i was planning to watch it regularly.. but its so sad to know its going to end..

    January 27, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  175. D. Kisting

    Most everything on TV "stinks". Especially the commercials. I only watch the evening news. Thank God for computers!

    January 27, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Jo

    Why does ABC always do this to its best shows?


    January 27, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  177. sp

    I was a fan of the show for the time it was on. But I must admit this last season, I gave up on it. It's demise is strickly a result of ABC giving it the runaround. Had it been left in it's original time slot it (prior to Grey's Anatomy) it would still carry the ratings that it deserves. What exactly was the point in moving it anyway?

    January 27, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  178. boo

    i love ugly betty! it's my favorite show. another case of brilliant but canceled. this always happens to shows on ABC! i dont understand.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Jennyb

    i won't need to keep trying to find the right time and or day for ugly betty ...i couldn't keep up with the ever changing schedules... it's the best show i've watched the past couple of years.. my grown daughter and i love the show... i guess it didn't have enough trashy material..no murders or sex scenes .. i'm really sorry to see betty end...

    January 27, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  180. oi

    i must admit, it was only thanks to my dvr that i was ever able to watch this show, otherwise i would never know when it was on... so sad to see it go, but with the direction that the story was moving, it's no surprise, it's hard to see it going much further...

    i think it would be appropriate for betty to become fully beautiful as they have been alluding to her braces coming off soon, through many episodes, and she has a changed perception of who she is presenting to the world when she walks out the door, resulting in wiser fashion choices, and a more chic look.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Dolores

    Agree with a couple of the other posters. My teens and I have watched the show since its inception, and it is a part of our family time–we discuss the show as it plays, and look forward to it every week (that is when it is actually on and hasn't been juggled into another slot/week/day). Ugly Betty is the only show I watch on ABC, so I guess this saves me from having to even visit that channel anymore. And taking it off the air for a while and then moving it around the schedule was surely ABC's way of killing the show. How unfortunate.

    Good bye to a great show.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Melissa

    I hate that they are cancelling this show. For what another reality tv show. Im so over reality tv. This was finally a show about a real person making it in an unreal world to follow her dreams and it gets cancelled. I wish BIG tv companies would leave well enough alone

    January 27, 2010 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Art

    ABC needs to make room for Conan...

    January 27, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  184. vinny

    America I love ya & will miss ya!!

    January 27, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Kasey

    I love this show. What is ABC doing to the best shows? At least give Amanda and Mark a spinoff!!

    January 27, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  186. ALT

    So sad! I love this show,and always have. I just hope it's not being replaced by "V" or something similar. The only thing worse than losing a good show is finding out a ridiculously stupid show is still airing.

    I hope they change their minds!

    January 27, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Karen

    I love this show. It is such a shame that ABC has bounced it around this season. I have my DVR set to record this show. Shame on you ABC. I will miss Betty, Amanda, Marc, Willi and the rest of the cast.

    Take off her braces, put her in a smashing outfit and let her shine, shine, shine.

    I would also like to see her nephew get into the school he wants to attend.

    January 27, 2010 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  188. EILEEN

    I am so sorry this show is being cancelled. Why do networks have to screw with viewers all the time and shift the schedules of when shows are on? Are they trying to kill the shows deliberately?

    January 27, 2010 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Sarah

    Forgot to mention. U can view full episodes of Ugly Betty ( & other abc shows at:


    Watch Full Episodes.

    January 27, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Sarah

    Oh nooo! They need to keep the show days consistent. Hopefully they don't try to cram Betty's beauty & high self esteem transformation all in one final episode. The girl hasn't even found a long lasting relationship, her boyfriend ditched her to "find himself" or his soul in a third world country.

    January 27, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Mawgret

    Betty should get a complete makeover and end up with Daniel...okay...perhaps a little too predictable

    January 27, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Marc

    ABC is great at taking great Television shows... Remember Commander in Chief??? They took a great show, added writers, fired writers, then moved time slots. People forgot when it was on, and OH MY the ratings went down.. Stupid ABC.. What shows are left????

    January 27, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Lynnie

    I watch Ugly Betty every now and then when I can get home from work and when I do I find it very entertaining and wholesome, I find it hard to believe ABC is going to put in place of Ugly Betty "ANOTHER REALITY SHOW" come on people is this all you have to offer viewer..........We have enough reality shows on TV......Ughhh!!!!

    January 27, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Melissa

    Ugly Betty was a great show and it will be missed! I'm sure America will move on to bigger and better projects. She has an independent movie at Sundance right now....."The Dry Land" and its AWESOME!!!! The writer/director did a great job with the movie and hopefully having America a part of the project will bring the movie some notice!!! Everyone should check it out.......

    January 27, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  195. UB Fan from the Start

    Very unfortunate situation. From the very beginning Betty's transformation has been gradual (remember that Guadalajara poncho?)and she's growing as a force at Mode. Her whacky family keeps her grounded. Her co-workers, Amanda & Mark, keep her on her toes. Daniel makes her crazy. Mrs Mead loves her. Ugly Willie is wonderful. This is the one television program my family will sit and watch together, wther it was Thursday, Friday or Wednesday nights. My teen is in shock and highly disappointed. I hope the network does these all these wild and crazy characters justice in the end. They deserve no less.

    January 27, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Liz

    O no! I am so sad. Geez why do all the gooooood shows have to end.......or pulled for that matter!

    January 27, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Melissa

    I am so sad about this. I love "Ugly Betty." It's funny, clever, emotional, everything a show should be, and more. I'll miss all the characters (even Wilhelmina, believe it or not)! I love Betty's family too. I think it should end with them moving to Ohio so that Justin can start dating Kurt from "Glee." That would rock. 🙂 I agree about her getting her braces off. I think she should end up with Daniel too. There's always been that connection between them that they never addressed because it seemed like she was out of his league. I love their relationship though. I think something good should happen for Amanda too. Like Claire's son should come up from South Dakota and then they could meet and fall in love. He was adorable.
    I'll miss this show more than "Friends" and "Party of Five" combined.

    January 27, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  198. J

    I went to abc.com and went to 'contact abc'. I sent them feedback letting them know I think this is a big mistake! I love ugly betty!

    January 27, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Daryl

    So sad its going away. This is ABC fault for changing her time slots constantly and stripping away the audience over time. This season, the show got back its bite and great one-liners. Shame on you ABC. You are the ones who are ugly.

    January 27, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  200. David Allan Clarke

    I am devastated by this loss. With all the garbage on network tv they cancel this show. Put it where it was on Thursdays and give it another chance. When you move anything around it looses fans who can't find it. It is ABC's fault. They have mostly put shows that are unwatchable on. This show that gives people positive role models in areas where people are different is a great thing to have on television. The executives at ABC seem as ignorant as those of NBC as far as what quality television is. This show brought a lot of joy to people who are different as we finally had people who represented us on television. So ABC, stop being so ignorant, and give this show the respect and time it deserves!

    January 27, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Pat

    I've watched this show from the beginning. Great storylines and interesting characters. UB and the crew at Meade made it worth watching. ABC is making a mistake. Keep UB get rid of the other trash on your network.

    January 27, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  202. rebecca k. valdez

    ABC sucks! It has been killing "Ugly Betty" since last year– moving it around in day and time! Replacing it with deadbeat reality programs. I loved the diverse actors on this show and the "family" aspect of the program. I will go more to USA cable programing to watch their shows!
    So "very" disappointed in Salma Hayek that she would allow the show to go "DOWN" without a fight - especially since the show has many Latino actors– who are actually working in "prime time" tv. Way to go Salma– thanks to you and ABC latinos will be less represented than the one percent they currently hold. REALLY DISGRACEFUL!!!

    January 27, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  203. Donna

    I am outrage! You can't expect the same ratings this day in time. ABC,NBC are both nuts!

    Team Coco Team Beatty!

    January 27, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  204. John

    Decisions like this are the reasons why I don't watch NBC, CBS, ABC, & FOX. They get a good show, screw it around, confuse the viewers, & then cancel it.

    January 27, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Lorraine, Victoria, BC

    I loved UB for the first two years, when it was sweet and wickedly funny; couldn't understand why the storyline moved to Daniel and his doomed marriage last year (that's when I stopped watching).

    Perfect ending? Bring back Henry and get those damned braces off!

    January 27, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Kathy

    What a shame, it has become a tradition at my house to sit with my teenagers and watch it! How sad to see it go....

    January 27, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Jonathan B.

    It's about time the ugliness gets erased from the small screen. I saw it only once and the ugliness made me vomit.

    January 27, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Gary

    This is the only show I watched on ABC–so long, ABC! And I can't wait to see what projects Ferrera, Marc Urie, Becky Newton and the lovely Vanessa Williams turn up on next.

    January 27, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Paula

    I have to agree with many of the posts, shame on ABC for moving the show around so many times. It began as a family show on Tuesday nites at 8pm and then moved to Friday nites at 8pm – talk about a terrible move and now it airs at 10pm on Wednesday nites.

    The latter time frame really disappointed my mom as she
    heads to bed a bit early.

    January 27, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Paula

    What a bummer, I really enjoy this show and have watched it since the beginning. It was a great run as well as a fun family show and I hope the finale is one hell of a send off.

    January 27, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Da Tofu Girl

    It is unfortunate to see good family programs being eliminated. Sitting around the television as a family will be something of the past soon. Shows like Ugly Betty and Eli Stone should be on Sundays at a reasonable time. One can hope the networks read these comments and reconsider their decisions.

    January 27, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  212. chelseafran

    What a surprise-when will the "newest" reality show with D-List celebrities and fame-crazed celebrity wanna-bes start airing?

    Because you know that's what's going to take its place!!

    Networks love reality TV, cheap as dirt to make, dumbed-down garbage!

    January 27, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Carol

    I just watched the show for the first time this week! I actually loved it. Really a cute show. Sorry its going away.

    January 27, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Angie

    I loved Ugly Betty, but ABC did its intentional kiss of death move of changing nights and times–a sure-fire way of intentionally confusing viewers, then pulling the plug because of supposed "lack of viewership." Since Pushing Daisies got the axe, now Ugly Betty, once Lost is finished, I'm done with ABC. Go ahead and add more reality t.v. shows because I have one less channel that I visit now so it won't affect me any.

    January 27, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  215. christine

    ABC is a loser channel because they are out of touch with what people want. Their best shows are always cancelled: Pushing Daisies, Men in Trees, Dirty Sexy Money, Eli Stone, etc. ABC must be an acronym for Against Being Clever!!

    January 27, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Carla

    Today Ugly Betty, tomorrow Greys, Friday Private Practice! Where will it end ABC- Shame on you. This is the most forward thinking show you had in your line up and you are responsible for it's demise. Seriously, what was the problem with Thursday night? How'd that work out for you?

    January 27, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Tito

    What we really need to be talking about is the unclear fate of ABC's "Better Off Ted." Now there's a hilarious show everyone here should give a shot.

    January 27, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Indie Fan

    Someone, please pick it up! I watch very little television - perhaps one series per decade - but I have watched every show of Betty. It's brilliant!

    BTW - you can find the last 5 episodes on hulu.com. There are also summaries and shorts from seasons 1 – 3.

    January 27, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  219. dutchie1

    Way to go ABC.......lets lose a good life comedy and replace it with another reality (yuck) program...........I'm glad I renewed my library card.

    January 27, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Tita

    I'm going to miss UB, I really enjoyed it, neves missed an episode, America you are a real girl!!!

    January 27, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  221. Lewis

    I love UB! I will be very sad to see it go. Just another reason to open a good book or switch to PBS. Can't stand all the boring, ridiculous reality shows...now there are some shows that ought to go!!

    January 27, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Alisha

    I tried to watch this show....but couldn't get into it. Writing was weak and the acting..well....

    January 27, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  223. Jennie

    I'm also so disappointed. I love the show. I feel badly for the cast. The ensemble cast is great, especially Marc & Amanda, I love their expressions. The show made me laugh, and it is endearing. Maybe someone will pick it up?

    January 27, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  224. ponyboat

    All you people who supposedly love the show but still want Hilda to have her baby before the end obviously HAVE NOT been watching the show. Maybe a clue why it is being cancelled??

    January 27, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Diane in LA

    America Fererra is lovely and while the show started off pretty strong, the material given to her of late did not do her the justice she deserved. The same goes for the rest of the cast. I wish them well and look forward to seeing more of America in the future....

    January 27, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Bill B

    I think Betty should take over Mode and have Daniel be HER assistant... Next season on "Ugly Betty" On CBS!! ( Well, I can still deam, can't I?!?)

    January 27, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  227. jo peterson

    Love Ugly Betty. Very sorry to see that ABC is cancelling another intriguing, creative show (Pushing Daisies comes to mind).. The cast is great, and the show is a refreshing change from many other shows that are on. I really hope Betty's braces are removed, too. I liked Fan of Ugly Betty's idea that Betty would end up with Matt and go to Africa as a correspondent. I also liked Betty with Henry, so I would be happy if she ended up with Matt or Henry and her journalistic career in tact. Anyway, hope it is a very happy ending for the entire cast. Thanks for such an entertaining show!

    January 27, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  228. Doug

    ABC is just stupid! This is one of my favorite shows. Gonna call it quits with this network for good!!!

    January 27, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Judy

    This is an outrage. Quality TV once again gets the axe. I absolutely love this show and have NEVER missed an episode. Bad move ABC.

    January 27, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  230. Frank

    I will really miss the sets. I love the color stories used and cool the props were. Give me Willie's chasie, headboard and fireplace!

    January 27, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Manuel Castro

    This was just a recycled show from the one that came out back in 2000 on a Colombian TV network. I saw this show in Spanish and it was really horrible. It was a dumb idea from the beggining to bring it to the States.

    January 27, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  232. Linda

    I absolutely love Ugly Betty!!! I even have a t-shirt that says "VIVA LA BETTY". Please tell me another station will pick it up. It is funny, fresh and one of the best shows on TV right now. I am sick of stations cancelling really entertaining shows and I will never ever watch those disgusting reality shows. Shame on you ABC for giving Betty the boot!

    January 27, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  233. Bonnie

    Boooo! I'm so sorry to see it go. I always enjoyed its humor and heart. Can't wait to see what you do next, America!

    January 27, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  234. shawna

    I really liked Ugly Betty and am extremely sad to see it go. Why is it these stupid networks always cancel programming that is fresh and original but continue to offer us these brainless reality shows that are nothing but garbage! No wonder more and more people are abandoning the prime time networks for Showtime, HBO, TNT, USA, etc.

    January 27, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  235. dana

    aww that sucks ..well i've always wanted to see a daniel n betty couple. thats how i always imagined its ending because of the spanish versions .so i hope they go that away

    January 27, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  236. Steve

    I can't beleive it. "Ugly Betty" is one of the best programs on tv! America Ferrera and the other cast members are a delight. The program makes people feel good and teaches good conscience. It's funny and smart and I hope Salma Hayek makes a franchise of it since ABC is cancelling. I would buy the movies.

    I'm saddened it's coming to an end.

    January 27, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  237. william

    Wonderful show. Sorry to see it go. BTW, if you missed any of the shows – you can always watch them online @ ABC.com.

    Since all of you want to Betty take her braces off, I predict the show will end like Sopranos:

    The moment Betty (without her braces) turns to the mirror to see her new look... the screen goes black.

    January 27, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  238. Bruce Baker

    Thanks ABC! UB was the best show on, but apparently what we need is another reality show or another "Bachelor" or "Bachelorette" where we watch desperate people throw themselves at other desperate people. C'mon ABC, CBS, and NBC – nix the so-called reality shows and bring back some real entertainment!

    January 27, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  239. PG

    I agree with Fan of Ugly Betty 6:11 PM comments on how to end the show. Those six items would make the ending perfect for all. Ah, but what about Dad?

    January 27, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  240. Amy

    Matt to buy Mode and handed it over to Betty!!!! Or Betty to inherent Mode!!!

    January 27, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  241. R Aiello

    I was sad to learn Ugly Betty was being dropped by ABC. I want to thank the cast and writers for their ground-breaking story lines and support towards the Gay community. Shame on ABC for playing Hop-Scotch with the programing. Much love & grace to the cast...

    January 27, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  242. MoJo

    I really enjoyed this show. I was looking for it on Friday's and then had to go online to find that it now shows on Wednesday's. So confusing, it really worked for me on Thursdays as well. I too hope NBC will pick it up in a 10:00 pm timeslot. I was really digging Bobby as well......I hope they start to transform Betty into a diva who can turn even Wilheminia's head (smile)!!

    January 27, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  243. Tiffany

    @Jenna, OMGosh I completely forgot about what happened to Hilda. I think I just blocked it out because it was a rough thing to watch having gone through the same thing myself.

    But still, UB was one of the best shows.

    January 27, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  244. Kerri

    Why do the networks keep dumping decent shows and leaving lousy ones on the air? Is there really that many people who would rather watch another tabloid "reality" show? There are enough of those! Keep Ugly Betty!

    January 27, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  245. Reader715

    Boo ABC...this show is fun and fresh...my entire family loves it. I'm really sorry this show is getting cut. Had you left it in one time slot, it would be easier for people to find.

    What I'm most saddened about is you are axing a great family show and leaving trash like the Bachelor on.

    ABC USED to be my favorite TV station...this is exactly why I haven't gotten into Castle...you never know if it will be around...

    Boo Boo Boo ABC...

    January 27, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  246. kat

    This show was an escape from all the ugliness and reality of real life for me. It was a breath of fresh air from all the other shows and an inspiration. I am sad to see it leave.

    January 27, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  247. sad!

    This was an amazing show – top notch acting, script, story-line, soundtrack, lighting, costumes, etc..... Was hoping to watch Betty mature post-braces, continuing the Mode-transformation she continually was under (being herself while adapting to beast).

    Great job by the cast & crew!! Thank you! It's been a lot of refreshing fun.

    January 27, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  248. Debbie

    It is unfortunate about the fate of "Ugly Betty." It was a funny, heart-warming show that almost everyone in the family could watch. ABC did the same thing with "Men in Trees"....a great show that they moved so often, you could not keep track of it.

    January 27, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  249. jopsjennings

    I have always loved to watch Ugly Betty and think both the writing and acting have been superb. But there was always kind of an inherent problem because the original premise - an outsider dealing with a twisted and distorted social settings - was simply unsustainable. Quite quickly, "Ugly Betty" became just "Betty", another player at Mode Magazine...

    January 27, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Harrisburg

    I am done with ABC. I loved Men In Trees and other shows and then they were just dropped. Now my favorite show gone. Years ago I stopped watching TV because of a writer's strike. Now I just am leaving on my own. It is a waste to love a show and see the network work so hard to ruin a great show with a great cast that keeps me laughing.

    January 27, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  251. Becki

    I am dissappointed as well. I loved the show, I recorded it, so I never missed it. So Long Betty and the rest of the cast. I love them all.

    January 27, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  252. Mikki

    I loved Ugly Betty! I bought seasons 1 & 2 on DVD and will definitely will be collecting the other two. I knew it was coming when they changed the times for the show, but I am still disappointed. I hope Betty gets her braces off and Justin makes it on Broadway!

    January 27, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  253. EddieZee

    This show could be picked up by NBC and be that network's highest rated program.

    January 27, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  254. gisele

    I cant believe this show is ending. ABC is missing out on some great stuff. I will miss you Betty!!!

    January 27, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  255. Lori

    I love this show and am very disappointed that it will be taken off the air. Maybe a smarter TV exec (is that an oxy-moron?) will pick it up. If they do though I don't want to see Betty get a glamour make-over (even though I am tired of the braces) because that is what makes the show smarter than most of the others- how someone so different than those around her manages to do what is right for her- not what is right for everyone else. Anyone want to start a "save Betty" petition?

    January 27, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  256. Ashley

    So sorry to be losing such a smart, funny and inspiring show.

    January 27, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  257. J Buddy

    So sad to say goodbye to a great show that showcased minority characters in a positive way. I can only hope this will get picked up by another network like Scrubs did. NBC, are you listening? You could use a fabulous show like this!

    January 27, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  258. Ed

    Never seen it so I won't miss it, although a "heavens gate" type ending would be interesting.

    January 27, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  259. james

    I have LOVED this season so far! Sad to see it leave us!

    PLEASE ABC, end it with happiness! Betty married and in love..Justin on broadway...The dad happy. Mead strong. Please!!!

    January 27, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  260. craig

    Was a pretty good show. Please don't replace it with more reality crap!

    January 27, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  261. MaidenCanada

    I will really miss Ugly Betty...it is gorgeous to watch on HD...I love the characters and the story lines
    ABC already killed Eastwick before it had time to grow and now they are getting rid of UB when there is so much potential for it to be great again

    Networks do not understand what people want

    Maybe CBS can save this for me like they saved Medium.

    January 27, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  262. Terry Lopez

    I am Ugly Betty's biggest fan! I have not missed a single episode. I have dreaded this news. Yes, just another great show we have to say good-bye to to most likely make room for another disgusting " reality show". As far as a proper farewell, I think Betty and Daniel should come to the realization that they are both in love with one another, marry, and ride off into the sunset. Mark, no doubt should be one of her bridesmaids.

    January 27, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  263. Leni

    Betty is the only thing I watch on ABC. Oh, well...

    January 27, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  264. Sarah

    ABC is missing the mark on this one as it has on so many other shows. Anyone remember "Invasion"? It was an engaging series that lasted all of one season. Shame on ABC for axing shows before their time.

    January 27, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  265. amyinoaktown

    I really loved Ugly Betty the first 2 1/2 seasons...however, by the end of last season, I started losing interest, and the momentum was definitely slowing down. The only storyline I found compeling was the loss of Daniel's wife. This season it has gotten a bit boring, and the storylines too redundent, especially with Betty's love life, career, etc. Didn't like any of her boyfriends...why not give her someone GREAT for once!?! I found it totally demeaning that she went back w/Matt after how he treated her. Not very groundbreaking?!? I hope at least she finally gets her braces off...that is WAY over due!!

    January 27, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  266. Megan

    I liked Ugly Betty while it was a family show, it quickly become too sexual for family viewing.

    January 27, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  267. Sue

    Why do networks mess with success? They take a wonderfully refreshing show, then bounce it around to insure failure. They admit that the problem IS NOT the show or it's content. But, that they have moved it too much. So the answer? Cancel it! Does that make sense to anyone? And these are the same people who get paid MILLIONS? Someone explain this to me PLEASE!

    January 27, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  268. a fan of the show

    I loved the show... hated that it was bounced around. Here's the ending I would love to see.

    1, Braces have to come off! Daniel and Betty realize they are perfect for each other...! They take over Meade.

    2. Justin makes it on Broadway.

    3. The rest doesn't much matter... surprise me.

    January 27, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  269. Sarah

    Loved this show.. Just like I LOVED Men In Trees. ABC is stupid. They need to make that money I guess.. Lots of people truly enjoyed watching Betty Grow, and the show used to be hilarious! If NBC/Fox were smart they would pic k it up! Bye Betty!!

    January 27, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  270. Lynn

    Yeah, the networks moved it from place to place then cry "boo hoo" our ratings are slipping so let's cancel this VERY popular show? What about the many, many fans who don't WANT to see it end? It doesn't make sense to me to suddenly pull the ranks on a TV that is seemingly successful! And yet SOME shows remain on that SHOULDN'T! Won't you try to put Betty back to its original time spot, or at the very least, KEEP it in ONE place so people know where it's at? YOU messed up, so YOU fix it, and find a way to keep Betty! PLEASE????

    January 27, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  271. amandak

    i love this show!!! Mandy and Mark are the best!!! Will miss it

    January 27, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  272. RindaLynn

    A Betty transformation and more notice from Daniel than just a friend.

    January 27, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  273. Kathy

    Anone wrote: "Another good show gone! Maybe NBC will pick it up, it could use some ratings!!"

    The recent handling of Leno and Conan over at NBC tells me they are not much better than ABC.

    January 27, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  274. Kathy

    Another great show bites the dust. It's getting to the point where I'm afraid to watch TV, because if I get emotionally invested in a show, more than likely it'll get canceled. ABC = Already Been Canceled

    January 27, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  275. Seema

    I love Ugly Betty and have been following it ever since. Never missed even one episode. I feel so sad that it is going to come to an end. I would like to see her end up with a 'hot' guy and I want her to look extremely gorgeous by the end of it. I am going to miss this show.

    January 27, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  276. Linda Joy

    I really loved that show....it was genuinely funny.
    You had to watch the show carefully or you'd miss the funny lines.

    Gonna miss that show-a lot!

    January 27, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  277. Fan of Ugly Betty

    Why is it that good TV is always axed and bad TV stays on. Conclusions:
    1. Betty gets engaged/married to Matt and joins him in Africa, to become correspondent for news/magazines.

    2. Hilda gets married to Bobby and has baby.

    3. Daniel Meade made Publisher and brings his long lost brother on board, his mom finds peace with her kids.

    4. Marc St. James takes over Whilimena's place when she breaks Connor out of jail and they disappear.

    5. Justin auditions and makes it to Broadway

    6. Amanda decides to leave Meade Publishing to take over Suzuki Pierre's job on TV and is a hit!

    January 27, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  278. anone

    Another good show gone! Maybe NBC will pick it up, it could use some ratings!!

    January 27, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  279. Shelly

    I LOVE UGLY BETTY! However, since the network kept moving it around this season, I would watch it on hulu.com. I think this show is a smart funny comedy that is lacking on primetime. Maybe another network or a cable channel will pick it up? Right now there is so much reality tv, there are only three shows I try to watch on the main networks, all other shows I watch are cable channel originial programming, such as TNT or USA. I will miss the show: Betty's optimisim, Willie's backstabbing, Justin's struggle in high school, Daniel's growth as a person, and of course Mark's humor!

    January 27, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  280. Lana

    What! This is a sad news to me. What ABC going to have now. Not to be mad but Betty was the only thing I watch on this station! It is the mistakes of the Station ABC to move around the show and now the viewers and fans has to suffer for it. You have lost my trust! Betty you deserve better hope to see you somwhere in the future.

    January 27, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  281. James

    decent show- I too had the problem of not being able to keep up with it's ever changing schedule. America Fererra did big things before Betty, and will do big things after Betty. As for the rest of the cast,.....well, it was fun getting to know you.

    January 27, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  282. JBonez

    Saw it coming. The storyline(s) has been so chaotic as of late. Jumping around too much.

    January 27, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  283. Vickie

    ABC had no interest in keeping the show on the air which is why they constantly moved it. ABC mentions that it was a groundbreaking show. Groundbreaking? The show reflected the diversity and differences of our country. What planet are the ABC TV executives living on. Remember these are the same unimaginative pencil pushers that cancelled Pushing Up Daisies. So long Betty, you were treated like a stepchild to the very end.

    January 27, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  284. helen b

    I will really miss the show. I had no trouble finding it. IF i DID HAPPEN TO MISS IT ,i WOULD WATCH IT ON THE INTERNET. I peronally would like to see Gio come back and be her final beaux.

    January 27, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
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  286. MN86

    I had so much fun watching this show! Most shows lose a little bit of a following after time (ex. Lost, Desperate Housewives), although really do blame ABC themselves for the downfall of this show. I always had to look to see whne the show was on, if there was an episode that week or if I'd have to wait another 2-3 weeks for a new episode. ABC is terrible with scheduling. They need to take a lesson from other networks...

    January 27, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  287. freddy j

    Im sure they will replace it with some same ole same ole show that is just like every other show. It seems the shows with real people and situations that are actually great and have great actors seem to get the boot. one day it won't be Neilson that rates tv shows. It will be everyone that watches the shows, and we will have more control over everything. people are not stuck to just 3 channels of viewing anymore. thier is room out there for shows like this to live and they will not need abc cbs and nbc to make our choices for us.

    January 27, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  288. McEvil One

    Hey, a story about a TV network screwing up & it's not NBC...

    January 27, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  289. Rosemary

    I love Ugly betty. I like the show coz she was real, had real problems many of which she was able to overcome. Her character is an inspiration. In the end i hope she gets with 'sandwhich boy'..i dont know i just always thought she should end up with him.

    January 27, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  290. maggie

    i LOVE the show and have watched since it first started. i don't think it "jumped the shark" though. i will miss it in all of its silliness and hilarity. i think betty and matt need to be reunited and maybe married at the end...

    January 27, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  291. rae

    Betty should be shown as an executive of a clothing line that has its data on-line with a great catalog. She should sell colorful, eclectic clothes and jewelry. And then show her in a huge mansion with her cute boss as her new husband (they've always had chemistry) and all the mean people that she had to deal with in her life be working for her.

    January 27, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  292. Dolores E Reed

    I have watched this show from the very start. It's so sad that ABC kept changing the schedule. But it would be nice to have great send off for each of the characters. I wish them all the very best. ABC get yourselves together...don't be like NBC....

    January 27, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  293. Sara

    That's too bad, I really like the show. Much better than silly reality shows!!! I thought it was perfectly fine on Thursday nights last season. I tivo it right now so that I can watch it. Bummer.

    January 27, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  294. Griever

    ABC did the same thing with "Men in Trees": Bounced the show around until not even the fans could find it, then cancelled it because of low ratings. Typical.

    January 27, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  295. frances

    i love this show its a shame that its ending. i would love to see betty's braces off and her hair made and her for once in a matching or should i say well put together outfit.

    January 27, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  296. Felixinbrooklyn

    They yank a show that is bright, funny and entertaining then offer us trash like the bachelor!!! way to go ABC!!

    January 27, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  297. L. Duncan

    I am surprised it lasted this long

    January 27, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  298. Jacky

    I will miss Ugly Betty! I loved the show for its diversity and just-to-the-edge social humor. Vanessa Williams was a wonderfully delicious villain. Kudos to all!
    The end should reveal Betty as the beauty lurking behind the glasses and the braces. Let her shine! She deserves it as an actress and as the character who has worked so hard to overcome the harshness of the beauty industry. Brains and beauty can go hand in hand.
    Thanks, Betty (and Amanda!)

    January 27, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  299. Jenna

    im sad to see it go....but didnt Hilda find out that she had miscarried last week

    January 27, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  300. Maven

    The problem is that the show was almost unwatchable this season. Where it used to be fun, it just became depressing. Somewhere between season 3 and season 4, somebody decided to axe all the comedy and turn UB into a straight-up Drama... which wasn't why we were watching the show in the first place.

    January 27, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  301. Teri

    I too enjoyed 'Ugly Betty'. Wish the networks would just leave the shows alone that are doing well to start with instead of moving them to another night...usually a sign they are going to be dead fish soon. Sorry to see you go 'Ugly Betty'! (Wednesdays are our busy night at our house so no wonder I NEVER get to see if anymore!)

    January 27, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  302. marianne d

    I love UB and will miss it. ABC bounced the show all over the place...and it their fault the show is saying goodbye. Finally TV had a REAL person who was growing both in her personal life and professional life...with lots of interesting characters around her. Bye Betty, you've been a real DELIGHT!!! You will be missed!

    January 27, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  303. KIM

    I never watched the show. But I am sure America Ferrara will have a new show. She was great in the Traveling Pants movies...

    January 27, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  304. Sherry Stanton

    Just one more good show on ABC getting axed!

    Last year I didn't even bother starting to watch Castle... figuring because it looked good it wouldn't last long... then I thought I'd give ABC a try this season... and started watching several of its new shows... loved the Wed night line up... only to have Hank axed quickly followed by Eastwick. I'm still waiting to see if Flashforward returns and V... now Ugly Betty will be ending.

    January 27, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  305. J

    Disappointed. I love this show. Its unique and funny.

    January 27, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  306. ewg

    I loved this show and will really miss it. ABC is missing the boat by taking it off.

    January 27, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  307. Suzie

    I will miss this show, it was original and fun. I agree the network ruined it for the viewers by constantly moving it! Say goodbye to the one show that showcased a real person. Thanks, Betty!

    January 27, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  308. MichaelT

    What a farce! ABC bounces the show around – different days, different times, and then talks about the "difficult decision..."

    That having been said, the show had already "jumped the shark."

    January 27, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  309. Tiffany

    I had a feeling that this was coming but at the same time I was hoping to be wrong. I guess there's only so many storylines that you can throw in to make a show successful without overdoing it. As long as Hilda has the baby before they ax the show then I'll live.

    January 27, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  310. Carol65

    I loved Ugly Betty but it was too hard to find it in recent times. I think they should end it with her getting her braces off sitting in the dentist's chair getting ready to look at herself in the mirror with her new smile!

    January 27, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |

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