Ugly Betty (ABC 2006-2010, America Ferrara, Ana Ortiz)

In the superficial world of high fashion, image is everything. Styles come and go, and the only constants are the wafer-thin beauties who wear them. How can an ordinary girl — a slightly plump plain-Jane from Queens — possibly fit in?

If you took a moment to get to know Betty Suarez, you’d see how sweet, intelligent and hard-working she is. But few people do because, in the world of fashion, Betty is the oversized square peg in the petite round hole. When publishing mogul Bradford Meade hands the reigns of his fashion magazine, Mode, over to his son, Daniel, he specifically hires Betty as his son’s new assistant – mostly because she’s the only woman in NYC Daniel won’t sleep with. Though this “player” is reluctant to accept her at first, Betty’s indomitable spirit and bright ideas will eventually win him over. Neither of them really knows the ins and outs of the fashion world, but the two of them are a formidable team against the label-wearing sharks who will do anything to see them fail.

From ABC’s press release, March 2010… It’s the end of an era, but the beginning, Betty hopes, of something wonderful. In the award-winning series’ finale, which also features appearances by familiar faces from the past, Betty finds it hard to tell Daniel important news about her future. When she does, his reaction surprises her, but not Claire. Justin and Bobby enthusiastically consider taking advantage of a softening real estate market by apartment-hunting in Manhattan, but Hilda’s resisting even the most amazing places. Amanda grapples with the death of her dog, Halston, and Marc wonders if he’ll ever have a successful relationship, on the series finale of “Ugly Betty,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

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America Ferrera as Betty Suarez
Ana Ortiz as Hilda Suarez
Becki Newton as Amanda Tanen
Daniel Eric Gold as Matt Hartley (Season 4)
Eric Mabius as Daniel Meade
Judith Light as Claire Meade (from Season 2)
Mark Indelicato as Justin Suarez
Michael Urie as Marc St. James
Tony Plana as Ignacio Suarez
Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater

other cast info
Alan Dale as Bradford Meade (Season 1-2)
Ashley Jensen as Christina McKinney (Season 1-3)
Christopher Gorham as Henry Grubstick (Season 2-3)
Kevin Sussman as Walter (Season 1)
Rebecca Romijn as Alexis Meade (Season 1-3)

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key behind the scenes crew
Abraham Higginbotham as Co-Executive Producer
Ben Silverman as Executive Producer
Chris Black as Co-Executive Producer
Gail Lerner as Co-Executive Producer
Henry Alonso Myers as Executive Producer
Jeremy Beim as Producer
Jim Klever-Weis as Producer
Jon Kinnally as Executive Producer
Jose Tamez as Executive Producer
Richard Heus as Executive Producer
Richard Shepard as Director of pilot
Salma Hayek as Executive Producer
Sheila Lawrence as Executive Producer
Silvio Horta as Executive Producer
Silvio Horta as Writer of Pilot
Teri Weinberg as Executive Producer
Tracy Poust as Executive Producer
Victor Nelli, Jr. as Executive Producer

show type
comedy, drama

broadcast from
9/28/06 – 4/14/10
4 seasons with 84 episodes in total.

network and production companies
ABC – ABC Studios – Reveille – Silent H Productions – Ventanarosa

Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.