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Ugly Betty

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Comedy-Drama
Broadcast on: SABC3, M-Net, M-Net Series, Sony Channel, go

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Seasons

Season 1

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
ABC 28 Sep 2006 17 May 2007 Thursdays, 20h00 - 21h00 23
M-Net 17 Jul 2007 18 Dec 2007 Tuesdays, 19h30 - 20h30 23
go 04 Mar 2008 20 May 2008 Tuesdays, 18h30 - 20h30 (double bill) 23
SABC3 18 Jan 2010 09 Mar 2010 Monday-Wednesday, 19h30 - 20h30 23
Sony Channel 02 Sep 2015 02 Oct 2015 Weekdays, 19h00 - 20h00 23


Season 1

Ugly Betty is an American dramedy television series adapted from the Colombian telenovela Betty la fea (Betty the Ugly) written by Fernando Gaitán, which follows the life of the unglamorous but good-natured Betty Suarez and her incongruous job at the ultra-chic New York City fashion magazine Mode.

In the superficial world of high fashion, image is everything. Styles come and go, and the only constants are the super-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 high fashion Betty is the oversized peg in the petite round hole.

When publishing mogul Bradford Meade hands the reigns of Mode, the bible of the fashion industry, over to this 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 are a formidable team against those who will do anything to see them fall.

And they really are swimming with the sharks. Diva fashionista Wilhelmina Slater is incensed that Bradford Meade passed her over and promoted Daniel to the coveted job after the mysterious death of Mode's legendary editress, Fey Sommers.

Wilhelmina, along with toadying assistant Marc and scheming receptionist Amanda, are out to sabotage Daniel and Betty any chance they get.

Betty finds a friend in warm-hearted Christina, who works as the magazine's in-house seamstress and seems to know everything about everybody who works there.

Away from work, Betty's home life is far from glamorous. Dad Ignacio and her sister, Hilda, worry that she's just setting herself up for a fall, while nephew Justin encourages his aunt to dream big (even if he's aghast at her fashion sense).

Nerdy boyfriend Walter, who unceremoniously dumped Betty, keeps turning up despite her attempts to get him to stay away.

Ugly Betty stars America Ferrera as Betty Suarez, Eric Mabius as Daniel Meade, Alan Dale as Bradford Meade, Tony Plana as Ignacio, Ana Ortiz as Hilda, Ashley Jensen as Christina, Becki Newton as Amanda, Mark Indelicato as Justin, Michael Urie as Marc, Kevin Sussman as Walter, Rebecca Romijn as Alexis Meade and Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater.

Based on Yo Soy Betty La Fea, the groundbreaking Colombian telenovela that became an international phenomenon, Ugly Betty is from ABC Television Studio.


Season 1 Cast

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Betty Suarez

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Daniel Meade

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Bradford Meade

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Ignacio Suarez

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Hilda Suarez

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Christina McKinney

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Amanda Tanen

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Justin Suarez

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Wilhelmina Slater

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Marc St. James

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Henry Grubstick

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Alexis Meade

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Claire Meade

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Anne Fraiser

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Aunt Mirta

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Becks Scott

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Carol

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Charlie

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Constance Grady

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Cousin Clara

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Edgar

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Evelyn

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Fabia

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Fashion TV Anchor

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Fashion TV Anchor

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Fashion TV Anchor

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Fashion TV Reporter

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Fashion TV Reporter

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Gabe Farkus

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Grace Chin

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Guy

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Herself

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Herself

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Hillary

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Hunter

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Jean-Luc

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Joel

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Jordan Dunn

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Jorge

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Lawyer

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Leah Feldman

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Lena

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M.W.

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Mailroom Boy

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Male Anchor

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Model #3

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Model #4

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Mrs. Weiner

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Nancy

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Natalie Whitman

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Natalie's Publicist

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Nick Pepper

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Petra

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Photo Editor

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Quincy Combs

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Reporter #1

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Rodrigo Veloso

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Santos

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Senator Slater

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Sofia Reyes

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Steve

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Sugar Free Shirley

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Ted LeBeau

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TV Fashion Reporter

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Tyler Blake

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Vincent Bianchi

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Walter

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Kevin

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