Wednesday, May 22, 2013
It looks like the show won't go on, at least not after this season. ABC has cancelled Ugly Betty, leaving America Ferrera, Vanessa Williams, Ana Ortiz and the rest of the cast out of a job. In a joint statement to UsMagazine.com, ABC head honcho Stephen McPherson and Ugly Betty executive producer Silvio Horta said, "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. We are extremely proud of this groundbreaking series and felt it was important to give the fans a proper farewell." Despite guest stars such as Salma Hayek, Lindsay Lohan and Gina Gershon, the show has suffered from dismal ratings even going into its fourth season. ABC has repeatedly shifted its time slot over the past year, but nothing has been able to give Betty the prime-time makeover she so desperately needed.