TV Talk! Ugly Betty
Premiered: September 28, 2006
When is it on? : Thursdays at 8pm EST on ABC
Cast: 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
Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater
Recurring guest stars: Michael Urie as Marc and Kevin Sussman as Walter.
Synopsis: Image is everything when it comes to high fashion. Betty Suarez, a slightly plump plain-Jane from Queens, New York, wants desperately to fit in. Betty's physical appearance keeps others from knowing just how sweet, intelligent, and hard-working she is.
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--basically because she's the only woman in NYC Daniel won't sleep with.
Struggles between the two occur often, but Betty's indomitable spirit and bright ideas 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.
Away from work, Betty's home life is far from glamorous. Her dad and her sister worry that she's just setting herself up for a fall, but her nephew encourages her to dream big.
"Ugly Betty" is based on "Yo Soy Betty La Fea," the groundbreaking Colombian telenovela that became an international phenomenon.