Ugly Betty Moving to Fridays Next Season

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Oh how the mighty have fallen.  ABC is moving its once beloved Ugly Betty to the graveyard slot known as Friday nights next season.

So why is ABC banishing Betty to Fridays?  Well to make room for its future Lost replacement, Flash Forward, to take over the Betty timeslot and air back-to-back with Lost during its final season.

A Screaming Wilhelmina

ABC's president, Stephen McPherson defended the decision by saying, "I love the show [and] America [Ferrera] is one of our biggest stars.  [But] you look at [Betty's declining ratings on] Thursday night and we think we have a big opportunity with Flash Forward."

McPherson continued, "You have to make some bold moves sometimes. To me, I'd love to see [Betty] have a great run on Friday night the way Ghost Whisperer has [for CBS]."

Don't worry, Ugly Betty's two hour season finale is still airing this Thursday.  Changes are for next season!

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Ugly Betty Quotes

I've had to say good-bye more times than I may have like, but everyone can say that. And no matter how many times we have to do it - even if it's for the greater good, it still stings. And although we will never forget what we've given up, we owe it to ourselves to keep moving forward. What we can't do is live our lives afraid of the next good-bye because chances are they are not going to stop. The trick is to recognize when a good-bye can be a good thing - when it's a chance to start again.


Wilhelmina: How's my baby?
Marc: I'm fine Willy. Oh Willy... you know how i get when you call me that. Oh, that baby. Gestating nicely I'm told though Christina is getting a little too comfortable at the spa. She requested a few extra days for her and her terminal Scotsman.
Wilhelmina: Make sure she's aware her contract with me specifically prohibits extra curricular womb activities.