'Ugly Betty's' Eric Mabius: 'The punishment was apparent every week.'


It's been more than a year since "Ugly Betty" ended its four-season run, but Eric Mabius, who played horndog publisher Daniel Meade on the ABC comedy, is still mourning its passing."The end of 'Ugly Betty' was upsetting in many ways to all of us,"  Mabius tells Zap2it, who blames someone he'll identify only as "an executive who was running the network at the time but is no longer at the company" for jerking the Emmy-winning series from one time slot to another and failing to promote it adequately."I don't know why we were thrown on the sacrificial altar so often, with our nights getting changed and the fans getting so upset," he says. "I think there was a little bit too much alternative-lifestyle humor for a certain executive, but despite having no support from certain people, the fans really made a difference. The universality of Erthe topic and the nature of what was portrayed on...



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