Ugly Betty Sets Finale for April - Featured

ABC has set a series finale date for Ugly Betty.

The show, which the network has decided to end after four seasons, will close its doors on Wednesday, April 14. That's 10 weeks from now; as the show has only seven episodes remaining on its order for the season, expect a few reruns mixed in with the last batch of originals.

ABC announced earlier this week that the mystery Happy Town would fill "Betty's" spot on Wednesday nights starting April 28; there's no word yet on what will take the week in between the "Betty" finale and "Happy Town's" premiere.

Series star America Ferrera has hinted that the end of the season might bring on new relationships for the plucky heroine, "or old relationships that become new and kind of change a little bit." That led to increased speculation that Betty might end up with Daniel (Eric Mabius), similar to the controversial ending of "Betty La Fea," the telenovela on which the show is based.

Weak ratings led to "Ugly Betty's" demise. The show has averaged just a little over 5 million viewers a week this season and didn't improve when it moved from Friday to Wednesday in January.



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Feb 12, 2010 2:10AM EST

SO WHAT if there were "only" 5 million viewers. That is A LOT. ABC has this horrible habit of canceling shows that aren't about doctors. Ugly Betty may not have had the following of Grey's, but it was a different kind of show that appealed to a different group of people. I do believe that after this cancellation, I'm just not going to watch ABC anymore. I'm tired of getting interesting in a show only for it to be canceled. (Pushing Daisies, Eastwick, etc.)

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