How exactly do you say ‘missing the boat’ in Betty’s native tongue?
Because with the news [courtesy of TV Guide's Michael Ausiello] that ABC is in serious discussions with the producers of UGLY BETTY to shift the show’s entire production to New York next season in an effort to cut production costs and give the show a more authentic New York feel, this TV Addict can’t help but feel that’s exactly what’s happening.
While moving the entire production across the country might sound like a good idea. BETTY’s ratings blip won’t be solved until the proverbial ‘Powers That Be’ and the whomever is running the show right now take a moment, reevaluate where they’ve taken the character of Betty and harness the magic that made millions fall in love with Betty in the first place.
The problem with BETTY has absolutely nothing to do with location. After-all, we’re not talking about KIDNAPPED [rest in peace] or LAW & ORDER here. In fact, never once have I watched UGLY BETTY and gone, “Hmmm… you know what’s missing, that gritty and realistic feel of New York City”. Have you?