Thanks to fourth season creative resurgence, UGLY BETTY, unlike HEROES, PRISON BREAK and/or NIP/TUCK will go out on top. Particularly since…
…ABC had the courtesy to inform BETTY’s producers early enough to ensure they’ll have the time necessary to craft a satisfying conclusion to the series. Said both the network and producers in a statement released earlier today, “We’ve mutually come to the difficult decision to make this UGLY BETTY’s final season, and are announcing now as we want to allow the show ample time to write a satisfying conclusion. We are extremely proud of this groundbreaking series, and felt it was important to give the fans a proper farewell.”
Creator Silvio Horta will soon have the free time necessary to develop the Marc (Michael Urie) and Amanda (Becki Newton) spin-off fans have been clamouring for. Said Horta in a recent interview with theTVaddict.com, “Obviously I think Michael [Urie] and Becki [Newton] are amazing but my focus right now is keeping this show going and getting it to a fifth season. That said, anything is possible and of course, out of all the character on the show that have spin-off potential, Marc and Amanda are the most natural choices. They’re terrific and the amazing chemistry they’ve got is so rare.”
Judith Light is now free to thrill daytime fans by returning, for however long or short a stint she wants, to her Emmy-winning role as ONE LIFE TO LIVE’s housewife-turned-hooker, Karen Wolek. While the rest of Mode’s employees can now go back to eating since they no longer have to play stick-thin fashion plates.
The show’s cancelation will free up some real estate on Wednesday night for the addition of both BETTER OFF TED and SCRUBS if ABC really wanted to create the funniest night of TV on television. What too soon? (If it helps, we’re already planning a Michael Urie guest spot on MODERN FAMILY as Mitchell’s ex.)