ABC has just given the cast and crew of Ugly Betty another reason to get drunk until their eyeballs burst at Happy Hour tonight. They were all just told that they better shine their pussies real good since they might have to work the ho stroll, because they won’t be back for a fifth season. And just when Ugly Betty was starting to become Mildly Attractive After A Few Stiff Drinks Betty. DAMN THEM!
Fox411 reports that the show ended up in the gutter (with its old friend Lindsay Lohan) after ABC moved it to Friday nights. ABC tried to save Betty by moving it to Wednesdays, but it never got its audience back. Basically, ratings with the help of ABC killed Betty.
The President of ABC (aka Betty’s executioner) issued this statement to The Ausiello Files: “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.”
I want to be Wilhelmina Slater when I finally hit puberty and grow up, so this is shitty news for me. But I know that all magical things must come to an end (i.e. a box of Strawberry Shortcake bars, Stacey Q’s career, etc…). At least they are giving Ugly Betty a proper memorial and burial. I still haven’t recovered from Footballers Wives’ NON-FINALE. Most nights I wake up wondering if Tanya Turner is in rehab somewhere trying to kick her addiction to rat poison.