Ugly Betty Spoilers: Ashley Jensen (Christina) exits ‘Ugly Betty’

Episode 3.19: The Sex Issue Airdate: March 19, 2009

  • Daniel and Wilhelmina hope that an issue of Mode devoted to sex will turn their fortunes around. Meanwhile, when Matt seems a little shy about taking his romance with Betty to the next level, Marc and Amanda team up to give Betty a sexy makeover, and Hilda is uncertain she wants to continue dating Archie. Guest starring are Sarah Lafleur as Molly, Daniel Eric Gold as Matt, Ralph Macchio as Archie, Lawrence Saint-Victor as James and Heidi Marnhout as Felissa. Source: ABC

After the March 19 episode, Ugly Betty goes on hiatus for a few weeks until May 7.

Scoop: Ashley Jensen exits ‘Ugly Betty’

Source: The Ausiello Files

Cristina’s exit from the show involves a kidnapping, a medical test, and a reunion with the two men in her life. (Michael Ausiello)

Ashleyjensenuglybetty_l Ashley Jensen is leaving Ugly Betty at the end of the season, and I know this because… she was just cast as a series regular in the CBS comedy pilot Accidentally on Purpose! A rep for CBS/Paramount confirms that Jensen is joining the cast of Accidentally, which revolves around a San Francisco movie critic (Jenna Elfman) who finds herself “accidentally” pregnant after a fling with a much younger man. Jensen’s Betty departure hardly comes as a surprise. The actress was less than thrilled when Betty moved its production from Los Angeles to New York. In fact, Jensen was the only cast-member not to relocate to the Big Apple full-time — making for one hellish cross-country commute. Add to that the fact that she was barely visible on Betty this season and you have the makings of what an ABC insider calls “a completely mutual” parting of the ways. ( “While we’re sad that Ashley will not be returning next season as a series regular, she is still a member of the Ugly Betty family,” Ugly Betty exec producer Silvio Horta said in an exclusive statement. “So don’t be surprised if you see Christina pop back up in Betty’s life.”

Episode 3.18: A Mother Of A Problem Airdate: March 12, 2009

  • Betty meets Matt’s mother (guest star Christine Baranski) but things don’t go as she expects. Meanwhile, Wilhelmina gets creative to solve a cash flow problem, Daniel deals with the latest wrinkle in his relationship with Molly, and the Suarez family conspire to set Hilda up with Archie (guest star Ralph Macchio), the promising city councilman from Queens. Guest starring are Christine Baranski as Victoria Hartley, Ralph Macchio as Archie Rodriguez, Sarah Lafleur as Molly, Daniel Eric Gold as Matt, Lauren Velez as Elena, Brennan Brown as Miles Foster and Dan Ziskie as Dr. Simon. Source: ABC
  • Christine Baranski is joining the cast of Ugly Betty as a woman whom Betty may eventually call mom. [...] The Emmy winner will play the high society mother of Betty’s new love interest, Matt (Daniel Eric Gold), in a minimum of three episodes. Source: The Ausiello Files

General Spoilers:

  • Betty is casting the recurring role of Richard Hartley, a fiftysomething Ted Turner-type and the father of Betty’s new love, Matt. Sure, this probably means he’s married to Matt’s mom, Christine Baranski, but, hey, that’s a minor obstacle for someone like Ms. Meade. Source: The Ausiello Files
  • Marc will have a new love interest coming in. There will be more fun scenes with Marc, Betty and Y.E.T.I. Mark Indelicato (Justin) just told us: “Someone turns evil-and someone is going to die.” Source: Kristin on E!Online
  • Someone will get married, someone will die, and Betty will find herself with a surprising new boss. Source: The Ausiello Files
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