ABC Cancels Ugly Betty: Series Finale Spoilers – Betty & Daniel?

Major ‘Ugly Betty’ series finale spoiler: Does this mean what I THINK it means?

by Michael Ausiello

ugly-bettyImage Credit: WENN.comHere’s some (potentially) good news for Ugly Betty fans hoping for a Betty/Daniel happy ending: The show is shooting several pivotal scenes on location in London today with America Ferrera and Eric Mabius for the April 14 series finale. “They’re shooting in Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, amongst other places,” reveals a source. The British flag on Betty’s farewell banner was a rather big clue that her new career opportunity would take her across the pond, but that doesn’t explain what Daniel is doing there. Hmm

America Ferrera races around London landmarks as she films final Ugly Betty episode

By Lizzie Smith
Last updated at 10:20 AM on 6th April 2010

London came to a standstill yesterday as it formed the setting for the last ever scenes of the hit U.S. TV show Ugly Betty.

Tourists enjoying the Easter bank holiday gathered in their droves to watch as America Ferrara raced around the capital’s most scenic loacations in an attention-grabbing cerise coat.

In a packed day of filming America was spotted inTrafalgar Square, the Millennium Bridge in front of St Paul’s Cathedral, Leicester Square, Westminster Bridge, Piccadilly Circus and a red London bus.

Scenic route: Ugly Betty launches her own magazine in the final  show

Scenic route: Ugly Betty launches her own magazine in the final show

 Eric Mabius  America Ferrera at Boujis

Time for a drink: After a hard days filming Eric Mabius, who plays Daniel Meade, and America Ferrera headed to Kensington nightclub Boujis

The actors are working to a tight deadline as there is little more than a week until the episode airs in the U.S.

But after all that work there was time for a celebratory drink – as the cast headed to Boujis nightclub in Kensington.

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The last episode sees Betty launch her own magazine, but the exact details of the plot are not known. But with no further series planned, it is sure to tie up all the loose ends.

Gone were the thick-rimmed glasses and braces that once defined America’s character Betty Suarez, which she has played for more than three years.

Traffic stopping: Betty takes a red London bus

Traffic stopping: Betty takes a red London bus

Piccadilly Circus

Famous location: America films amongst the shoppers at Piccadilly Circus

Betty

On the tube: Betty takes public transport, jumping on the tube

Micheal Urie, who plays Marc St James, said emotions were running high among cast members.

He told the New York Post: ‘Oh God, I’ve been on the verge of tears for a week.’

And he admitted his upcoming final moments with Vanessa Williams, who plays Wilhelmina Slater, might just send him over the edge.

‘It’s going to be so hard to film my last scene with Vanessa, I’m going to be a mess for that.

‘We’ve all started acknowledging “this is our last – this is the last time we’ll do that.”‘

Betty

No time to stop: With just a week until the episode is screened, Betty won’t be watching Chicago on this trip

Time for the end: America films her scenes on Westminster Bridge

Time for the end: America films her scenes on Westminster Bridge

Urie, currently starring off-Broadway in The Temperamentals, confessed he doesn’t know how the show will wrap up, but suggested a scenario for how he’d like to see things end.

He said: ‘I would love for Marc to find someone, but what I really want is for Marc and Wilhelmina’s relationship to continue professionally. More than anything else, I feel that they belong together at Mode, running things.’

America herself admitted that she ‘felt a lot of things’ when she was told the show was to be axed.

‘Did I want the show to be over?’ she said. ‘Not necessarily. It wasn’t a complete surprise because the ratings were turning south, but we still had our very loyal audience.’

America

End of an era: America Ferrera and Eric Mabius in Trafalgar Square in London

Ugly Betty

Final show: A photographer was on hand to snap photos of the cast and crew as they worked together for the last time

She said she is happy with the way the final season has turned out.

‘I was pleased that this season and last season we really kind of hit our creative stride,’ she explained.

‘Critics and our audience were very pleased with what was happening this season. It’s nice to at least go out when we found a nice creative place rather than going out when it wasn’t working creatively.’

And Nelson's Column: The whistlestop tour included the historic  landmark

And Nelson’s Column: The whistlestop tour included the historic landmark

America

New attraction: Trafalgar Square came to a standstill as tourists enjoying the bank holiday stopped to watch America filming

  • The final episode of Ugly Betty airs in the U.S. on April 14 on ABC.

‘Ugly Betty’ poll: Who should she end up with?

Source: EW

By now, you’ve read the sad news that Ugly Betty’s current season will be its last. If you want to debate whether ABC should have pulled the plug on the four-year-old show, Michael Ausiello is hosting that debate. Here on PopWatch, we’re accepting the cancellation and moving forward. Exec producer Silvio Horta and ABC president Steve McPherson have confirmed that Betty’s writers will have time to pen a “satisfying conclusion” and “proper farewell.” So, knowing that they now have less than 10 episodes left, it’s time to seriously ponder that question we’ve all been asking since we first found out that Betty and Daniel coupled up in the original Colombian series:

In the series finale of ‘Ugly Betty,’ Betty should end up with:
  • Daniel
  • Matt
  • Gio

Critical Darling ‘Ugly Betty’ Is Canceled

By Edward Wyatt, NYT, 1-27-10

“Ugly Betty,” the ABC series that won a Golden Globe award for best comedy series in its first season on the air in 2006-2007 but whose audience has fallen by half over its four seasons, will end its primetime run this spring, the network and the show’s producers announced Wednesday.

ABC and the program’s producers, who include the actress Salma Hayek and Ben Silverman, the former NBC programming chief, said: “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.”

The program, which was developed for American television by Silvio Horta, is an adaptation of a popular Spanish-language television show, “Betty La Fea,” about an unattractive but cheerful secretary at a fashion magazine. It was imported to the United States by Mr. Silverman’s Reveille production studio and featured America Ferrera as Betty, a role for which she also won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for acting in her first season.

The buzz around the show was strong even before the series had its premiere, leading ABC to move the show from its initially planning time period of 8 p.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Thursday, where it served as a lead-in to the network’s enormously popular series, “Grey’s Anatomy.”

But after drawing more than 11 million viewers in its first season, viewership steadily declined, to 8 million in the third season. After the network moved the series to 9 p.m. Fridays beginning in the fall of 2009, viewership fell further. The series was moved to 10 p.m. Wednesdays after the cancellation of “Eastwick,” but has drawn only about 5 million viewers per week this season.

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15 Comments

  1. Christian

     /  February 5, 2010

    DANIEL!!! have betty end up with daniel please!!!!!! they have been such good friends for a long time and everyone has wanted to see them together! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE consider it! please not matt! no one cares about matt. plus that wouldnt be a twist…everyone is expecting matt…so throw us for a loop and have her and daniel fall in love!!!!

  2. christine

     /  February 7, 2010

    I am so sad that ugly betty has come to an end from the 4th season. I loved the series..I would definetely like to see betty ending up with Daniel or Matt but please……. dont bring Henry back… I would really love if betty ends up with Matt, coz Matt fell in love with the betty who people did not find to be so attractive, Betty had always put up with everything good or bad in Daniels life. If Betty ends up with Daniel, it would be that Daniel had fallen for the pretty betty and not the betty inside… Its not a twist that fans are looking for, I would like to see a happy ending where betty would be happy, and that would make us ‘fans’ happy too.

  3. patricia womack

     /  March 9, 2010

    Why has ABC preemted Ugly Betty from regulary weekly slots? Why have there been so many repeats during the regular season? I expect repeats during the from May to September, but this year has been exceptionally annoying, especially during the Olympics. Can you give a list of all the new shows and when they will be broadcast? That way, I can skip the frustration of not seeing a fresh episode each week. This also applies to Desperate Housewives. Thanks for letting me vent my disappointment with this new approach to programing.

    Pat Womack

  4. Matthew Kirkpatrick

     /  January 15, 2011

    Please don’t axe this show ive been watching this throughout the whole of the 1st till present series, and im just starting to enjoy how Betty is turning out but i also think Betty should end up with Matt because her and him have a past together and they still have feeling’s for each other, as of with Danielle she see’s him as more of a close friend and a work colleague nothing more so the vote for me Has goe’s to Matt so if there’s going to be any axeing make Matt the Boyfirend and future Husband to Betty Suarez.
    Loving this show until the end but mad about ABC axeing it
    xxx

  5. OMG! I think that Betty should be with Gio<3 They make a great couple. Gio has got something different, he's unique, funny&a bit annoying, which makes him a great character! =D I've always wanted Betty to be with Gio, but then again I don't mind Betty with Daniel, they don't look too bad either :') Btw, is it true that the ABC Company is going to make some more seasons for Ugly Betty? I actually started crying while I was watching the last episode in season 4 :'( I couldn't even believe that the show finished, but I've got a feeling that they're going to be coming back… x'D

  6. Adriane de Beer

     /  June 11, 2013

    Hi I’m Adriane I am 17 going on 18 I live in South Africa I have watched every episode of ugly betty and I have watched it time and time again I have shed tears for the episodes and smiles I don’t get the movie life I don’t get happy endings so I get to live in the pretend world where everything works out when I watch ugly betty its my all time favourite I always choose ugly betty over everything the story line is always amazing and it makes me sad every time I get to the end knowing my pretend happy world is at its end and I have to go back to the real world where people are cruel and happy endings don’t exist sometimes life is hard but with ugly betty you guys all seem to make life worth living just a while longer I just want to say thank you for bringing a little happiness to my life even though it was just for a while I would really love to see another season or a movie of ugly betty to the cast and crew and everyone creating ugly betty thank you if it weren’t for you guys there would never have been an ugly betty and girls like me would never have the hope you give us ugly betty has been and always will be my favourite series if you guys decide to make another series or movie of ugly betty please can you be kind enough to let me know I don’t go on the internet a lot so I never know what’s happening over there in America my email is crystaldebeer95@hotmail.co.za I hope you all get this message and please know that I love love love you all and the show very much I’m hoping greatness for every one of you guys that’s worked and been on ugly betty thank you all and hopefully not for long goodbye…. :)

  7. Mindy

     /  July 15, 2013

    I really think they should continue making new seasons of Ugly Betty. I just finished watching ALL four seasons AGAIN. And I can’t get enough. I think Daniel and Betty should be together because they know each other BETTER than anyone else does. The final episode of Season 4 just left us hanging. If ABC wanted to end the show, you should’ve ended it when she left her old house in Queens. Instead of bringing us along when she’s in London and “magically” bumps into Daniel. Come on guys, you’re true viewers who stuck with the show for ALL FOUR SEASONS, wants more. You can’t just end it like that. It was waaaay too JUICY to stop watching… So can you guys PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE consider bringing back Ugly Betty!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’ll mean a LOT to your viewers especially Me.

    -Mindy.

  8. ariana

     /  August 28, 2013

    Do the 5seasom!! Lets see how it goes! Please I love this show, please its awesome and i feel like I can relate to betty attimes!

  9. ch waqas

     /  October 4, 2013

    Oh plz we want one more season plzzzzzz we luv ugly betty :’(

  10. ch waqas

     /  October 4, 2013

    Oh this shiw was awesome we luv ugly betty and want one more season plzzzzzzzz :’(

  11. Oralia Milbrandt

     /  November 10, 2013

    I really loved this show !! Does anyone know when season 5 will start ?

  12. dear who ever cancelled ugly betty that really hurted my feelings at first i read the book i just want the show back because i need to no was betty really pregnant the show ugly betty is my life it is a once in a life time thing to do

  13. ishranie

     /  June 4, 2014

    im really dissapointed about the show….i think its a great show
    and should be consider a continueation

  14. Monica

     /  October 1, 2014

    Hello..my daughter of 10 and I really enjoyed UGLY BETTY! We watched all the seasons, and couldn’t get enough! Please bring it back! At least 1 more season, to see if Betty ends up with Daniel!! Please please please!!! My daughter loves it, and when i told her it was over she started crying!! Please, just make my daughter happy!! Thank you

  15. I love watching ugly betty they should bring it back that eould be a great thing

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