Ugly Betty: BuddyTV Fall 2007 Preview
Ugly Betty: BuddyTV Fall 2007 Preview
Premiere Date and Time: Thursday, September 27, 8pm

Network: ABC

Time Slot Competition: Survivor, My Name is Earl and 30 Rock, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, Smallville

Cast: America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, Vanessa Williams, Ana Ortiz, Becki Newton, Michael Urie, Ashley Jensen, Mark Indelicato, Alan Dale, Tony Plana, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Sussman

ABC's hour-long hit comedy Ugly Betty returns for a second season, fresh from a doozy of a cliffhanger. In the first season finale, Betty's (America Ferrera) love interest Henry (Christopher Gorham) has decided to go back to Tucson with his pregnant girlfriend, but Betty learns that the baby may not be Henry's. Bradford Meade (Alan Dale) proposes to Wilhelmina (Vanessa Williams). Alexis Meade (Rebecca Romijn), transsexual sister to Daniel Meade (Eric Mabius) was driving Daniel, who may have overdosed on drugs, to the hospital when the car crashes and they both lose consciousness. Betty's father Ignacio Suarez (Tony Plana) is denied his visa and still stuck in Mexico. Amanda (Becki Newton) found out she is the daughter of legendary Mode editress Fey Sommers. And finally—sob!—Hilda's (Ana Ortiz) fiancé Santos is shot and is likely dead after trying to intervene in a convenience store robbery.

The series, which was based on the Colombian telenovela Yo Soy Betty, La Fea (I am Betty, The Ugly), follows main character Betty Suarez, an unsophisticated young Latina woman from Queens who gets a plum job as assistant to the editor-in-chief of Mode magazine. Fans of the show will have to wait until September 27 to find out the resolutions to all the cliffhangers from last season.

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-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV
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