Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ugly Betty: Mode Magazine Downsized By ABC

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye Ugly Betty.

A lot of us thought that the writing was on the wall for the show when it was given a slot working the graveyard shift on Fridays at 9 (myself included). Of course, its move to some better television real estate on Wednesdays at 10 raised a few eyebrows and started getting people's hopes up that it might indeed return next year. But alas, that was not to be.

It is a show that has seen better days. Even as a fan, I am willing to admit that it really isn't what it once was. As a series, it lost its spark somewhere along the line. Something that Aaron Davis from Electronic Cerebrectomy has noticed is whenever Betty seems to be getting ahead or starts getting on a roll, the writers eventually take everything that she has won away from her.

I was starting to see the writing on the wall when the ratings for the last two episodes were released and it was dead last in the time slot. That's right, The Jay Leno Show (buoyed by controversy of course) was beating this show.

So for those of you out there who enjoyed the series, there are just 8 more episodes left to say goodbye.

Well, at least we now have the prospect of America Ferrera and other cast members moving on to bigger and better things.


John said...

I'm too busy mourning in sackcloth and ashes the departure of Dollhouse.

AG said...

Alas, no surprise -- and in this case it really was a mercy killing. Good luck to all, and thanks for the things that *did* work, which worked beautifully...

MC said...

John: Yes, you did get shafted on that.

AG: I remember your reactions to episodes in season 1.