Is Ugly Betty Doomed?
Uh-oh! ABC announced Tuesday that it plans to move Ugly Betty to Fridays in the fall, wedged between wacky neighbors Supernanny and 20/20.
A move to Friday is often a show's last stop before cancellation, but ABC Entertainment president Steve McPherson expressed confidence in Betty during his presentation of the network's fall schedule. "I love the show," he said. "I'd love to see it have a great run on Friday night, the way Ghost Whisperer has." He said he hopes that Betty will hold on to Supernanny's lead-in.
Wife Swap, which previously followed Supernanny on Fridays, has yet to find a new home, though the network confirmed that it has been renewed for another season.
McPherson said Flash Forward, a new supernatural drama starring Joseph Fiennes and Sonya Walger, will take over Betty's Thursday-at-8 time slot. "We just have a big opportunity with Flash Forward, and you have to make some bold moves sometimes," he said.
Ugly Betty's third-season finale airs Thursday at 8 pm/ET on ABC.