Disney is building on its musical foundation with the upcoming slate of programming unveiled Wednesday.
Ugly Betty alum Mark Indelicato joins the growing cast of Disney's High School Musical spin-off, Madison High. The musical comedy will feature original songs and center on a group of kids trying to rebuild their theater program.
Disney fan favorite Debby Ryan, who stars on The Suite Life on Deck, landed her own series for the network called Jessie. The show follows a teen from rural Texas who moves to New York.
Ugly Betty's series finale offered happy endings and closure for every character, particularly the brazen Wilhelmina Slater.
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"She got everything she wanted," Vanessa Williams told TVGuide.com, noting her satisfaction with how her character's four-season run wrapped up.
Mad Men star Bryan Batt sympathizes with the fans of Ugly Betty who are already mourning the loss of the show.
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"I had such a wonderful time working on the show," Batt tells TVGuide.com. "It's such a shame the show's been canceled because they've created this unique world and it's unlike any other thing that's out there. Like Mad Men, it became its own special creation and people really got into it."
Betty Suarez isn't the only one facing big changes this season on Ugly Betty. Her nephew, Justin, is starting high school, and it's not going to be easy. TVGuide.com caught up with Mark Indelicato, who told us why things get tricky for Justin, how his mom is faring with his struggles and who he turns to for help.
What better way to cheer up temporarily unemployed child actors than to invite them to the screening of a larger-than-life fantasy film? The Spiderwick Chronicles premiere at Paramount Studios attracted the young stars of Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives and Heroes, all willing to share stories of how they have been passing their time while Wisteria Lane and "Mode" Magazine gather dust. "I don't think I've been having a vacation!" a determined-looking Hayden Panettiere told reporters. "I just got back from D.C. and let me tell you — politics are tiring. If I was in politics, I think I'd tear my hair out." The 18-year-old anti-whaling activist, who is also part of Declare Yourself, recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., where she was speaking on behalf of the Whaleman Foundation. "I've spent so much time with these animals that it's just so close to home now. I'm in this fight till the end."Desperate Housewives' Joy Lauren has had time to think about her character a...