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Ugly Betty: Will There Be a Movie of the Cancelled TV Show?

IMAGENow that Ugly Betty has concluded its run, there’s already talk of a possible feature film. Is that realistic?

Ugly Betty revolves around a young woman (America Ferrera) who works at a trendy fashion magazine. Others in the cast include Eric Mabius, Tony Plana, Ana Ortiz, Becki Newton, Mark Indelicato, Michael Urie, Vanessa Williams, and Ashley Jensen.

The series ran for four seasons before being cancelled by ABC. The ratings had been in decline for more than a year so the cancellation really didn’t come as a surprise.

Though the show’s writers were able to give the series and the characters some closure, many devoted fans naturally want more. According to some of the stars of the show, a movie based on the series is a possibility.

Do you think there will be an Ugly Betty movie?

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After filming the series finale, Ferrera told Zap2It, “I’m happy with the way it turned out. And hopefully the fans will want more and they will come back and see Ugly Betty: The Movie and we can see what life after the show brought for this character and all these characters that the audience is in love with.”

Oritz later confirmed those feelings. She told Latina, “It’s something that we’ve been talking about and it’s something that America Ferrera would really love to do. That woman has so much determination that I can’t imagine anything she puts her mind to not getting done.”

There are no concrete plans for a feature film as yet but it’s an interesting idea. Though it could certainly happen someday, the prospects seem highly unlikely. After all, Ugly Betty has never been a big hit and viewership was in decline for quite awhile. Episodes didn’t bring a lot of money in syndication and the series finale only attracted 5.65 million viewers.

When you look at it that way, an Ugly Betty feature film doesn’t make a lot of business sense. But who knows, after the show’s been out of primetime for a few years, perhaps it’ll attract a cult following and they can figure out how to make the movie in a way that makes good financial sense.

What do you think? Is an Ugly Betty feature film a realistic prospect or just wishful thinking?


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Kimberlie September 21, 2012 at 12:30 pm

PLEASE! Make a movie, even a made for TV movie would do. Let all the DIE HARD FANS know what happens to EVERYONE. I think this rating thing sucks (Who and How do they rate shows?) a lot of good shows get canceled and I wonder why? Some shows don’t even have a chance to get a good following. I missed the first season so the show took awhile to grow on me and then when it did they canceled it :( Betty turned out to be a Beautiful Butterfly!


jv July 16, 2012 at 1:22 pm

YES PLEASE make ugly betty movie. i want to know if daniel and betty is going to end up together as everybody is hoping for


Anonymous May 4, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I want to know what happens with Betty and Daniel in London I think it would make a good movie!!!


dilek çelik February 6, 2012 at 6:02 pm

I have finished all of the seasons of ugly betty and i love the series very much. it is so pity that these serials have no end. ıt is like an uncompleted love story about betty and daniel. i want to see more about their loves and passions. I hope at least there would be a final episode that we, as the fans of ugly betty can watch it.


Official JohnR September 25, 2011 at 4:39 am

I love Ugly Betty! Best series by far. It’s just SHEER HILARIOUS! A movie would be a great idea!!!!!!!!!!!!! Plz film it!

WE WANT UGLY BETTY:THE MOVIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


abbie duggan April 22, 2011 at 3:29 am

hi i LOVE LOVE LOVE UGLY BETTY! it all started when i was ill and i watched once on tv and now i have got all the dvds and just got the 4th season my fav actor in it is wilhelmina slater and i wud love to see her and connor and betty and daniel so plz plz make it!!!!!!


Arianna March 18, 2011 at 5:05 am

Yes we want to see her kissing Daniel!! come on.. been waiting since day one and the stop it before happening!! what’s the point


VDZ February 26, 2011 at 6:02 pm

I would love to see a movie for the after life af UGLY BETTY!!!!!! I want to see how Betty and Daniel continue their friendship and go foward with something else. I hope it happens, I’m can’t wait!!! I hope I don’t get dissapointed… ;-)


neha January 23, 2011 at 6:43 am

OMG i ve cried my eyes out…i want season 5..comeon u cant do that…or please make a movie plllleassseeeeeeeeeee..season 4’s ending was awfulll


cony January 15, 2011 at 10:00 pm

same here !! i really like the story !! i really hope the movie comes out soon ! because the end wasn´t very good , you know !..i just want to know what happens then ..after th diner if they said something about they feelings … we all know they were falling for each other :)


stephanie December 26, 2010 at 9:28 am

I really didnt like the end, i mean everything in London was beautiful, but why didnt they talked about it or showed the dinner or kiss…i’ve searched for betty kissing images and there’s not even 1 with daniel…and is suh a beautiful story…this “ugly girl” teached so many things to be brave in his life…Definetely a movie, could have a good reception. They should make a good promo in venezuela (that was where the story started). Im from Chile, and i know here are a lot of viewers….what a better way to fnish such a different story that with the end tht everyone wished for, on a movie.


Jasmine December 13, 2010 at 7:52 am

I’ve watched Ugly Betty all this month online. (I prefer watching shows from the beginning) It’s the first time I seen the episodes and I love the show. I finished the last episode today and I’m soooooo hoping for the movie because I don’t like the way it ended. :< I want to know what happens next sooo badly. I wished I watched it when it was on tv so I could, like, find a way to be worth a million views. lolz Nonsense, but I wish. Daniel could have at least said he had feelings for her in the end, I would have been able to let it go but now I just want to know everything that happens next.


Jenna November 16, 2010 at 4:55 am

I doubt a movie will happen. Buffy was a bigger hit than Ugly Betty ever was and if it couldn’t manage a feature, I doubt Betty can… I guess we’ll see.


missylou November 5, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Would love to see a movie of Ugly Betty!!!!!!! Please, please please!!!!!!!


Ava October 30, 2010 at 6:26 am

Um filme de Ugly Betty seria ótimo!!! Uma grande oportunidade de podermos ver nos personagens favoritos mais uma vez!


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