Okay, I haven't seen the pilot for "Ugly Betty", but I've had my eye on this one ever since I learned that my girl, Vanessa Williams, would be starring. "Betty" was originally relegated to the grave of the Friday night line up. Ugh, is all I could come up with. So, imagine the smile on my face to read this little bit of scheduling news:
ABC has given a big vote of confidence to its new series "Ugly Betty," moving the show away from the relative quiet of Friday night and into the competitive fray on Thursdays.
"Betty," an adaptation of the telenovela "Betty La Fea," is now scheduled to premiere at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, Sept. 28, where it will lead off a lineup that also includes the hit hospital drama "Grey's Anatomy" and another new series, "Six Degrees." ABC will move utility player "America's Funniest Home Videos" into the 8 p.m. Friday spot that was "Betty's" original home. - Zap2it
Yes! That is more like it. I heard/read that 'Betty' did well at the upfronts, but was disappointed with Friday line up. But, Thursday nights right before "Grey's Anatomy" (my current favorite show that I've actually seen) is second only to Thursday nights AFTER 'Grey's Anatomy'.
-In other Vanessa news, her ex-husband, former basketball star Rick Fox, has signed on for a recurring role on FX's "Dirt"