ABC, the same network that cancelled Pushing Daisies and Dirty Sexy Money, has announced it is shelving Ugly Betty temporarily to re-launch the Christina Applegate vehicle Samantha Who? in Betty's Thursday timeslot. The 30-minute laugher will be paired with In The Motherhood, a sitcom from Chelsea Handler, that launched on the web.
"Ugly Betty will return to Thursday nights at 8:00 p.m. following the run of In the Motherhood and Samantha Who?," ABC said in a press release today.
I don't have a good feeling about this. MARK, bring the car around!
Primetime Spoiler Round-Up!
I’m kicking it off with a show I’m not really going to SCOOP on but instead beg you all to tune in! Friday Night Lights returns to NBC tomorrow night! I cannot say it enough, if you caught an episode here and there or are a faithful viewer like me, tune in as this season is the best yet.
BONES is returning a little later than originally planned. It MAY even return with two all new episodes on one night. The first of which has Bones and Booth going undercover at the circus. Sure to bring in the laughs with Dr. Sweets helping the duo dissect the circus world. Fake sex in a trailer and dead Siamese twins… oh how I love BONES!
Check out the latest gossip on Gossip Girl as a spin-off is in the works. In fact the “pilot” will be much like Private Practice’s was; happening within an episode of Gossip Girl in May. Lily and Rufus’ son is not dead and RUMOR has it we will meet the secret love child later on this season. Is a couple reuniting? RUMORS say a “core” couple will be finding their way back to one another but who could it be? Nate and Blair perhaps? READ MORE
Kristin at E! Online has exclusive scoop on Betty's BFF asking to leave Ugly Betty. What's going on at the alphabet network that has actors asking to be let go? Have they missed the unemployment rates? According to E!, Ashely Jensen who plays Christina, Betty's (America Ferrara) best gal pal, has asked to be released.
Kristin goes on to drop another Betty Bombshell. She's also learned that another character is being killed off. Who is it? Not sure as Kristin's only clue is that the character who is dying just came aboard this season.
Congratulations are in order for Ugly Betty star Rebecca Romijn (Alexis Meade) and her husband actor Jerry O'Connell (Woody, Crossing Jordan). The couple are proud parents of twin girls, Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip who arrived on Dec. 28. A representative for Romijn told People magazine,
Mother, father and both girls are all home and doing well.
Word has it that Ugly Betty is pulling out all kinds of stops for its first episode of 2009 with guest appearances by Bernadette Peters, Zach Posen and Nikki Blonsky. Ugly Betty returns on January 8th.
The Golden Globe nominations were announced today and in the TV categories former daytime star Kyra Sedgwick has been nominated as Actress in a Drama along with Brothers and Sisters' Sally Field. Also nominated, HBO's True Blood in the Television Series Drama category. General Hospital's Graham Shiels appeared on True Blood several times this season.
On the comedy side of things former Ryan's Hope star Mary-Louise Parker took home a nomination for Weeds while America Ferrera was nominated for Ugly Betty and Debra Messing earned a nomination for The Starter Wife.
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