Ugly Betty Canceled by ABC

Entertainment Jan. 27, 2010 AT 4:23PM
Ugly Betty Canceled by ABC Credit: ABC/VIVIAN ZINK

Things have gotten ugly over at ABC.

The network is canceling Ugly Betty, which stars America Ferrera, Vanessa Williams and Ana Ortiz. The hour-long show is currently in its fourth season.

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"We've mutually come to the difficult decision to make this Ugly Betty’s final season, and are announcing now as we want to allow the show ample time to write a satisfying conclusion," executive producer Silvio Horta and ABC president Stephen McPherson told in a joint statement Wednesday. "We are extremely proud of this groundbreaking series, and felt it was important to give the fans a proper farewell."

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The series -- about a young woman struggling as an editor at a fashion magazine -- has shifted time slots frequently over the past year. They had switched to Fridays for half a season before returning to Wednesday nights this fall.

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In addition to telling producers that the show is over, the network has also trimmed the final season's episode order from 22 to 20.

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