‘Ugly Betty’ Comes to U.S. Television

International hit “Ugly Betty” is coming to ABC this fall—courtesy of Salma Hayek and friends.

One of the biggest hit television series in history – known as “Yo Soy Betty La Fea” (“I Am Betty the Ugly”) in its original Colombian incarnation and on Telemundo, “Falling in Love in Berlin” in Germany, “Lotte” in the Netherlands, “Born Ugly” in Russia, and even “Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin” (“There’s No One Like Jassi”) in India’is coming to the U.S. in the fall, set to air Fridays beginning September 22.

“Betty” will compete head-to-head with NBC’s popular crime drama “Crossing Jordan,” but producers, including Salma Hayek, are confident the show will be a hit. “The American audience are very thirsty for something like this and they’re just going to love it,” says Ms.Hayek. “It’s causing – I already know this for a fact – a lot of excitement in the Latin community,” she continues. “They will definitely not be able to get enough of Betty.”

The show has been tinkered with in its various international incarnations, but Ms. Hayek and others involved are creating an English-language series that stays truer to the original hit Colombian telenovela. For American audiences, however, Betty (as played by America Ferrera) will be a bit less ugly and younger, and will work for a fashion magazine instead of the original fashion design house.

According to ABC, the show involves the superficial world of high fashion where image is everything. Styles come and go, and the only constants are the superthin beauties who wear them. Into this mix is thrown Betty, a slightly plump plain Jane from Queens who is trying to fit in.


Self-Made Success of a Power Couple

Self-Made Success of a Power Couple

A power couple credits education and hard work as their ticket to the top. A Hispanic Heritage Month tribute to Latin Biz Today forerunner Latin Business magazine enjoy this Summer 2006 article. Angela Lau and Marcos Velayos do not fit your typical idea of a power...

4 Tips for Pursuing a Lemon Law Claim

4 Tips for Pursuing a Lemon Law Claim

Don't let a lemon negatively impact your small business, you do have recourse through lemon law claims   Buying a new car can be a daunting task. Yet, you never expect that a car bought from a dealer will cause problems that make the car practically unusable at...

It’s a Sweet Ride to the Top

It’s a Sweet Ride to the Top

What do you do when you're a financial whiz, a Latina, and have the desire to help Latinos start and grow businesses in the greater Los Angeles area? If you're Maria Contreras-Sweet, you establish a nice little financial empire that includes a private equity fund and...

Video Gallery


Sign Up for the Latin Biz Today Newsletter

PR Newswire

Featured Authors

avatar for Mara KolesasMara Kolesas

Mara Kolesas, Ph.D., is a style with subst...

How to Dress for the 2020 Holidays

Innovation & Strategy










Work & Life


Health & Fitness

Travel & Destinations

Personal Blogs

Pin It on Pinterest