Ugly truth for 'Ugly Betty': This season it ends

America Ferrera is seen in an upcoming episode of ?Ugly Betty.? The show?s executive producer Silvio Horta and ABC president Steve McPherson said in a joint statement released to reporters today that the comedy?s

January 27, 2010 7:22:27 PM PST
It's ugly news for all the fans of "Ugly Betty." ABC says the series will be canceled after this season.

A critical and popular success with its premiere in fall 2006, "Ugly Betty" has struggled in recent years with audience erosion.

Based on a Colombian telenovela, the warmhearted dramedy stars America Ferrera as an ambitious but style-challenged young woman out to build a future at a New York fashion magazine.

ABC is promising that the series will conclude its run in a fashion that will satisfy its fans. ABC says eight episodes are left.

The series has been saluted with Emmy, Golden Globe and Peabody awards, among others.