‘Ugly Betty’ Reunion 2024 — Is It Happening?
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Rumors of a Ugly Betty reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Monday (March 20) as reports claimed that ABC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2024.
UPDATE 21/03/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 16 years since Ugly Betty first aired?! (16 years, 5 months, 21 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Ugly Betty end?
When Ugly Betty came to an end after 4 years in April 2010, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Bradford Meade (Alan Dale), Betty Suarez (America Ferrera) and Daniel Meade (Eric Mabius). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would an Ugly Betty reunion disappoint people?
Ugly Betty aired from 2006-2010 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Dale said he's not sure if Ugly Betty would work today. “I don't want to see old Bradford Meade,” he told a journalist (Dale turned 75 in May). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for an Ugly Betty movie?
In a recent interview, Kevin Sussman (who played Walter between 2006 and 2007) said he can't imagine an Ugly Betty reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Becki Newton (who played Amanda Tanen) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did an Ugly Betty movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be an Ugly Betty film, Max Greenfield stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about an Ugly Betty reboot?
Recasting Ugly Betty for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of an Ugly Betty reunion, an Ugly Betty movie, or an Ugly Betty reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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