Ugly Betty (television) One-hour comedy series on ABC, premiering on September 28, 2006, and ended April 14, 2010. Even though plain Betty Suarez does not fit in the superficial world of high fashion, when she goes to work for the new, young publisher of the fashion magazine, Mode, her indomitable spirit and bright ideas eventually win him over. Neither of them really knows the ins and outs of the fashion world, but the two of them are a formidable team against the label-wearing sharks who will do anything to see them fail. Stars America Ferrera (Betty Suarez), Eric Mabius (Daniel Meade), Ana Ortiz (Hilda), Vanessa Williams (Wilhelmina Slater), Tony Plana (Ignacio), Ashley Jensen (Christina), Becki Newton (Amanda), Mark Indelicato (Justin), Alan Dale (Bradford Meade). From Touchstone Television.