Ugly Betty: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

Ugly Betty: Season 1 (2006-2007)



Critic Consensus: America Ferrera is a revelation as Ugly Betty, although the show itself tends toward the twee and gently ridiculous.


Air date: Sep 28, 2006
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Air date: Nov 30, 2006

Tv Season Info

The first season of "Ugly Betty" follows Betty Suarez (America Ferrera), an "ugly duckling" assistant at a women's magazine, as she struggles to fit in amongst her haute couture-clad and s tiletto- wearing colleagues. I ntelligent, tragically awkward and easily manipulated, Betty still lives at home with her father, Ignacio (Tony Plana), older sister, Hilda (Ana Ortiz), and nephew, Justin (Mark Indelicato) . Salma Hayek guest stars.

Genre: Comedy
Network: ABC
Premiere Date: Sep 28, 2006
Executive Producers: , , , , ,
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America Ferrera
as Betty Suarez
Eric Mabius
as Daniel Meade
Ana Ortiz
as Hilda
Vanessa L. Williams
as Wilhelmina Slater
Tony Plana
as Ignacio
Ashley Jensen
as Christina
Alan Dale
as Bradford Meade
Sarah Jones
as Natalie Whitman
William Abadie
as Phillippe Michel
Salma Hayek
as Sofia Reyes
Rhys Coiro
as Vincent Bianchi
Rebecca Romijn
as Masked Woman
Lucy Liu
as Grace Chin
Christopher Gorham
as Henry Grubstick
Nicholas Gonzalez
as Carlo Medina
Rita Moreno
as Aunt Mirta
Patti LuPone
as Mrs. Weiner
Debi Mazar
as Leah Feldman
Leslie Jordan
as Quincy Combs
Judith Light
as Claire Meade
Angelica Vale
as Angélica
Sal Landi
as Mr. Green
Ava Gaudet
as Gina Gambarro
Holly Bonelli
as Waitress
Gilles Marini
as Jean-Luc
Jayma Mays
as Charlie
Bryan Oakes Fuller
as Hotel Clerk
Lucy Davis
as Fashion TV Host
Octavia Spencer
as Constance Grady
Jamison Yang
as Translator
Ron Gilbert
as Jody Pennette
Scottie Thompson
as Photo Editor
Max Greenfield
as Nick Pepper
Arap Bethke
as Antonio
Darlena Tejeiro
as Maria Ortiz
Miranda Kaha
as Hostess
Mike Faiola
as Mailroom Boy
Tim Gunn
as Fashion TV Reporter
Maria Costa
as Valerie
Amanda Lockwood
as Mode Girl
Kurt David Anderson
as Production Assistant
Countrified Wedman
as Street Vendor
Leila Yavari
as Model No. 2
Lilyan Chauvin
as Curandera
Justin Scot
as Editorial Assistant
Jeanne Simpson
as Receptionist
Kit Paquin
as Skinny Cashier
Jonathan Slavin
as Squire Josh
Olga Fonda
as Model No. 3
Lorin Shapiro
as Jersey Bachelorette
Blumes Tracy
as Male Stripper
Shayna Rose
as Younger Wench
Kate Lang Johnson
as Model No. 4
Kate Johnson
as Model No. 4
Jelly Howie
as Model No. 5
Joe Duer
as Lorenzo
Tomiko Martinez
as Receptionist
Ella Thomas
as Striking Amazon
Chris Stone
as Janitor
Maura Soden
as Short and Buxom
Davis Mikaels
as Stage Manager
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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (9)

There's nothing neat about the way this high-pitched program enshrines the way minorities are subjugated to boost upper-class privilege.

Full Review… | September 8, 2006
Slant Magazine

"Ugly Betty" shines because Ms. Ferrera is luminous and credible as a character surrounded by caricatures.

Full Review… | September 8, 2006
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

Whatever "Ugly Betty's" ultimate fate, it's going to be fun to watch America discover America.

Full Review… | September 8, 2006
Top Critic

If there's one thing Ugly Betty has in near-excess, it's charm - led by an enormously endearing, unobtrusively skillful, star-making turn from America Ferrera as Betty.

Full Review… | September 8, 2006
USA Today
Top Critic

"Ugly Betty" is a sweet, funny show. It's worth watching.

Full Review… | September 8, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Keep your expectations tamped down and you just might be stunned at how good this show really is.

Full Review… | September 8, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

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