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Friday, October 20, 2006


SOAPnet Encores “Ugly Betty”

SOAPnet, the new way to watch soaps, will air two encore episodes of the new hit ABC-TV series “Ugly Betty” over the next two consecutive Saturdays at 12:00 noon and midnight, ET. On September 30, 2006 SOAPnet aired a special encore presentation of the premiere episode of “Ugly Betty” which garnered impressive ratings for SOAPnet earning a 0.5 rating among women 18-49 at 12 a.m.

Fey’s Sleigh Ride” will air on Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 12:00 noon and midnight ET. When Mode is forced to abandon its big Christmas photo shoot because another magazine has copied the idea, Betty forms an uneasy alliance with Marc and Amanda. The three fear they may have leaked the idea to someone at the rival mag (guest star Nicholas Gonzalez, “The OC”) during happy hour . . . and that their jobs will be history if anyone finds out. Meanwhile, Daniel and Wilhelmina reluctantly work together to come up with a new photo spread as Mode’s deadline looms, and Betty’s nephew, Justin, is oblivious to the turmoil as he spends a day at the magazine for a class project, on “Ugly Betty.” This episode originally premiered on Thursday, October 19, 2006 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

The Lyin’, the Watch and the Wardrobe” will air on Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 12:00 noon and midnight ET It’s Halloween and Betty is in for a series of frightful experiences, ranging from showing up dressed for the Mode costume contest . . . only to learn there isn’t one, to dealing with her growing attraction to Henry (guest star Christopher Gorham, “Jake 2.0”) -- while a jealous Walter fumes -- and, worst of all, tracking down a watch Daniel left at one of his many girlfriends’ apartments (he just can’t remember which one). Meanwhile, Daniel pays a visit to his mom (guest star Judith Light, “Who’s the Boss?”) in rehab, and Wilhelmina is horrified to learn that she can’t fit into a designer gown, on “Ugly Betty,” This episode originally premiered on Thursday, October 26, 2006 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Ugly Betty” stars America Ferrera as Betty Suarez, Eric Mabius as Daniel Meade, Alan Dale as Bradford Meade, Tony Plana as Ignacio, Ana Ortiz as Hilda, Ashley Jensen as Christina, Becki Newton as Amanda, Mark Indelicato as Justin and Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater. Recurring guest stars are Michael Urie as Marc and Kevin Sussman as Walter.