Monday, January 30, 2006
"Ugly Betty" Coming Soon
US networks have finally realized that the telenovela is perfect for American television. Viewers commit to a soap opera, knowing it will last one season with countless cliffhangers and a definite beginning, middle and end. (That's just right for time-strapped people who don't want to commit to a new show for the next five years, not to mention immediate DVD sales.) And one of the first telenovelas to be greenlit is "Ugly Betty," the wildly popular Colombian soap about a plain-looking secretary who flourishes at work. America Ferrera of "Real Women have Curves" is the very smart choice for the lead. And not to worry -- she'll get to blossom as the show goes on. Look for it this summer.