IN THE WORLD OF HIGH FASHION, BETTY SUAREZ FINDS HERSELF
THE OVERSIZED PEG TRYING TO FIT IN THE PETITE ROUND HOLE,
ON ABC'S "UGLY BETTY"
"Pilot" -- When publishing mogul Bradford Meade (Alan Dale ) hands the reins of Mode, the bible of the fashion industry, over to this son, Daniel (Eric Mabius), he specifically hires Betty Suarez as his son's new assistant � mostly because she's the only woman in NYC Daniel won't sleep with. Though this "player" is reluctant to accept her at first, Betty's indomitable spirit and bright ideas will eventually win him over. Neither of them really knows the ins and outs of the fashion world, but the two are a formidable team against those who will do anything to see them fall, on "Ugly Betty," THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 9/28/06)
Editors note: This episode replaces "Punch Out."
"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.
Guest starring in "Pilot" are William Abadie as Phillippe Michel and Gina Gershon as Fabia. The episode was written by Sivio Horta and directed by Richard Shepard.
"Ugly Betty" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.
This program carries a TV-PG,D,L parental guideline.