BETTY GETS INTO TROUBLE WHEN SHE STARTS A WRITING CLASS,
ALEXIS GOES BACK TO WORK, DANIEL GETS AN ULTIMATIUM AND
AMANDA STARTS LOOKING FOR HER DAD, ON ABC'S "UGLY BETTY"
James Van Der Beek ("Dawson's Creek"), Victor Garber ("Alias") Guest Star
"Grin and Bear It" � Betty takes steps toward becoming a writer and invests in a class that proves to be so challenging, she tosses her own writing assignment and instead submits a Mode story written by a woman who survived a bear attack -- with disastrous results. Meanwhile Alexis, still suffering from amnesia, starts back at work with no memory of how to act like a girl; Daniel gets an ultimatum from their top advertiser (guest star James Van Der Beek) -- fire his tranny sister -- and Amanda, on the hunt to find her dad's identity, learns a deep dark secret about Wilhelmina's past, on "Ugly Betty," THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Victor Garber guest stars as Professor Barrett.
"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, Michael Urie as Marc, Judith Light as Claire Meade, Christopher Gorham as Henry, Rebecca Romijn as Alexis and Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater. Freddy Rodriguez is a recurring guest star as Gio.
Guest starring are Illeana Douglas as Sheila, Victor Garber as Professor Barrett, John Cho as Kenny, James Van Der Beek as Luke Carnes, Robert Desiderio as Mr. Gallico and Rebecca Wisocky as Marsha Stein.
"Grin and Bear It" was written by Sarah Kucserka & Veronica Becker and directed by Tucker Gates.
"Ugly Betty" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.
This episode of "Ugly Betty" will be available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.