BETTY GETS AN ASSIGNMENT SHE REGRETS, DANIEL MEETS A NEW LADY
AND AMANDA TAKES STEPS TO MEET HER BIOLOGICAL DAD,
ON ABC'S "UGLY BETTY"
Gabrielle Union, Gene Simmons Guest Star
"A Thousand Words by Friday" � Betty gets an assignment from Daniel to interview "Phil Roth," thinking it's a sit down with the great novelist, but later learning this Phil Roth is a writer who has penned a series of books about picking up women. Meanwhile Daniel hooks up with a sexy new lady, Renee (guest star Gabrielle Union), only to learn they have a shocking connection to each other, and Amanda and Marc hatch a plan to reach out to the man they believe is Amanda's biological dad, on "Ugly Betty," THURSDAY, JANUARY 24 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Gene Simmons of KISS appears as himself.
"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 Gabrielle Union as Renee, Paul Hipp as Phil Roth and Gene Simmons as himself.
"A Thousand Words by Friday" was written by Henry Alonso Myers & Sheila Lawrence and directed by Matt Shakman.
"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.