BETTY FEELS SMOTHERED BY MATT AND TRIES TO ENFLAME
HIS PASSION FOR ART, WHEN ABC'S "UGLY BETTY" MOVES TO
ITS NEW WEDNESDAY NIGHT TIMESLOT, JANUARY 6
Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family") Returns As Betty's Orthodontist, Dr. Farkas
Christine Ebersole and Matt Newton (Becki Newton's brother) Also Guest Star
"The Passion of the Betty" � In "Ugly Betty's" first episode in its new Wednesday night timeslot as part of ABC's winning comedy bloc, Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family") makes a cameo appearance, returning as Betty's orthodontist, Dr. Farkas. When Betty becomes concerned that she and Matt are spending too much time together, she tries to give him something else to be passionate about
-- a surprise gallery showing of his art work -- with unintended results (Tony Award-winning actress Christine Ebersole guest stars as Frances, the gallery owner). Meanwhile, Marc is horrified that his one-night stand, Troy (Matt Newton), is falling for him, since Marc was Troy's "first," Hilda grapples with whether or not to tell Bobby that he's the father of her unborn child, and Cal Hartley hires a Hollywood powerhouse, Denise Ludwig (Nadia Dajani), to replace Wilhemina, on "Ugly Betty," WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"Ugly Betty" stars America Ferrera as Betty Suarez, Eric Mabius as Daniel Meade, Tony Plana as Ignacio, Ana Ortiz as Hilda, Judith Light as Claire Meade, Becki Newton as Amanda, Michael Urie as Marc, Mark Indelicato as Justin, Daniel Eric Gold as Matt Hartley and Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater.
Guest starring are Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Dr. Farkas, Christine Ebersole as Frances, David Rasche as Cal Hartley, Alec Mapa as Suzuki St. Pierre, Nadia Dajani as Denise Ludwig, Matt Newton as Troy, Nathanael Maini as art gallery patron, with Adam Rodriguez as Bobby Talercio.
"The Passion of the Betty" was written by David Grubstick and Chris Black and directed by S.J. Clarkson.
"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. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.
For more information on "Ugly Betty," visit ABC.com.