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America Ferrera: 'Ugly Betty' Cancellation "Wasn't a Complete Surprise"

by AOL TV Staff, posted Mar 22nd 2010 3:00PM
America FerreraLast January, 'Ugly Betty' fans were outraged when ABC officially pulled the plug on the Emmy-winning series.

Two months later, does star America Ferrera feel the same way? Sort of.

In an exclusive interview with PopEater, Ferrera said that she felt "a lot of things" after finding out that the show had been canceled. "Did I want the show to be over? Not necessarily, but it wasn't a complete surprise because the ratings were turning south, but we still had our very loyal audience," she said.America FerreraLast January, 'Ugly Betty' fans were outraged when ABC officially pulled the plug on the Emmy-winning series.

Two months later, does star America Ferrera feel the same way? Sort of.

In an exclusive interview with PopEater, Ferrera said that she felt "a lot of things" after finding out that the show had been canceled. "Did I want the show to be over? Not necessarily, but it wasn't a complete surprise because the ratings were turning south, but we still had our very loyal audience," she said.

"But I was pleased that this season and last season we really kind of hit our creative stride. Critics and our audience were very pleased with what was happening this season. It's nice to at least go out when we found a nice creative place rather than going out when it wasn't working creatively," she added.

As for why she thinks the show got canceled, Ferrera said, "I imagine it has everything to do with ratings and business and money. When we got switched to Friday nights we lost a big part of our audience and never really got them back. I think we were doing well on Thursday nights where we had been for three years but that's relative."

Ferrera can next be seen in the 3D animated feature 'How to Train Your Dragon,' in theaters this Friday. To read the full interview, click here.

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