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April 2010 Premiere Dates and Finales

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 30th 2010 1:30PM
'Bones' / 'South Park'
Two long-running series hit milestones this month when 'Bones' achieves it's centennial and 'South Park' doubles up that achievement with episode 200. Fans of NBC's 'Merlin' will be pleased to know that the second season of the popular British series launches this month (April 2) on Syfy.

Both MTV's 'The Hills' and Showtimes' The Tudors' premiere their final seasons, while 'Ugly Betty' signs off for good. TNT wraps their run of 'Southland,' awaiting ratings results to make any decisions on renewal.

With spring upon us, most of the network shows are heading toward their season finales, while a few, like 'Glee' and 'Fringe,' are returning from long breaks. Keep track of all the television comings and goings with our April guide

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Betty Gets Her Braces Off on 'Ugly Betty' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 25th 2010 2:46AM
Ugly Betty, Betty gets her braces offStop the presses! Betty Suarez got her braces off on 'Ugly Betty' (Wed., 10PM ET on ABC). Yes, the trademark teeth accessory had to come off, but only because they got caught on a very expensive bra.

The fateful incident just proves what we've known all along: with or without the braces, America Ferrera is drop-dead gorgeous.

Watch the video after the jump.

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What to Watch: March 24

by Kim Potts, posted Mar 24th 2010 6:00AM
'Ugly Betty' (10PM, ABC)
With the series finale just a few weeks away (April 14), sweet episodes like tonight's 'Million Dollar Smile' already have us feeling nostalgic for the show. A spin on the 'It's a Wonderful Life' what-could-have-been storyline, Betty is psyched that her new orthodontist, Dr. Frankel (guest Kathy Najimy), is going to take her braces off. But when she gets knocked out at a fashion photo shoot, Betty has a dream fantasy that she never wore braces at all. In fact, in alt-Betty world, she was the pretty sister, Hilda was "Ugly Hilda," papa Ignacio gambled the family's money away, Amanda was married to Daniel and Marc was a kind, devoted father. And Betty's beauty made her a mean girl ... so mean, in fact, that her BFF is Wilhemina!

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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.

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'Mad Men's' Sal To Guest on 'Ugly Betty'

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 12th 2010 10:15AM
bryan_batt_mad_men_nycThe men from 'Mad Men' are very busy these days. You have Jon Hamm all over the place, with beard and without, not to mention he and John Slattery being immortalized by Mattel as action figures. Action figures sound more manly than dolls, but you get the picture. The other night Rich Sommer was on 'Ugly Betty' as loutish firefighter.

And now the news that Bryan Batt will be on 'Ugly Betty,' too. TVGuide.com confirms that Bryan -- who was so good on 'Mad Men' as Salvatore Romano -- will be playing a soap opera star who Amanda decides would be Mr. Right for Marc. She plays Yenta, the Matchmaker, and hopefully, the two guys will hit it off. Batt's set for the April 7 episode, and may be in the series finale as well.

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TV Casting: Bryan Batt to Guest on 'Ugly Betty'

by Andrew Scott, posted Mar 11th 2010 12:42PM
Bryan BattSal lives! Bryan Batt will reportedly guest on the current and final season of 'Ugly Betty,' which goes off the airwaves in the spring. The 'Mad Men' co-star will find himself in the middle of matchmaking scheme when Amanda (Becki Newton) tries to set him up with Marc, played by Michael Urie. No word yet on when the episode arc will air. [TV Guide]

More casting news after the jump.

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America Ferrera Discusses Life After 'Ugly Betty' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 10th 2010 12:30PM
Now that 'Ugly Betty' has been canceled, America Ferrera is looking forward to all the things she didn't have time to do before, such as tap dancing and singing, she said on 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated).

"A TV schedule is super grueling," Ferrera said. "And, so, I've sort of been making a list of all the things that I've been wanting to do and tap lessons is one of them. And, you know, singing lessons. I'm just so excited to have time to do other things."

Watch the video after the jump.

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Spoilers Anonymous: 'Gossip Girl,' 'Grey's Anatomy' and much more!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Mar 5th 2010 11:02AM

This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com, or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have spoilers for: 'Desperate Housewives,' 'Ghost Whisperer,' 'Glee,' 'Gossip Girl,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'House,' 'Lost,' and 'Ugly Betty.'

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TV Casting: Blair Underwood Is TV's Next President

by Andrew Scott, posted Mar 4th 2010 1:45PM
Blair UnderwoodBlair Underwood has been elected the next President of the United States -- well, at least by NBC. According to reports, Underwood has joined the cast of 'The Event,' a new drama pilot about a conspiracy to assassinate the President, in which a regular man (Jason Ritter) finds himself caught in the middle. How very '24' of NBC. [Hollywood Reporter]

More casting news after the jump.

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Becki Newton Chomps on 'Love Bites'

by Brad Trechak, posted Feb 22nd 2010 10:00AM
Becki NewtonFresh off the cancellation of 'Ugly Betty', Becki Newton has already found her next big project. She will be starring in 'Love Bites', an anthology series on NBC about dating and relationships similar to the classic 'Love, American Style'. Unlike her manipulative Amanda Tanen character, Newton's new character will be an "optimistic, infectiously bubbly social worker who is a virgin".

'Ugly Betty' started off strong but seemed to meander in the later seasons. Once it was relegated to Friday night (usually where science fiction and fantasy is sent to die), it was already pretty much done. What prompted the strong start was a memorable cast of characters, including Amanda Tanen as played by Becki Newton.

It's good for Ms. Newton to play someone radically different than Amanda to prevent typecasting. Granted, 'Love Bites' sounds at first like a series involving vampire romance. For Ms. Newton's sake, let's hope 'Love Bites' doesn't, well, suck.

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Spoilers Anonymous: 'Desperate Housewives,' 'Lost' and more!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Feb 19th 2010 6:04PM

This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com, or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have spoilers for: '90210,' 'Bones,' 'Brothers & Sisters,' 'Desperate Housewives,' 'Lost,' 'Supernatural,' 'The Big Bang Theory,' 'Ugly Betty' and 'V.'

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Casting News: Kathy Najimy on 'Ugly Betty'

by Kona Gallagher, posted Feb 12th 2010 3:26PM
kathy najimyKathy Najimy, who has recently appeared on 'Desperate Housewives' as Susan's high school enemy, is set to make a guest appearance on 'Ugly Betty.' What's interesting isn't that she's going to be there, it's why she's going to be there. Betty's finally getting the braces off!

Najimy plays Betty's orthodontist and the one responsible for getting all of that metal out of her mouth. I guess Betty decided to switch orthodontists rather than have to deal with the creepy advances of her old one, played by 'Modern Family''s Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

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Spoilers Anonymous: 'Desperate Housewives,' 'Lost' and More!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Feb 5th 2010 4:29PM

This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com, or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have spoilers for: '90210,' 'Desperate Housewives,' 'Gossip Girl,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'House,' 'Lost,' 'NCIS,' 'Smallville,' 'The Office' and 'Ugly Betty.'

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Spoilers Anonymous: 30 Rock, Desperate Housewives, and much more!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jan 29th 2010 6:00PM

This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com, or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have spoilers for: 30 Rock, 90210, Bones, Castle, Desperate Housewives, Fringe, Glee, Gossip Girl, How I Met Your Mother, Smallville, Supernatural, The Big Bang Theory, and Ugly Betty.

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Brian Stokes Mitchell to appear on Ugly Betty

by Brad Trechak, posted Jan 27th 2010 10:03AM
Brian Stokes MitchellDespite low ratings, Ugly Betty is pushing ownward. Now, Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will have a potentially recurring role on Ugly Betty as a former lover of Wilhelmia (played by Vanessa Williams) who is apparently a Joe Six Pack rather than an elegant charmer.

Seriously, I've seen Mr. Stokes Mitchell (or it is just Mr. Mitchell?) perform on Broadway and he's very good. His voice has this unmistakable deep, dulcet tone that would translate well to a television romantic lead. Mitchell has appeared on television before as Dr. Jackpot Jackson in Trapper John, M.D.

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