Monday, January 26, 2009
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UGLY BETTY (2/12)
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BETTY MAKES A TRIBUTE VIDEO FOR CLAIRE'S 60TH BIRTHDAY
THAT BECOMES VERY ILLUMINATING, ON ABC'S "UGLY BETTY"
"The Courtship of Betty's Father" - Betty tapes a video tribute for Claire Meade's 60th birthday that's very revealing, just not in the way she planned. But the real shocker comes when Betty accidentally leaves the camera on at home and discovers some revealing footage about Ignacio. Meanwhile, Daniel and Wilhelmina have difficulty adjusting to the new significant others in their lives, on ABC's "Ugly Betty," THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12 (8:00-9:00 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, Ashley Jensen as Christina, Becki Newton as Amanda, Mark Indelicato as Justin, Michael Urie as Marc, Judith Light as Claire Meade and Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater. Rebecca Romijn is a recurring guest star as Alexis Meade.

Guest starring are Grant Bowler as Connor Owens, Sarah Lafleur as Molly, Lauren Velez as Elena and Liz Smith as herself.
    
"The Courtship of Betty's Father" was written by Peter Elkoff and directed by John Terlesky.

"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.

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