Forgot to post the press release. No other outlets have picked up on it, it seems. So we have an exclusive!!
“UGLY BETTY” GETS THE CALL TO LEAD-OFF ABC’S THURSDAY NIGHTS
ABC announced today it is shifting the hour-long series “Ugly Betty” to Thursdays, leading into critically acclaimed hit, “Grey’s Anatomy.” “Ugly Betty” will premiere THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2006 from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET.
“Ugly Betty,” the highly anticipated American take on the international phenomenon from executive producer Salma Hayek, has been well received by critics, advertisers and others who have previewed the pilot. Encouraged by the early positive response, ABC will move “Ugly Betty” from its previously announced Friday timeslot (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET).
Comedies “Big Day” and “Notes from the Underbelly” will now kick off later in the fall after Dancing With the Stars completes its run.
America’s Funniest Home Videos will continue to do double duty on Fridays and Sundays as it has been doing since March.