January 28, 2010

TV TimeZ

ABC announced it is canceling Ugly Betty after the series concludes its current run this spring. Originally, ABC ordered 20 episodes for this season with a few of those episodes still in production. Silvio Horta, Ugly Betty's executive producer and Steve McPherson, ABC Entertainment Group Chairman released a joint statement about the cancelation decision. "We've mutually come to the difficult decision to make this Ugly Betty's final season, and are announcing now as we want to allow the show ample time to write a satisfying conclusion. We are extremely proud of this groundbreaking series, and felt it was important to give the fans a proper farewell."

Comedy Central will showcase a new batch of comedians in the 14th season of Comedy Central Presents, opening February 19 with two back-to-back 30m episodes starting at 11p. Prior to the season debut, the network will air a special 30m sneak preview Comedy Central Presents Best of 2010 on February 12 at midnight. During the new 14th season, filmed at Gerald W. Lynch Theater in New York City, two episodes will air weekly at 11p and 1130p featuring stand-up performances by such comedians as Tony Rock and Doug Williams (in the premiere episodes) among many others.