Season one of “Ugly Betty” will be released on DVD August 21. “Ugly Betty” was this season’s breakout hit on ABC’s competitive Thursday night line up. Betty quickly gained attention as a provocative new series holding the time slot just before the popular “Grey’s Anatomy.” Based on Columbian telenovela’s Yo Soy Betty La Fea, Betty tells the story of Betty Suarez, a not so typical fashion newcomer, breaking into the cutthroat work of fashion writing. Suarez gets an assistant job at "Mode" a Vogue-like fashion magazine where her appearance does not quite meet expectations and her mere presence sparks drama among her fellow staff members. Betty stars America Ferrera, soon to be staring in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2" (2008), along with Eric Mabius, Alan Dale, Tony Plana, Ana Ortiz, Ashley Jensen, Becki Newton, Mark Indelicato, Michael Urie, Kevin Sussman, Rebecca Romijn and Vanessa Williams.

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