‘Ugly Betty’ Reunion: America Ferrera Pitches Hulu Revival Movie

America Ferrera
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The cast of “Ugly Betty” reunited Saturday night at the ATX Television Festival — and they pitched another possible reunion.

America Ferrera, Michael Urie, Tony Plana, Eric Mabius, Ana Ortiz, Vanessa Williams, Mark Indelicato, Rebecca Romijn, Ashley Jensen, Judith Light and showrunner Silvio Horta gathered together at the Austin, Texas fest where they reminisced about the ABC series that ran four seasons.

“It was like losing a family,” Ferrera said about when the show went off the air. She added, “There’s always a little piece of me…that still doesn’t want to let this go.”

With that said, the cast spoke up about a possible revival of the critically-acclaimed show. After all, TV biz is in the midst of the streaming age in which anything can be brought back, it seems. (Last year’s ATX hosted a “Gilmore Girls” reunion, and one year later, Netflix is rebooting the beloved series.)

“Hulu’s going to pick us up for a two-hour special,” Ferrera said in jest. However, she continued with a pitch for the revival: “That’s not true, but if you tweet it…Everybody here take out your phone. Hashtag: Betty Reboot. We need a hashtag and tweet it out and then we’re going to get Hulu to buy a two-hour special.”

Though Ferrera was seemingly joking with her pitch, Horta also chimed in on the possibility, and it was apparent that he has thought about the idea — under one condition: the entire original team would be involved.

“Here’s the only thing I know for sure — if we were to do something, it would be a dream, but everybody on this stage would have to be involved. And Becki Newton,” Horta said.

Then Ferrera jutted in, exclaiming, “I mean, it took 20 minutes for everyone to say yes to my email to be at ATX!’

Drop a comment below: would you watch an “Ugly Betty” revival? (If so, you can tweet #HuluBringBackBetty.)

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  1. Kyle says:

    Please please please!!!! Just bring it back!!!!!

  2. LBCousins says:

    HuluBringBackBetty please! That would be AWEsome.

  3. nadia mobarak says:

    bring back the Ugly please, i love this serie!!!!!!

  4. Charlotte says:

    Yess it would be amazing for Ugly Betty to come back it can open so many opportunities and storylines!!!!

  5. Yahya Mumin says:

    Most definitely. I am a true Ugly Betty fan, that felt there was more to offer. We were left with so many unanswered questions. It was also cut short.

  6. Please bring this serries back. I don;t understand how it only lasted 4 seasons.

  7. Sheridan says:

    I would love to see a new series of ugly Betty I loved the show ;love to see Betty and Daniel to get together and Marie they are so meant to be together cant wait how long will it take before it goes on air I live in Melbourne Australia.

  8. Melissa says:

    Yes!! OMG I would LOVE an Ugly Betty Revival! I’ve been wanting to see if Daniel and Betty start dating! I’ve always thought they’d be great for each other!

  9. Hevs16@gmail.com says:

    More Betty to s needed

  10. carolina says:

    yes, please bring back Betty!

  11. Daniel says:

    Finished watching ugly betty on sky box sets and really enjoyed them. Wished they had made more. My mum and brother have really enjoyed them too. Please make some more. Thoroughly enjoyable to watch. Great actors.

  12. William says:

    Bring betty back. Great family show with plenty of laughs…

  13. Robyn Hazeldine says:

    Would love to see ugly betty back on tv. Can’t understand why they only made 4 series, Great characters, made us all laugh. Absolutely Loved it. Bring it back please.

  14. Grammie says:

    I would love to see Betty back on TV, one of the best shows ever! Why it was taken off is really a mystery and a huge mistake! There is nothing but the same old shows on TV and seems like anything good disappears. BRING BACK BETTY!

  15. Sandra brown says:

    We want ugly Betty back on TV not Hulu,why do y producers take the good shows off TV, you do it all the text don’t understand it like touch by an angel it’s like you don’t want anything descent on TV anymore y’all put all this trash on, everyone in the world don’t like trashy programs like you produces say we like family movie and TV that we can sit down with our children and watch without covering our eyes and ears.

  16. Amy D says:

    I loved ugly betty and would love a movie or something :D

  17. I would watch an Ugly Betty revival. I loved that show.

  18. Shelly says:

    I would love an Ugly Betty movie. I never missed an episode, and cried when it went off.

  19. Bill B. says:

    I’d love to see a movie of this with the original cast.

  20. Joe G. says:


  21. Gui says:

    That’s not even a question. Of course I would!!

  22. RG McGovern says:

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Would love more stories about Betty!

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