Dedicated to expanding its network and channel brands across multiple platforms and connecting viewers with their favorite shows anytime and anywhere, Disney-ABC Television Group announced today that ABC's Golden Globe-nominated hit series, Ugly Betty, will be available on the iTunes Store beginning Friday, January 5. All episodes from the beginning of the season will be available for purchase for $1.99 per episode, with new episodes available on iTunes the day after they're broadcast on ABC.
Also this week, "Muchas Muchachas" ("Many Girls"), the second telenovelita from the breakout hit Ugly Betty, will be posted in its entirety on ABC.com. A brief clip from the telenovelita is used every week in Ugly Betty, but viewers will be able to watch the first of six chapters of the complete two to four-minute "Muchas Muchachas" beginning on Thursday, January 4 on ABC.com, with new webisodes every Thursday. "Muchas Muchachas" is the second telenovelita in a series of two (twelve webisodes total) that will be translated into English and rolling out on ABC.com. Starring well-known Hispanic telenovela actors (Paty Manterola, Africa Zavala, Sherlyn, Arturo Carmona, Marco Mendez and Rodrigo Nehme), "Muchas Muchachas" follows the journey of klutzy waitress Lourdes as she starts her new job at the sexy burlesque venue, Club Sparkle. Meanwhile, the two star dancers of the club resort to catfights and stealing each other's boyfriends to compete for top billing. Will Lourdes become Club Sparkle's dancing queen? Log on to ABC.com and find out!
Additionally, as part of the pro-social "Be Ugly '07" campaign that asks America to resolve to be real, be smart, be passionate, be true to yourself and be ugly, just like Ugly Betty in 2007, ABC is unveiling a custom T-shirt and "EmpowerRing" at an event in New York on Monday, January 8. A special appearance will be made by February's CosmoGIRL! cover girl and star of Ugly Betty, America Ferrara, who will unveil the T-shirt and "EmpowerRing," with ABC proceeds going to the nonprofit organization Girls Inc., which inspires all girls to be smart, strong and bold. Both items will be available for purchase beginning January 8 at www.BeUgly07.com.
Platinum Atlantic Records singer/songwriter Jason Mraz has composed the original song "The Beauty in Ugly," for "Be Ugly '07." The entire song can be downloaded beginning Tuesday, January 9 at the iTunes Store, and a portion of the proceeds from "The Beauty in Ugly" will also go to Girls Inc.