A critical and popular success with its premiere in fall 2006, "Ugly Betty" has struggled in recent years with audience erosion.
Based on a Colombian telenovela, the warmhearted dramedy stars America Ferrera as an ambitious but style-challenged young woman out to build a future at a New York fashion magazine.
ABC is promising that the series will conclude its run in a fashion that will satisfy its fans. ABC says eight episodes are left.
The series has been saluted with Emmy, Golden Globe and Peabody awards, among others.
By Frazier Moore