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Salon's guide to what to watch on Thursday: The fashionable miscreants of "Ugly Betty" return.

By Salon Staff
Published September 27, 2007 2:00PM (UTC)
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The last time we saw the fashionable miscreants of "Ugly Betty" (second season premieres at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC), everything was a big mess: Betty's earnest paramour, Henry, went off to Arizona to be with his pregnant girlfriend; Hilda's fiancé, Carlos, was shot during a corner-store robbery; Daniel was in a car accident with his long-lost sister/brother, Alexis/Alex; and Amanda had reason to believe that Fey Sommers was her biological mother. Loyal viewers of the snappy soap will hardly care how any of these stories turn out, so long as Betty and friends continue to engage in the same colorful, clever shenanigans as always. We won't spoil any of the cliffhangers here, but rest assured that editress/villainess Wilhelmina's disaster-themed photo shoot is not to be missed.



"My Name Is Earl" premieres at 8 p.m. EDT and "The Office" premieres at 9 p.m. EDT, both on NBC. And on ABC, "Grey's Anatomy" returns at 9 p.m. EDT, followed by "Big Shots," an hour-long "Sex and the City" dramedy for men, at 10 p.m. EDT.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Jennifer Garner, Jarod Miller, Tony Bennett

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

Sen. Barack Obama

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

T.R. Knight, Chris Bryant

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings


Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings


Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT

Britney Spears' former bodyguard

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT

Ken Burns

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT

David Schwartz

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Whoopi Goldberg, Melissa Etheridge

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Ben Stiller, Tony Snow, Raul Midon

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Jamie Foxx

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

Danny DeVito, Mario Batali, Frankie Valli

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Ed Helms, Björk

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Jennifer Love Hewitt, Oliver Hudson, Cary Brothers

Contributors: Megan Doll, Heather Havrilesky, Eryn Loeb, Amy Reiter


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