“Ugly Betty’s” TV Dad: “It Should Have Run Longer…”
Tony Plana who stars in the role of Betty Suarez’s father on Ugly Betty tells the Palm Beach Post that critical acclaim should’ve mattered more and that more should’ve been done to keep the show on the air.
“I was hoping it would have run longer,” says Plana, who has spent four years playing Ignacio Suarez, the culinarily curious, nurturing father of unlikely titular fashionista Betty Suarez (America Ferrera). “It should have run longer – it was one of the most critically acclaimed shows. What was an experiment turned out to be a hit, and it deserved a longer run, based on the accolades. I don’t think enough was done to sustain us on the air.”