Johnston & Tartaglia to Guest on 'Ugly Betty' February 3

Johnston & Tartaglia to Guest on 'Ugly Betty' February 3

On Wednesday, February 3, Kristen Johnston (So Help Me God!) and John Tartaglia (Avenue Q) will guest star on ABC's Ugly Betty in the episode, "Smokin' Hot." Additional guest stars include Neal Bledsoe, Designer Brian Reyes, and Adam Rodriguez. Ugly Betty airs at 10pm EST.

In the episode, Wilhemina marginalizes Betty during Fashion Week but Daniel intercedes, and she's assigned to cover a low-priority show. There, she discovers a new designer, Marisa, whom she promotes as one of the 10 Designers to Watch, but Marc steals all her thunder. Meanwhile, Amanda is impressed by Helen's (Kristen Johnston's) sewing skills and teams up with her to start a new line, but cannot convince Marc or Betty to lobby Wilhemina on her behalf. Claire's son Tyler (Neal Bledsoe) comes to New York to find her, and Daniel gets seduced into modeling. The fashion and the feelings are smoking hot, but the real flames are at the Suarez home, which mysteriously catches fire.

Ugly Betty reguarly stars America Ferrera as Betty Suarez, Eric Mabius as Daniel Meade, Tony Plana as Ignacio, Ana Ortiz as Hilda, Judith Light as Claire Meade, Becki Newton as Amanda, Michael Urie as Marc, Mark Indelicato as Justin and Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater.

Guest starring are Kristen Johnston as Helen, Neal Bledsoe as Tyler, Alec Mapa as Suzuki St. Pierre, John Tartaglia as Paolo, Brian Reyes as himself, Katrina Bowden as Heather, Aubrey Dollar as Marisa with Adam Rodriguez as Bobby Talercio.

"Smokin' Hot" was written by Brian Tanen and directed by John Scott.

Ugly Betty is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.

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