The ugliest battle in primetime: ABC, Univision both air remakes of hit telenovela

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Who will win when English and Spanish-language versions of the same telenovela go head-to-head?

'Ugly Betty'

What: English-language remake of hit telenovela "Yo Soy Betty La Fea" as one-hour weekly drama

When: Thurs., 8 p.m. on ABC, starting Sept. 28

How will it do? One of few buzzed-about fall shows, with a desirable time slot and promotion by ABC's first Hispanic ad agency Arenas

What's it about? Ugly but smart Betty finds beauty, wins heart of philandering but handsome boss

'La Fea Mas Bella'

What: Spanish-language remake of hit telenovela "Yo Soy Betty La Fea"

When: Mon.-Fri., 8 p.m. on Univision

How's it doing? Univision's No. 1 program, with a 23.3 rating and a 35% share of the Spanish-language audience (Nielsen Hispanic Television Index)

What's it about? Ugly but smart Lety finds beauty, wins heart of philandering but handsome boss
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