This caused fans and critics to worry that ABC wished to end the show, since that time slot is perceived as the Friday night death slot. Major plotlines include Daniel and Wilhelmina's respective relationships with Molly and Connor - a former couple; Betty and Marc both competing in the YETI program, a series of classes for aspiring editors; Betty's new relationship with Matt Hartley, a wealthy sports editor also taking part in YETI; Christina's surrogate pregnancy for Wilhelmina, and later belief that the baby is in fact her own; Molly developing terminal cancer and Ignacio's heart problems resulting in Betty having to return home, resulting in Marc and Amanda taking on Betty's apartment. She also receives strong support from her father Ignacio , older sister Hilda , and nephew Justin. The two-episode season finale aired on Thursday, May 21 from 8—10 pm. In addition, production was moved to New York City from Los Angeles to make the series more realistic and to take advantage of increased tax incentives in New York. The move was done to bring the authenticity of the great series' setting into the show and to take advantage of a tax credit offered by the State of New York 's Governor's Office of Motion Picture and Television Development. The season finale is the episode called " East Side Story. Paul ; Hilda's attempt to start her new beautician career and a relationship with Justin's gym teacher; Christina's reunion with her recovering alcoholic husband; and Wilhelmina's scheme to conceive an heir to the Meade fortune using Bradford's sperm. Ugly Betty season 1 Season one premiered in the United States on September 28, and aired 23 episodes. The season was the last that featured Rebecca Romijn and Ashley Jensen as regulars, with Romijin's character Alexis moving to France to be with her son early in the season, and Jensen's character Christina returning to Scotland with her family in episode The bill was passed by the assembly and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed it into law on February 19, ABC had announced the title of the series would be Betty the Ugly, a change from its developmental title, but changed it back to Ugly Betty on July 14, ,  although the Ugly Betty title was already being used in promotions prior to this date on Citytv. Despite moving the show to a new Wednesday night slot in January, ratings failed to improve, and on January 27, , ABC confirmed that the series would end in April, at the same time reducing the season length from 22 to 20 episodes. This was the last episode to be produced in Los Angeles.