'Betty' drops 2 exec producers


ABC's "Ugly Betty" will be heading back to production with a smaller producing team.

Executive producers Marco Pennette and James Hayman were let go from the sophomore dramedy Monday, the same day the series was renewed for a third season.

For the time being, "Betty," which is expected to produce at least four more original episodes this season, is exec produced by creator Silvio Horta, Salma Hayek and Jose Tamez.

ABC Studios, which produces "Betty," would not confirm the exits.

"Betty," which continues to enjoy critical success, went through significant behind-the-scenes changes between its freshman and sophomore season when five writers were let go.