'Ugly Betty' Executive Producer Silvio Horta Inks Sony TV Deal

Silvio Horta TCA Ugly Betty 2011
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 17:  Executive producer Silvio Horta answers questions during the "ABC Show Runner Panel" at the Television Critics Association Press Tour held at the Beverly Hilton hotel on July 17, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California.

The executive producer of the ABC telenovela returns to TV with a two-year overall deal.

The Ugly Betty executive producer Silvio Horta has signed a two-year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television. 

The pact marks a return to television for Horta, who took time off after Betty concluded its run in 2010.

The ABC telenovela, adapted from Columbia's Yo Soy Betty La Fea, was a break-out success in its early years, earning star America Ferrera an Emmy for her work as fish-out-of-water character Betty Suarez. It was co-produced by Reveille, with Ben Silverman serving as chief executive when the show began.

Horta already has a dramedy project about a Cuban-American family living in Miami in development.

The producer, whose other credits include UPN's Jake 2.0 and Syfy's The Chronicle, had a previous deal at ABC Studios. He is repped by WME.