Henry ditches Betty for Harper's

In last season's finale of Ugly Betty, the show's titular character was on the verge of choosing between two suitors, Gio Rossi (Freddy Rodriguez) and Henry Grubstick (Christopher Gorham).

Unless ABC has some sort of trick up its sleeve, it appears as though Betty may be pulling a Brad Womack from The Bachelor and ultimately turn them both down.

Gorham has signed on to star in the upcoming CBS show Harper's Island, says The Hollywood Reporter, and won't return to Betty. Rodriguez may be available for one episode, but has several films on his schedule and won't be able to come back as a recurring character. These moves look to be the reason why the show just cast Val Emmich (Cashmere Mafia, 30 Rock), who is expected to be the new apple of Betty's eye in the upcoming season.

Gorham will be moving networks and genres, but he's sticking with the name Henry. On Harper's Island, the actor will play Henry Dunn, a young man set to be married on a secluded island in the Pacific Northwest. Unfortunately for the wedding party, one uninvited guest--a twisted serial killer--begins reducing the number of attendees one by one.

In a preview of Harper's Island sent to TV.com, the role of Henry Dunn was played by Comanche Moon's Ryan Merriman. Merriman's departure was confirmed on his Web site.

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It's OK if Henry leaves. It's soooo NOT OK if GIO will not appear in more than one episode....Betty and Gio look good together. *sigh...
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Hmm. I understood that Gorham bowed out of Ugly Betty because he did not want to uproot his family and make the move to NYC along with the production. However - Harper's Island is being shot in Vancouver - still a far cry from L.A. What gives?
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I am looking forward to Harper's Island, so get to work new Henry!
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Tell me Mr. Gorham, where do you see yourself in 5 years time?



Still an actor...but mostly eating out of bins.
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ho well
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I don't know what Gorham was thinking. Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven I guess, but Harper's Island can't possibly have the staying power of Ugly Betty. How many seasons could you draw out people being killed on an island (Lost aside)? Now we lose the chance to see Ryan Merriman AND lost Henry Grubstick. It's a lose/lose situation in my book.
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Hope he made the right choice in leaving.
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awesome...
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I think his character ran his course even thought last season ended on a cliffhanger (i hope she choose neither one though)
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I liked them together but I think she should be with Gio now. Looks like she doesn't pick Henry then!
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