Ugly Betty Moving to New (York) Set?

Those queens and nerdy assistants pretending to be at a glitzy New York magazine in Ugly Betty might actually move to New York. Thanks Gov. Paterson! Variety reports.

ABC Studios is close to moving the show to Gotham next season, in order to take advantage of tax breaks enacted last month by new state Gov. David Paterson.

Under the expansion, the percentage of qualified film production costs eligible for a tax credit tripled, from 10% to 30%. The program was also extended, from its original 2011 expiration to 2013. New York City chips in an additional 5% tax break.

The strengthened tax credit was meant to bring in new productions to New York — and in the case of "Ugly Betty," already appears to be working.

 

Ugly Betty Moving to New (York) Set?