ABC's Ugly Betty is moving to New York.
was made Monday by New York City mayor Michael
Bloomberg, New York State governor David Paterson, and ABC
Studios president Mark Pedowitz. They say the show
will take advantage of a 35% tax credit from the city
and state when it makes the move from Los Angeles.
Ugly Betty stars Emmy-winner America Ferrera as
Betty Suarez, a young woman from Queens who works for a
The comedy will
be filmed in Manhattan and Queens. It is expected to
create more than 200 full- and part-time jobs.
Law & Order, 30 Rock, and Gossip Girl are
also filmed in Manhattan. (AP)