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Ugly Betty Moves to New York -- It's Official!

Ugly Betty Moves to New York -- It's Official!

The production of Ugly Betty is definitely moving to New York City, announced Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Gov. David Paterson and ABC Studios President Mark Pedowitz.

The ABC series is moving from LA to NY in order to take advantage of the 35% tax credits from the city and state, which will create more than 200 full- and part-time jobs.

The move was joked about on Saturday Night Live this past weekend during Amy Poehler‘s Weekend Update: “Producers of the hit show Ugly Betty are in talks to relocate production of the show to New York City, where it is set. Which is odd, because I thought it was set on a gay spaceship.”

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18 Responses to “Ugly Betty Moves to New York -- It's Official!”

  1. 1
    james Says:


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    tina Says:


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    3RD never watched this show it seems stupid! its all about gossip girl!!!!


  4. 4
    Helena Says:

    It’s stupid? Coming from the Gossip Girl fan?

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    PATTY Says:


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    PATTY Says:

    ok maybe not first lol

  7. 7

    i said it seems stupid and gossip girl is amazing i love that show its always interesting and at least it isn’t based on an ugly girl thats kind of cruel if u ask me……..


  8. 8
    mike Says:

    i love this show… funny…

  9. 9
    Accidental Sexiness Says:

    Go America!

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    Helena Says:

    It’s not ‘based’ on an ugly girl, if you watched the programme, you’d realise that their message is that beauty is within and correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t see one unfortunate-looking person in the cast of Gossip Girl. Superficial, if I ever saw one.

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    David Says:

    I personally think the main reason why Ugly Betty wasn’t filmed in NY for the past few years (even though the pilot was) was because of America Ferrera’s schooling at USC. It probably isn’t the reason, but I’ll be glad when their exterior shots are less fake…

  12. 12
    veisner Says:

    Hey, they had this on last week. that said I guess this kinda confirms it now that its on justjared

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    camille Says:

    good point for the show

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    greer az Says:


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    s Says:

    This is really sad because all of the crew members lost their jobs because of the move.

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    fools Says:


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    tou Says:

    Accidental Sexiness @ 05/12/2008 at 2:02 pm

    Go America!
    Yeah, tell her to go, go far far away from the West.

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    Hala m. al roumi, aca, kuwait Says:

    omggg I LOVE BETTY. I LOOK LIKE HER and she gives me hope u know!! Betty or america, if u see this please call me: 00965-730-787!! I AM UR BIGGEST, UGLIEST FAN AND I CANT WAIT TO HEAR UR VOICE OMGGG omg im dyinggggggggggggggg CALL ME AMERICA FERRERA

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