To quote NY Yankees legend Yogi Berra, "It ain't over till it's over."
There was a huge "Save NY Film & TV Tax Credits" rally in Albany, New York yesterday, and reports are coming in that it went "very well", and there is a good feeling that NY will end up with a tax credit of some sort.
A confidential source at Warner Bros. indicated that Fringe "is considering staying in New York if some kind of tax credit is passed."
It makes you wonder if the Canada move was just a bluff, because there will definitely be pressure on WB to keep Fringe in NY if the tax credits do in fact get renewed. I discussed this with my informant, who confided "if you wanted to scare New York into a tax credit, would you not take the biggest show shooting there and say you're moving it?" Bluff or not, hopefully this strategy works, because there is more at stake than just the few hundred Fringe jobs that would be lost.
Of course, this is all predicated on Fringe getting renewed for a second season, which almost everybody presumes at this point. However, I don't think it's a coincidence that Fox has not made any official announcements yet, instead waiting for the NY tax credit mess to sort out.