Pilot Scoop: CBS Snags Becki Newton

Further proof that NBC’s troubled anthology series Love Bites is DOA: Leading lady Becki Newton has found other work.

The Ugly Betty MVP has signed on to star in a CBS comedy pilot that revolves around a blue-collar man who lives under the same roof with his wife, their grown daughter (Newton) and her 12-year-old son, and his recently widowed mother.

The script is by Jeff and Jackie Filgo (That ’70s Show), while sitcom vet Andy Ackerman (Seinfeld) is on board to direct.

Newton’s Love Bites costar Greg Grunberg recently scored the lead in the A&E comedy Big Mike.