Pilot Scoop: Fox Orders Becki Newton Comedy from How I Met Your Mother Team
Fox has picked up a family comedy from How I Met Your Mother executive producers Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Chris Harris, to star Becki Newton — who happens to start an arc on the CBS sitcom this Monday.
The Goodwin Games is described as a single-camera comedy about three siblings who must reconnect in order to inherit their recently-deceased father’s fortune. The onetime Ugly Betty beauty will play one of the children.
Fox’s other comedy pilot orders this season include Little Brother (starring John Stamos and T.J. Little), Cougar Town creator Bill Lawrence’s semi-autobiographical Like Father, Prodigy Bully (based on a series of one-minute movies) and an untitled vehicle written by and starring The Office‘s Mindy Kaling. (All of Fox’s pilots can be found here.)