Pilot Scoop: Ugly Betty Alum Becki Newton Lands Starring Role in Fox Comedy Weird Loners

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Becki NewtonUgly Betty vet Becki Newton is heading back to Fox as one of the stars of Weird Loners, a half-hour comedy pilot about four relationship-phobic people who are unexpectedly thrust into one another’s lives in a townhouse in Queens, NY, TVLine has learned.

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Newton, who starred in last season’s short-lived Fox comedy The Goodwin Games, will play Caryn Goldfarb, a smart, attractive, high-strung, dental hygienist who is a pushover where handsome, charming men are concerned, but who always comes on too strong and fast for any relationship to last.

As we reported earlier this month, one of the other four loners will be played by Happy Endings‘ Zachary Knighton.

King of Queens scribe Michael Weithorn penned the script.



Comments (9)

  • Does this means that Goodwin Games is canceled….. Just kidding. But I thought that was a good show

    Comment by Joel – February 21, 2014 12:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It was a good show and considering it was a summer burn off it wasn’t that far off Fox’s other sitcoms.

      Comment by d4h8a15r16m23a42 – February 21, 2014 12:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • so I’m guessing a mid-season replacement that is burnt off over summer?

    Comment by Jay – February 21, 2014 12:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No, it just means they have to make AT LEAST 6 episodes.

      Comment by Zach – February 21, 2014 03:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad she is doing something new but she should leave the sitcom genre and start play different roles. She can do much better!

    Comment by spindae2 – February 21, 2014 12:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad to see her back. She was great on Ugly Betty.

    Comment by C.A.BOLTON – February 21, 2014 01:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sadly this looks like another failed show for Becky!

    Comment by DavidSask – February 21, 2014 03:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This girl really really deserves a break. She put a great new spin on what could have been a typically boring “dumb blonde” character in Ugly Betty and made Amanda into one of the genuine highlights of the show.

    It really saddens me that she hasn’t had much luck since that role. (The same can be said most of that great cast actually!) :(

    Comment by Kyle – February 21, 2014 03:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Weird Loners was already ordered to series…

    Comment by P. S. Shawn (@serialykinemask) – February 23, 2014 08:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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