Becki Newton Fox Comedy Pilot

Becki Newton Nabs Female Lead in Fox's Interracial Family Comedy Pilot

Ugly Betty MVP Becki Newton has landed the female lead in Fox’s Untitled Chris Case sitcom pilot, TVLine has learned.

The potential series, penned by former Reba and Legit scribe Case, is being billed as an interracial comedy that follows Jay “Havoc” Hammond,  an African American, ex-NFL lineman who recently moved in with his Caucasian bride and her two oddball sons, as he struggles to win the most challenging game of his life: fatherhood.

Newton will play Havoc’s strong and soulful wife Christy, a psychologist who works with athletes to help them overcome anything from an addiction to drugs to an addiction to food.

The gig brings Newton back into the Fox fold following lead roles in the short-lived comedies Weird Loners and The Goodwin Games.