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.

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  1. spindae2 says:

    Sounds decent. Hope the show, if picked up, gets better treatement than her previous Fox projects.

  2. Brian says:

    Rooting for her.

  3. Tina Fey says:

    I love her and have missed her tremendously since “Ugly Betty” ended. I hope this series is good, and survives so I can enjoy some long-term Becki Newton back on my TV! :)

  4. robandco says:

    I love her. She’s amazing. But why on FOX?! FOX comedies are DOOMED. Poor scheduling, extremely low ratings. I hope something more family oriented can work for them, like it does for ABC… but the only show that could be renewed and work with that would be Grandfathered. I hope they have something else in development because I fear another failed project for her…

  5. joe says:

    sounds like a loser.