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Ugly Betty Reunion! Michael Urie and Becki Newton Teaming Up for Funeral Home Sitcom Fun at CBS

Urie Newton Fun

It’s not an Ugly Betty revival but it’s pretty darn close: Michael Urie and Becki Newton will play siblings in a sitcom that’s in development at CBS, TVLine has learned.

Titled Fun, the multi-cam comedy — from Sex and the City EP Michael Patrick King and Ugly Betty scribes Tracy Poust and Jon Kinnally — is described as “a life-long love story between a brother (Urie) and a sister (Newton), who always encourage each other to have fun. No matter what hardship life is currently serving up. Fun celebrates life — in spite of the fact that the family business is a funeral home. As they say in their family: “You can’t spell funeral without f-u-n.” The brother returns to his Pennsylvania hometown to help his sister run the struggling business after his emotional and devastating break-up with… show business.”

Urie and Newton — who for four seasons played co-workers/besties/partners in crime Marc and Amanda on Ugly Betty — will also serve as producers on the project, which has scored a pilot production commitment from CBS.

Urie is currently recurring on TV Land’s Younger while Newton just wrapped a two-season stint on HBO’s Divorce.

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