Becki Newton Cast in CBS Comedy Pilot

Becki Newton

It looks like NBC’s troubled anthology series Love Bites really isn’t going to happen, considering the fact that its leading lady has found other work.

TVLine.com reports that Becki Newton has instead signed on for a new CBS comedy pilot. The series will star the Ugly Betty MVP in a story that revolves around a blue-collar man who lives under the same roof with his wife, their grown daughter (Newton) and her 12-year-old son, and his recently widowed mother.

The script is written by Jeff and Jackie Filgo (That ’70s Show), with sitcom vet Andy Ackerman (Seinfeld) set to direct.

In other proof that Love Bites has bitten the dust – Newton’s Love Bites costar Greg Grunberg recently scored the lead in the A&E comedy Big Mike.

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