Pilot Intel: Becki Newton finds 'Love' on NBC

Note to Hollywood: Becki Newton’s officially off the market!

The Ugly Betty scene-stealer, who became one of pilot season’s hottest commodities after ABC pulled the plug on her four-year-old series, has landed a starring role in NBC’s hour-long romantic comedy pilot, Love Bites.

The potential series, exec produced by Sex and the City‘s Cindy Chupack, will follow three loosely connected stories of love, dating, and marriage each week.

Newton will play Annie, an infectiously bubbly hopeless romantic who also happens to be a virgin.

I’m still sad about Betty, but news that Becki’s off to bigger (and possibly better) things helps cushion the blow a little. Congrats, Becki!

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  • Jaymii

    I’m so not a fan of Ugly Betty but I have to say, she was one of the sole reasons I watched it as much as I did. Fantastic news she’s got a part in something else – hope its actually good.

    • Strepsi

      Amanda stalling for time at the wedding by singing “Milkshake” was one of the best moments on the show!

      • Daryl

        Totally agree! That one had me falling off my seat with laughter!!!

  • Elle

    LOVE Becki!So happy shes on a Sex and The City type show that will suite her so well.

    • SirLizard

      Who says that it’s going to be a “Sex and the City” type show? Just because Cindy Chupack worked on SATC doesn’t mean that she is incapable of producing a series that is very different from SATC. It is indeed very possible that this series will be yet another SATC clone, but I think that it’s a bit of a stretch to assume this, just because of Cindy Chupack’s involvement.

      That said, I will give anything that Becki Newton is in a chance. I love her.

      • Vikki Sixx

        The fact that it also is described as a romantic comedy about dating, love, and marriage might lead one to think it will be at least somewhat SATC-esque based on who is producing it.

    • betty

      except she’s playing a virgin

      • MAE

        Charlotte was pretty squeaky clean if I remember correctly! Can’t remember if she was virginal, but she certainly was NOT Samantha or Carrie.

      • Lala

        Charlotte was far from a virgin

      • m.

        Sorry to say, but they all were very promiscuous in “the sex and the city”.
        I already can predict storyline how she will struggle with her virginity and in the 2nd or 3rd season (if the show gets picked up) ending she will sleep with a guy and the guy turns out to be a real a**hole and more drama follows …

    • CK

      It will “suite” her well? Like a 2 bedroom suite? Or Suite Judy Blue Eyes?

  • James

    I adore her and wish her the very best and I will definitely watch this show solely to see her! If we can get Michael Urie to be a costar in this show and its a win!

    • jan

      So agree! I love Michael Urie.

  • Zoe

    She was the reason I watched UB. There aren’t many women as beautiful as she is who are also gifted with comedic timing. I’ll watch whatever she does.

  • fernando

    I will so watch this show,not for NBC but for Becki.

  • Madox

    I think she’s great too. Hope the show does her justice

  • george

    This does not look like the girl who played on Ugly Betty. I was not a fan of Ugly Betty, but if you’ll use your eyes for a moment you’ll be surprised to see that this woman is a redhead, while Betty clearly had black hair. Not complicated if you have basic eyesight. I would say that this woman was a guest star on Ugly Betty, if anything. It wouldn’t be unlike someone to pretend they were on a show in order to get publicity. If I had a nickle for every “Tom Cruze” or “Tyra Banxxx” I’ve seen over the years, well I’d have at least a dollar by now. :P

    • Eric

      Clearly you are a moron George…do I even need to address that?

      • peppermint

        Oh George, you slay me!

    • The Dude

      I have never watched Ugly Betty, and even I knew that this girl did not play Betty. Betty was played by one of the girls from the traveling pants series. Newton played a different character.

    • max

      George you are a complete moron.

      • ger

        I choose to believe he’s just not funny

    • Nick B

      Hey George, did you know that the main cast for a TV show usually has more than one person?

    • sarge

      really? REALLY??

    • dan

      um george…she’s a blonde..
      ps pretty sure those people you mentioned are porn stars.. are you a millionaire yet??

  • Sharlin

    America Ferrera plays Ugly Betty George. Becki played a supporting character. Are you ok or something??

  • Jenny

    I hope she does great on the show. I’m definitely tuning in!

  • MAE

    George made my day. LOL! Don’t post if you don’t know what you’re talking about! No, I take that back, still laughing about your idiocy….

    • Josh

      George, if you actually watched Ugly Betty, you would know she was one of the main characters. Read the whole article before you comment!

  • George

    I LOVE Becki Newton! Too bad she had to end up over at NBC though…

  • RyRyNYC

    “Bigger” and “Better” and NBC are not synonymous.

  • Q-A

    Couldn’t that be the answer to a recent Blind item? About some producers who didn’t want to part with one of their actress?

    • RJ

      No. The blind item said they wouldn’t part with the actress because they thought the show might be coming back. Ugly Betty had already been cancelled at that time and all the actors were free to persue whatever.

  • Mandy

    I would watch her in anything! Can’t wait.

  • Hannah

    I love it! I’ll definitely tune into that!

    Does anyone find it completely hilarious that she will play a hopeless romantic virgin? That’s like the complete opposite of her character on Ugly Betty!!

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