FOX orders Becki Newton comedy pilot from 'How I Met Your Mother' duo
'Goodwin Games' comes from Craig Thomas and Carter Bays
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"Goodwin Games" comes from the "How I Met Your Mother" braintrust of Carter Bays and Craig Thomas and was in cast contingent limbo while waiting to land Newton.
According to Deadline.com
, Newton received multiple pilot offers before deciding to work with the "HIMYM" team again. Newton is about to begin a guest arc on "How I Met Your Mother."
"Goodwin Games," which also comes from "HIMYM" veteran writer-producer Chris Harris, focuses on three siblings reconnecting after the death of their father. Newton will play one of the siblings, obviously, in the single-camera comedy.
Since "Ugly Betty" ended its run in 2010, Newton has been one of the most in-demand actresses in the three following pilot season
s. In 2010, she went with NBC's "Love Bites." Last year, she picked a comedy from Jeff and Jackie Filgo. We'll see ho this year's Becki Newton pilot goes.