Becki has been cast as the female lead in Fox’s Winning Ugly comedy pilot from 20th Century Fox Television. Synopsis below:
Written by Case and directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the untitled inter-racial family comedy (fka My White Wife And Kids) follows Jay “Havoc” Hammond, an African American, ex-NFL lineman who recently moved in with his white wife, Christy (Newton), and her two oddball sons, as he struggles to win the most challenging game of his life: fatherhood. Gorgeous, smart, and strong with a soulful depth, Christy is a psychologist who works with athletes to help overcome anything from an addiction to drugs to an addiction to food.
The project is based on Case’s experience as a teenager growing up with a black stepdad, an ex-football player, who married his white mom.
FOX has decided to break up with their Weird Loners sitcom. It’s been cancelled after a short season of six episodes. A single-camera comedy, Weird Loners revolves around a quartet of underdogs who find themselves single while most of their peers are married and starting families. They’re played by Becki Newton, Meera Rohit Kumbhani, Nate Torrence, and Zachary Knighton.
The series debuted on March 31st to poor ratings and registered a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.89 million viewers. As bad as that was, the numbers got even worse in later weeks and fell as low as a 0.53 rating with 1.21 million viewers.
FOX has now pulled the plug on the series. The last episode aired this week, on Tuesday, May 5th.
Becki attended The 2015 Winter TCA Press Tour – Day 11 and later that night she also attended the FOX TCA Winter All-Star Party on January 17, 2015 in Pasadena, CA. We also added candids of her arriving at the events and 2 new promotional photos from Weird Loners! She looked gorgeous! As you can also notice we have new layouts, hope you like them!
Public Appearances > 2015 > JANUARY 17TH – FOX Winter TCA All-Star Party
Public Appearances > 2015 > JANUARY 17TH – 2015 Winter TCA Tour – Day
Public Appearances > 2015 > JANUARY 17TH – Arrives at the at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, CA
Public Appearances > 2015 > JANUARY 17TH – Leaves the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, CA
The series focuses on the connected lives of New Yorkers in their 30s. The four “quasi-underdogs” eventually experience an unexpected friendship. The main character is Caryn Goldfarb, played by Becki Newton from “Ugly Betty,” who is an attractive dental hygienist. Her issue why she does not have a love life is because of her idealistic expectations when it comes to romantic relationships.
The first man of the group is Stosh Lewandoski, played by Zachary Knighton from “Happy Endings,” who was a Wall Street player until he makes a mistake of sleeping with his boss’ fiancée. He is a ladies man because of his charm and brains. He finds it difficult to be with just one woman. His antics lead him to lose his condo, and he has no choice but to stay with his cousin Eric Lewandoski, played by Nate Torrence from “Hello, Ladies.” Eric is sweet, but he spent most of his life at home with old parents. After he became an orphan, he feels lost. There is light at the end of the tunnel when he meets Zara Sandhu, played by Meera Khumbhani, while buying her painting. Sandhu seems to make heartbreaking as a career. She used to live in the moment because she is aware of her striking good looks. Men, and women, tend to fall in love with her, but she does not last long with them.
Variety wrote that Katie Aselton from “The League” will be a guest star. Her role April is a beautiful and perky bisexual. She will appear in the sixth episode. “Weird Loners” is written and produced by Michael Weithorn from “King of Queens.” Jake Kasdan also is the executive producer of the series.
There you have it for the scoop on “Weird Loners,” which will premiere on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, on FOX.
We added new promotional photos & stills from Weird Loners. The show will premiere in Spring 2015! We can’t wait! Becki looks amazing!