Becki Newton, 'How I Met Your Mother' creators join forces for FOX comedy pilot
"HIMYM" creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have received a pilot order from FOX for a comedy called "The Goodwin Games," and Newton ("Ugly Betty," "Love Bites") will star in it. Per EW, the show revolves around three siblings whose father leaves them a fortune, but only "if they agree to his terms." Fellow "How I Met Your Mother" executive producer Chris Harris is writing it with Bays and Thomas.
Newton has been a sought-after actress for the past couple of pilot seasons. She starred in a family comedy from "That '70s Show" veterans Jackie and Jeff Filgo for CBS last year, but it didn't go to series. She reportedly had several offers this time around as well.
Her run on "How I Met Your Mother" starts Monday (Feb. 13). She plays Quinn, a woman who will have Barney ( Neil Patrick Harris) tied up in knots after they go on a bad date.