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Becki Newton Chomps on 'Love Bites'

by Brad Trechak, posted Feb 22nd 2010 10:00AM
Becki NewtonFresh off the cancellation of 'Ugly Betty', Becki Newton has already found her next big project. She will be starring in 'Love Bites', an anthology series on NBC about dating and relationships similar to the classic 'Love, American Style'. Unlike her manipulative Amanda Tanen character, Newton's new character will be an "optimistic, infectiously bubbly social worker who is a virgin".

'Ugly Betty' started off strong but seemed to meander in the later seasons. Once it was relegated to Friday night (usually where science fiction and fantasy is sent to die), it was already pretty much done. What prompted the strong start was a memorable cast of characters, including Amanda Tanen as played by Becki Newton.

It's good for Ms. Newton to play someone radically different than Amanda to prevent typecasting. Granted, 'Love Bites' sounds at first like a series involving vampire romance. For Ms. Newton's sake, let's hope 'Love Bites' doesn't, well, suck.

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CrazyJew

It's a shame that Ugly Betty is being canceled because the show now is better than ever. But I feel happy for Becki Newton, she's a wonderful actress and clearly has a bright future ahead. Now they just need to find a role for Michael Urie in Becki's new show, those two can't be separeted.

February 22 2010 at 3:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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