Ugly Betty alumna Becki Newton has been cast as the female lead in Fox’s untitled Chris Case comedy pilot from 20th Century Fox Television.

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. Case executive produces with Evan Silverberg and Daniel Rappaport of Entertainment 360 as well as Chris Spencer.

Newton, repped by UTA and Management 360, has long-standing relationship with 20th TV where this is fourth comedy project following series How I Met Your Mother, The Goodwin Games and Weird Loners, the last two also at Fox.