Becki Newton's new Fox comedy halts production

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Fox is scaling back its commitment to a new comedy series from the creators of How I Met Your Mother.

Midseason sitcom The Goodwin Games has halted production after the network reduced its order from 13 episodes to 7. The show is from HIMYM‘s Craig Thomas and Carter Bays along with Chris Harris, and stars Scott Foley and Becki Newton as estranged siblings who return home after their father’s death and learn his $23 million inheritance can only be obtained by playing an elaborate game of Trivial Pursuit.

A Fox spokesperson attributed the change to the network’s abundance of half-hour comedy material this season, having previously ordered 24 episodes of Raising Hope, New Girl and The Mindy Project, along with 19 episodes of Ben and Kate. The network still plans to air the seven The Goodwin Games episodes sometime this spring. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the show:

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