February 21, 2010 at 04:04 PM EST

Note to Hollywood: Becki Newton’s officially off the market!

The Ugly Betty scene-stealer, who became one of pilot season’s hottest commodities after ABC pulled the plug on her four-year-old series, has landed a starring role in NBC’s hour-long romantic comedy pilot, Love Bites.

The potential series, exec produced by Sex and the City‘s Cindy Chupack, will follow three loosely connected stories of love, dating, and marriage each week.

Newton will play Annie, an infectiously bubbly hopeless romantic who also happens to be a virgin.

I’m still sad about Betty, but news that Becki’s off to bigger (and possibly better) things helps cushion the blow a little. Congrats, Becki!

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