Pilot News: Christina Applegate Returns to NBC

One of pilot season’s hottest properties is officially off the market: Christina Applegate has landed the lead role in an untitled comedy from Saturday Night Live‘s Lorne Michaels.

The project, written by SNL scribe Emily Spivey, is described as an irreverent look at parenthood from the perspective of an acerbic working mother (Applegate), her stay-at-home husband and opinionated parents.

This marks new-mom Applegate’s first NBC series since the demise of Jesse in 2000. She most recently headlined the late, great ABC comedy Samantha Who?