Christina Applegate returning to TV with NBC comedy pilot

christina-applegate-gi-320.jpgScore one for NBC this pilot season: The network has landed Christina Applegate for her first series project since "Samantha Who?" left the air a couple seasons ago.

Applegate will star in a comedy pilot from "Parks and Recreation" producer and former "Saturday Night Live" writer Emily Spivey, Vulture reports. The pilot order was cast-contingent, but getting Applegate on board will almost certainly remove that contingency.

The show, executive produced by Lorne Michaels ("SNL," "30 Rock"), will star Applegate as a tart-tongued working mother with a stay-at-home husband; her parents are also a big part of her life.

Applegate -- who's a new mom herself, having given birth to daughter Sadie on Jan. 27 -- was among the more in-demand actors this pilot season. She earned a pair of Emmy nominations for playing the title character in "Samantha Who?" and won a guest-acting Emmy in 2003 for playing Rachel's ( Jennifer Aniston) sister on "Friends."

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