By James Hibberd
Updated March 18, 2011 at 05:36 PM EDT

One of the most sought-after actresses during pilot season has selected a project: Christina Applegate has picked an NBC comedy as her starring vehicle.

The untitled project from Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels and SNL writer Emily Spivey is a family comedy about an acerbic working mom and her stay-at-home husband and opinionated parents.