By James Hibberd
Updated October 24, 2011 at 07:45 PM EDT
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Lifetime has ordered a new drama series pilot that could serve as a starring vehicle for Melanie Griffith.

The network has ordered the grandly titled American Housewife from Band of Brothers writer Erik Jendersen and Griffith’s husband Antonio Banderas. The Fox TV Studios project follows a housewife from an affluent family who’s constantly having a “conversation with an inner voice.”

Though the deals are not yet finalized, Griffith, Banderas and Ray Rickard are expected to be producers on the project along with Jendersen. Griffith is in talks to star. The project would mark Griffith’s first starring TV series gig since CBS’ short-lived Viva Laughlin.