Where you've seen her: The funnywoman, pictured in the center, spent years fighting type after her "Married With Children" persona Kelly Bundy. But Applegate went on to become a raunchy comedy staple in "The Sweetest Thing," "Anchorman" and "Hall Pass." She also earned Emmy and Golden Globe noms for her role as mean-girl-turned-nice-girl-thanks-to-amnesia in the ABC comedy "Samantha Who?" Character on this show: Applegate will play a dry-witted wife whose busy life is interrupted by the arrival of a baby. Character similarities: Applegate has the comedy thing down pat and it'll be fun to see her tackle a role where she plays a mom trying to recapture her prime of life. "30 Rock's" Will Arnett and "SNL's" Maya Rudolph co-star in the NBC show also produced by Lorne Michaels, which will compete to harness the same brand of comedy that's kept his other two shows going. Watch a preview here.
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- Samantha Who? (tv program)
- Will Arnett
- Up All Night (tv program)
- 30 Rock (tv program)
- Maya Rudolph