New mom Christina Applegate is headed back to the small screen, having signed on to a new NBC comedy called ‘Up All Night.’ Co-starring two of our other favorite funny parents – Will Arnett, who has boys Archie and Abel with his wife Amy Poehler, and Maya Rudolph, who’s expecting baby #3 – the show centers around a theme they all know well.
“It’s basically who we are anyway,” says Christina, who stars as a PR exec married to her stay-at-home-dad hubby, played by Will. “[It’s about] being a parent and [balancing] work, and, all of us. It’s kind of us.”
Having welcomed her adorable daughter Sadie Grace earlier this year, Christina tells Access Hollywood that it’s time for her to get back to work.
“I don’t think I was ready at the time, but I will be ready,” she says, adding of motherhood, “It’s excellent… Amazing. We don’t have anybody with helping, which we will soon.”
Her hands-on approach to parenting impresses her co-star Maya: “She’s a wonder woman,” she praises .
“I’m tired,” Christina admits. “But she’s magical!”