SUNDAY TIMES WEB DESK:Actress Katherine Heigl has been cast as the female lead in the comedy pilot Our House. The show centres around a devoted mom and dad, who are committed to raising their children with the love and support the mom never got as a child, but discover how difficult that is with her insane parents and siblings back in the picture.

Heigl will play Bridget, who tries her best to be a laid-back, progressive parent like her therapist husband, Shawn (played by actor Malcolm Barrett), but often finds herself reverting to the old school style of her parents.

Now that she’s moved back into her childhood home, surrounded by her parents and crazy siblings, finding a balance between these wildly different parenting styles becomes increasingly difficult for her.