TV Line reports that the project, from former Scrubs producer Tad Quill, will focus on a newly-divorced single mother (Peet) who finds herself attracted to her new contractor.
The actress previously starred in NBC series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and has also made guest appearances on How I Met Your Mother and Law & Order. Her film credits include roles in Syriana, 2012 and the recent Gulliver's Travels.
Casting for the pilot is still ongoing, with the actor playing Peet's love interest yet to finalised.
Bent is under consideration for the 2011-2012 television season.