The actress - who has worked mostly on feature films since her short-lived series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip ended in 2007 - recently told Reuters that playing a single mum in Bent was intriguing.
"I like the idea that she's a single mum trying to keep it all together," she said. "I think most working mums have this sinking feeling that they're failing, so I related to that.
"And I like the idea of an adult dating show that's sexy and not just for gags - that kind of romantic suspense where you're like, 'Are they going to have sex or not?' I love that she despises the fact that she's attracted to [a flirty contractor]."
Peet went on to joke that she's unsure if Bent is meant to be entirely realistic.
"I'm not sure yet [if it's realistic]… We definitely want to make people laugh," she explained. "We have JB Smoove and Jeffrey Tambor so we want everyone to escape and laugh. But hopefully it's more on the realistic side."
Bent airs Wednesdays on NBC.
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