Paramount Pictures Special Screening Of 'Downsizing' - ArrivalsKristen Wiig is taking a bite out of Apple for her return to television.



The "Saturday Night Live" alum will star in the tech giant's half-hour comedy series produced by Reese Witherspoon. Wiig is also serving as an executive producer.



The project is Apple's first scripted comedy and is based on author Curtis Sittenfeld's upcoming short story collection "You Think It, I'll Say It." Colleen McGuinness ("30 Rock") created the series and will be the showrunner.



This is Wiig's first television series since she left "SNL" in 2012. She has focused on movies, including "Bridesmaids," "Ghostbusters," and the recent "Downsizing" opposite Matt Damon.



Apple has been aggressively moving into the scripted television arena; also on their docket are a revival of the anthology "Amazing Stories," Ron Moore's space drama "See," the Octavia Spencer-led thriller "Are You Sleeping?" and an untitled drama about morning shows starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon (who is producing the latter two). Apple is also in play for J.J. Abrams' first new TV series since 2008's "Fringe."