Jessica Simpson To Star In Semi-Autobiographical Comedy Pilot For NBC
First Published: January 15, 2013 5:04 PM EST Credit: Getty Premium
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Jessica Simpson is ready to make TV audiences laugh!
The 32-year-old singer/reality star/style maven will star in an NBC pilot, produced by Universal Television and Electus, inspired by her own life.
“We are thrilled to team up with the multi-talented Jessica Simpson to bring this new sitcom to life on NBC as she is truly a modern-day Lucy with incredible comedic chops,” said Ben Silverman, Founder and Chairman of Electus, said in a statement to Access Hollywood. “From running a fashion empire to wrangling her public image as a new mom, we see Jessica’s character approach a variety of ‘everyday’ circumstances that will get audiences laughing out loud.”
The “Fashion Star” star is looking forward to putting parts of her own life on the small screen.
“I am so excited to work with Ben and NBC again, this time on a scripted comedy,” Jessica said in a statement. “I often find myself thinking that no one could ever make up the things that actually happen in my life — so between the real life elements and a great team of writers, I think we’ll have people laughing!”
In addition to her reality show, “Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica” with ex Nick Lachey, Jessica appeared on the small screen in “That ‘70s Show” and in a guest spot on “Entourage.” Her big screen acting credits include 2005’s “The Dukes of Hazzard.”
Last month, Jessica announced she was expecting her second child with fiance Eric Johnson.
-- Jesse Spero
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