Nicole Richie To Create, Produce & Star In Comedy For ABC

Nicole Richie is going from “The Simple Life” to the comedic halls of network television.

The former reality star, fashion designer and mother to Harlow, who turns 2 in January, and Sparrow, 2 months, announced on Monday night that she is gearing up to star in a new comedy for ABC.

“I am so excited to announce that I am officially working on a television project,” Nicole wrote on her official Web site. “I am creating a half hour scripted comedy for ABC in which I will be starring in, as well as producing.”

The star explained her comedy “revolves around a young, modern and professional woman who must balance her business and family relationships.”

“She must deal with, and navigate the many ideas of what a woman’s role is: modern vs. traditional,” the budding series actress wrote.

Nicole starred in several seasons of the reality show “The Simple Life” alongside Paris Hilton and later made a handful of cameo roles on shows including NBC’s “American Dreams” and “Chuck.” But the star revealed she has been doing some homework to prepare for her new role.

“Lately, I have been surrounded by many different women of all ages and walks of life. It amazes me to watch and observe how many different ideas there are about what a woman’s role should be in this era,” Nicole continued. “I’ve taken these fascinating ideas, and compiled them into something that I think will be very special (and funny!). We’re still in the very early stages and I can’t wait to share more with you soon!”

No further details were available about when the program will air.

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