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.