Jessica Simpson to star in scripted comedy based on her life!
Pop star and new mum Jessica Simpson is set to move from reality TV back to scripted comedy, confirming that she will soon be starring in a sitcom based on her life!
The singer / actress, who has previously starred in reality shows such as MTV’s ‘Newlyweds,’ ‘The Price of Beauty,’ and most recently ‘Fashion Star,’ will be teaming up with producers Ben Silverman, Jimmy Fox and her father Joe Simpson for the semi-autobiographical sitcom.
“We are thrilled to team up with the multitalented Jessica Simpson to bring this new sitcom to life on NBC, as she is truly a modern-day Lucy with incredible comedic chops,” Silverman said, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“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.”
Simpson, who recently revealed she is expecting her second child with fiancé Eric Johnson, is equally as excited about the new project.
“I am so excited to work with Ben and NBC again, this time on a scripted comedy,” revealed the star.
“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.”
The blonde beauty’s other acting credits include films ‘Employee of the Month’ and ‘Dukes of Hazzard,’ as well as small-screen appearances on ‘Entourage’ and ‘That 70’s Show.’
Written by Lucy Slight