Simpson gets sitcom based on her life
Jessica Simpson is to star in a scripted comedy based on her real life.
The singer, former reality television star and mother-of-one is partnering with America’s NBC network for the untitled series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Her father and manager, Joe Simpson, will executive produce alongside Electus’ Ben Silverman. Electus produced the singer’s US reality television design series Fashion Star.
The company’s founder and chairman Ben Silverman confirmed the project on Tuesday, comparing Simpson to comedic legend Lucille Ball.
"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," he told the publication.
"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 series will mark Simpson’s second attempt at scripted comedy following a 2004 venture with ABC that never made it to air.
Simpson said she is looking forward to working with Ben and NBC once again, and using her day-to-day life as comedic inspiration.
“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!" she proclaimed.
A production schedule has not yet been released.