Jessica Simpson is making a big return to TV and although the show will be based on the reality of her life, the new show will actually be a scripted sitcom pilot for NBC.
Apparently the star’s life is so hectic and crazy that she along with some other execs think it would make the perfect scripted sitcom.
“I often find myself thinking that no one could ever make up the things that actually happen in m life – so between the real-life elements and a great team of writers, I think we’ll have people laughing,” the soon-to-be mother of two told the Hollywood Reporter.
The funny gal will be partnering with Electus, who also produced her Fashion Star reality competition show, and NBC to create the pilot that they hope will be picked up for a series.
The good news is, Simpson isn’t the only one who thinks she has comedic talent to make a hit sitcom.
The founder and chairman of Electus, Ben Silverman, claimed that Jessica is “truly a modern-day Lucy with incredible comedic chops.”
“We are thrilled to team up with the multitalented Jessica Simpson to bring the new sitcom to life on NBC,” Silverman said of the “modern-day Lucy.” “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.”
We’re not sure if the sitcom’s main character will be expecting a second child or confused over the difference between chicken and tuna, but all parties are hoping that this sitcom pilot will definitely have better results than Simpson’s first attempt at a sitcom.
In 2004, the ABC pilot called “Jessica” would have starred the Fashion Star mentor as a pop star trying to make the transition to being a TV news anchor.
While a reality show is currently not in the works for the pop star and fashion mogul, it might be a better deal for her.
Being pregnancy with her second child and her engagement to former football star Eric Johnson would probably make for some pretty interesting television – not to mention the fact that most women will be obsessed with Jessica losing weight after her second pregnancy anyway.
Don’t think that Simpson is a stranger to the small screens, however.
The blonde bombshell starred in the TV show “Til Death” and is of course a mentor on “Fashion Star.”
As for the big screen, Johnson’s wife starred in “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” and “Zookeeper.”