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NBC Eyes Comedy About Jessica Simpson's Life

Kimberly Roots
January 15, 2013
NBC Eyes Comedy About Jessica Simpson's Life
NBC Eyes Comedy About Jessica Simpson's Life

Is the face of Fashion Star about to become a comedy star?

NBC has ordered a pilot presentation for a comedy starring fashion magnate, pop singer, Weight Watchers spokeswoman and former Newlywed Jessica Simpson, our sister site Deadline reports.

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The scripted, half-hour, Curb Your Enthusiasm-like venture will be inspired by Simpson’s life; the presentation will give the network a sense for whether or not it wants to move forward with the sitcom.

Electus and Universal Television will produce the multi-camera project. Simpson and Electus head Ben Silverman currently collaborate on NBC’s Fashion Star, which returns for a second season on March 8.

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“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!,” Simpson said in a statement.

The potential series will be another shot at acting for Simpson, who appeared on That ’70s Show and in movies like The Dukes of Hazzard. She became a recognizable name through the MTV reality series Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica, which chronicled the start of her marriage with now-ex-husband Nick Lachey.


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