NBC Eyes Comedy About Jessica Simpson's Life

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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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