Can Jessica Simpson act? If you are cynical like I am and saw ‘Newlyweds,’ the answer is not very well. Regardless, we will soon know that answer to that question, as the singer is teaming with 'Fashion Star' producer Electus and NBC on a new scripted comedy that will be based on her life story.
"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," said Electus founder and chairman Ben Silverman. "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 added that she "(is) so excited to work with Ben and NBC again, this time on a scripted comedy. 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 specifics of the show have not been revealed yet, with no word released on when the show will begin casting or filming. I assume it is at least six months away, as Simpson is currently pregnant.
This is Simpson's second attempt at a scripted comedy, as she was attached to a similar ABC vehicle in 2004. That went to pilot, but was not picked up.
Will you check out her show?