Jessica Simpson is heading back to television!
The pregnant star is set to return to the small screen, but this time, she’s forgoing a reality TV show to star in a scripted comedy for NBC, which will be loosely based on her life.
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"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," the show’s producer, Ben Silverman said. "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."
And Jessica is no stranger to the spotlight!
The mom formerly starred in several television shows, including MTV's Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, which documented her life with former husband, 98 Degrees singer, Nick Lachey, Jessica Simpson's The Price of Beauty, Fashion Star, That 70’s Show and Entourage. She’s also acted in movies like Employee of the Month and The Dukes of Hazzard.
"I am so excited to work with Ben and NBC again, this time on a scripted comedy,” Jess confesses. “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!"