Jessica Simpson has landed a new TV gig and it is a sitcom where art is going to imitate life.
According Deadline.com Jessica and NBC are joining forces on a show that will be inspired by her life. It is not a reality show but rather a comedy pilot that the soon to be mother of two will star in. The pilot is currently being written but no word yet on when it will be shot and delivered to NBC.
The Fashion Star mentor had this to say about her latest forte into the acting world.
“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!”
Producer Ben Silverman called Simpson “a modern-day Lucy with incredible comedic chops” he went on to say ““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.”
It seems that all parties are behind a sitcom about Jessica’s life. Even papa Joe has his hand in the show, he will serve as on of the executive producers. You didn’t really think he was going to let his daughter do a show and not get a cut of it did you.
I don’t really like the comparison of Simpson to Lucy, I think it is pretty far fetched but none the less should this show actually see the light of day I will probably watch it. I am not really sure Jessica is the best actress but perhaps that will help with the comedy and the character, who knows. It has been awhile since we have seen her do any actual acting gigs so maybe she is better than when she was on That 70’s Show, which you can check out in the below video.
As I said above the process is just beginning in Jessica Simpson’s new TV gig but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to hear what you think about it. Feel free to share your thoughts with me I know you have something to say about it.