If you watched Newlyweds back in the day and were a fan, you know Jessica Simpson can make you laugh. Sure, most of the time it was because of something silly/stupid she said or did, but nonetheless we laughed.
Well execs over at NBC think Simpson is a riot, and have decided to cast the 32-year-old new mom in a sitcom inspired by her own life. The project doesn’t yet have a title but what we do know is it will be produced by Universal Television and Electus. The company has previously worked with Simpson on her other show, Fashion Star.
Says Electus founder and chairman Ben Silverman regarding the venture:
“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. 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.”
Likewise, Ms. Simpson is happy to work with Electus again. She said in a statement:
“I am 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.”
Honestly, I’m excited to see how this is going to pan out. Jessica is funny, but I think she’s just naturally funny, in a goofy way. I wonder if she’ll really hit the mark when she tries being funny. We’ll see.
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