Jessica Simpson is taking another stab at television. Simpson announced today that she is set to star in a TV pilot for NBC in a sitcom based loosely on her life. She told the Hollywood Reporter "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 writes, I think we'll have people laughing."
This will be her second attempt at getting a pilot to series. In 2004, she starred in "Jessica", a sitcom about a former pop star who tries to become a news anchor. The series was ultimately not picked up by the network.
Simpson is working with Electus, the same producers from her show "Fashion Star". The chairman of Electus called Simpson "a modern day Lucy with incredible comedic chops". Simpson showcased those comedic chops in her reality show "Newlyweds" with former husband Nick Lachey. Her antics on the show catapulted her into super stardom and helped boost her album sales but ultimately played a part in the demise of her marriage.
Simpson has expressed that she would never star in a reality show but this sitcom based on her life is more up her alley. There will be plenty of material for writers to focus on since Simpson just announced that she is expecting her second child less than a year after welcoming daughter Maxwell.