Jessica Simpson launches new comedy
January 15th, 2013
02:35 PM ET

Jessica Simpson launches new comedy

Jessica Simpson is moving into scripted TV.

A rep for the singer/actress confirms that Simpson has landed a semi-autobiographical comedy with NBC.

The show's based on a pitch from Robin and Nick Bakay, who drew inspiration for the concept from Simpson’s real life. Nick Bakay (“Paul Blart: Mall Cop”) will write the script.

“I often find myself thinking that no one could ever make up the things that actually happen in my life,” Simpson said. “So between the real life elements and a great team of writers, I think we'll have people laughing!”

NBC did not provide any details about the show’s name or premiere date at this point. Universal Television and Electus are co-producing a pilot.

Simpson is an executive producer on the show along with her father and manager, Joe Simpson, as well as Nick Bakay and Electus’ 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,” said Silverman, who is the founder and chairman of Electus, in a statement.

Simpson added that she’s “so excited to work with Ben and NBC again, this time on a scripted comedy.” The star's been spotted on reality television several times, recently participating as a mentor on NBC’s “Fashion Star” in 2011.

She also appeared on the VH1 documentary reality series “Jessica Simpson’s The Price of Beauty” in 2010, and starred on MTV’s “Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica” with ex-husband Nick Lachey from 2003 to 2005.

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  1. Jean Pickhardt

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    July 12, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tina is a hack

    fun ahead ...

    March 11, 2013 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  3. harr

    luv jess!! will be watching her show!!

    January 16, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cheryl

    Oh My God, I cant believe that she is actually being offered a show. I could see her sister Ashley, she has talent but Jessica. I am so sick and tired of seeing, hearing and watching anything to do with her. She has no talent and isnt funny is the least bit. Did anyone what her Xmas special she was married, she acts just like a limp noodle. Also, her comments, he keeps knocking me up, I guess I'll have to keep my legs closed. What a loser. NO TALENT, give the show to Ashley. Sorry for the long message, Im just so tired of anything to do with her.

    January 16, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. She is very funny..

    good luck jess...hpoe ratings stay up

    January 16, 2013 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  6. PMN

    AhHHHHHHHH...NOOOOOOOO not another reality show for her...come on she bombed it with Nick Lachey. When will these directors learn...she's not funny...she's just ditzy and no talent!

    January 16, 2013 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  7. Rock

    I want to toss those fun-bags around for awhile. Why do all these nerds get to touch her insides with their jlzz?

    January 16, 2013 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  8. jess is a cute.

    we love her! good luck with the show!

    January 16, 2013 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |
  9. Aret

    She will do fine regardless how well the show does. She can afford for the show to flop, it wouldn't hurt her in the least. Its mostly just a way to keep her name relevant on the airwaves and TV. That is all a celebrity must do – prove they are still alive. I wish her luck and success.

    January 16, 2013 at 4:43 am | Report abuse |
  10. Chelsea

    Love Jessica she seems like such a sweet heart.

    January 16, 2013 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  11. tracie

    THAT GIRL WOULD LOOK BETTER WITH DO0 D00 IN HER HAIR. SMILE.

    January 16, 2013 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  12. Alvarez

    I have a strong desire to acquire a pair of her soiled diapers, throw them in a pot of boiling water and make a tasty soup.

    January 16, 2013 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  13. Alvarez

    This story makes me want to poop. Headed over to my neighbor's pool.

    January 15, 2013 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  14. She is genuine

    Should be a blast. Good Luck ! !

    January 15, 2013 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. TriumphTheInsultComicDog

    If you want comedy from Jessica Simpson all you have to do is hand her a can of Chicken of the Sea tuna and ask her if it's chicken or tuna.

    January 15, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Hi Stan...

    she won't be here much longer....yawn if you know what i mean

    January 15, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Ahhh Sheit Midrauers

    Why is she still around? She has no talent or appeal. Her face is no good anymore because she puts on gallons of make-up

    January 15, 2013 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Jessica is so beautiful

    women need to get some beauty tips from her...look at that face.

    January 15, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  19. empresstrudy

    Paul Blart was pretty dark for a comedy.

    January 15, 2013 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  20. She's older she doesn't care...

    all good - kay?

    January 15, 2013 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  21. only kidding....

    your my fantasy manly–enjoy!

    January 15, 2013 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  22. be quiet

    this won't even make it a full season before it's cancelled.

    January 15, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  23. the 2 for you

    hands down love jessica.

    January 15, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  24. RMRYZARC

    You do realize she was famous BEFORE Kelly Pickler... right?

    January 15, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Jess

    will do fine–she is very funny.

    January 15, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Observer

    Oh, for the love of all that is holy, NO!
    Let's not forget what a train wreck "Newlyweds" was. And remember Jessica, we're laughing AT you not with you...

    January 15, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • pmn

      Its it tunafish in can? I have to take a poop. Oh I just farted. Lines from Newlyweds. Yep total bomb. Nick was gone after that. it just was a mess. Jessica should just stay away from reality shows now that she has a family and if she wants to stay married.

      January 16, 2013 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Keep working Jessica...

      I love your comedy.

      January 16, 2013 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  27. Marie

    She is yucky. Just a Kelly Pickler wannabee.

    January 15, 2013 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |

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