Jessica Simpson, the superstar singer/actress and fashion designer worth nearly $1 billion, will be making her first appearance on the small screen outside of holiday musical specials in the coming months. Simpson has been contracted as the star of a new NBC comedy series that supposedly loosely follows her life.
The show, which has yet to be named, is being produced by Electus and Universal Television.
A pilot inspired by the singer’s life is being executive produced by Nick Bakay, Simpson’s father, Joe, and Jimmy Fox of Electus.
Simpson appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno that night to discuss her new pregnancy, her plans to marry her baby daddy, and of course… the sitcom.
“Is it about a girl who keeps getting pregnant?” jokes Leno.
“Yes,” Simpson says. “Yes, and how that girl deals with that and everything else.”
The show remains untitled. “We don’t have a name yet, we’re just now in the process of casting everyone, doing the pilot,” she explains.
Executives believe there will be plenty of material to work with, since Simpson is a mother of one – and soon-to-be two – with a wedding to plan and an empire to oversee.
This will be the second attempt at putting Simpson on TV. An earlier attempt at a Simpson-centered comedy by NBC fell flat previously and was never picked up by the network.