Fashion star and singer Jessica Simpson confirmed that she will soon be back on television in her own NBC sitcom based on the events of her life.
Unlike her work as a mentor on NBC’s Fashion Star, Jessica Simpson will headline her own scripted sitcom with the help of executive producer Ben Silverman of Electus Entertainment, Universal Television and writers Robin and Nick Bakay, whose credits include Paul Blart: Mall Cop and Zookeeper.
“I am so excited to work with Ben and NBC again,” said Simpson in a statement via Hollywood Reporter, “this time on a scripted comedy.”
Although the comedy has yet to be developed, the series will be based around the entertaining events in Simpson’s life.
“I often find myself thinking that no one could ever make up the things that actually happen in my life,” added Jessica, “so between the real-life elements and a great team of writers, I think we’ll have people laughing!”
Although Jessica Simpson was co-creator and fashion mentor on NBC’s Fashion Star last year, Simpson has had scripted experience in such feature films as Employee of the Month and The Dukes of Hazzard.
On television, beyond Fashion Star, Simpson’s credits include Newlyweds and the short-lived VH1 docu-series The Price of Beauty.
The untitled Jessica Simpson comedy is still in the early stages and has yet to land an air date.