Jessica Simpson Signs On For Semi-Autobiographical NBC Pilot

Jessica Simpson may be returning to television, this time in a comedy that will be loosely based on her own life. In what is actually her second attempt to break into sitcoms, Simpson has signed on to do a pilot for NBC, playing a version of herself.

Jessica’s television career has mostly been in reality; she spent three years doing Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, a show that focused on her marriage to Nick Lachey, and managed to earn herself a reputation for being something of a stereotypical dumb blonde. Back in 2004 Simpson made her first attempt at a sitcom with the self-titled pilot Jessica, which in the end didn’t go to series. She’s done some films as well, including the Dukes of Hazzard movie based on the 1970s’s TV series. Since then she’s been busy with her fashion line and motherhood, but it seems she’s now ready to give television another try.

The show will focus on Simpson’s busy life as a new mom running her fashion line and dealing with it all in the public eye, which NBC hopes “will get audiences laughing out loud”, according to THR. The pilot is being written by Nick Bakay (Til Death) who will executive produce along with Ben Silverman of Electus and Simpson’s ever-present father and manager Joe Simpson.

So far, Jessica Simpson’s new television project is without a name, but hopefully it will be a little more creative this time around. Since Simpson is currently pregnant with her second child, it will be interesting to see if this one gets rushed along or put on the slow track until she has the baby.