Laugh At Jessica Simpson’s Expense

Jessica Simpson is pregnant with her second child but that isn’t slowing her down. TV Guide is reporting that NBC is developing a comedy for the 32-year-old singer. Sorry Britney, it looks like J-Simp beat you to the punch. The “Toxic” singer recently revealed after leaving The X Factor that she’d love to appear in a sitcom. Perhaps NBC can coax Spears into making an appearance on the show. Better yet, bring on Christina Aguilera as well. I’d give anything to see those three blonds on the same show. EPIC!!!

This isn’t the first collaboration between Simpson and the network. She also appears as a mentor on the peacock network’s Fashion Star which returns for a second season on March 8. Ben Silverman who recruited Jessica for Fashion Star believes she has a Lucille Ball quality and was eager to build a comedy around her. Find out what his vision is below.


Reportedly, the untitled Jessica Simpson project will be in the vein of Curb Your Enthusiasm. She’ll play a heightened version of herself on the show, much like James Van Der Beek in Don’t Trust The B… . This isn’t the first time a network has tried to develop a series for Jessica. Back in 2004, ABC tried to the same. Coincidentally enough, that also had her playing a character based on herself. LOL.

So if I’m not mistaken, this NBC sitcom will be a scripted version of her former MTV reality series Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. I say that because, writers are contemplating incorporating Simpson’s real-life pregnancy with her second child as part of the show.

“Having gotten the opportunity to work with Jessica on Fashion Star and see how funny she is firsthand, it seemed natural for her to end up in a situational comedy,” Silverman tells TV Guide Magazine. “She has gone through her own life journey, now becoming a mother. Her unique yet totally accessible approach to family is something I think America will love and laugh at.”

What do you think of this proposed NBC sitcom? Would you watch it? Or would you rather have another former teen pop star take the helm? Sound off below.

  • Homegirl No5

    How about a Mandy Moore show? It can be called “Watching the Paint Dry.” Possibly a Willa Ford show on one of those never-watched digital cable channels.

    Maybe a new reality show following AJ McLean as he buys drugs on Tru TV, immediately following Operation Repo every Wednesday.