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Jessica Simpson Is Getting Her Own Sitcom On NBC

So the bad news is that Parks and Recreation remains on the brink of cancellation in spite of continuously smart and funny writing coupled with excellent comedic performances by the entire cast. The chances of it getting renewed after this season is slim to none and that probably won't change no matter how much we complain or go on and on about how great Amy Poehler is as Leslie Knope. We have to accept this. We have to move on. We can continue writing out Leslie/Ben erotic fan fiction, but beyond that, we need to prepare ourselves for what could be the end. (Or not! Leslie would never give up so easily.) Luckily, NBC is offering us a consolation prize in the form of another plucky, blonde heroine —- Jessica Simpson.

The singer (?)/actress (?) is in the process of developing a scripted comedy based on her life for NBC with Nick Bakay, the brain behind a bunch of stuff that you've either never seen or was forced to watch on an airplane one time (Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper and 'Til Death) and Ben Silverman of production company Electus. "I am so excited to work with Ben and NBC again, this time on a scripted comedy," said Simpson. "I often find myself thinking that no one could ever make up the things that actually happen in my life, so between the real-life elements and a great team of writers, I think we'll have people laughing."

From the Hollywood Reporter:

"We are thrilled to team up with the multitalented Jessica Simpson to bring this new sitcom to life on NBC as she is truly a modern-day Lucy with incredible comedic chops," Electus founder and chairman Silverman said. "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."

by Anonymousreply 1501/16/2013

The further dumbing down of America...and perhaps the world.

by Anonymousreply 101/15/2013

Fuck, just go ahead and cancel Parks and Recreation instead of playing these games of "We're going to cancel it" and then "Oh, no, we're not actually going to cancel it."

by Anonymousreply 201/15/2013

Jesus Fucking Christ. First Deb Messing was called the next Lucille Ball, now this moron?

by Anonymousreply 301/15/2013

Maybe she can stretch and play the character of Francesca McDowell, like Tracy Ullman did in her late 80's Fox show. The gay dad role shouldn't be hard to fill.

by Anonymousreply 401/15/2013

Wasn't Nick Bakay Salem the cat?

by Anonymousreply 501/15/2013

I knew Nick Bakay years ago when he was in NYC. He is one of the funniest people I have ever met. I still use some of the silly things he used to say and get laughs. I hope it is a success.

by Anonymousreply 601/15/2013

At least I won't be the fattest sitcom star anymore.

by Anonymousreply 701/15/2013

Oh Lena, honey, you're not now.

by Anonymousreply 801/15/2013

Jessica Simpson just might be okay in her sitcom. The reason that she's anybody today is because she was so natural on camera in her previous reality show with her former husband. Granted, she was dumb as a box of rocks, but she played dumb so effortlessly.

by Anonymousreply 901/15/2013

So THIS is where Britney and her team got the idea for her to do a sitcom. I knew her "great idea" didn't just come out of nowhere.

by Anonymousreply 1001/16/2013

I used to think we'd eventually be rid of her. I've now given up all hope.

by Anonymousreply 1101/16/2013

Who would want to watch that fat retarded fuck do comedy?

by Anonymousreply 1201/16/2013

Jessica Simpson is one of those famous people who I can't remember why they were famous in the first place, like Jenny McCarthy. They've been around seemingly forever yet I can't for the life of me remember what got them attention to begin with.

by Anonymousreply 1301/16/2013

The hierarchy went:

Britney > Christina > Jessica > Mandy Moore

by Anonymousreply 1401/16/2013

She was very cute on Leno last night. She will play herself.. She said that actors will play her family members and something bout the dad being hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 1501/16/2013
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