Jessica Simpson - Jessica Simpson Set for NBC Comedy Pilot
After years of making herself look stupid by accident, Jessica Simpson is set to do it on purpose after it has been revealed that she'll star in a television pilot in development for NBC that is loosely based on her life, Reuters reports.
Following a fairly successful pop career, Simpson became best know for reality TV shows, including MTV's "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica," which followed Simpson and her first husband and fellow pop singer Nick Lachey. She also served as a mentor on NBC's Fashion Star. "The show is inspired by her life as she's going through a new phase in her life becoming a mom," said executive producer Ben Silverman, who is the creator of NBC's reality show 'The Biggest Loser.' "It's a combination of 'I Love Lucy' and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,'" he added, referring to the classic 1950s Lucille Ball comedy series and the HBO series by "Seinfeld" creator Larry David.
Given that shows like Louie and Curb your Enthusiasm portray the semi-real lives of people that have created respected work - Louis C.K being a successful stand up prior to his show, and Larry David penning America's favourite comedy, Seinfeld - it's difficult to see how Simpson will be able to capitalise on the genre, considering most of her success has come from her sheer stupidity. However, her seemingly vapid existence could merely have been a well-articulated ruse in order to accumulate hard cash; cash which she might now be spending to portray the real her. Somehow we doubt it, but good luck to her.