Jessica Simpson To Star In Semi-Autobiographical Comedy Pilot For NBC

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Jessica Simpson is ready to make TV audiences laugh!

The 32-year-old singer/reality star/style maven will star in an NBC pilot, produced by Universal Television and Electus, inspired by her own life.

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"We are thrilled to team up with the multi-talented Jessica Simpson to bring this new sitcom to life on NBC as she is truly a modern-day Lucy with incredible comedic chops," said Ben Silverman, Founder and Chairman of Electus, said in a statement to Access Hollywood. "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."

The "Fashion Star" star is looking forward to putting parts of her own life on the small screen.

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"I am so excited to work with Ben and NBC again, this time on a scripted comedy," Jessica said in a statement. "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!"

In addition to her reality show, "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica" with ex Nick Lachey, Jessica appeared on the small screen in "That '70s Show" and in a guest spot on "Entourage." Her big screen acting credits include 2005's "The Dukes of Hazzard."

Last month, Jessica announced she was expecting her second child with fiance Eric Johnson.

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-- Jesse Spero

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