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Jessica Simpson to star in new sitcom based on her life

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Jessica Simpson is to star in a new sitcom based on her life.

The singer / actress is developing the project at NBC, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Jessica Simpson
NBC's 'Fashion Star' Series Premiere
The Contestants must design and create their signature items and pitch them to the buyers

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The pilot episode is based on a pitch from Nick and Robin Bakay. Writer and actor Nick Bakay penned the recent Kevin James movies Paul Blart: Mall Cop and Zookeeper, but is also known for voicing Salem the cat on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.

"We are thrilled to team up with the multi-talented Jessica Simpson to bring this new sitcom to life on NBC," said Ben Silverman, founder and chairman of production company Electus.

Silverman went on to describe Simpson as a "modern-day" Lucille Ball with "incredible comedic chops".

Jessica Simpson with fiance Eric Johnson and baby Maxwell

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"From running a fashion empire to wrangling her public image as a new mum, we see Jessica's character approach a variety of 'everyday' circumstances that will get audiences laughing out loud," he promised.

Simpson herself said: "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!"

The Dukes of Hazzard actress previously developed a comedy pilot at ABC in 2004; Jessica saw Simpson play a popstar-turned-news anchor, but the project was not picked up to series.

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