Hands up if you want to watch a sitcom starring Jessica Simpson, based on Jessica Simpson’s life. Ok great! Please keep your hands in the air. Now, hands up if you think that, even if a sitcom starring Jessica Simpson, based on Jessica Simpson’s life is not something you’d be interested in, and certainly not something targeted at you, the sitcom will do well because it is something that you could reasonably see any other human being choosing to watch. Everyone’s hands are in the air? No hands left at anyone’s side? Perfect! From Vulture:
Jessica Simpson is getting her own sitcom. NBC, Universal Television, and production company Electus are creating a pilot presentation of a comedy based on Simpson’s life, written by Paul Blart: Mall Cop scribe Nick Bakay. (ABC taped a sitcom pilot with Simpson back in 2004, but it never made it to broadcast. On that, she played a newscaster.) In a statement today, Electus chairman Ben Silverman said Simpson was “truly a modern-day Lucy,” so think about that for a while as you let the darkness wash over you.
“Remember when Lucy was famous mainly for gaining weight at this point, which was upsetting not because of the actual weight gained, obviously, but the fact that our culture is so toxic that weight gain mainly surrounding a pregnancy could attract such a strong, negative spotlight that it could propel someone who was once famous for singing and acting but who is otherwise not really doing anything anymore into stardom once again, and also not knowing the difference between chicken and tuna?” Hahah. That is someone reminded you about how Jessica Simpson on her sitcom is going to be a modern-day Lucy, in case you forgot. (One show that I WOULD watch, though, would be a shot-for-shot remake of Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica with actors cast from Craigslist.) (That is not a bad idea.) But so anyway it looks like NBC’s problems are solved, which is nice! #paulblart