NBC hasn’t had a hit in prime time since the 90’s, and it’s because their executives think shit like this is a good idea. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jessica Simpson will play herself in a semi-autobiographical sitcom on the network. This will be Simpson’s second attempt at scripted comedy. In 2004, ABC ordered a pilot titled Jessica, which starred Simpson as a pop star-turned-TV news anchor, but it was not picked up to series. And who can forget the deep-fried train wreck that was MTV’S Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica?
If this is going to be based on Jessica’s life, I expect to see enormous fluctuations in weight, a daily home delivery from Frito-Lay, (product placement!) a talentless but still desperate to be famous sister played by Verne Troyer; and Jessica’s recently outed homosexual father can be played by Jane Lynch. I love her! The running gag on the show will be that Jessica is ALWAYS pregnant.