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Nicole Richie Coming to a Television Set Near You


Nicole Richie has announced that she’s signed a deal with ABC to star in and produce a 30-minute comedy series.  Nicole, once mostly famous for her Hollywood connections, has more recently made a name for herself with her House of Harlow 1960 accessories line.  She also authored a book which was to be made into a television series and now, she’s adding acting –beyond the occasional guest appearance — to her repertoire.

The show is being written by 30 Rock‘s Daisy Gardner — anything 30 Rock-related shows promise — and features a plot that, in the words of Nicole, “revolves around a young, modern and professional woman who must balance her business and family relationships. She must deal with, and navigate the many ideas of what a woman’s role is: modern vs. traditional.”  I gave my husband Cheerios for dinner last night — What?  He got a holiday dinner just four days prior! — so this show sounds right up my alley.

The pilot should be filmed in the spring, and provided ABC likes what they see, this new program could be part of the fall 2010 lineup.

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  • I agree with the above folks…she’s turned herself around completely. I think she might be adorable in a sitcom…

  • Having a baby and a healthy relationship was the best thing that happened to her. Remember when she used to be deathly thin and looked like she was on coke?

  • Ummm…she’s still deathly thin and has zero to no talent. It’s a little more than ridiculous to me that she’s getting her own sitcom on a network that ISN’T the cw.

  • Props to Nicole for getting her shit together…

    That said, how is it that giving birth, having a rocker boyfriend and a musician father, and having participated in one of the worst television programs in history qualify her to be a sitcom actress again?

  • I used to watched The Simple Life JUST for Nicole. She was hilarious! Her stupid voices and the things she said made me actually tune in to that horrible show.

    So that + 30 Rock writer = not turned off immediately. Not expecting much but not hating the idea in the least.

  • Can’t wait. I don’t really watch television and never a sitcom, but I’ll Hulu the shit out of this, I really will.