December 05, 2002 at 05:00 AM EST

If the Osbournes’ lives can be a sitcom, why not the Smiths? That’s Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. Variety reports that the acting couple have signed on with UPN to develop a sitcom loosely inspired by their own household. Unlike ”The Osbournes,” however, the show will be fiction, not reality, and it won’t even star the power couple. In fact, the couple in the series may not even be famous. So how will the family be like the Smiths? Well, the couple will probably consist of a husband on his second marriage and a wife on her first, and they’ll probably have kids. That’s a start, anyway.

The twosome will executive produce the series, and Jada Pinkett Smith will co-script the pilot with Betsy Borns (”Friends,” ”Roseanne”). For rapper/actor Smith, the show marks a full circle, since his rise to stardom was fueled largely by his lead role in the semiautobiographical 1990-96 sitcom ”The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”

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