If you enjoyed seeing Nicole Richie on Chuck, rejoice — because you’re about to get a lot more of her on your TV screen.
ABC confirmed to EW that Richie is heading to TV in a comedy series that she helped conceptualize and will star in. Of course, people who read her blog (table of one, please), knew this was a long-time coming. Almost one year ago, Richie wrote a blog post detailing her in-the-works project for the Alphabet network, saying, “The story 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.”
The single-cam comedy is being written by Jeff Rake, who worked on the 2003 Alicia Silverstone series Miss Match — which lasted 11 episodes. Bleak, I know. But I wouldn’t count this show out yet. As long as they steer clear of making this a trite comedy about over-dressed lawyers, perfectly coifed doctors, celebrity-shmoozing fashion designers, or, yes, magazine writers, this could be fun. Because Richie is entertaining. Admit it: The Simple Life was amusing and funny — at times. (Okay, I loved every minute, but I’m a little twisted.) I’d love to see a show that captures the same level of ridiculata in scripted format. The women don’t have to be glam — just real.
What do you think, PopWatchers? Do you see the possibilities? Will you join my Simple Life fan club of one? And would you give the show a chance? (Additional reporting by Jennifer Armstrong)