Simp­son’s life a ball

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Simp­son is to star in a scripted com­edy based on her life. The singer, former re­al­ity tele­vi­sion star and mother-of-one is part­ner­ing with Amer­ica’s NBC net­work for the un­ti­tled se­ries, ac­cord­ing to The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter. Her fa­ther and man­ager, Joe Simp­son, will ex­ec­u­tive pro­duce along­side Elec­tus’ Ben Sil­ver­man. Elec­tus pro­duced the singer’s US re­al­ity tele­vi­sion de­sign se­ries Fash­ion Star. The com­pany’s founder and chair­man Sil­ver­man com­pared Simp­son to comedic le­gend Lu­cille Ball. ‘‘We are thrilled to team up with the mul­ti­tal­ented Jes­sica Simp­son to bring this new sit­com to life on NBC as she is truly a mod­ern-day Lucy with in­cred­i­ble comedic chops,’’ he says. ‘‘From run­ning a fash­ion em­pire to wran­gling her pub­lic im­age as a new mum, we see Jes­sica’s char­ac­ter ap­proach a va­ri­ety of ‘ev­ery­day’ cir­cum­stances that will get au­di­ences laugh­ing out loud.’’ Simp­son looks for­ward to work­ing with Ben and NBC once again, and us­ing her day-to-day life as comedic in­spi­ra­tion. ‘‘I of­ten find my­self think­ing that no one could ever make up the things that ac­tu­ally hap­pen in my life – so be­tween the re­al­life el­e­ments and a great team of writ­ers, I think we’ll have peo­ple laugh­ing!’’ she says.

Killing will live an­other sea­son. US broad­caster AMC and Fox Tele­vi­sion Stu­dios have an­nounced the re­turn of this crime drama for a third sea­son in the US af­ter months spent in limbo. The show’s stars, Joel Kin­na­man and Mireille Enos (pic­tured), will be back, as will ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Veena Sud. Pro­duc­tion re­sumes on Fe­bru­ary 25 in Van­cou­ver, which sub­sti­tutes for Seat­tle, the show’s set­ting.

The pre­miere date is still to be set. The first two sea­sons con­cen­trated on the mur­der case of teenager Rosie Larsen. The 12-episode third sea­son will fo­cus on and solve a new crime. The show’s re­vival, though sur­pris­ing to some view­ers who had given it up for dead, had been ru­moured for sev­eral weeks. The Killing pre­miered on the AMC net­work in April 2011 and aired in Au­tralia on Chan­nel 10’s mul­ti­chan­nel Eleven.

Coming soon, Eleven.

Jes­sica Simp­son.

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