Simpson’s life a ball
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.