You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Nicole Richie lands ABC project

'Simple Life' thesp to star in scripted half-hour comedy

Nicole Richie is plotting a return to primetime, this time as the star of a scripted comedy.

The one-time “Simple Life” celeb is headlining a single-camera half-hour sitcom in development at ABC.

The script, which is being produced through Sony Pictures TV, would feature Richie as a professional woman with complicated family relationships and struggling to figure out what role she’ll take as her life and her family evolve.

Daisy Gardner (“Californication”) is set to write the comedy; Warren Bell (“According to Jim”) will exec produce and supervise the pilot script. Jamie Tarses is attached as an exec producer.

Richie had the initial idea for the show. She’ll get a producing credit in addition to starring. Michael Baum of Impression Entertainment is also a producer.

Richie’s TV credits include NBC’s “Chuck.” She’s also guested on “8 Simple Rules,” “American Dreams” and “Eve.” She starred with Paris Hilton in “The Simple Life,” the semi-scripted reality show for Fox that played like a sitcom.

Separately, Richie is working on her second novel, as well as the debut of her clothing collection and shoe line.

More Scene

  • Chanel x Tribeca Film Festival Women's

    Chanel's Tribeca Film Fest Luncheon Toasts to Women's Movements in Industry

    Nicole Richie is plotting a return to primetime, this time as the star of a scripted comedy. The one-time “Simple Life” celeb is headlining a single-camera half-hour sitcom in development at ABC. The script, which is being produced through Sony Pictures TV, would feature Richie as a professional woman with complicated family relationships and struggling […]

  • Doug Davis Power of Law

    Doug Davis Discusses Using Music for a Cause at Variety's Power of Law Event

    Nicole Richie is plotting a return to primetime, this time as the star of a scripted comedy. The one-time “Simple Life” celeb is headlining a single-camera half-hour sitcom in development at ABC. The script, which is being produced through Sony Pictures TV, would feature Richie as a professional woman with complicated family relationships and struggling […]

  • 'The Handmaid's Tale'

    'The Handmaid's Tale' Cast, Creator Talk Season 2 in #MeToo Era, Expanding Gilead

    Nicole Richie is plotting a return to primetime, this time as the star of a scripted comedy. The one-time “Simple Life” celeb is headlining a single-camera half-hour sitcom in development at ABC. The script, which is being produced through Sony Pictures TV, would feature Richie as a professional woman with complicated family relationships and struggling […]

  • Pamela Adlon Better Things

    Pamela Adlon: When 'Better Things' 'Stops Being Relatable Is When I Stop Doing My Show'

    Nicole Richie is plotting a return to primetime, this time as the star of a scripted comedy. The one-time “Simple Life” celeb is headlining a single-camera half-hour sitcom in development at ABC. The script, which is being produced through Sony Pictures TV, would feature Richie as a professional woman with complicated family relationships and struggling […]

  • The Future She Built

    Inventor of the Inclusion Rider Discusses Why the Initiative Is Necessary at Panel

    Nicole Richie is plotting a return to primetime, this time as the star of a scripted comedy. The one-time “Simple Life” celeb is headlining a single-camera half-hour sitcom in development at ABC. The script, which is being produced through Sony Pictures TV, would feature Richie as a professional woman with complicated family relationships and struggling […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content