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Tuesday December 1, 2009 11:01 pm

Nicole Richie Strikes Deal with ABC




Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, ABC, Gossip, News,

Nicole Richie

is to become a comedy star. The socialite - who starred in hit reality show The Simple Life with Paris Hilton - has teamed up with ABC to create a new series.

Richie announced the details on her personal website. “I am so excited to announce that I am officially working on a television project! I am creating a half hour scripted comedy for ABC in which I will be starring in, as well as producing,” she wrote.

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The mother of two explained that the idea behind the show came from experiences with the people around her:

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.

Lately, I have been surrounded by many different women of all ages and walks of life. It amazes me to watch and observe how many different ideas there are about what a woman’s role should be in this era. I’ve taken these fascinating ideas, and compiled them into something that I think will be very special (and funny!). We’re still in the very early stages and I can’t wait to share more with you soon!

Californication‘s Daisy Gardner has been tapped to write the show.

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