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Why is ABC giving Nicole Richie a situation comedy?

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 1st 2009 3:01PM
nicole_richie_necklaceIf you don't count Hank -- and I'm trying to erase the two episodes I saw from my memory banks -- ABC has had a pretty good year launching new comedies. In fact, if you go back to the spring, you can add Better Off Ted to Cougar Town, The Middle and Modern Family.

Why then would ABC be giving Nicole Richie a new sitcom? I just don't see where she's worthy of a show, let alone that she has the star appeal or talent to carry a situation comedy.

Perhaps ABC has some take on The Simple Life star that I'm missing. She's cute, yes. She's not a complete airhead judging by what I've seen of her on talk shows. But, really, aren't there better actresses -- stars -- who are more viable for a new comedy series? Stars will more talent than celebrity to their credit.

I could make a list, but I won't. I'll just let you all know that people involved with Californication -- writer Daisy Gardner -- and According to Jim -- executive producer Warren Bell -- are not in my upper echelon of talent.

It sounds like a disaster in the making, and considering the current economic climate, who's putting up the dough for this and assessing this collaboration? I wouldn't ask anybody who's produced the black hole that was According to Jim to put together a garage sale, let alone a new sitcom!

Well, even if I'm not excited, Nicole is. On her web site, she wrote, "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."

Is that special? Well, are you excited?

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Nancy Martin

Are you kidding? I think she's hysterical. Her hijinks and quick wit were LOL funny on The Simple Life. I also think she has a huge fan base in the right advertising demographic. She's grown up a lot since having children which might make her humor a bit different but it still will be funnier than most of the actresses on TV now. I don't really even watch sitcoms but I would watch one with her.

December 01 2009 at 6:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Nicole can actually be rather funny. From what I've seen on her on The Simple Life and other shows, she actually possess a rather snapping wit, and can be very funny.

Though, that's her being herself. Not sure how it will pan out when it's a script she's working with.

Speaking of Better Off Ted, it comes back next week. Yay.

December 01 2009 at 5:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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