Awkward...Jessica Simpson To Collaborate With Estranged Father on New Sitcom

January 18, 2013 By:
Awkward...Jessica Simpson To Collaborate With Estranged Father on New Sitcom
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Things have been a little slippery in the Simpson household ever since Joe and Tina decided to split. So, you might think that a Joe-Jessica television collaboration would not make for a great idea right now. But, because Hollywood rarely makes much sense, that’s exactly what’s going to happen.

Earlier this month it was announced that Jessica was going to star in a sitcom produced by Electus based on her own life. (Seriously, is anyone even trying anymore?)

According to, among the list of executive producers that includes such names as Nick Bakay, Electus CEO Ben Silverman, and the blonde, newly pregnant again 32-year-old herself, is “Joe Simpson.”

Now, you may be thinking: “So what? Jessica’s going to work with her dad on her newest project.”

But what you should be thinking is: “Awwww snap… Things are about to get all sorts of drama in the Simpson His-Ouse.” Or something like that…

The reason why the latter opinion is more appropriate is because Jessica and her father have reportedly been feuding ever since Joe was caught in a whirlwind of gay cheating rumors last year.

Along with being her father, Joe is also Jessica’s manager. This has led to a weird situation, because Jessica supposedly refused to meet with him due to the family issues, And when she finally did agree to meet up, she scoffed at the idea of doing television work.

The father-daughter pair seemed to reconcile their differences in December and according to In Touch, Joe just gave Jess some earrings, so she loves him again.

Assuming there’s no further shenanigans, Silverman seems excited about the future of Jessica’s new show.

“Jessica Simpson is truly a modern-day Lucy with incredible comedic chops,” said Silverman. “From running a fashion empire to wrangling her public image as a new mom, we see Jessica’s character approach a variety of ‘everyday’ circumstances that will get audiences laughing out loud.”