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The sitcom life is in Nicole Richie's future.

The 28-year-old co-lead of The Simple Life intends to star in and produce a half-hour comedy for ABC that will focus on a young woman juggling her business and family. The show was Richie's idea, Variety reports.

Nicole Richie, Joel Madden welcome a son

"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," Richie writes on her website

. "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!"

Nicole Richie, Joel Madden introduce son Sparrow

Besides appearing in The Simple Life with Paris Hilton, Richie — a mother of two, novelist and fashion designer — has guest-starred on Chuck, 8 Simple Rules and American Dreams.Will you watch Richie flex her comedy chops?