Written by Melanie Burton, July 22, 2016

Nicole Richie is set to appear back on our screens, breaking into the scripted comedy world with a regular role on upcoming NBC series Great News!

The show centres on a mother-daughter relationship that’s put to the test when the mum (Andrea Martin) begins interning at her daughter’s (Briga Heelan) place of work, a cable news network.

Nicole will take on the role of Portia, the hip, young co-host of the show within the show, replacing Kimrie Lewis-Davis.

Described as sometimes a shrewd social media genius, while other times a complete idiot, Portia doesn’t have much interest in her older co-host’s vision for a hard-hitting traditional news program.

Nicole is best known for her crazy younger years on The Simple Life and more recently Candidly Nicole, but she’s also acted in Empire and Chuck in minor roles.

The sitcom was written by 30 Rock scribe Tracey Wigfield, and Tina Fey and Robert Carlock are both executive producers, so it’s set to bring the laughs!


Nicole made her acting debut on The Simple Life with Paris Hilton

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