Rachel Zoe Sells Scripted Comedy Show Based on Rachel Zoe

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Rachel Zoe Sells Scripted Comedy Show Based on Rachel Zoe
Rachel Zoe, the Hollywood business mogul who wears many hats—stylist hat, designer hat, wife and mom hat, John Galliano hat she stole off his head after he fainted upon learning her last name is actually Rosenzweig—is about to don another: Executive producer of a scripted TV comedy hat.

The Bravo reality TV show, along with her hubby/business partner Rodger Berman, have sold a scripted single-camera half-hour comedy to NBC, reports Deadline.com.

The premise is a semi-autobiographical show based on the fashion-centric life of Rachel that’s already depicted in her reality program “The Rachel Zoe Project."

The silver lining of this news is that Rachel will not be adding screenwriter hat to her closet. If she were, we would’ve just got various characters saying “Babe” and “Bananas” back and forth to one another for 20 minutes.

The still unnamed comedy in the works will instead be written (hopefully with a drip of self-awareness) by writer and “Animal Practice” actress Aseem Batra and NBC’s own “Go On” director Todd Holland and follows in the recent greenlighting of Tyra Banks’ own scripted TV show she just sold to ABC, except its based on Tyra’s unfashionable pre-Victoria’s Secret youth.

Tyra’s sounds more confident in itself (it at least has a title, the self-effacing “Fivehead”) and is a concept that could smize its way into the “Ugly Betty” demographic.

If Rachel’s is executed with the same success of Anne Hathaway wearing one of her choices on the red carpet, maybe this half-hour comedy could attract the splintered “Sex and the City” audience still waiting for their Messiah in Jimmy Choos. If it’s not, then it’ll probably just attract the legion of fans of other based-on-me-me-me sitcoms like Chelsea Handler’s “Are You There, Chelsea?” that never existed.
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