Kellie Pickler May Head Back to Primetime
Her debut album has only been in stores for a few weeks, but it looks like Kellie Pickler may soon add another career to her resume. The country star and former 'American Idol' contestant is in talks with Fox for her own sitcom.
"As pitched, she will play a Southern small-town girl, a character based on herself, who discovers that her biological father is the state's governor," says her publicist, Wes Vause. "In Kellie's style, she works her way into his life, and their father-and-daughter relationship ends up helping his political career."
Vause insists the pilot is in very early stages of development and if all goes well, taping will begin next year. When and if that happens, Pickler will be in familiar company: One of the show's executive producers is 'Idol' creator Simon Fuller. The show's writers include Chris Peterson and Bryan Moore from 'That '70s Show.'