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Nicole Richie is headed back to the small screen.

The former "Simple Life" star, 28, is headlining a half-hour sitcom in development at ABC, according to Variety.

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The pilot centers around a professional woman with complicated family relationships who is struggling to figure out what role she'll take as her life and her family evolve.

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Variety reports the show will be loosely based on Richie's own life.

Richie, who is now recovering from a bout with pneumonia, had the initial idea for the pilot and will serve as producer as well, according to the report.

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Richie -- who is working on her second novel, as well as the debut of her clothing collection and shoe line -- welcomed her second child, Sparrow, in September. She and beau Joel Madden welcomed daughter Harlow in 2008.