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Ashlee Simpson Is Coming Back to Rescue Reality TV – and the Music Industry

Ashlee Simpson Evan E! Show Comeback

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Nearly one decade to the day after the release of 2008’s severely under-appreciated Bittersweet World, Ashlee Simpson-Ross, Boyfriend Non-Stealer, Rule Breaker and Little Miss Obsessive herself, is about to make a comeback. Finally.

E! announced their line-up of new series on Tuesday (May 1) – and among them is a show called “Ashlee and Evan” (working title), which promises to document the return of the edgy, rebellious “L.O.V.E.” experimental screamo rock-pop goddess as she enters the recording studio alongside her husband, Evan Ross, son of Diana Ross, to work on their forthcoming “duet album.”

Via Deadline:

“This new docu-series will follow actress and singer Ashlee Simpson-Ross and her husband actor and artist Evan Ross. We’ll get an inside look into this young millennial couple as they try to balance life as new parents with a solid foundation of humor and love. Coming from two famous music families, Ashlee and Evan will take viewers inside the recording of their first duet album. Fans will see Evan’s rising star in music and Ashlee cautiously jumping back into the music world. We will watch as they face challenges and success in their marriage and music while receiving the unwavering support from their legendary families and life-long friends. ‘Ashlee and Evan’ is produced by Citizen Jones and Cinema Giants with Jonah Bekhor, Jonas Bell Pasht, Jessy Terrero, Angela Aguilera, Ashlee Simpson-Ross and Evan Ross serving as Executive Producers.”

While “duet album” doesn’t exactly scream “La La Pt. 2 is coming,” we’re going to need the audience to buy the album to prove that we are parched and eagerly awaiting new solo Simpson material. (Ashlee only – just a preference.)

So much has changed since The Ashlee Simpson Show, and yet, so very little: did she get the stains out of that T-shirt yet? Is she still standing in the shadow of someone else’s billion dollar fashion line? Will Ryan Cabrera show up at their doorstep, threatening to shatter the union of Music’s Royal Family? Will she still face endless comparisons to Kelly Clarkson and Hilary Duff?

Screw the Game of Thrones finale, fuck another season of Black Mirror: this is now the world’s most highly anticipated TV event of the decade.

Photo credit: Ben Watts