NBC announced Thursday they have bought the rights to a new comedy/drama produced and inspired by country singer Miranda Lambert. The show was originally picked up by ABC Family last year but the deal fell apart before a pilot could be produced. Lambert’s husband, country singer Blake Shelton, was said to help bring NBC and Lambert together through Shelton’s already established relationship with NBC as a judge on The Voice.
The show, which has not yet been named, is loosely based on Lambert’s unusual life and her family’s private investigation business. Lambert grew up with her mother, father and little brother in Lindale, TX. Both her father, Richard Lee Lambert, and mother, Beverly June Lambert, became private investigators after Mr. Lambert retired from the police force. The business was run poorly, however, and the couple wound up losing their house and having to move Miranda and her brother in with family. Years later, the couple bought the house back and restored it. Lambert’s mother will also come on board as one of the show’s consultants.
According to Deadline, the show will be written by Chad Hodge, who is most recently known the 2011 scripted series, The Playboy Club, which was cancelled after three episodes for lack of viewership.
Lambert was discovered in 2003 when she came in third on the country music talent show, Nashville Star. She is currently one of country music’s most successful female artists. While Lambert won’t be acting in her new scripted television series, she made her acting debut on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit earlier this year to favorable critic reviews.