Great News! Nicole Richie Is Playing a Hip, Young TV Co-Host in NBC’s New Comedy Great News

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Paris Hilton must be thrilled. Nicole Richie has been cast in NBC's new comedy pilot Great News, which follows a tight-knit New Jersey mother and daughter whose relationship is tested when the mom (Andrea Martin) accepts an internship at her daughter's (Briga Heelan) cable-news station. Richie will be playing Portia — a role that was recast by the producers, who consist of exceptional comedy veterans Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, and Tracey Wigfield — who's a "hip, young co-host of The Breakdown, the cable news show within Great News," and "sometimes a shrewd social media genius, sometimes a clueless idiot." Richie also currently has her own reality show, Candidly Nicole, on VH1. That's hot.