After an initial rejection, the CW seems ready for a relationship with Nick Lachey.
Earlier this week, the newly fused network elected to pass on a sitcom originally intended for the WB's airwaves, according to Us Weekly. In the show, the former boy-bander starred as a just-married baseball player.
"There are only so many openings on the new network," a source told the magazine. "Nick's show didn't make the cut."
However, as it turned out, the CW had something else in mind for Lachey that didn't involve airing the WB's leftovers.
According to published reports, the ex-Newlyweds star is now in negotiations to star in the network's very first comedy, He Said, She Said, about the hilarious differences in the way that men and women view certain situations.
Though the show's title could also be used to describe the current state of affairs in Lachey's divorce proceedings, lest there be any confusion, the two projects actually share little in common.
To clarify: He Said, She Said, the show, is a half-hour comedy that aims to provide viewers with a light-hearted glimpse at the age-old battle between the sexes.
Meanwhile, he said, she said, the divorce, is an ongoing drama, also featuring a battle between the sexes, but with little hope of keeping things light-hearted.
One easy way to keep things straight: Jessica Simpson has a prominent role in the latter project but will almost certainly never appear in the former.
In addition to his MTV reality show, Lachey's prior small-screen experience includes a recurring role on Charmed and appearances on Hope & Faith and Twins.
He also recently signed a $500,000 deal to appear in a series of fitness videos alongside Brooke Burke.