Kim Kardashian wants to branch out from reality TV to become a sitcom star.
The ample-bottomed beauty is in the early stages of developing her own scripted half-hour comedy series, sources say, in addition to having just extended her family’s deal with E! Entertainment for three more seasons of their namesake hit, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
“Kim wants to move beyond reality TV and become a comedy actress,” says a source. “She really wants to be the next Sofia Vergara.”
Sources close to the attention-craving, aspiring thespian add she’s eager to establish herself apart from her family.
“Acting is something she wants to do just for her,” one source told us. “Kim wants to do something that wouldn’t involve her sisters [Kourtney and Khloe].”
Kim’s desire to move on to her own show comes after a number of appearances away from her family and E! She popped up on a live episode of NBC’s “30 Rock” Thursday, playing herself in two scenes, and tweeted afterward: “Anyone see 30 Rock tonight??? I had a blast!!!! Love this show!” Jon Hamm, Paul McCartney, Amy Poehler and Jimmy Fallon also made cameos.
Kris Humphries’ ex also played herself on an episode of Tim Allen’s ABC sitcom “Last Man Standing” in February. And she’ll play a character in Tyler Perry’s upcoming movie, “The Marriage Counselor,” opposite Vanessa Williams and Jurnee Smollett.
It’s unclear who’ll produce Kim’s proposed sitcom, but sources speculate it could be “Kardashians” partner Ryan Seacrest. The “American Idol” host’s production company has been expanding into scripted projects, including a series for ABC based on the 2007 Scarlett Johansson movie “The Nanny Diaries,” as well as a feature film for Universal starring Reese Witherspoon.
But one Hollywood insider says of any impending deal, “It’s not locked yet.”
Reps for Kardashian had no comment.