NicoleRichieTV230.jpgNicole Richie is making her return to the small screen!

The star hasn't been on the tube since she starred on The Simple Life with former BFF Paris Hilton. The show aired from 2003 to 2007, first on Fox, then on E!.

This time, instead of showcasing her incompetency, Richie will use her expertise! The Winter Kate designer will star on NBC's new reality competition show Fashion Star.

Richie, 29, will appear on the show along with Jessica Simpson, Elle Macpherson and designer John Varvatos.

Nicole will serve as a mentor to the 14 contestants, who are competing for the grand prize of multimillion-dollar contracts with three major American retailers. Congrats!