NEW YORK – Ashlee Simpson (search) gets to relive her "Saturday Night Live" lip-synching horror show all over again for the next two weeks.
Wednesday night's season premiere of MTV's "The Ashlee Simpson Show" (search) -- the first half of a two-part story arc -- captured the entire fiasco as it unfolded last fall when Simpson walked off the stage during a live "SNL" telecast after a tape-recording of a song she had performed earlier on the show began to play.
"This is kind of uncensored and unfiltered through her [Ashlee's] eyes," said Rod Aissa, the MTV show's producer. "It shows the series of events that led up to 'SNL,' so you're able to see it with some clarity as opposed to reading about it."
A future episode of the series will include Simpson's Orange Bowl halftime show performance in which she was booed by most of the 72,000 spectators at Miami's Pro Player Stadium earlier this month.
Next week's episode will cover the "SNL" aftermath -- including Simpson's reaction to the overwhelming flood of media coverage that followed.
"Our cameras were with her all through the night and picked up again the next morning," says Aissa of the "SNL" episodes.
Until now, "there's been very little clear perspective on what her reaction to it was, and you'll get a really great piece of it in the first two episodes of our series," he says.
It is understood that MTV will repeat each "Ashlee" episode several times in numerous timeslots over the next two weeks as per its usual practice of re-broadcasting its programming.
The day after the 'SNL' fiasco, Simpson came up with a variety of excuses for her bad sportsmanship.
First, she blamed her band for hitting the wrong button and starting the vocal track by mistake, then her father said she was suffering from acid reflux and had a problem with her vocal chords.
At the time, "Saturday Night Live" producer Marci Klein told The Post that she advised Ashlee not to perform after it was learned that she was sick, but Simpson's father (who's her manager and the executive producer of her MTV show) and executives from her record label said she would go on.
"The Ashlee Simpson Show," now entering its second season, is a reality series that follows the younger sister of pop-princess Jessica Simpson as she tries to launch her own singing career.