Kyle Richards has inked a deal with TV Land to co-produce a sitcom inspired by her childhood. Even more exciting, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star will work alongside some huge talents, 30 Rock writer John Riggi and The West Wing and Shameless producers John Wells and Andrew Stearn.
The “dark comedy” will follow a character by the name of Bonnie Nolan, a suddenly single 40-year-old mom of three young daughters, in the 1970s. Like Big Kathy, mother of Kathy Hilton, Kyle, and Kim Richards, Bonnie will need to learn how to support herself and her girls after her marriage falls apart.
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TV Land announced today that it has signed a script development deal with Warner Horizon Television, John Wells Productions, and executive producer/writer/director John Riggi for a hald-hour single-camera period comedy project inspired by the life of Kyle Richards of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
The project is set in the ’70s and inspired by Richards’ unconventional upbringing by her mom, a single mother who along raised Richards and her two sisters. Riggi will write the pilot script and executive produce along with John Wells (Shameless, ER, The West Wing) and Andrew Stearn (Shameless, Southland, The West Wing). The project is a dark comedy about a woman’s struggle to raise her family and claim her own brand of independence in a world not ready to give it. Richards will co-executive produce.
The untitled project centers on Bonnie Nolan, 40 years old with a beautiful home and three beautiful daughters to go with it, however, she also has a cheating husband. Finding herself alone after the marriage fails, Bonnie is an enigma of the times – a single woman with no means to support herself or her children.
“We are beyond thrilled to be working with Warner Horizon Television and all of these amazing talents – John Riggi, John Wells, Andrew Stearn, and, of course, Kyle Richards,” said Keith Cox, EVP of Development and Original Programming for TV Land. “This project, the caliber of the people behind t, and its fearless authenticity brings TV Land to new heights.” Kyle Richards said, “I am extremely excited and proud to be collaborating with such a talented and creative team of John Wells Productions, John Riggi, Warner Horizon Television, and TV Land to bring this story to life.”
Good for Kyle. I’m not a huge fan of comedies – save for Will & Grace, Three’s Company, and Roseanne (HaHa. I’m so old school.) – but they had me at “dark comedy.” I will check it out, and if it’s as good as my beloved Devious Maids, I’ll stick around.
In other Kyle news, she recently opened a second Kyle By Alene Too. “We are pleased to announce the grand opening of our Southampton store!!,” Kyle shared on Instagram. “KYLE/Alene Too located on 5 Main Street, Southampton, NY! #alenetoo #kylebyalenetoo #southampton #mdw #kylerichards”
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