TV Land just signed a script development deal for a half-hour comedy inspired by the life of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Kyle Richards, the company announced Tuesday.
Described as a “dark comedy,” the untitled project, set in the 1970s, will focus on newly-single Bonnie Nolan whose life has essentially fallen apart following the dissolution of her marriage. With no way to support herself, the 40-year-old mother of three must learn how to start fresh and regain independence. The project is based on Richards’ own “unconventional” upbringing.
“I am extremely excited and proud to be collaborating with such a talented and creative team of John Wells Productions, John Riggi, Warner Bros. Television and TV Land to bring this story to life,” Richards said in a release.
The project comes from Warner Horizon Television, John Wells Productions, and John Riggi (30 Rock, The Comeback). Riggi will pen the pilot and executive produce along with John Wells and Andrew Stearn (Shameless, Southland). Richards is also set to co-executive produce.