John Wells, John Riggi Developing Comedy Based on Kyle Richards’ Life

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A Real Housewife is heading to TV Land.

The cable channel has signed a script development deal with producers Warner Horizon Television, John Wells Productions and executive producer/writer/director John Riggi for a project inspired by the life of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kyle Richards. Riggi will write the pilot script and executive produce along with Wells and Andrew Stearn. Richards will co-executive produce.

“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, Executive Vice President of Development and Original Programming for TV Land. “This project, the caliber of the people behind it, and its fearless authenticity brings TV Land to new heights.”

The still-untitled half-hour single-camera comedy project is described as 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. Set in the ’70s, it follows 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 her marriage fails, Bonnie is an enigma of the times: a single woman with no means to support herself or her children.

“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,” said Richards.

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