Kyle Richards may have the next "Sex and the City" on her hands!
The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star is heading off-camera to executive produce an upcoming pilot inspired by her own life and developed by "SATC" creator Darren Star, TVLand announced at its Upfront presentation in New York City on Thursday.
While based upon Richards' upbringing in the '70s, the as-yet-untitled series won’t center on her and sister Kim Richards' fame as child actors in Hollywood. Instead, the focus will be upon 40-year-old single mom Bonnie Nolan as she readjusts to life after her marriage crumbles.
According to a network press release, the character is "inspired" by the "struggles" Richards' mom experienced while trying to "raise her family and claim her own brand of independence in a world not ready to give it."
In addition to Star's TV pedigree, which also includes TV Land's current hit "Younger," the show will feature Emmy-winning executive producers John Wells and John Riggi -- the latter of whom also wrote the pilot script.
The news comes in tandem with another "Sex and the City"-related announcement for the cable channel.
As part of an overall development deal with Star, TV Land has also ordered a pilot adapted from the 1996 comedy film "The First Wives Club" with "SATC" writer and co-executive producer Jenny Bicks as showrunner. Paramount Television is confirmed to produce.
"Looking ahead, we’re developing shows that are funny but also embrace real dramatic moments," Keith Cox, TV Land's Executive Vice President of Development and Original Programming, said in a statement. "We're fortunate to be working with such amazing collaborators as we continue to reinvent the network."
Richards' TV Land series isn't her only upcoming project.
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, the reality star is set to appear on Season 8 of "The Celebrity Apprentice" on NBC with new host Arnold Schwarzenegger.
-- Erin Biglow