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TV Land Sets 'Housewives' Kyle Richards-Inspired Series

TV Land will develop a single-camera comedy series inspired by the life of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards.

The project, set in the 1970s and inspired by Richards’ childhood being raised by a single mom, will be executively produced by John Riggi (30 Rock), John Wells (Shameless, ER) and Andrew Stearn (Shameless), according to the network. Richards will serve co-executive producer.

“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, in a statement. “This project, the caliber of the people behind it, and its fearless authenticity brings TV Land to new heights.”

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.