TV Land Announces Pilot Pickups from HUMANITAS Board of Directors' John Wells and Trustee Jenny Bicks
At its upfront presentation today, TV Land has announced pilot pickups for two comedy, a remake of the 1996 feature The First Wives Club, executive produced by Sex and the City alumna Jenny Bicks; and a 1970s Kyle Richards project inspired by The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star’s real-life upbringing, executive produced by John Wells.
The First Wives Club, penned by New Girl scribe Rebecca Adelman and executive produced by Bicks, and the untitled Kyle Richards, exec produced by Wells and John Riggi (30 Rock), join previously ordered pilot Nobodies, a single-camera comedy executive produced by Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone.
Here’s a look at TV Land’s 2016 pilots:
“THE FIRST WIVES CLUB”
Putting a fresh twist on Paramount’s iconic 1996 film, the pilot, to be written by Rebecca Addelman (“New Girl”) and executive produced by Jenny Bicks (“Sex and the City,” “The Big C”), will take place in modern day San Francisco. The story revolves around three women – friends and classmates in the 90s – who reconnect after their close friend from college dies in a freak accident. When they discover that they are all at a romantic crossroads, they band together to tackle divorce, relationships and life’s other annoying challenges. Paramount Television will produce for TV Land.
UNTITLED KYLE RICHARDS PILOT
The untitled pilot, set in the ‘70s, centers on Bonnie Nolan, a 40-year old woman with a beautiful home and two beautiful daughters to go with it. 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. The project is inspired by actress-turned-reality star Richards’ real life upbringing, and her mother’s struggle to raise her family and claim her own brand of independence in a world not ready to give it. The pilot is produced by John Wells Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television for TV Land, and will be executive produced by John Wells (“Shameless,” “ER,” “The West Wing”) and John Riggi (“The Comeback,” “30 Rock,” “Will & Grace”), who wrote the pilot script. Richards will co-executive produce.