Monday, November 7, 2016

TV Land Gives Series Order to Comedy 'American Woman' Starring Alicia Silverstone

TV Land has given a 12-episode series order to single camera comedy American Woman starring Alicia Silverstone. The comedy will debut on the cable channel sometime in 2017.

Inspired by the upbringing of Kyle Richards (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), the comedy is set in the 1970s amid the sexual revolution and the rise of feminism. Silverstone stars as Bonnie Nolan, a mother with two daughters who finds herself facing an entirely new world after she leaves her husband. With the help of her two best friends, these three women will each discover their own brand of independence in a world reluctant to give it.

In addition to Silverston, the comedy also stars Mena Suvari, Jennifer Bartels, Makenna James, Lia Ryan McHugh and Cheyenne Jackson.

John Riggi wrote the pilot, which was directed by Alex Hardcastle. Both executive produce with John Wells and Andrew Stearn. Richards serves as a co-executive producer. Warner Horizon Television and John Wells Productions produce.

"We feel very lucky to be working with John Riggi and John Wells on this fantastic series that is not only beautifully written and directed, but has a stellar cast that portrays the themes of the '70s in a way that is still relevant today," said Keith Cox, President of Development and Original Programming, TV Land.