New Scripted Dramedy AMERICAN WOMAN, Starring Alicia Silverstone Begins Production

AMERICAN WOMAN, a new half-hour scripted dramedy starring Alicia Silverstone ("Clueless," "Suburgatory"), Mena Suvari ("American Beauty," "Chicago Fire") and Jennifer Bartels ("Broken"), starts production this week in Los Angeles, CA. The 12-episode series from John Wells Productions in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television will premiere on Paramount Network in the first quarter of 2018.

Inspired by the real-life upbringing of Kyle Richards ("The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills") who also serves as a co-executive producer, "American Woman" follows Bonnie (Silverstone), an unconventional mother struggling to raise her two daughters after leaving her husband amid the rise of second-wave feminism in 1970s Los Angeles. Bonnie also comes to rely on the help of her two best friends, Kathleen (Suvari) and Diana (Bartels), and these three women each discover their own brand of independence in a glamorous and ever-changing world reluctant to give it.

"American Woman" is written and executive produced by Emmy(R) winner John Riggi ("30 Rock," "The Comeback"), executive produced by Emmy(R) winner John Wells ("Shameless," "ER," "The West Wing") and co-executive produced by Kyle Richards. The series is produced by John Wells Productions in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television.

Brad Gardner, Senior Vice President, Development and Original Programming, Paramount Network and TV Land, will serve as the executive in charge of production and will oversee the project for the network.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos

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