TV Land has greenlit a 1970s period dramedy from John Wells Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television called “American Woman,” starring Alicia Silverstone (“Clueless,” “Suburgatory”), Mena Suvari (“American Beauty,” “Chicago Fire”) and Jennifer Bartels (“Broken”). Inspired by the real-life upbringing of co-executive producer Kyle Richards (“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”), “American Woman” follows Bonnie (Silverstone), an unconventional mother struggling to raise her two daughters (Makenna James and Lia Ryan McHugh) after leaving her husband. With the help of her two best friends, Kathleen (Suvari) and Diana (Bartels), these three women will each discover their own brand of independence in a world reluctant to give it.
“American Woman” is written and executive produced by John Riggi (“30 Rock,” “The Comeback”), and is executive produced by John Wells (“Shameless,” “ER,” “The West Wing”). Twelve initial episodes have been ordered.