Work Wife, a comedy inspired by the real-life relationship of producers Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest and writers Casey Johnson and David Windsor, has been given a pilot order by ABC.
According to Variety, the series will tell the “story of a platonic male-female team whose professional success, personal friendship and ability to share deodorant makes their lives work. Set in the world of real estate, Dani and Scott have taken the leap to start their own team. Now feeling the stress of being the boss, they have to rely on the yin-yang of their dynamic more than ever to keep their professional and personal lives afloat.”
Todd Holland, who directed a bunch of episodes for The Larry Sanders Show and Malcolm in the Middle, will direct and executive produce the pilot.
Ripa and Seacrest are currently co-hosting the ABC morning show Live With Kelly and Ryan—Ripa has been hosting since 2001 and Seacrest joined her as the permanent co-host in 2017. Seacrest is also the host of ABC’s reboot of American Idol.