Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest Inspire New ABC Scripted Comedy

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest have another collaboration in the works. 

Ripa and Seacrest, hosts of Live With Kelly and Ryan are teaming to develop a new scripted comedy titled Work Wife. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series has landed an impressive put-pilot commitment from ABC.

The series is a comedy inspired by the duo’s real-life friendship. The multi-camera series is described as an ensemble comedy that explores the dynamics surrounding people’s “work spouses,” who have very few boundaries with each other, and how that impacts their relationships with everyone else.

Michael Ian Black has been tapped to pen the script. Seacrest will executive produce via Ryan Seacrest Productions. Ripa will executive produce along with Mark Consuelos and Albert Bianchini under their Milojo banner.

Ripa has been with the show since 2001. Seacrest joined Ripa as her permanent co-host last year.

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