The friendship between Live co-hosts Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa is about to take on a life of its own. ABC has announced it is developing a comedy series entirely based on the duos famous friendship. The series will be multi-camera and is titled so far as “Work Wife”.
It is no secret that Ripa and Ryan get along with one another. They are not the only two “T.V. Couples” the public has seen over the years. Their predecessors on Live Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford were famous friends as well. Ripa and Ryan specific work relationship is so relatable that a T.V. show based on it may be a successful development. According to sources this is exactly what “Work Wife” will be. The show will be an ensemble comedy focused on “work spouses” who break down each other’s boundaries. It will place those relationships in comparison with all the other’s in their lives. So far “Work Wife” has received a pilot commitment. Both Ripa and tv host Seacrest will executive produce along with Michael Ian Black.
Seacrest first garnered widespread fame as the host of American Idol. The Georgia-based radio personality had been around prior to AGT, but had yet to do anything garnering mainstream. Seacrest began his career hosting a number of shows for various networks. Since his rise Ryan has continued hosting his radio show On Air with Ryan Seacrest, as well as taking over for some radio and T.V. legends. He is currently the host of America’s Top 40 which he inherited from Casey Kasem, hosts Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve, and starting in 2017 Regis Philbin’s spot on Live.
Ripa had been searching for a permanent host ever since Philbin left his post. When Seacrest joined everything just clicked. Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) will produce the show under his Ryan Seacrest Productions banner. RSP was founded in 2008, and has since produces many hit T.V. shows. Hopefully “Work Wife” will fit into that category as well. Seacrest has his fingers in so many pies with hosting, producing, and philanthropy it is a wonder he has any time left.
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