Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest Inspire New ABC Scripted Comedy

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The Live duo is officially an inspiration. 

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

The series is a comedy inspired by their 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 will write and executive produce the series. Ripa and Seacrest will executive produce via Milojo and Ryan Seacrest Productions respectively alongside RSP’s Nina Wass and Andrea Shay.

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