EXCLUSIVE: From Twitter, to the Web to TV. That is the route Nicole Richie has taken with #CandidlyNicole, which, in a competitive situation, has been given a straight-to-series order by VH1 for eight episodes to premiere July 17l. Additionally, the network has signed a first look/development deal with Richie’s Honey Child Prods.
Reality series #CandidlyNicole, produced by Telepictures and World of Wonder, is based on Richie’s popular AOL online series of the same name, which in turn was based on Richie’s irreverent Twitter feed. “Nicole’s sharp, acerbic sense of humor and broad audience appeal make #CandidlyNicole a perfect fit for the VH1 brand,” said Susan Levison, VH1’s EVP Original Programming & Development. “Viewers will enjoy her unique point of view and earnest look at pop culture as well as her fearless exploration of anything and everything taboo.”
#CandidlyNicole marks Richie’s first reality starring vehicle since Fox’s The Simple Life. According to VH1, it will “detail her daily adventures and give insight into her decisions on style, relationships, her work life and her journey to adulthood.” TV personality, fashion maven and author Richie, who was a mentor on NBC’s Fashion Star, executive produces alongside Michael Baum and Carrie Franklin. She is repped by WME, Impression Entertainment and Grubman, Shire & Meiselas.