Nicole Richie is comin’ to (buck)town…
The 39-year-old half-Mexican American actress, television personality and designer will star in ABC family comedy pilot Bucktown.
Written by Wilson, Bucktown centers on Amy (Woodward), who, after being dumped by her boyfriend and kicked out of her apartment on the eve of a big promotion, finds refuge at her mom’s house in the blue-collar neighborhood where she grew up. Amy reconnects with her teenage niece living there due to her sister’s latest rehab stint and resolves to stay when she realizes that her mom and niece aren’t quite equipped to go it alone.
Richie plays Jan, Amy’s boss. A self-centered force who tends to suck up all the energy in a room, Jan is very professional — except in the extremely unprofessional partnership with her husband, Finn.
ABC Signature is the studio.
Richie recently appeared on ABC’s Bless This Mess. She previously co-starred in the NBC comedy Great News and guest-starred on Grace and Frankie and Camping.