The web-series-as-incubator model is playing out with Nicole Richie’s AOL series #CandidlyNicole. Originally inspired by Richie’s tweets (voted one of the “best Twitter feeds” by Time magazine), it will be coming to VH1 this summer with eight episodes, premiering July 17, and will be based on her AOL show.
VH1 has also inked a first look/development deal with Richie’s production company, Honey Child Productions.
Produced by Telepictures and World of Wonder, #CandidlyNicole follows Richie’s daily adventures, from meeting with a doctor about having her tramp stamp removed to helping her best friend find a date, and gives insights into her decisions on her style, work and relationships. The show debuted last spring as part of AOL’s 2013 investment in original programming, and it went on to become one of the most successful shows for the platform last year, reportedly attracting about one million views per episode.
The adopted daughter of singer/songwriter Lionel Richie, she shot to fame in 2003 with the reality show The Simple Life, co-starring Paris Hilton. More recently, Richie has starred as one of the three mentors on NBC’s Fashion Star and penned the New York Times best-selling novel The Truth About Diamonds. She currently acts as the creative director for House of Harlow 1960, makers of ready-to-wear, jewellery, eyewear, footwear and handbags.