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This Is Why Kathy Hilton and Kim Richards Aren't Participating in Kyle Richards' New TV Show

American Woman is inspired by their childhood, but you won't see their names in the credits.

Who wouldn't be intrigued to know more about the woman who raised Kathy Hilton, Kim Richards, and Kyle Richards? Fans will soon get a peek into what the Richards sisters' childhood was like when American Woman (starring Alicia Silverstone and Mena Suvari) premieres. Kyle Richards serves as the creator and co-executive producer on the show, but are Kim and Kathy participating in the scripted series that's inspired by their own lives?

"It's my own project," Kyle told The Daily Dish podcast, adding, "I don’t think my sisters really understood what it was in the beginning. I was like, 'It’s not a reality show, it’s a scripted show inspired by [our childhood].' It’s a fun show. The first announcement said it was a dark comedy, which kind of implied it could be sketchy or something. There’s moments, obviously… I didn’t have a traditional upbringing, which is very obvious in the show. But you know, it’s just going to be a fun show. I’m not here to torture anybody."

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Kyle said that she's been taking an active role in the success of the series. "Now all of a sudden I’m behind the camera, and I really, really love it. I’m really particular, and I didn’t realize I was going to be so neurotic about every little thing. It was really important to me in doing American Woman that it was really authentic and that you really felt like you were in the ‘70s. I didn’t want to be flashing back to the ‘70s. I wanted you to really be in that moment."

You can listen to the full interview here.

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