As one of The Real Housewife of Beverly Hills, Kyle Richards is accustomed to living a life on display, with all the insta-drama that entails. So, when the Bravo franchise first made mention that she would be developing and executive producing a television series inspired by the experiences of her late mother Kathleen Richards, all hell predictably broke loose, most of it ignited by Kyle’s older sister Kathy Hilton, who made clear that she did not appreciate turning cherished childhood memories of their mom into entertainment fodder for the masses. But after seeing the first episode of American Woman, which debuts tonight on Paramount Network, it became clear to all concerned that the family had nothing to worry about. "I [really] think my family thought, 'What are you doing?’" Richards told MediaVillage during an interview to promote the series. "But I'm only [telling the story] from my perspective. I wasn't there to tell Kathy’s story or [my sister] Kim’s [Richards] story. It was my story from my point of view and I was very respectful of that and will continue to be so."
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