The Clueless star has been cast as single mum Bonnie Nolan in the pilot for American Woman, a 1970s comedy co-executive produced by former actress-turned-reality TV star Richards.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is producing the show with former ER boss John Wells and 30 Rock alum John Riggi, who also penned the script.

If bosses at America's TV Land network pick up the show to series, it will mark Silverstone's first regular role on the small screen since her short-lived 2003 romance dramedy Miss Match.

It is unclear whether Richards' sister and reality TV co-star Kim Richards, and their half-sister Kathy Hilton, Paris and Nicky Hilton's mother, will be involved with the series.