10/14/2013 05:44 pm ET

Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp Step Out In New York (PHOTO)

"What happened to Meg Ryan?" People magazine asked two weeks ago, when it splashed the 51-year-old actress on its cover with the headline "WHY SHE REALLY LEFT HOLLYWOOD BEHIND." But from the look of things, Ryan appears just fine with her "new life," which means happily walking home with her boyfriend, John Mellencamp, after hitting the gym Monday afternoon in New York.

And it looks like Ryan is actually gearing up for a total Hollywood comeback. Deadline.com reported that Ryan has inked a deal to star and produce a pilot for NBC, based on a "single, devoted and desperately non-confrontational single mom" who returns to work at a New York publishing house only to discover her former 30-year-old former intern is now boss.