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Liberal Redneck Comedy Starring Trae Crowder in Development at ABC

ABC has given a script commitment with penalty to a half-hour single-camera comedy starring comedian Trae Crowder, known for his stage persona the Liberal Redneck. Inspired by Crowder’s life, the project hails from Warner Bros. TV and Rob Thomas’ studio-based Spondoolie Productions.

The untitled Trae Crowder Project was co-written by Crowder and Party Down creator John Enbom, who co-created the cult Starz comedy series Party Down with Thomas, Dan Etheridge and Paul Rudd. It follows liberal-minded redneck Crowder, who has just moved back to his small Tennessee hometown for a new job, where he struggles to balance the needs of his wife and son with his chaotic family and complicated Southern heritage.

Procedural + Multi-Generational Soap Based on British Series in Development at ABC

ABC has put in development crime drama Suspects (fka Unforgotten) based on the critically praised British series, from Chris Kang, creator of the original UK format, Josh Berman, Sally Haynes, Laura Mackie, BBC Worldwide Productions and Sony Pictures TV.

Written by The Blacklist executive producer Carla Kettner, Suspects is based on the British series of the same name. It blends a a cop drama procedural and a multi-generational soap with a compassionate, intelligent female detective at the center.

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