Writer Jessica Gao to Develop Chinese-American Comedy Series for ABC

Writer Jessica Gao to Develop Chinese-American Comedy Series for ABC

Rick and Morty writer Jessica Gao is developing a new comedy project at ABC, according to Variety.

The series is about Janet Zhao, a first generation Chinese-American woman who struggles to set healthy boundaries with her crazy, exhausting family. When her wealthy grandmother dies and names Janet the sole inheritor, she suddenly finds herself the unwilling new matriarch of the family she's spent her life trying to keep at arm's length.

The untitled, single-camera series has received a script commitment with a penalty attached.

Gao will write and executive produce onthe series, with Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, and Samie Kim Falvey also executive producing via Imagine Television Studios. Imagine will produce along with CBS Television Studios.

Gao won an Emmy this past Saturday for her work on Rick and Morty. Gao's other writing credits include "Silicon Valley," "Lab Rats," "Robot Chicken," and "Bajillion Dollar Propertie$."

Read the original article on Variety.

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