ABC is moving forward with a project described as a “liberal redneck comedy.” Deadline reports that the network gave a script commitment with penalty to the single-camera comedy starring comedian Trae Crowder, who’s 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,” Deadline reports. “The untitled Trae Crowder Project was co-written by Crowder and ‘Party Down’ creator John Enbom, who co-created Starz’s cult 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.”
Enbom and Crowder are executive producing with Thomas and his frequent collaborators Etheridge and Danielle Stokdyk, the report notes.