ABC developing Chinese-American comedy pitched as "Lazy Rich Asians" from Rick and Morty's Emmy-winning "Pickle Rick" writer
Jessica Gao, who won an Emmy over the weekend for writing Rick and Morty's famous "Pickle Rick" episode, is developing the single-camera comedy revlving around 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 project is one of two Asian-American series in the works at ABC following the success of Crazy Rich Asians at the box office. ABC is also developing Ohana, a potential drama about four mixed-race Asian women in Hawaii.
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