Deadline is reporting that ABC has given a late comedy pilot order to Valley Trash.
From Nikki Schwartz-Wright (Speechless), Valley Trash follows the blue collar Harman family, whose lives get thrown for a loop when their gifted 14-year-old Abby gets accepted into a prestigious Los Angeles private school. Abby and the rest of her family are forced to deal with students and parents who look down on them and want nothing to do with getting to know them.
The series is one of several cast-contingent projects that received their pilot order once they found their lead. In this instance, My Name is Earl star Jason Lee has been cast as family patriarch Cal, a low-rent lawyer who’s rough around the edges but ultimately charming.
Valley Trash is the seventh comedy pilot ABC has ordered for 2020-21, joining Adopted, about a Green Beret whose newest brother is an adopted 12-year-old Russian boy; socioeconomic sibling series Home Economics; empty nest multi-cam My Village; Prospect, centering on a young woman moving to the frontier to teach school; an untitled project from Emily Kapnek about a teenager who discovers a family secret; and Work Wife, inspired by the relationship between Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa.
In addition to the NBC comedy, Lee’s television credits include Memphis Beat, Raising Hope, and Up All Night.