urx unit loader Jennie Garth joins ABC Family's 'Village People' pilot
jennie garth 90210 480wi Jennie Garth joins ABC Family's 'Village People' pilotFormer “Beverly Hills, 90210” star Jennie Garth is headed to ABC Family.

Garth will star in and executive produce a comedy pilot called “Village People” — which, title aside, has nothing to do with the disco band. We’re guessing it’s a take on the saying “It takes a village to raise a child,” because that’s what Garth’s character will be doing.

The pilot, from writer Meg DeLoatch (“Eve,” “Family Matters”) stars Garth as a single, career-minded woman who adopts a baby born to a teenage girl, then ends up taking care of the birth mother as well. (Sort of like the current “Parenthood” subplot with Erika Christensen‘s character, but with a laugh track.)

If it’s picked up, “Village People” will be Garth’s second sitcom lead — she also starred in “What I Like About You” for The WB from 2002-06. She reprised her role as Kelly Taylor on the first couple seasons of The CW’s “90210” and did a pair of Hallmark Channel movies this year: “Accidentally in Love” aired in February, and “A Christmas Wedding Tail” is set to premiere Nov. 19.