The comedy stars Arrested Development's Judy Greer as a city girl who struggles to deal with living in the suburbs.
Hendrix has now joined the pilot's cast, TV Line says.
She will play the town sheriff, who also happens to be the ex-wife of Greer's husband.
Hendrix has appeared in shows such as 90210 and Joan Of Arcadia, while her guest roles include parts in Rizzoli & Isles, Privileged, The Mentalist and Castle.
Other comedy pilots currently in the works at ABC include Doris Roberts vehicle Counter Culture, a show from Reba McEntire, and a remake of the British series Only Fools and Horses.