Fox gave a script engagement with a significant penalty to Model minorities, a single camera comedy by Fresh off the boat co-executive producer Sanjay Shah, Portlandia and Baskets co-creator, executive producer and director Jonathan Krisel and 20th Century Fox TV.
Written by Shah, Model minorities is a stereotypical shattering comedy that follows a highly educated but struggling Indian-American who moves in with his uneducated but wealthy immigrant cousin.
Shah will produce with the husband and wife duo Krisel and Danica Radovanov. 20th Century Fox TV, where Shah is under a global contract, is the studio.
Shah, who was a stand-up comedian, began writing in the Fox / 20th TV animated comedy series king of the hill. He was co-executive producer of the comedy television series Fox / 20th Enlisted before joining ABC / 20th TV Freshly landed, from creator / showrunner Nahnatchka Khan.
Shah, whose series credits include Comedy Central’s South Park and ABC Cougar town, also writes for Vice.com. He is replaced by UTA and lawyer Ken Richman.