Indian-American writer and producer Vali Chandrasekaran to develop Muslim American comedy for ABC


Indian-American writer and producer Vali Chandrasekaran of ABC’s “Modern Family” is teaming up with actor Dan Ahdoot for a new American Muslim comedy in development at ABC, Deadline reported.

20th Television’s untitled comedy revolves around Mohammad “Mo” Al-Hayati, a young Muslim American doctor in America’s rural red state, who struggles to become a trusted pillar of his community despite not knowing nothing of the workings of real life there,” according to Deadline.

Besides “Modern Family”, Chandrasekaran was also an executive producer of “Alec Baldwin and Kelsey Grammer’s multi-camera comedy that received a straight-to-ABC order but then passed on.”

It is loosely based on a chapter from Ahdoot’s forthcoming book of essays – “Undercooked: How I Let Food Become My Life Navigator” and “How Maybe That’s A Dumb Way To Live”, which will be published by Crown Publishing in early next year. Ahdoot will write the series and serve as executive producer along with Chandrasekaran.

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Along with “Modern Family,” Chandrasekaran was also executive producer of “Alec Baldwin and Kelsey Grammer’s multi-camera comedy that got a straight-to-ABC order but then passed on,” according to Deadline. He previously worked with Baldwin as a writer and producer on NBC’s “30 Rock.” Her other TV credits include “My Name Is Earl”, “Trophy Wife”, and “Mixology”.

He is married to city planner and community organizer Nithya Raman, who has served as a member of the Los Angeles City Council for the 4th District since 2020. The couple married on May 2, 2010 and are the proud parents of fraternal twins: a son and a girl.

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