Muslim-American comedy at ABC by Dan Ahdoot and Vali Chandrasekaran – Deadline


EXCLUSIVE: Dan Ahdoot, who starred in series such as Cobrai Kai, and Vali Chandrasekaran, executive producer on modern family are behind a new Muslim-American comedy in development at ABC.

The Disney-owned broadcast network is working on the untitled comedy from 20th Television.

It centers on Mohammad “Mo” Al-Hayati, a young American Muslim doctor from rural America’s red state, who struggles to become a trusted pillar of his community despite knowing nothing about how life works. real there. Or anywhere.

The series is loosely based on a chapter from Ahdoot’s forthcoming book of essays – Undercooked: how I let food become my life navigator and how it might be a dumb way to livewhich will be published by Crown Publishing early next year.

Ahdoot will write and produce with Chandrasekaran serving as executive producer.

Ahdoot is a comedian, actor and writer who starred in the comedy Seeso Property of Bajillion Dollar $, show time Shameless and ABC Super fun evening. He had a recurring role on Netflix Cobra Kai and starred in the Netflix comedy The crew. He also hosts the hit culinary podcast Green Eggs and Dan. It is replaced by Entertainment 360 and Verve.

Chandrasekaran was an executive producer on ABC Modern family. He also served as executive producer on the Alec Baldwin and Kelsey Grammer multi-camera comedy which received a straight-to-ABC order but then passed on. He previously worked with Baldwin as a writer and producer on NBC’s 30 Rock and other TV credits include My name is Earl, trophy wife and Mixology. It is replaced by UTA and Entertainment 360.

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