Former SNL star and comedienne Nasim Pedrad’s new comedy Chad has found a new home at TBS, which has picked it up to pilot three years after the project was ordered to pilot by Fox.
The show was a creative swing for Fox, which picked it to pilot in 2016 that was directed by Jason Winer and searched worldwide for Middle-Eastern actors to play Chad’s family. After Fox ultimately passed on the pilot, producing studio 20thCentury Fox TV shopped it to other platforms. The studio is not involved in the TBS’ version of the project, which has been reworked for cable. Studio T is producing.
Chad sees Pedrad return to TBS after being cast in the second season of People of Earth, which ended in 2017.
Added Thom Hinkle, TBS’ Executive VP of Original Programming, “Nasim embodies this role so perfectly, you forget you’re watching a woman playing a young boy. It’s such a funny, endearing script that evokes a modern-day Wonder Years centered around a Middle Eastern family. We can’t wait to shoot it.”