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Nasim Pedrad Comedy ‘Chad’ Gets TBS Series Order

TBS has given a 10-episode series pickup to Chad, Nasim Pedrad’s single-camera comedy pilot starring the Saturday Night Live alumna as a 14-year-old pubescent Persian boy.

The order marks a happy ending to the project’s long journey to the screen, which was first developed at Fox and 20th Century Fox TV four years ago and went to pilot. TBS’ version of the project, which has been reworked for cable, comes from Studio T. (See teaser above).

In Chad, the title character (Pedrad) navigates his first year of high school on a mission to become popular. Chad’s friendships and sanity are pushed to the limits as he uses every tactic at his disposal to befriend the cool kids, while enduring his mother’s new dating life and reconciling with his cultural identity.

“I’m so grateful to TBS for believing in Chad and giving an adult woman the

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