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Chad: TBS Greenlights Coming-of-Age Sitcom from Nasim Pedrad (SNL)

Turner is going back to school. TBS has ordered the Chad TV show to series. Saturday Night Live veteran Nesim Pedrad created the single-camera comedy and stars in the title role. She also serves as executive producer and co-showrunner alongside Hayes Davenport. Oly Obst and Rob Rosell also executive produce. No premiere date has been announced, but the first season order is for 10 episodes.

A TBS coming-of-age sitcom, Chad centers on a 14-year-old pubescent Persian-American boy -- a high school freshman who has his eyes fixed on the elusive prize of popularity. Pedrad's co-stars include: Ella Mika as Chad’s younger sister; Saba Homayoon as Chad’s mother; Paul Chahidi as a distant relative; Jake Ryan as Chad’s best friend; and Alexa Loo as a classmate. Check out the teaser and press release. Read More…

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