Indian American 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 Muslim-American comedy that is in development at ABC, Deadline has reported.

The untitled comedy from 20th Television revolves around Mohammad “Mo” Al-Hayati, a young Muslim American doctor in rural red state America, who struggles to become a trusted pillar of his community despite not knowing anything about how real life works there,” according to Deadline.

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

Apart from “Modern Family”, Chandrasekaran was also an exec producer on the “Alec Baldwin and Kelsey Grammer multi-camera comedy that was given a straight-to-series order at ABC but was later passed on,” according to Deadline. He previously worked with Baldwin as a writer and producer on NBC’s “30 Rock.” His other TV credits include “My Name Is Earl,” “Trophy Wife” and “Mixology.”

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