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The comedy follows a young teenage boy, played by Pedrad, in the throes of adolescence who is tasked with being the man of the house, which leaves him with all the responsibilities of being an adult without any of the perks.
“I’m thrilled to be able to portray a Middle Eastern family not working for or against Jack Bauer on network TV,” remarked Pedrad, who also co-wrote the script.
“Also, a big thank you to Fox for understanding that my true essence is that of an awkward and misguided 14-year-old boy.” See More:‘SNL’ Alum Nasim Pedrad to Create & Star in Fox Comedy Project The pilot marks a huge step in diversity for Fox — and broadcast television.
In pitching the project, Pedrad, who is drawing upon her upbringing and heritage for the pilot, stressed her desire to portray a realistic Iranian American family living in the U.
The pilot comes following Pedrad’s deal made with Fox in early 2015 to create and star in a show.