Indian American writer Ajay Sahgal’s comedy series The Son in Law has received a pilot order from ABC, Deadline reports.
Sahgal will serve as the pilot’s executive producer alongside Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar, the minds behind ABC’s Asian American comedy Fresh off the Boat. Fox’s 20th Television will be the show’s studio, with Kasdan’s company The Detective Agency producing.
According to Deadline, the single-camera comedy follows a down-to-earth man’s attempts to gain the approval of his fiancee’s refined parents. However, as father-in-law to his daughter’s boyfriend, he remains difficult to impress.
Sahgal is known for writing CBS’s comedy pilot Pandas in New York, in which an Indian family in New York City are defied in their attempts to control their youngest son’s life. According to IMDB, Sahgal also co-executive produced four episodes of The Carmichael Show, starring actors such as Jerrod Carmichael, Amber Stevens West, Tiffany Haddish, Lil Rel Howery, and David Howard Grier. He also created the series Friend Me, in which two friends move to Los Angeles to begin working for Groupon.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that the pilot order, the first to be approved this fall, comes amidst ABC’s pivot to a year-round developmental model after the pandemic disrupted the pitching process. It is unclear whether the pilot will be aired later in the fall, or in the 2022-23 season.
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