MUSLIM THEME SHOW FOR CW, NEW EDGE FOR CBS
CW, the U.S. network formed by the merger of WB and UPN, is adding a comedy about a Pakistani Muslim teen who comes to live with a U.S. family as an exchange student to its fall lineup.
Aliens in America will be the first attempt by a U.S. network to draw laughs out of the Muslim experience in the U.S.
Tim Doyle, who worked on Ellen, Grace Under Fire, Roseanne and Jake in Progress, will be executive producer.
CBC's Little Mosque on the Prairie, a Canadian comedy about the Muslim community in the fictional Prairie town of Mercy, has sold in France, but has yet to net a U.S. deal.