Nasim Pedrad Chad American Boy Pilot

Nasim Pedrad to Play Teen Boy in Fox Comedy Pilot Chad: An American Boy

Nasim Pedrad‘s latest role is definitely not one she was born to play.

The Saturday Night Live alum will portray a 14-year-old male in Chad: An American Boy, a comedy pilot Fox greenlit on Wednesday.

Per the official synopsis, the series follows a young teen “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.”

Pedrad also will serve as a writer and executive producer on the half-hour, single-camera comedy.

“I’m thrilled to be able to portray a Middle Eastern family not working for or against Jack Bauer on network TV,” Pedrad said in a statement.  “Also, a big thank you to Fox for understanding that my true essence is that of an awkward and misguided 14-year-old boy.”

Pedrad’s recent TV credits include Scream QueensNew Girl and Mulaney.

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  1. ninamags says:

    That sounds very interesting.

  2. Bella says:

    Sounds bizarre.

  3. Nay sayer says:

    Sounds very stupid

  4. Isn’t this just kind of an American gender-swapped “Ja’mie Private School Girl”?

  5. Jbj says:

    This sounds very similar to a recurring character Nasim had her first (and most promising) season of SNL. Well, except that character had his own talk show.

  6. Bryan says:

    If this gets green lit, can they guest star Vanessa Bayer’s SNL correspondent Jacob the Jewish boy? That would be hilarious.

  7. Eric says:

    Considering it’ll be on FOX and it has a weird premise, I don’t see the show lasting long.

  8. Eran says:

    Like I said on another article, fascinating development season so far!

    • Boiler says:

      People like what they like but most of the new stuff I think is crap

      • Eran says:

        I will agree that this current season’s new offerings are for the most part meh at best. My comment though is about the pilots for next season that are currently being written/cast. Some really creative ideas being shopped around in a volume I’ve not seen in a while.

  9. curtlyon19 says:

    how dumb, they cant find a teen BOY somewhere for pete’s sake?????

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  11. HAP says:

    Stunt casting.

  12. tsevca says:

    ““I’m thrilled to be able to portray a Middle Eastern family not working for or against Jack Bauer on network TV,” Pedrad said.” Yeh, becuase that´s what people will remember, when woman in her thirties plays a teenage boy.