aasif mandvi to star in cbs comedy

The Daily Show's "Senior Brown Correspondent" (and recent Taco Bell spokesman) Aasif Mandvi is set to co-write and star in a comedy project for CBS: CBS Buys Comedy Starring 'The Daily Show' Correspondent Aasif Mandvi.

Things are still in the early stages -- there's apparently no script yet -- but if the show gets picked up, Mandvi will star as a recently divorced marriage counselor who dispenses relationship advice. I would totally watch this:
CBS has bought a comedy from The Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi. Mandvi will write and star in the project, about a recently divorced marriage counselor who dispenses relationship advice. Tagline and CBS TV Studios are producing, with Tagline’s Kelly Kulchak and JB Roberts and Mandvi’s manager, Sweet 180?s Lillian LaSalle, exec producing. ICM-repped Mandvi is currently writing a book of semi-autobiographical essays for Chronicle Books. He has two films coming up, Gods Behaving Badly and Premium Rush, and also has a cameo in Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator. CBS has been high on Daily Show correspondents. The network has previously developed projects with Rob Riggle, Demetri Martin and the duo of Jason Jones & Samantha Bee.
More here: 'Daily Show' Contributor Aasif Mandvi Scores CBS Comedy. There are a considerable number of South Asian faces currently represented in primetime network comedies, but it would pretty damn cool to see Aasif Mandvi get top billing on a show. Fingers crossed.

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