FOX Orders Pilot of Muslim Family Sitcom to FIGHT ISLAMOPHOBIA
FOX News may be center right politically but the FOX entertainment division is extremely liberal. Just watch a few episodes of Family Guy if you disagree.
Now, they’ve ordered a pilot for a TV show about a Muslim family to fight Islamophobia.
Robert Spencer reports at PJ Media:
Cure for ‘Islamophobia’? Fox Orders Pilot of Muslim Family Sitcom
Here it is at last: the long-desired Muslim family situation comedy that is going to cure “Islamophobia” by showing racist, ignorant, xenophobic Americans that, hey, Muslims are just like us. Deadline Hollywood reported last week:
Fox has given a late pilot order to Chad: An American Boy, a single-camera Middle Eastern family comedy co-created by and starring Saturday Night Live alumna Nasim Pedrad and directed by Jason Winer.[A] 14-year-old boy (Pedrad) in the throes of adolescence 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 is actually a 34-year-old woman. She made the intention of the show abundantly clear:
I’m thrilled to be able to portray a Middle Eastern family not working for or against Jack Bauer on network TV.
This show has been a long time coming. Katie Couric called for it during the Ground Zero Mosque controversy, saying that America needed a Muslim Cosby Show. Now that Bill Cosby is so resoundingly discredited, Reza Aslan, with his typical clumsiness, called for a Muslim All in the Family, apparently not realizing that the central character of that show was held up as a bigoted object of ridicule.
This is a boring title: Chad: An American Boy
What should the show really be called?