Freeform Orders Comedy Pilot 'Brown Girls'

The multicamera comedy pilot will center on two girls of Indian descent.
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Freeform's Karey Burke

Freeform is expanding its comedy slate.

The young-skewing network has ordered multicamera pilot Brown Girls from writers Shilpi Roy and Nastaran Dibai. The project focuses on two girls of Indian descent.

The pilot centers on the relationship between Rimmi, an Indian-American aspiring beauty vlogger, and Devi, a young woman who has recently emigrated from India. Brought together by family, Rimmi and Devi instantly clash over their different views on modern life and love while slowly realizing they both have something to learn from one another.

Dibai (Malibu Country, According to Jim), Tracy Katsky, Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor serve as executive producers. Roy serves as a co-executive producer.

“We love this odd couple comedy not just because it is a sophisticated, funny show, but we are thrilled to tell a story about part of the American experience that isn't really on TV today,” Karey Burke, Freeform’s executive vp, programming and development, said in a statement.