'Daily Show' Contributor Aasif Mandvi Scores CBS Comedy

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Aasif Mandvi

The Bombay-born actor-comedian will write and star in a project about a divorced marriage counselor who doles out relationship advice.

CBS is getting into business with The Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi.

The Bombay-born actor-comedian is set to pen a script about a recently divorced marriage counselor who dispenses relationship advice. If picked up, Mandvi would star in the untitled project, which hails from Tagline (Man Up, Psych) and CBS TV Studios.

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Mandvi, whose past small-screen credits include Jericho, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and ER, made his first appearance on Jon Stewart's Comedy Central show in summer 2006. Before that, he had dabbled in theater, including a role in the 2002 Broadway revival of Oklahoma! 

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The news comes mere days after rival ABC picked up a comedy project from Craig Kilborn, another former Daily Show talent.

Mandvi is repped by ICM.