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Nasim Pedrad’s ‘Chad’ Scrapped at TBS

TBS is cutting ties with Chad. The cable outlet won’t air the completed second season of the comedy series created by and starring Nasim Pedrad. The decision comes as parent company Warner Bros. Discovery continues to move away from scripted programming on its linear channels, though it will help the show’s producers try to find […]

“I Wanted to Write a Show About Identity”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Chad’ Creators

Life is not a popularity contest, but high school? Perhaps another story. At the very least, it’s one of the ways life is filtered by Chad Amani, the 14-year-old teenager at the heart of TBS’ appropriately titled comedy Chad from creator, writer, executive producer and star Nasim Pedrad. In the series, Saturday Night Live alum […]

“Fear and Desperation Drive a Lot of Comedy”: Bill Lawrence, Chuck Lorre, Darren Star and the Comedy Showrunner Roundtable

Showrunning isn’t for the faint of heart. And yet, for three of the six gathered for The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual Comedy Showrunner Emmy Roundtable — PEN15‘s Anna Konkle, Chad‘s Nasim Pedrad and The Upshaws‘ Wanda Sykes — it’s only half the job. “I think I’ve tried to hire all three of you individually to [star […]

‘Chad’ Renewed for Season 2 at TBS

Chad is returning to TBS. The Nasim Pedrad comedy series has been renewed for a second season, the WarnerMedia-backed basic-cable network announced Wednesday as part of its upfront presentation. The comedy, which bowed in April following a years-long development process that saw the series move from Fox, will see Max Searle (Dave, The Ranch, Two […]