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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’: TV Review

Nasim Pedrad stars as a desperate 14-year-old boy craving social acceptance in TBS' daring cringe comedy. 

Nasim Pedrad on Creating and Playing an Awkward Teen Boy in ‘Chad’

Pedrad spoke with THR about her choice to embody a teen boy herself, how Chad's identity struggles reflect her own experiences growing up Iranian-American, and why the show will be relatable for all (unless you were one of the popular kids, perhaps). 

‘Aladdin’: Film Review

Will Smith plays the Genie in 'Aladdin,' Disney's live-action remake of its 1992 animated classic.

Jason Mitchell Dropped From ‘The Chi’ and Netflix Film Amid Misconduct Claims

In the wake of multiple allegations of misconduct, 'Straight Outta Compton' star Jason Mitchell has been terminated by his agent and manager and dropped from Showtime’s 'The Chi' and an upcoming Netflix film, 'Desperados.'

‘Chad’ Picked Up to Series, ‘The Last OG,’ ‘Miracle Workers’ Renewed at TBS

TBS on Wednesday replenished its comedy roster, handing out a series order to the Nasim Pedrad-led comedy 'Chad' and renewing 'The Last OG' and the anthology 'Miracle Workers.'

Nasim Pedrad Comedy ‘Chad’ Revived at TBS

The Nasim Pedrad-led comedy 'Chad' has been picked up to pilot at TBS after it was previously developed as a pilot at Fox back in 2016.

Next Gen: ‘Aladdin’ Star Naomi Scott Says Jasmine is “a Multidimensional Woman”

The actress tells THR about the character's notable changes and the key addition of a friend played by Nasim Pedrad.

Nasim Pedrad Joins TBS Alien Comedy ‘People of Earth’

The 'Saturday Night Live' grad will be a series regular in season two of the comedy from Greg Daniels.

Nasim Pedrad to Play 14-Year-Old Boy in Fox Comedy Pilot

She'll also pen the script and exec produce the live-action comedy called 'Chad: An American Boy.'