NBC is on a roll with their next level of diversity. They are rolling out shows with South Asian talents in the lead. First Sunil Nayar’s Sikh lawyer drama, then casting Anupam Kher for the untitled medical drama pilot, Manish Dayal on “The Resident,” Raza Jaffrey on “The Enemy Within” and now Indian-American actress Sarayu Blue is on a new pilot. You may have seen the actress on the short-lived show “No Tomorrow.”
Paul Adelstein of “Scandal” has been roped into the lead along with Blue. The untitled show is a half-hour comedy by Aseem Batra, Amy Poehler, Julie Anne Robinson and Universal TV. The show was inspired by Orli Auslander’s book I Feel Bad: All Day. Every Day About Everything. The show promises to be a comedic look at one modern working mother’s efforts to try to have it all. The principal character, Emet, is a storyboard artist at a video game startup with all young guys who help her with personal issues. Adelstein plays Emet’s husband, David, who’s not the brightest cookie but he’s an overly macho guy trying to be a sensitive dad and husband. David works at the customer complaints department of a major airline.
NBC is making waves with these new shows and we’re loving it. Keep it locked for more updates on this new comedy, but until then, catch Blue in the upcoming film “Blockers” with John Cena and Leslie Mann.