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Fox’s new Muslim sitcom hits a “production delay” after receiving thousands of emails expressing concern about the show.
 

 

The email for this article was deactivated after Fox decided not to produce the show.

TV Series Finale reports:  Chad: Production Delayed on FOX’s Nasim Pedrad Comedy Pilot 

FOX has hit pause on their comedy pilot Chad, Variety reports. The pilot comes from SNL alum Nasim Pedrad.

In the comedy, fully titled Chad: An American Boy, Pedrad plays a 13-year-old Iranian-American boy.

Apparently, the pilot’s production has been delayed due to casting difficulties. The postponement now puts Chad out of contention for a fall premiere, but it does remain open for a midseason pickup in the 2016-2017 season.

Florida Family Association launched an online campaign on March 15, 2016 that asked people to send an email to encourage officials at 21st Century Fox to reconsider their plans to produce the new Muslim sitcom pilot titled Chad: An American Boy.

After receiving thousands of emails of concern the above news was released by various sources that Fox has hit a casting delay which will push the show into next season.  Is this a legitimate delay or is Fox having second thoughts after receiving thousands of opposing emails? 


Variety.com issued a report on February 10, 2016 titled Fox Greenlights Middle Eastern Family Comedy Pilot Starring Nasim Pedrad as Teenage Boy.   The article states in part:

Fox has ordered a pilot for “Chad: An American Boy,” a comedy which will star “SNL” alum Nasim Pedrad as a 14-year-old boy in a Middle Eastern Family, Variety has learned.

The comedy follows a young teenage boy, played by Pedrad, in the throes of adolescence who is tasked with being the man of the house, which leaves him with all the responsibilities of being an adult without any of the perks.

“I’m thrilled to be able to portray a Middle Eastern family not working for or against Jack Bauer on network TV,” remarked Pedrad, who also co-wrote the script. “Also, a big thank you to Fox for understanding that my true essence is that of an awkward and misguided 14-year-old boy.”

Nasim Pedrad is a 34 year old woman playing the role of a 14 year old boy who is the figure head of a Muslim family in America.  The fact that this disfigured Muslim family casted in this transgender style with a child as the central figure has not drawn criticism from CAIR, ISNA, ICNA and MSA is very telling.  Perhaps Fox thinks that casting their lead character as a child will deflect criticism that would more likely occur if the lead character had been an adult male.

Robert Spencer, Director of Jihadwatch.org summed up the comedy pilot best in the February 16, 2016 Jihadwatch.org article titled At last: Fox orders pilot of Muslim family sitcom.  The article states in part:

Here it is at last: the long-desired Muslim family situation comedy that is going to cure “Islamophobia” by showing racist, ignorant, xenophobic Americans that hey, look, Muslims are just like us. Katie Couric called for it during the Ground Zero Mosque controversy, saying that what America needed was a Muslim Cosby Show. Now that Bill Cosby is so resoundingly discredited, Reza Aslan, with his typical moronic arrogance, updated the demand and called for a Muslim “All in the Family,” apparently not realizing that the central character of that show was a butt of jokes and an object of ridicule. But clearly he meant the same thing: if Americans could just see Muslims outside of the context of jihad terrorism, they would love them, and “Islamophobia” would evanesce. And then Barack Obama said last week at the Islamic Society of Baltimore that “our TV shows should have Muslim characters that are unrelated to national security.”

Now we have it. Will it work? Will it make Americans drop their concerns about jihad terror? Unlikely. The whole idea that Muslims are threatened, harassed and discriminated against in the U.S. is a creation of the Islamic advocacy industry, which knows well how well it pays to be a victim in the U.S. today. Those groups — Hamas-linked CAIR, ISNA, MPAC and the rest — will still need to play the victimhood game even while this sitcom is running, and after its run has ended. So we will continue to see fake hate crimes and claims of discrimination, and the failure of this show to stem the tide of “Islamophobia” will be touted as a reason why Muslims deserve special privileges and the further weakening of counter-terror measures.

Meanwhile, how a 34-year-old woman is going to be convincing playing a 14-year-old boy is an open question, but whether or not Nasim Pedrad can pull it off, it is noteworthy that this Muslim sitcom will feature a 14-year-old boy who has to serve as the man of the house. That suggests that it will not feature the individual who is the center and dominant figure of most real Muslim families: an adult male. That makes it likely that the show will not depict in any remotely realistic manner the way women are treated in observant Muslim homes — and given the purpose of this project, that is not surprising at all.

Chad: An American Boy has an All-American Muslim ring to it.  Florida Family Association urged advertisers in late 2011 and early 2012 to stop supporting The Learning Channel's new show All-American Muslim because it appeared to be propaganda designed to counter legitimate and present-day concerns about many Muslims who are advancing Islamic fundamentalism and Sharia law.  The show profiled only Muslims that appeared to be ordinary folks while excluding many Islamic believers whose agenda poses a clear and present danger to liberties and traditional values that the majority of Americans cherish.   One hundred one (101) out of one hundred twelve (112) companies did not advertise again.  The Learning Channel cancelled All-American Muslim and did not air reruns.

The overwhelming number of Muslim families in America have an adult male as head of the household, not a 14 year old boy.   That makes it likely that the show will not depict in any remotely realistic manner the way women are treated in observant Muslim homes.

Chad:  An American Boy appears to be headed down the same path taken by All-American Muslim with inaccurate portrayals of Muslims in American. 

Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send that encourages 21st Century officials to reconsider their plans to produce Chad: An American Boy.

The email for this article was deactivated after Fox decided not to produce the show.

Suggested subject line:

I commit to support efforts to influence advertisers not to support the show Chad: An American Boy..

Suggested content:

Chad: An American Boy has an All-American Muslim ring to it.  The Learning Channel show All-American Muslim profiled only Muslims that appeared to be ordinary folks while excluding many Islamic believers whose agenda poses a clear and present danger to liberties and traditional values that the majority of Americans cherish.  All-American Muslim lost ninety percent of their advertisers before the show was cancelled without reruns.

The overwhelming number of Muslim families in America have an adult male as head of the household, not a 14 year old boy.   That makes it likely that the show will not depict in any remotely realistic manner the way women are treated in observant Muslim homes.

Chad:  An American Boy appears to be headed down the same path taken by All-American Muslim with inaccurate portrayals of Muslims in America.  

Please reconsider your plans to produce this misguided television show.

I commit to support efforts to influence advertisers not to support the show Chad: An American Boy.

Email addresses:

gary.newman@fox.com
dana.walden@fox.com
jhenderson@21cf.com
ccarey@21cf.com

Chase Carey, Executive Vice Chairman
21st Century Fox  
ccarey@21cf.com

Julie Henderson, Executive Vice President, Chief Communications Officer
21st Century Fox 
jhenderson@21cf.com


Gary Newman, Chairman & CEO
Fox Television Group 
gary.newman@fox.com


Dana Walden, Chairman & CEO
Fox Television Group 
dana.walden@fox.com

Contact information:

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
P.O. Box 900,
Beverly Hills, CA 90213-0900
Phone: 310-369-1000

 

Chase Carey
Executive Vice Chairman
21st Century Fox

ccarey@21cf.com

 

 Julie Henderson
Executive Vice President,
Chief Communications Officer
21st Century Fox

jhenderson@21cf.com

 

 Gary Newman
Chairman & CEO
Fox Television Group

gary.newman@fox.com

 

Dana Walden
Chairman & CEO
Fox Television Group

dana.walden@fox.com


Author: ffa   20160516   Category: Television  FFA: on
Tags: Fox, Chad: An American Boy
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