Comedy ‘Chad’ won’t air on TBS
Creaky comedy Chad does not advance on TBS. The second season was scheduled to begin on July 11 and was pulled before airing. Nasim Pedrad created the show and the stars.
The show, with Pedrad portraying an awkward Persian teenager in America, debuted in the spring of 2021. The second season was originally scheduled to air in April, but was pushed back to July. In the new season, Chad de Pedrad is the class president, has a new love interest, and is visited by his tough Iranian grandmother.
TBS said in a statement, “As we continue to evaluate content and implement a new strategy for our network, we can now share this season two of Chad will not air on TBS. We proactively explore various options to find the right home for her. We celebrate and thank Nasim Pedrad, the passionate creator, executive producer and star of the series, for sharing a bold and unexpected coming-of-age story with heart and humor. We also thank executive producer Oly Obst, co-showrunner Max Searle, and the entire cast and crew of Chad for their continued partnership and I wish everyone continued success.
Jake Ryan is also part of the cast, alongside Paul Chahidi, Saba Homayoon, Ella Mika and Alexa Loo.
An Iranian-American, Pedrad was on Saturday Night Live from 2009 to 2014. She was also in new girl, Scream Queens, Brooklyn nine-nine and Mulaney.
TBS is part of Warner Bros. Discovery. WBD recently acquired former TBS parent company WarnerMedia from AT&T in a deal worth $43 billion. ■