Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to Eat Pray Thug, a single-camera comedy from Fresh Off The Boat co-executive producer Sanjay Shah, with Utkarsh Ambudkar (Pitch Perfect, Barbershop 3) attached to star.
Based on the real life of rapper Heems (formerly of hip-hop group Das Racist) and his relationship with his parents who live with him in Queens, Eat Pray Thug centers on a successful rapper (Ambudkar) who chooses to live with his Indian-American parents in Queens.
Shah executive produces, with Ambudkar serving as co-executive producer and Heems (real name Himanshu Suri) as co-producer. 20th Century Fox TV is the studio.
Shah, who got his start on King Of The Hill and also worked on the Fox/20th comedy series Enlisted, is repped by UTA and attorney Ken Richman. Ambudkar, who has been recurring on The Mindy Project, is repped by Gersh, 3 Arts, and Jackoway Tyerman. Heems is repped by The Agency Group and attorney Theo Sedlmayr.