Dhruv Singh has landed the lead in CBS’ multi-camera comedy pilot Pandas in New York, from writer Ajay Sahgal and CBS TV Studios.

Written by Sahgal and directed by Mark Cendrowski, Pandas in New York is about a family of Indian doctors with a successful group practice in New York City who embark on a project to arrange their youngest son Rishi’s (Singh) life, unaware he’s made plans of his own.

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Singh’s Rishi is a physician who just spent a year in Cambodia as a member of Doctors Without Borders. Now, he’s back home in New York and, unbeknownst to his family, has accepted a job with a free clinic. However, his family has other plans for his life. As their only son, he’s supposed to join the Pandas’ orthopedic practice, marry a nice Indian girl with a medical degree and have as many children as possible. And while his family is ecstatic to have him home, they will go to any lengths necessary to get him in line with all the other Pandas.

He joins previously announced cast Nisha Munshi, Hina Abdullah, Dan O’Brien, Bernard White and Gita Reddy.

Pandas in New York is executive produced by Sahgal, Kapital Entertainment’s Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor and TrillTV’s Wendi Trilling.

Writer-performer Singh is a member of the Groundlings Sunday Company and has appeared in several Upright Citizen Brigade shows. His TV credits include the CBS Studios-produced Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Childrens Hospital and Bajillion Dollar Propertie$. Singh is repped by Clear Talent Group and Art/Work Entertainment.