Fox Buys ‘Model Minorities’ Indian-American Comedy From Sanjay Shah & Jonathan Krisel With Penalty

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Fox has given a script commitment with significant penalty to Model Minorities, a single-camera comedy from Fresh Off The Boat co-executive producer Sanjay ShahPortlandia and Baskets co-creator, executive producer and director Jonathan Krisel and 20th Century Fox TV.

Written by Shah, Model Minorities is a stereotype-busting comedy that follows a highly educated but struggling Indian-American who moves in with his uneducated, but rich, immigrant cousin.


Shah will executive produce with the husband-and-wife duo Krisel and Danica Radovanov. 20th Century Fox TV, where Shah is under an overall deal, is the studio.

Shah, who was a stand-up comedian, got his writing start on the Fox/20th TV animated comedy series King of the Hill. He was a co-executive producer on the Fox/20th TV comedy series Enlisted before joining ABC/20th TV’s Fresh Off the Boat, from creator/showrunner Nahnatchka Khan.

Shah, whose series credits include Comedy Central’s South Park and ABC’s Cougar Town, also writes for He is repped by UTA and attorney Ken Richman.

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