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Meet the Parents: Ajay Sahgal’s Comedy ‘The Son in Law’ Picked up by ABC as Pilot

Meet the Parents: Ajay Sahgal’s Comedy ‘The Son in Law’ Picked up by ABC as Pilot

  • The Indian American will write and executive produce the single-cam comedy from 20th Television.”

Indian American writer and executive producer Ajay Shagal’s comedy “The Son in Law” has been picked up by ABC as a pilot. Variety says, “the single-cam comedy hails from 20th Television.”

The story is about a “salt-of-the-earth man who finds himself seeking the approval of his new fiancé’s sophisticated parents, even as he is a difficult-to-impress father-in-law to his daughter’s longtime boyfriend.”


Jake Kasdan’s production banner, The Detective Agency, is producing “The Son in Law.” Kasdan is also executive producing with Sahgal and Melvin Mar.

Sahgal’s recent credits include writing the pilot “Pandas in New York” for CBS in 2018, which centered on a family of Indian doctors in New York City attempting to arrange their youngest son’s life.

He also wrote an episode of the Netflix sitcom “Merry Happy Whatever” starring Dennis Quaid. Sahgal is best known for being a scribe for NBC’s “The Carmichael Show,” which ran for three seasons on NBC.

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He also wrote and directed a short film called “It’s a Shame About Ray” in 2000, which won a jury award for best short film at the Newport Beach Film Festival.

Sahgal was previously married to actress Kelli Williams. The couple has three children.

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