Watch: NBC has a new comedy series with mixed-race Indian American family
By Barfi Culture Team
14th May 2018

The US network NBC will break new ground this year with a prime-time comedy series on Thursdays featuring a mixed-race Indian family.

'I Feel Bad' is a new show from writer and executive producer Aseem Batra, with comedian Amy Poehler also as executive producer.

The lead role of the mother is played by American Indian actress Sarayu Blue.

Her pinned tweet answers common (annoying) questions she gets: "No, my parents didn’t try to arrange me a marriage. Yes, my mom is supportive of my acting. No, my dad wasn’t at first but is now. Yes, I was born here. No, they don’t care that I married a white guy. Actually this country has a class system too. #someonegetmethisonatshirtplease"

The series will also feature Indian actress and culinary writer Madhur Jaffrey as the grandmother.

This is NBC's blurb about the show:

"Emet is the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter. Okay, she's not perfect. In fact, she's just figuring it out like the rest of us. Sure, she feels bad when she has a sexy dream about someone other than her husband, or when she pretends not to know her kids when they misbehave in public, or when she uses her staff to help solve personal problems. But that's okay, right? Nobody can have it all and do it perfectly."

It is a half-hour comedy show.

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