Aziz Ansari is Teaming Up With Netflix to Create a New Sitcom
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Aziz Ansari is teaming up with Bob's Burgers' H. Jon Benjamin, Tim & Eric's Eric Wareheim, and Dear White People producer Lena Waithe, among others, to create a new sitcom for Netflix. Details are annoyingly scarce -- the only scraps we've gotten are via Deadline about the show having "semi-autobiographical elements" and plotlines that deal with "dating and relationships." We also hear they're filming the show in New York and that the 10-episode first season will also be produced by Parks & Rec vets Michael Schur, Alan Yang, and David Miner.
While we await more details, we have a few predictions:
- Tom Haverford and his wife, Lucy, relocate to New York and attempt to open a combination bar and laundromat, only to realize it already exists. The resulting tension creates a rift in which Tom opens a niche laundromat, while Lucy opens a bar next door.
- Aziz Ansari, vocal feminist, starts a collective with Fred Armisen. Courtney McBroom doesn't know how to react.
- The whole series is just a collection of his adventures with Kanye