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Meera Simhan Joins ABC Comedy Pilot ‘The Son In Law’

Meera Simhan (The Flash)  will star opposite Chris Sullivan (This Is Us) and Reema Sampat (Orange Is the New Black) in ABC’s new comedy pilot “The Son In Law”, from 20th Century Television.

The single-camera show will be written and executive produced by Ajay Sahgal (The Carmichael Show) and executive produced by Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar.  Kasdan and Mar have produced Disney+’s Doogie Kamealoha M.D., ABC‘s Fresh Off the Boat, and Disney+’s upcoming American Born Chinese.

In “The Son In Law,” a salt-of-the-earth man, Jake (Sullivan), finds himself seeking the approval of his new fiancée Asha’s (Sampat) sophisticated parents, even as he is a difficult-to-impress father-in-law to his daughter’s longtime boyfriend.

According to Deadline, Simhan will play Khushi Mehta, Asha’s mother, a high-strung, self-involved philanthropist who hails from extreme wealth and whose husband, Om, is the current conductor of the New York Philharmonic. Khushi is an attractive charmer who knows absolutely every bigwig who counts on the Manhattan social scale and who frequently hosts lavish soirees at her 18,000-square-foot 5th Avenue penthouse. Even though her own parents initially disapproved of Om as being not of her class, Khushi doesn’t apply her own past history to her daughter. She thoroughly disapproves of Jake, who is older than Asha and a plumber. To say that Khushi is controlling would be a bit of an understatement. So when she learns that Asha and Jake are planning to get married, she doesn’t bother to hide her feelings. She might be acting out of love for Asha, but her high-handed ways can grate on Jake’s last nerves, to say the least.

Kasdan’s The Detective Agency is producing. 20th Television is the studio.

Simhan most recently recurred on The Flash and guest-starred on CBS’ Evil and Fox’s The Resident. Her other credits include recurring and guest-starring roles on series such as The Magicians, Fresh Off the Boat, NCIS: Los Angeles, How to Get Away With Murder, Major Crimes and New Girl, 

Source: Deadline

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