United States of Al, a comedy from Chuck Lorre, debuts April 1 on CBS, after The Unicorn finishes its season. Adhir Kalyan and Parker Young star in a show about the friendship between Riley (Young), a Marine combat veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio, and Awalmir (“Al”) (Kalyan), the interpreter who served with his unit in Afghanistan and has just arrived in the U.S. to start a new life.
Elizabeth Alderfer, Dean Norris, Kelli Goss and Farrah Mackenzie are also in the cast.
David Goetsch and Maria Ferrari are show creators and writers. The pair executive produces alongside Lorre and Reza Aslan, Mahyad Tousi and director Mark Cendrowski (pilot only).
Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. produce United States of Al.
Thom Sherman, senior executive VP, programming, CBS Entertainment, said United States of Al "holds up a mirror to ourselves in a unique way by taking a look at American culture through the eyes of an immigrant who is experiencing it all for the very first time.”
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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