The CW Orders Single-Camera Comedy ‘Aliens in America’

Apr 4, 2006  •  Post A Comment

The CW has ordered a pilot for a single-camera comedy about a Wisconsin teenager whose family hosts a Muslim Pakistani exchange student. “Aliens in America,” which is not yet cast, is from NBC Universal Television Studio.

The deal adds to the number of studios doing business with The CW, a list that includes Touchstone Television on the Wayne Brady comedy “Flirt,” Lions Gate on a Kevin Williamson drama about Palm Springs, Calif., Twentieth Television on “Beauty and The Geek” and Sony on the Donnie Wahlberg drama “Runaway.”

The CW, scheduled to launch in September, is a joint venture by Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp.

“Aliens” is thought to have midseason potential as a companion for “Everybody Hates Chris,” which The CW is expected to pick up from the lineup on UPN when it and The WB combine to become The CW.

“Aliens” was created by Moses Port and David Guarascio, whose credits include “Mad About You” and “Just Shoot Me.”