EXCLUSIVE: The second season of Nasim Pedrad’s teen comedy series, Chad, has set an official return date of Jan. 19 on Roku Channel after the streamer saved the show from Warner Bros. Discovery’s cost cutting measures. All ten episodes of Chad‘s second season will drop on that date.
Previously, the second season of Chad was set to return on TBS back in April 11, 2022 at 10 p.m. ET/PT before the David Zaslav-run Warner Bros Discovery unplugged the show.
Created SNL alum Nasim Pedrad, who also plays the title Persian-American teen boy character, Chad‘s season 2 revolves around his sophomore year, which brings a new set of challenges for the 15-year-old. His newfound popularity is under threat, his friendship with best friend Peter is put to the test, and his prepubescent attention is captivated by a new crush, all while Chad continues to come to terms with his cultural identity. Pedrad is also writer, EP and showrunner for this single-camera comedy.
Oliver Obst, Rob Rosell, Max Searle and Rhys Thomas are also EPs on the comedy series.
Also cast for Season 2 are Paul Chahidi as Uncle Hamid; Saba Homayoon as Naz, Chad’s mother; Ella Mika as Chad’s sister, Niki; Alexa Loo as Denise; and Thomas Barbusca as Reid, and Sara Malal Rowe.
Roku landed season 2 of Chad back in October 2022, as well as the non-exclusive rights to the series’ first season. During Chad‘s original run on TBS, it ranked as 2021’s #1 new scripted cable comedy series.
Chad, which has been praised for breaking racial stereotypes with an authentic representation of immigrant life and Middle Eastern Americans. The series has been a passion project for Pedrad who’s spent around a decade working on, first at Fox, where it originally was developed and went to pilot, and then at TBS. The comedy beat the odds to become a rare series to survive a cancellation and find a new home on Roku.