Former teen star Rachael Leigh Cook (She’s All That, All I Wanna Do) has been cast as the female lead in Fox’s new Indian-American sitcom Nirvana.
The TV Squad says Nirvana “revolves around two Indian-American brothers trying to assimilate into the American culture, and Cook plays one of the boys’ girlfriends.” This description makes me very nervous, but I am willing to reserve judgment until the series debuts.
Nirvana has had a somewhat rocky history, having undergone three major cast changes since it was first developed 6 years ago. According to The Hollywood Reporter, comedian Arj Barker was originally cast as the Indian-American lead back in 2004, but was replaced by series creator Ajay Sahgal after a table read.
Sahgal has said the show is like “Everybody Loves Raymond but with Indian-Americans.”