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Showtime to showcase Romesh Ranganathan in “Just Another Immigrant” docu-series

Romesh Ranganathan will star in his own docu-comedy series for Showtime,Just Another Immigrant, with two half-hour episodes airing on Fridays for five weeks this summer, starting June 8, 2018.

The series description, via Showtime:


Just Another Immigrant follows Romesh Ranganathan, one of the most popular stand-ups in the UK, as he uproots his entire family – his supportive wife, their three kids, his Sri Lankan mother and his eccentric uncle – and immigrates to the U.S. Displaced in Los Angeles, Ranganathan attempts to find success and happiness, while rebuilding a life from scratch. In addition to his efforts to adapt, he has committed himself to booking a U.S. gig – the 6,000-seat Greek Theater – with only three months to sell it out. The series chronicles the true-life adventures of this modern immigrant family and the obstacles of making it in today’s America.

Ranganathan made his UK comedy debut in 2010, and earned a Best Newcomer nomination at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe.

His TV credits abroad include Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, The Royal Variety Show, A League Of Their Own, and his own series there, Asian Provocateur. For the latter, he earned a BAFTA nomination.

Just Another Immigrant is a co-production of Rangabee Productions, JSA Olive Oil and Renegade. Eric Pankowski (Carpool Karaoke), Benjamin Green (Asian Provocateur) and Ranganathan are executive producers, with Green directing. David Garfinkle and Jay Renfroe (Naked and Afraid) also serve as executive producers.

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