Dan Byrd and Adhir Kalyan
Adhir Kalyan (right) is an exchange student living with the family of Dan Byrd (center) in the CW's "Aliens in America." (Marcel Williams / The CW) Marcel Williams / The CW
Fall TV

'Aliens' is a sweet, gentle take on teen misfits

By Matthew Gilbert
Globe Staff / October 1, 2007

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The topically tinged "Aliens in America," could have been excruciating. About a 16-year-old Pakistani Muslim boy staying with a small-town Wisconsin family, the sitcom could have been 22 minutes of terrorism jokes and aggressive canned laughter. Perhaps you're one of the cursed who still hasn't been able to shake "Whoopi," the 2003 sitcom that never saw a Muslim it didn't ... (Full article: 537 words)

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