“I’m not making America great again, but CBS and CW are helping me ‘Make Divya Great Again,’” Indian American writer Devanshi Patel wrote on Facebook Oct. 27 after The CW put into development “Make Divya Great Again,” a dramedy from Patel.
Written and co-executive produced by Patel, “Make Divya Great Again,” according to a report in Deadline, centers on an Indian American woman, who, under tremendous pressure from her traditional parents, bails on her arranged marriage and invents a perfect Indian boyfriend. She then sets in motion an absurd and poignant series of events that derail her life, all while she is trying to clear her name in the darkly comic accidental death of her ex-fiancé.
Eric and Kim Tannenbaum executive produce with former “90210” co-showrunner Patti Carr, and Alex Hertzberg, added the report. CBS Television Studios will produce with studio-based The Tannenbaum Co.
Patel, a comedy writer at Disney/ABC Television Group, started her career as a standup comic. Previously, she served as a staff writer on TBS’ “Ground Floor,” ABC’s “Black-ish” and YouTube’s comedy Web series, “Part Timers.”