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'Alien' Sitcom Pokes Gentle Fun at America

'Alien' Sitcom Pokes Gentle Fun at America

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In the new network sitcom, Aliens in America, a Muslim exchange student from Pakistan is taken in by a Wisconsin family.

Muslim author Eboo Patel says that the show's storyline is really about how Americans deal with cultural and religious differences.