SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE
SIGN IN SEARCH MENU
SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE

Aliens in America

Genres: Comedy

Rate:

7.8

Add to Show Favourites

Seasons


Season 1

Aliens in America is an American television sitcom created by David Guarascio and Moses Port about a Wisconsin teenager and the foreign exchange student his mother arranges to host, believing the visitor will help her socially awkward son become more popular. The student turns out to be a Muslim teenager from Pakistan.

The series originally aired in the USA on The CW from 1 October, 2007 to 18 May, 2008. There are 18 half-hour episodes in one season. The show was officially cancelled by The CW on 9 May, 2008.

Aliens in America premiered in South Africa on SABC3 on Monday 26 May 2008, at 19h30.

Synopsis

Justin Tolchuck is a sensitive, lanky 16-year old just trying to make it through the social nightmare of high school in Medora, Wisconsin, with the help of his well-meaning mom Franny, aspiring-entrepreneur dad Gary and his beautiful and popular younger sister Claire.

Although he's bright and funny, Justin is also shy, socially awkward and pretty much resigned to the fact that he'll never be one of the cool kids.

Franny, however, is the kind of take-charge mom who micro-manages her family, and she's come up with a plan to help Justin: she signs up for the school's international exchange student program.

Picturing an athletic, brilliant Nordic teen, Franny is sure this new friendship will bestow instant coolness on her outsider son.

However, when the Tolchuck's exchange student arrives, he turns out to be Raja Musharaff, a 16-year-old Muslim from a small village in Pakistan.

Raja is thoughtful, responsible and wise beyond his years. To the Tolchucks and everyone else in Medora, he's also just about as foreign as a foreigner can be.

While the rest of the family is slightly freaked out by the Muslim in their midst, Gary is comforted by the fact that the host family receives a monthly cheque to help with expenses. This fits right in with Gary's money-making schemes, and when he sees how hard-working and respectful Raja is, he's totally on board.

As for Claire, she's too busy with her friends and her new boyfriend to pay much attention to their houseguest, but Raja is smitten from the moment he first sees her.

After the initial shock wears off, Justin is quickly won over by Raja's humour, gestures of friendship and by their common status as outsiders. Despite the cultural chasm between them, Justin and Raja develop an unlikely bond that just might allow them to navigate the minefield that is contemporary high school.

It's going to be a very interesting year for Raja, Justin, his family and the entire population of Medora.


Season 1 Cast

as
Claire Tolchuck

as
Franny Tolchuck

as
Gary Tolchuck

as
Justin Tolchuck

as
Raja Musharaff

as
Dancer

as
Dr. Art Feldman

as
Junior #1

as
Leslie Becker

as
Mr. Matthews

as
Mr. Papazian

as
Sam

as
Small Paul's Mom

as
Todd Palladino

as
Trey Tozer

as
Nicole

LATEST ARTICLES

New on TV today: Thursday 29 October

ID uncovers Joe Exotic: Before He Was King and chuckler The Neighborhood returns to Vuzu.


Idols 16: Top 7 Song Choices

So no pressure on the hopefuls this week then.


A Perfect Lie Teasers - November 2020

Finale alert! A DNA test must reveal the truth about the dead person.


7de Laan Teasers - November 2020

Gabby gets involved when she shouldn't... again.


2020 BET Hip Hop Awards: all the winners

Rapsody won her first award for her rhymes and wordplay and Megan Three-win Stallion won the most.


Call for the Hero Teasers - November 2020

Amar is determined to get the people their land back - with consequences.


Game of Love Teasers - November 2020

A plane crash! And a video causes uproar.


Family Affairs Teasers - November 2020

Plans afoot to stop a wedding!


New on TV today: Wednesday 28 October

The BET Hip Hop Awards 2020 air on BET and the Tournament of Champions starts on Food Network.


Maid in Manhattan on eExtra Teasers - November 2020

Series finale! A hostage situation and then a wedding situation!

LATEST SITE ACTIVITY


More activity at TVSA Central


LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS



LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS






×
×

You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.