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Aliens in America(TV show/series, 2007-2008)

TV-PG
| 21min per episode | Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family

Scripted Reality in 1 season with 18 episodes

Aliens in AmericaRating: 3.6/5 (with 6 votes)
Aliens in America is an American sitcom television series created by David Guarascio and Moses Port that aired on The CW for one season from October 1, 2007 to May 18, 2008. Guarascio and Port also served as executive producers of the show alongside Tim Doyle. Luke Greenfield directed the pilot. The show is about an American teenager in Wisconsin whose family takes in a Muslim foreign exchange student from Pakistan. ()
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About Aliens in America

Justin Tolchuk is a sensitive, lanky 16-year-old just trying to make it through the social nightmare of high school in Medora, Wisconsin. When his well-meaning mom Franny signs up for the school's international exchange student program, she pictures an athletic, brilliant Nordic teen who will bestow instant coolness on her outsider son. However, when the Tolchuk's exchange student arrives, he turns out to be Raja Musharaff, a 16-year-old Pakistani Muslim. It's going to be a very interesting year for Raja, Justin, his family and the entire population of Medora.


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Aliens in America Seasons and Episodes

10/01/2007Season 1 - 18 episodes
#1 | 10/01/2007Pilot
Justin Tolchuck has nearly everything any teenager could want: caring parents, a popular sister, and his own style. However, the one thing that Justin does lack is a social life. His mother, Franny, tries to fix this problem by hosting a foreign student who can perhaps make Justin popular. However, the Tolchucks are in for a very big surprise when the foreigner turns out to be not at all what they had expected.
#2 | 10/08/2007No Man Is An Island
Raja explains to his class how close he and Justin are, prompting rumors about the two being a couple to spread throughout the school. Thus, Justin turns to Claire for help, who advises him to completely ignore Raja. This later causes Justin to be more alone than ever because Raja instead befriends the geekiest kid in school. Meanwhile, Gary decides to get involved when Claire decides to call it quits with Jeffrey.
#3 | 10/15/2007Rocket Club
When Franny loses her sense of boundaries and requests that Gary remove the locks from all the doors, Justin and his friends find time for themselves by creating the Rocket Club, which is their secret excuse to hang out and do whatever they want. Raja, however, does not fit in well with the group because he does not like the fact that all they do is nothing.
#4 | 10/22/2007The Metamorphosis
All the guys suddenly get angry at Raja for encouraging the hottest girl in school to dress more decent. Meanwhile, Claire suddenly becomes the head of the A-List crowd and Franny decides to focus her attention to Gary's wardrobe once Justin tells her it's time for him to get his own clothes.
#5 | 10/29/2007Help Wanted
Gary gives the boys a speech about finances, motivating Raja to get a job at a convenience store.
#6 | 11/05/2007Homecoming
Justin's aspirations to serve on the Homecoming Junior Float committee go down the drain when Raja gets chosen over him, creating a feud between the two. At the same time, Franny tries on Claire's Homecoming dress, which Gary finds attractive until he discovers that it belongs to his daughter.
#7 | 11/12/2007Purple Heart
Much to the family's surprise, Raja begins smoking due to midterms stress. Meanwhile, Claire is heartbroken when Jeffrey breaks up with her and when Justin tries to cheer her up she embarrasses him in front of the kids at school. However, Claire soon finds herself trying to regain Justin's affections.
#8 | 11/19/2007My Musky, Myself
Justin and Raja are both the new school mascot. Therefore, they must share both the responsibility and the costume.
#9 | 11/26/2007Junior Prank
Raja and Justin are the forces behind the latest school prank.
#10 | 12/10/2007Church
After Raja claims that the local shopping center is like the Tolchucks' version of church, Franny decides that the family should begin attending church again. Justin abuses the power of prayer and Claire wants to go on the pill.
#11 | 03/02/2008Mom's Coma
Justin is terrified by the school bully, Trey. But he finds a way out of getting beaten up--by lying about his Mom's health. Meanwhile, Franny gets involved in a minor fender bender, but Gary makes things worse when he tries to prevent her from taking responsibility.
#12 | 03/09/2008Hunting
An aptitude test is conducted at school. Raja will become a doctor. But, Justin gets a no career life choice. Gary annouces a hunting trip with Justin and Raja.
#13 | 03/16/2008Community Theater
A community theater group is putting on "Rent." Franny wants Justin to audition, but he won't, so she convinces him to join the crew. After Justin meets Zoe, a cute actress, he auditions for hte male lead and gets the part. Meanwhile, Claire joins the school's teen hotline.
#14 | 03/23/2008One Hundred Thousand Miles
When Raja prays at the airport, the Tolchucks are questioned there. After the incident, Raja feels bad, so he asks to be place with a new family. The Tolchucks search for Raja.
#15 | 04/27/2008The Muslim Card
Raja has trouble with a girl named Mindy. He starts spending time with her and finds out that she is annoying. After Justin tells Raja that Mindy believes that she is dating him, Raja lies to her in order to let her down. He tells her that they can't date because of their religious differences, but things get complicated when Mindy converts to Islam. Franny and Gary deal with a neighbor who is a registered sex offender.
#16 | 05/04/2008Smutty Books
When the PTA protests about smutty books at school, Justin and Franny are forced to read the books for the first time. Claire uses the protest as an excuse to getting out of reading "Pride and Prejudice." Justin turns to Raja when his parents find out that he has been drawing pictures of naked women.
#17 | 05/11/2008Wake at the Lake
Raja is organizing an event to help support Students Against Drunk Driving. They are having a fake funeral for someone. Everyone wants it to be for Dan Archer, but Raja wants it to be for Justin. Things get heated in the competition, but Justin soon realizes what the event is really about.
#18 | 05/18/2008Raja Sixteen
Raja finds infatuation with Sadika Sadaqatmal, a local Muslim girl. Franny gets excited and plans a big date for them, which includes both sides of the family. Gary and Franny comment on how Justin doesn't even have a girlfriend yet, which causes him to ask out a neurotic girl named Donna. Claire begins dating the German exchange student staying with the Sadaqatmals.
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Additional Information

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Production country: United States of America (USA)
Plays in: Wisconsin
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 8 languages: Bosnian (BS), English (EN), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hungarian (HU), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK)
Status: Ended
First episode released on: 10/01/2007
Last episode released on: 05/18/2008
Cast: Dan Byrd
Composer: Adam Gorgoni
Camera Setup: Single-camera setup

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