Aasif Mandvi is coming back to TV, premium cable

Just because HBO brought back then canceled The Brink, it doesn't mean that Aasiv Mandvi can't be successful on his own. In fact, the comedic actor is making a lateral move. The Daily Show correspondent is teaming up with Dave Holstein for a Showtime series. Deadline reports the show is called Fatwa -- the Islamic word for legal ruling by an expert in religious law -- and will follow Mandvi as a cartoonist who receives a death threat that jump stars his life. Both Holstein and Mandvi will write the script and executive produce.