United States of Al

United States of Al

  • Seasons:
  • 1
UNITED STATES OF AL is a new comedy from award-winning producer Chuck Lorre (Young Sheldon, Mom, B Positive, The Big Bang Theory) and co-creators Dave Goetsch and Maria Ferrari. Starring Adhir Kalyan and Parker Young, the fish-out-of-water comedy follows the friendship between Riley, a Marine combat veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio, and Awalmir (aka Al), the interpreter who served with his unit in Afghanistan and hiias just arrived to start a new life in America. The series also stars Elizabeth Alderfer as Riley’s sister Lizzie; Dean Norris as Riley’s father, Art; Kelli Goss as Riley’s ex-wife, Vanessa; and Farrah Mackenzie as Riley and Vanessa’s daughter, Hazel.
UNITED STATES OF AL is a new comedy from award-winning producer Chuck Lorre (Young Sheldon, Mom, B Positive, The Big Bang Theory) and co-creators Dave Goetsch and Maria Ferrari. Starring Adhir Kalyan and Parker Young, the fish-out-of-water comedy follows the friendship between Riley, a Marine combat veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio, and Awalmir (aka Al), the interpreter who served with his unit in Afghanistan and hiias just arrived to start a new life in America. The series also stars Elizabeth Alderfer as Riley’s sister Lizzie; Dean Norris as Riley’s father, Art; Kelli Goss as Riley’s ex-wife, Vanessa; and Farrah Mackenzie as Riley and Vanessa’s daughter, Hazel.

Season 1 (11 episodes)

  • 1. Pilot

    Original air date: 04/01/2021 Runtime: 20:07 min.

    Original air date: 04/01/2021 Runtime: 20:07 min. Marine veteran Riley is happily reunited with his friend Awalmir -- who was the interpreter with his unit -- after a long struggle to get him a visa to travel to the United States from Afghanistan.

  • 2. Repair / Tarmim

    Original air date: 04/08/2021 Runtime: 21:48 min.

    Original air date: 04/08/2021 Runtime: 21:48 min. Al uses his skills as a translator to try and repair the tense relationship between Riley and his estranged wife, Vanessa. Also, Lizzie is heartbroken when she is at a party and loses her late fiancé’s dogtags.

  • 3. Shorts / Neykar

    Original air date: 04/15/2021 Runtime: 20:14 min.

    Original air date: 04/15/2021 Runtime: 20:14 min. Al becomes flustered when he goes to the DMV to take his driver’s license test and the female instructor is wearing shorts – something he’s unaccustomed to seeing.

  • 4. Spinach / Sabzi

    Original air date: 04/22/2021 Runtime: 19:23 min.

    Original air date: 04/22/2021 Runtime: 19:23 min. Exasperated by Riley’s parenting style with Hazel, Al attempts to teach her to be more deferential to her elders. Meanwhile, Riley contemplates taking over the family business from his father.

  • 5. Homesick / Deghyat

    Original air date: 04/29/2021 Runtime: 17:57 min.

    Original air date: 04/29/2021 Runtime: 17:57 min. Riley, Art and Vanessa attempt to help Al feel better when he becomes homesick for his family and traditions.

  • 6. Fundraiser / Baspana Towlawal

    Original air date: 05/06/2021 Runtime: 20:21 min.

    Original air date: 05/06/2021 Runtime: 20:21 min. When Art asks Riley and Al to make speeches at a fundraiser for interpreters that are waiting for visas, Riley has a hard time accepting the attention. Riley also comes face-to-face with Vanessa’s boyfriend.

  • 7. Car / Motar

    Original air date: 05/13/2021 Runtime: 19:09 min.

    Original air date: 05/13/2021 Runtime: 19:09 min. After Al and Riley negotiate a deal for Al's new car, they learn the hard way that they are not adept at finances and contracts.

  • 8. Roht / Sweet Bread

    Original air date: 05/20/2021 Runtime: 18:54 min.

    Original air date: 05/20/2021 Runtime: 18:54 min. Al meets Ariana (guest star AZITA GHANIZADA), an Afghan woman he wants to date, but is dismayed to learn she has a negative opinion of Afghan interpreters who worked for the U.S.

  • 9. Birthday / Kaleeza

    Original air date: 05/27/2021 Runtime: 18:30 min.

    Original air date: 05/27/2021 Runtime: 18:30 min. When Hazel starts planning her eleventh birthday party, she learns that Al doesn’t know when his birthday is, so she invites him to share the day with her. Also, Riley tries to find a way to deal with Vanessa’s new boyfriend.

  • 10. Matchmaker / Roybar

    Original air date: 06/03/2021 Runtime: 19:59 min.

    Original air date: 06/03/2021 Runtime: 19:59 min. Al and Riley get the sense that Art might be lonely and missing his late wife, so they play matchmaker for him.

  • 11. Blackout / Parchawi

    Original air date: 06/10/2021 Runtime: 19:12 min.

    Original air date: 06/10/2021 Runtime: 19:12 min. Al fears the worst when he doesn’t hear from his family in Afghanistan for a few days. Also, Riley realizes how hard it must have been for his own family while he was deployed.