Reza Aslan found it so hard to be Muslim-American that he pretended to be Mexican when he was growing up. Yep. Now the best-selling author is now on a mission to erase misconceptions about Muslims by creating original programming led by a Muslim cast. His inspiration? Will and Grace and Modern Family, two TV shows that softened the public perceptions of the LGBT community and (maybe) helped make the approval of same-sex marriage in America possible.