‘Scrubs’ Zach Braff’s New ABC Series Gets ‘Start Up’ Order
It may not be the Scrubs revival that fans want, but Zach Braff is coming back to ABC regardless. The erstwhile Dr. John Dorian officially has marching orders to return to ABC with a new single-camera comedy pilot, with plans to both star and direct.
Per Deadline, ABC has issued an official pilot order for Braff to star in and direct new ABC comedy Start Up (likely to change, given a shared Crackle series name), reuniting with Scrubs co-executive producer Matt Tarses in the process. The series is based on the Start Up podcast from Alex Blumberg, showcasing the good and bad of a mid-30s man with a wife and kids quitting his job to start a new business.
In addition, this year will also see Braff releasing his latest directorial effort, Going In Style, starring Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin and Michael Caine. ABC also ordered on Wednesday an untitled half-hour sitcom from Hamilton star Daveed Diggs, following a hip-hop artist who becomes Mayor.
Scrubs only lasted a single season with ABC (let’s quietly ignore the Interns season) after seven years with NBC, but will Braff’s TV return for Start Up fare better?