Zach Braff Start Up

Zach Braff Poised for TV Return in Start-Up Comedy Pilot at ABC

Zach Braff is scrubbing in for another ABC comedy.

The former Scrubs star will star in Start-Up, a new single-camera, potential sitcom that’s earned a put-pilot commitment from the network, according to our sister publication Deadline. The Garden State auteur will direct the show’s pilot, as well.

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Based on a podcast (yes, there are TV shows based on podcasts now), Start-Up stars Braff as a family man in his mid-30s who quits his job and sets out to open his own business. And the Scrubs connection doesn’t end with Braff: Matt Tarses, a Scrubs co-executive producer, is writing the Start-Up pilot.

Braff, of course, played Dr. John Dorian for nine seasons on Scrubs, which started out on NBC, but aired its final two seasons on ABC. Since then, he directed and starred in the 2014 film Wish I Was Here and has done extensive theater work in New York. But Start-Up would be his first full-time TV role since Scrubs ended in 2010.

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