NBC trying to remake “The IT Crowd” (again) with Bill Lawrence
If you are not familiar with the great British series, The IT Crowd, you need to. Especially now so you can compare the potential American remake in the works at NBC. According to Deadline, producer Bill Lawrence (Cougar Town, Ground Floor) is in charge of turning the series into an American multi-c... [Read More]
Bill Lawrence Is Developing an 'IT Crowd' Remake for NBC
by Megh Wright NBC is attempting to remake the Channel 4 workplace comedy The IT Crowd again. Deadline reports that the network has teamed up with Bill Lawrence — who is also developing a Rush Hour TV adaptation for CBS — to adapt the Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, and Katherine Parkinson... [Read More]
Maybe See TV? The week in pilots, script commitments and development deals (Oct. 2, 2014)
The Emmys may have celebrated the past year of television, and the new Fall TV series have yet to premiere, but Hollywood always keeps an eye to the future, and August still signifies the start to the following year's development cycle. You'll hear a lot in the trades and the trade winds from now th... [Read More]
Bill Lawrence and Brett Ratner are developing “Rush Hour” into a TV show
Remember what we just got done saying about TV trends? Well it looks like yet another movie is being adapting into a TV series. Joining the likes of Big and Minority Report (among others), the action/comedy trilogy Rush Hour is making its way to TV. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. TV has closed ... [Read More]
Bill Lawrence and Brett Ratner Are Developing a 'Rush Hour' TV Series
by Megh Wright Yet another big-screen comedy is currently in development as a TV series. Deadline reports that an hourlong action comedy based on the hit Rush Hour film franchise is currently in the works at Warner Bros. TV. The series will be written and executive produced by Bill Lawrence, with or... [Read More]
Bill Lawrence Is Producing an Autobiographical Sitcom Starring Tommy Johnagin
by Megh Wright Standup Tommy Johnagin might be getting his own Everybody Loves Raymond-style sitcom. Deadline reports that Johnagin has teamed up with $h*! My Dad Says/Surviving Jack co-creators Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker to create a multi-cam comedy for CBS based on his life with Bill La... [Read More]
Tommy Johnagin pilot gets production commitment from CBS
Lately it’s been looking like we have a stand-up led TV revolution on our hands. With comedians like John Mulaney, Jim Gaffigan, and more getting starring roles in sitcoms loosely-based on themselves. Now, Tommy Johnagin’s hat has been thrown into the ring. According to Deadline, CBS has... [Read More]
Zach Braff and Bill Lawrence Are Developing a New Show
by Megh Wright The creator and the star of Scrubs are currently working on a new comedy series and have their eyes set on Netflix. According to The Independent, Zach Braff is currently in talks with Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence to create a new show together. "I've been talking about a new idea with ... [Read More]
Emily Heller joins the cast of TBS’s ‘Ground Floor’
Stand-up Emily Heller will joining the cast of TBS’s Ground Floor for a recurring role in the show’s second season. According to TV Line, Heller will rejoin her former boss, Bill Lawrence, who executive produced the short-lived show, Surviving Jack, for which Heller was a writer for. Mak... [Read More]
NBC renews “Undateable” for a second season
Remember how we said Ron Funches was having a great summer? Well add this to the list. It looks like comedians Brent Morin, Chris D’Elia, Funches, and Ground Floor’s Briga Heelan will return to NBC with a second season of Undateable. Executive producer Bill Lawrence tweeted out the ... [Read More]