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]
NBC renews Undateable for 10-episode second season in summer 2015
Hot off the heels of performing individually and collectively in Montreal's Just For Laughs, the cast of Undateable received news late Thursday that NBC had picked up their summer series for 10 more episodes, with season two coming in 2015. The sitcom seemingly burned through all its 13-epiosde debu... [Read More]
Bill Lawrence on seeking out a friendly group of stand-up comedians to star in NBC’s “Undateable”
Sometimes the casting process really is about finding a group of friends who already have chemistry offscreen and then translating it to the TV screen. Silicon Valley features a house full of guys who have improvised and performed together from Chicago to New York City to Los Angeles to HBO. Thomas ... [Read More]
Bill Lawrence joins his “Undateable” cast of comedians on a promotional comedy tour
NBC still hasn't announced a premiere date for midseason sitcom Undateable, but by sending out its four stand-up comedian stars (Chris D'Elia, Ron Funches, Brent Morin, Rick Glassman) on a tour that starts Sunday in New York City and hits nine major TV markets through the end of March, you'd expect ... [Read More]
Chris D’Elia, Ron Funches, and More Are Promoting NBC's 'Undateable' on the Road
by Megh Wright Comedy Central's Broad City isn't the only show implementing a live tour into its promotional plans. According to Deadline, the midseason NBC series Undateable — created by Adam Sztykiel and executive produced by Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence — is also taking to the road ne... [Read More]