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]
 
Bill Lawrence Says He's "Been Trying to Reboot 'Clone High' for Years"
by Bradford Evans "I’ve been trying to reboot [Clone High] with the other two creators for years. The two guys I created that with are the two biggest young guys in Hollywood right now, Chris Miller and Phil Lord. They wrote and directed Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and they did 21 and 22... [Read More]
 
NBC Buys a Comedy About a Comedian from Bill Lawrence and Dan Lagana
by Elise Czajkowski Scrubs and Cougar Town creator Bill Lawrence has teamed up Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous co-creator Dan Lagana to sell a multi-camera sitcom about a stand-up comedian to NBC, Deadline reports. Stand-Up Guy will focus on "a young comedian who pursues ... [Read More]
 
Fox Buys Comedy Pilots from Producers Johnny Depp and Bill Lawrence
by Elise Czajkowski Fox has purchased a few more comedy pilots from big name producers. Chris Miller and Phil Lord, who directed the 2012 film version the classic Johnny Depp-starring series 21 Jump Street, have now teamed up with Depp and Blue Mountain State co-creator and star ... [Read More]
 
Seth MacFarlane live action sitcom gets ordered by FOX and other piloty news
I love pilot season, and for a few reasons… First, we get to talk about all the new comedy that could make it to the air this upcoming fall season. Secondly, we get to take guesses as to what will make it. Thirdly we can wonder out loud what the heck networks were thinking when [...]Seth MacFa... [Read More]
 
Image of Bill Lawrence Stepping Down as 'Cougar Town' Showrunner When it Moves to TBS
Bill Lawrence Stepping Down as 'Cougar Town' Showrunner When it Moves to TBS
Cougar Town was saved from the clutches of cancellation at ABC by TBS, who picked the show up for a ten-episode season on basic cable. But a network home isn't all its losing — show creator and showrunner Bill Lawrence is set to step down when production ramps up for the new season. [Read More]
 
Bill Lawrence on the New Scrubs - "Give It a Chance" | TVGuide
"..the weirdest position that we've been put in, is the show has been on nine years in people's heads and I find myself saying, "Give it a chance," which is really surreal. To say I don't like that character after they've had four lines in an episode and I'm like, really? I would hope that people still view it as a new show and not as Scrubs continuing." [Read More]