Zach Braff returning to TV with new sitcom ‘Start Up’
Scrubs actor Zach Braff may not have been on our TV screens in a major role for quite some time, but the man best known as J.D. is set to make a small-screen comeback in the not-too-distant future.
Braff is set to star in and direct Start Up – a new comedy series that’s just been snapped up by U.S. broadcaster Fox following somewhat of a bidding war.
The series will take its basis from Alex Blumberg’s podcast of the same name, and according to Deadline, will be:
“A show about all the things that happen — the good, the bad and the ugly — when a guy (Braff) in his mid-30s with a wife and two kids makes the crazy decision to quit his good job and dive into the brave new world of starting a business.”
Braff will co-executive produce alongside former Scrubs executive producer Matt Tarses, and Start Up is said to be in early development stages, with no date set for a premiere just yet. We look forward to hearing further cast announcements, and hope that some of J.D.’s former colleagues from Sacred Heart Hospital might crop up somewhere along the way.
Zach Braff can next be seen in the James Franco-directed John Steinbeck adaptation In Dubious Battle with Selena Gomez, Nat Wolff, Bryan Cranston, Ed Harris, and Franco himself.