No Fletch for Braff

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TV Guide has learned that Zach Braff has turned down the lead in Fletch Won, the prequel that’s being shepherded by “Scrubs” creator Bill Lawrence.

“Zach is writing and directing his own film [‘Open Hearts’] at Paramount,” says Lawrence, who’s currently in New York searching for a new Fletch. “I’m very happy for him. We were looking forward to doing this thing together, but when you get an opportunity like that, you’ve got to take it.”

But Lawrence and Braff won’t be apart for long — in August they’ll begin work on Scrubs’ seventh (and final) season. The only question is which network it’ll air on. Lawrence confirms that ABC, which owns the show, still plans on picking it up should NBC cancel it.

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