Braff, Denman Team for Saint of Circumstance


Two actors from NBC’s Thursday comedy block, “Scrubs” star Zack Braff and “The Office” alum David Denman, are uniting for “Saint of Circumstance,” a drama pilot for Fox.

The Hollywood Reporter says Braff is in negotiations to direct and executive produce and Denman is set to star in the pilot, which was written by Braff’s brother, Adam.

The project, from ABC Studios, centers on Wayne (Denman), a man going through a midlife crisis who quits his dead-end office job to be a paramedic on the night shift.

Adam Braff also is executive producing “Saint” with ABC Studios-based producer Emile Levisetti.

There is no start date for the pilot, which is expected to film after the end of the writers strike, accommodating Braff’s acting duties on “Scrubs.”

Braff has helmed half a dozen episodes of “Scrubs,” whose seventh and final season has been interrupted by the strike.