Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence to develop comedy Spaced Out at CBS
Scrubs creator and Spin City and Cougar Town co-creator Bill Lawrence is developing the comedy Spaced Out at CBS, according to Variety. The show is reportedly a multi-camera ensemble set in the world of commercial space travel. Spaced Out was previously in development as a single camera comedy series at NBC, which was written by Adam Sztykiel and executive produced by Lawrence and Jeff Ingold. This CBS version will be written and executive produced by Lawrence, with Ingold set to executive produce as well. Lawrence and Ingold’s Doozer Productions will produce with Warner Bros. Television.
Bill Lawrence is known for creating the medical comedy Scrubs, starring Zach Braff and Donald Faison, which ran for nine seasons. He co-created Cougar Town, which ran for six seasons, three on ABC and three on TBS. It starred Courteney Cox, Christa Miller, Busy Phillips, Dan Byrd, Josh Hopkins, Ian Gomez and Brian Van Holt. Lawrence also co-created Spin City, which starred Heather Locklear, Charlie Sheen and Michael J. Fox. The show ran for six seasons on ABC. He’s also written for Friends, The Nanny and Boy Meats World. Lawrence served as an executive producer on Undatable and will play the same role on the upcoming series Life Sentence on The CW.
Are you excited to see a comedy set in the world of commercial space travel? Will you watch Spaced Out if it goes to series? What is your favorite Bill Lawrence show? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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