Bill Lawrence

CBS ‘Rush Hour’ TV Series Gets Pilot Order Under ‘Scrubs’ Creator Bill Lawrence

by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 27, 2015 @ 9:43 AM
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Far be it for us to ever question our TV overlords and the small-screen movie reboot trend, but at least some franchises feel fair game for a fresh take. Cue loudmouth Chris Tucker wailing, as ‘Rush Hour’ will move forward with an official pilot order at CBS, written under ‘Scrubs’ and ‘Cougar Town’ creator Bill Lawrence.

'Rush Hour' TV Series in Development from Brett Ratner and 'Scrubs' Creator

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 30, 2014 @ 6:09 PM
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When 'Big' isn't big enough for the day, the movie-TV reboot goblet has spit out yet another name. The fourth installment in Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan's 'Rush Hour' franchise remains in limbo, though Brett Ratner and 'Scrubs' creator Bill Lawrence have reportedly entered development for a 'Rush Hour' TV series to fill the desperate void no one had ever noticed.

NBC Picks Up 'Ironside' Reboot, Bill Lawrence's 'Undateable,' 'Chicago Fire' Spinoff

by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 10, 2013 @ 2:30 PM
'Community' fans remain on pins and needles for news of a pickup today, but it seems NBC has yet to finish issuing series orders to new comedies and dramas. The latest to join NBC's 2013-14 lineup are that of the 'Ironside' reboot, featuring 'The Event' star Blair Underwood in the titular role, along with 'Scrubs' creator Bill Lawrence's new comedy 'Undateable' and the expected 'Chicago Fire' spinoff. Read all about NBC's new lineup inside!

FOX Picks Up Andy Samberg Cop Comedy 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' Seth MacFarlane's 'Dads' and More

by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 9, 2013 @ 8:50 AM
Earlier tonight we heard that FOX had picked up four major new dramas to series, though the network's announcements are far from over. FOX has also granted series orders to 'SNL' vet Andy Samberg's new detective comedy 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' under 'Parks and Recreation' showrunner Mike Schur,' along with Seth MacFarlane's 'Dads' and three others. Get the inside scoop on FOX's new comedy lineup inside!

ABC to 'Feel the Force,' Buys Yet Another Bill Lawrence Comedy

by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 6, 2012 @ 3:08 PM
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No, we're not seeing the first 'Star Wars' offshoot from Disney's $4.05 billion deal to purchase Lucasfilm, the name is just a coincidence. Had you going though, didn't we! In any case, ABC certainly has 'Scrubs' and 'Cougar Town' creator Bill Lawrence going as well, having purchased yet another comedy from the sitcom developer. This time around, ABC has comissioned Lawrence to adapt UK police sitcom 'Feel the Force,' but how likely is it to go to series?

FOX and Bill Lawrence Developing 'I Suck At Girls,' From '$#*! My Dad Says' Author

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 7, 2012 @ 12:00 AM
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It's just what everyone wanted, a sequel series to the quickly-cancelled '$#*! My Dad Says!'  Okay, well not really, but sort of .  'Scrubs' and 'Cougar Town' creator Bill Lawrence has begun a development deal with FOX to bring to the screen Justin Halpern's ' I Suck At Girls,' the author's latest novel to feature his famous father and his cantankerous attitude.  But will 'I Suck At Girls' succeed where '$#*!' failed, or will Halpern's dad end up cursing both out?

Cougar Town Picks New Showrunner Following Bill Lawrence Departure

by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 25, 2012 @ 8:00 PM
No worries, 'Cougar Town' fans.  Just kick back and pour yourselves another giant glass of wine.  Not only are future seasons of the cul de sac crew assured for airing on TBS following the move from ABC, but the show has picked up a successor to creator Bill Lawrence's tenure as show runner.  Series creators Lawrence and Kevin Biegel themselves have said they wouldn't step down without leaving someone great in their place, which is more than 'Community' fans have to say.  So who got the gig?

'Cougar Town' Showrunner Bill Lawrence Steps Down, Tells Fans to "Chill"

by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 17, 2012 @ 1:21 AM
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Be ready, you might need a little bit of wine to wash this one down.  While 'Cougar Town' fans were overjoyed to learn that the cul de sac crew would return for a forth season (albeit on new network TBS), it seems one key member won't be taking the trip along with them.  But what does it mean for the future of the show, and who might depart along with them?