J.J. Abrams producing comedy for Fox
by Jane Boursaw, posted Sep 23rd 2009 9:25AM
All I know is, he's going to have to do some pretty fancy footwork to make it stand out from the crowd. Granted, there aren't that many true medical comedies, but the medical drama genre is darn crowded, with Nurse Jackie, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Hawthorne, Trauma, Mercy, Three Rivers, and House sharing small-screen time. I'm sure there are others I'm not thinking of at the moment.
Maybe he figures that since Scrubs is in its waning years -- unless it gets a serious reboot and goes on forever -- we'll be ripe for a new medical comedy.