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ABC Greenlights Comedy from 'Scrubs' Writers

by Joel Keller, posted Feb 1st 2010 9:35AM
ABC logoABC really loves dealing with Bill Lawrence and his crew, don't they? 'Scrubs' has been on far longer than anyone expected, and 'Cougar Town' is now on its way to a second season. It seems like Steve McPherson and company haven't been deterred by the poor ratings of 'Scrubs,' since he's ordered a pilot from two of the show's writers.

'How to Be a Better American' is about a middle-aged man who goes on a journey to be a better man, dragging his unwilling family along with him. It's a single-camera comedy that will be run by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, longtime members of Team Lawrence; they will also be writing the pilot.

No casting news yet, so the show is more of a concept than anything else. But it sounds kind of like 'The Middle' in an RV, which actually wouldn't be so bad. As long as they don't have a kid who whispers to himself, they'll be OK.

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Kimberly Goza

Sounds like they've take a page out of the lives of many families on the road. ABC will no doubt make the family unwilling to follow dad just to add controversy and comedy. If you would like to read more about families embracing the RVing lifestyle check out http://familiesontheroad.com

March 06 2010 at 12:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tony DIMeo

you should have mentioned that these are writers of the Scrubs spinoff

February 01 2010 at 2:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Londramia

But this is never going to be better than Scrubs..

http://www.londramia.com

February 01 2010 at 10:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kevin

This needs to star Dr Cox....

February 01 2010 at 10:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dkaarma

Sounds like My Name is Earl...

February 01 2010 at 10:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chrisis123

As far as I know Cragg and Bradley only wrote for Scrubs as of Season 9, so not that longtime.
Nonetheless good news. I guess.

February 01 2010 at 10:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Joel Keller

Someone's been using IMDb... I fixed the post. Thanks.

February 01 2010 at 10:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chrisis123

Ah, well, they worked on MadTV before, and it's not the first time Bill Lawrence recruited his staff for his shows from there (Michael McDonald, Nicole Sullivan and a few others I forgot right now).

February 01 2010 at 10:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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