Scrubs‘ Zach Braff will be making you laugh on ABC next season without a hospital in sight.
The comedian and filmmaker has taken an intriguing real-life success story and turned it into the comedy-drama Alex, Inc. You can check out the first preview of the upcoming series below:
Alex, Inc is based on the podcast Startup, which chronicled radio journalist and producer Alex Blumberg’s attempt to launch his own media company.
Braff’s character Alex Schuman also draws inspiration from former This American Life producer and Planet Money co-host Blumberg, whose company Gimlet has become a major media influencer thanks to hit podcasts Crimetown, Mystery Show, Reply All and, of course, Startup.
It remains to be seen whether fictional character Alex Schuman will have as much success as his real-life counterpart, but we’re at least sure that Zach Braff and co-star Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) will keep us chuckling along the way.
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The sitcom reunites Braff with his former Scrubs co-executive producer Matt Tarses. More recently, Tarses has served as a producer on ABC’s recently-renewed The Goldbergs and Men at Work.
In addition to working on Alex, Inc, Braff scored a modest box office hit with Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin’s heist comedy Going in Style earlier in the year.
Alex, Inc is scheduled to premiere next season on ABC. For a full lineup of the network’s autumn schedule, click here.
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