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ABC Signs Two Comedies From Zach Braff & Daveed Diggs

ABC are on a role and now have picked up a total of ten pilots. 

The newest added to the list are projects from Zach Braff and Daveed Diggs. Braffs comedy is based on his podcast ‘Start Up’ by Alex Blumberg which will go by the same name. The Scrubs star will direct and produce the show. Braff will play the role of Alex Schuman, a journalist, husband and father  who has quit his job to explore the world of entrepreneurship.Scrubs writer/producer Matt Tarses has written the pilot and will executively produce it along with John Davis, and Gimlet Media’s Chris Giliberti, Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber.

If the single camera comedy goes to series it will mark Braff’s first return to ABC since Scrubs.

The second pilot AMC hace taken on recently is written by Jeremy Bronson. He will executively produce the show with  “Hamilton” Broadway star Daveed Diggs, Jamie Tarses, Scott Stuber and James Griffiths, who will also direct. The untitled comedy focuses on an outspoken rapper who, as a joke, runs for office and actually gets elected. Sounds like what’s happening in America right now… Surprisingly he is actually very good at the job and begins making positive changes.





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