'Cougar Town' Creator Bill Lawrence Sells Workplace Comedy to CBS

6:57 PM PST 08/31/2011 by Lacey Rose
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Bill Lawrence

The "Scrubs" mastermind and "Friends" executive producer Greg Malins have received a pilot production commitment from the network.

CBS is getting into the Bill Lawrence comedy business.

The network has given the Cougar Town creator, along with former How I Met Your Mother executive producer Greg Malins, a pilot production commitment for a workplace comedy.

The multi-camera project, from Lawrence's Doozer production company in association with Warner Bros. TV, will also count NBC's former comedy head turned Doozer president Jeff Ingold as an executive producer.

Lawrence, whose other credits include Scrubs and Spin City, is repped by ICM; Malins, an EP on Friends and Better with You, is repped by WME.

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