Braff, Denman aspire to Fox 'Saint' hood


Two actors from NBC's Thursday comedy block, "Scrubs" star Zack Braff and "The Office" alum David Denman, are uniting for "Saint of Circumstance," a drama pilot for Fox.

Braff is in negotiations to direct and executive produce and Denman is set to star in the pilot, which was written by Braff's brother, Adam.

The project, from ABC Studios, centers on Wayne (Denman), a man going through a midlife crisis who quits his dead-end office job to be a paramedic on the night shift.

Adam Braff also is executive producing "Saint" with ABC Studios-based producer Emile Levisetti.

There is no start date for the pilot, which is expected to film after the end of the writers strike, accommodating Braff's acting duties on "Scrubs."

Braff has helmed half a dozen episodes of "Scrubs," whose seventh and final season has been interrupted by the strike.

On the feature side, Adam and Zack Braff recently adapted the popular children's book "Andrew Henry's Meadow" for 20th Century Fox.

Zack Braff is repped by CAA. Adam Braff is repped by UTA.

Denman, who played a warehouse dock worker and former fiancee of Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) on "Office," recently guest starred on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy." On the big screen, he next will appear in the Sundance entry "Smart People" as well as "Fanboys" and "Shutter."

He is repped by APA and the Hofflund Co.