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‘Scrubs’ Team Would Love to Reunite on Screen

At the end of a Scrubs reunion panel Sunday at the ATX TV Festival, an audience member asked the cast what they thought their characters would be doing now. “You’re asking me to write the reboot in front of you!” series creator Bill Lawrence interjected. The show’s core cast — Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah […]

‘Ted Lasso’ Boss Bill Lawrence Closes New Nine-Figure Overall Deal at Warner Bros. TV

Ted Lasso co-creator Bill Lawrence has gotten his pay raise. Following months of negotiations, Lawrence has inked a new five-year, nine-figure overall deal renewal with his longtime home at Warner Bros. Television. Sources say the new pact includes a sizable salary increase from the five-year, eight-figure overall deal the Scrubs creator signed with the studio […]

Michelle Monaghan, Jodie Turner-Smith, Meredith Hagner Join Vince Vaughn in Apple’s ‘Bad Monkey’

Bad Monkey is on the fast track at Apple. The 10-episode dramatic adaptation of Carl Hiaasen’s 2013 best-selling novel has enlisted Michelle Monaghan, Jodie Turner-Smith and Meredith Hagner to join Vince Vaughn in the series from Ted Lasso co-creator Bill Lawrence. Additionally, Marcos Siega (Dexter, The Flight Attendant) will direct the pilot and exec produce. […]

HBO Max’s ‘Head of the Class’: TV Review

Isabella Gomez steps into a role originated by Howard Hesseman, playing the teacher of a class of diverse high achievers in a remake of the somewhat beloved ABC ensemble sitcom.

Jason Segel to Lead Apple TV+ Comedy From ‘Ted Lasso’s’ Bill Lawrence, Brett Goldstein

Apple is expanding its relationship with Jason Segel, Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein. The tech giant/streamer has handed out a straight-to-series order for Shrinking, a 10-episode scripted comedy starring Segel, who will write and exec produce the show alongside Ted Lasso showrunner Lawrence and Emmy-winner Goldstein. Shrinking revolves around a grieving therapist (Segel) who begins […]

‘TV’s Top 5’: ‘Ted Lasso’ Boss Bill Lawrence on the Season 2 Finale and Its Endgame

Welcome to Episode 139 of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executive and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as the […]

Vince Vaughn to Star in ‘Bad Monkey’ Adaptation From ‘Ted Lasso’ Co-Creator

Apple is doubling down on Ted Lasso co-creator Bill Lawrence. The tech giant has handed out a 10-episode, straight-to-series order for Bad Monkey, Lawrence’s dramatic adaptation of author Carl Hiaasen’s 2013 best-selling novel. Vince Vaughn will star and exec produce the series about a demoted detective. Written by Lawrence, Bad Monkey revolves around Andrew Yancy […]

Apple TV+’s ‘Ted Lasso’ Season 2: TV Review

Jason Sudeikis' ultra-optimistic soccer coach returns for a second season of fish-out-of-water punchlines and radical kindness.

Jason Sudeikis, ‘Ted Lasso’ Team Talk Emmy Noms, Future Seasons

The cast and creators of Ted Lasso are in agreement — if Ted himself were to win an Emmy, he’d let the rest of his team do all the celebrating.  Much like the tone of the show, optimism was in the air Thursday night at the season two premiere of Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso, where […]

“Fear and Desperation Drive a Lot of Comedy”: Bill Lawrence, Chuck Lorre, Darren Star and the Comedy Showrunner Roundtable

Showrunning isn’t for the faint of heart. And yet, for three of the six gathered for The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual Comedy Showrunner Emmy Roundtable — PEN15‘s Anna Konkle, Chad‘s Nasim Pedrad and The Upshaws‘ Wanda Sykes — it’s only half the job. “I think I’ve tried to hire all three of you individually to [star […]

‘Head of the Class’ Reboot Lands Series Order at HBO Max

The comedy from Bill Lawrence will star Isabella Gomez as a teacher.

‘Clone High,’ Mindy Kaling ‘Scooby’ Prequel, Pete Davidson Animated Comedies a Go at HBO Max

The WarnerMedia-backed streamer continues to push into the lucrative adult animation space and has also put projects from Michael B. Jordan, Ed Helms, Sean Solomon and Brian Michael Bendis into development.