September 28, 2009

J.J. Abrams producing comedy series

Writer, director and producer J.J. Abrams is set to executive produce an as-yet-untitled comedy series for Fox, sources told The Hollywood Reporter.

Abrams is best known as the one of the masterminds behind TV's Lost, Alias and Fringe, and the movies Mission: Impossible III and this summer's Star Trek reboot.

The Hollywood Reporter said Abrams is working on a half-hour comedic medical show penned by Mike Markowitz, a writer-producer on the Ted Danson TV comedy, Becker.