Latest Bill Lawrence Stories

2006-07-25 21:48:35

By Gregg Goldstein NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The creator of "Scrubs" is writing and directing a prequel to the '80s feature franchise "Fletch," and if he has his way, the show's star Zach Braff will take over Chevy Chase's title role. The Weinstein Co. has signed Bill Lawrence to adapt Gregory Mcdonald's 1985 comic-mystery novel "Fletch Won," which follows the irreverent detective from his early days as a ne'er-do-well junior newspaper reporter to his partnership with a crime...

2006-02-15 05:15:50

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Queer as Folk" star Gale Harold has landed the lead in the high-profile drama pilot "Vanished." Over the course of a season, Fox's "Vanished" will chronicle the disappearance of a senator's wife. Josh Berman penned the script, and Mimi Leder is directing. Harold also recently was tapped for the recurring role of Wyatt Earp on HBO's dark Western "Deadwood." In other pilot news: * "Scrubs" creator Bill Lawrence will direct his...

2005-07-15 08:05:50

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - It took three years, but Emmy voters finally showed some love to NBC's quirky medical comedy "Scrubs" Thursday, giving it a seat in the elite comedy series nominees circle and a lead comedy actor nomination for star Zach Braff. The recognition could not have come at a better time. For the first time in the series' four-year history, "Scrubs" didn't make it on the fall schedule. Nevertheless, because the show has a full-season order, its...

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