Do you consider Bill Lawrence to be a successful creator? He has created four sitcoms, with varying degrees of success. His biggest hit was either Scrubs or Spin City – personally I would give Scrubs the nod, but that series also had a pretty tough lifespan and was constantly rumored to be on the chopping block (before anyone asks, Scrub had a better peak year in the ratings and lasted longer). Additionally, he has helped create Cougar Town (which still airs, only now it is on TBS instead of broadcast network ABC), as well as the short-lived cartoon Clone High.
He is trying again though, with his new pilot Undateable, which is in development at NBC. And today it was revealed that comedian Brent Morin will be one of the main stars on the series, which focuses on the bromance between Justin and Danny, two loveable losers who strike out with the ladies.
Morin has been cast as Justin, who overthinks everything. A bar owner, he ends up moving in with Danny and laments how his life has turned out.
Lawrence and his Cougar Town partner Jeff Ingold will produce, alongside Adam Sztykiel (Due Date). Sztykiel will write the pilot, as well.
The series is based on the upcoming book “Undateable: 311 Things Guys Do That Guarantee They Won’t be Dating or Having Sex.”