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Zach Braff to pilot TV adaptation of the podcast ‘Start Up’

Zach Braff is back on TV.

 

Audra Schroeder

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Published Jan 26, 2017   Updated May 25, 2021, 3:16 am CDT

Zach Braff is returning to TV in the most 2017 scenario possible: He’s starring in an adaptation of a podcast. 

ABC has greenlit Start Up, based on the popular podcast of the same name, not to be confused with the Crackle series of the same name. Braff will play Alex Schuman (based on real host Alex Blumberg), a journalist who shifts his life when he starts his own business; he’ll also direct and executive produce. It’s not clear if Braff and Scrubs co-star Donald Faison’s 2015 startup is still going. 

Hamilton star Daveed Diggs has also gotten an ABC pilot for an unnamed comedy about a rapper who runs for office as a PR stunt, then actually gets elected.  

H/T The Hollywood Reporter 

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*First Published: Jan 26, 2017, 11:55 am CST