Remember how Zach Braff was a revelation in “Garden State”? As much as we loved “Scrubs,” there was something special in seeing his nuance and whimsy on the big screen with his directorial debut. However, since that time we have really been waiting eagerly to see what other sort of project comes out of that mind.
The good news? We may now officially have an answer. According to Deadline, “Garage Bar,” which will feature his talents as a writer and director, is going to be in development over at the network that finished off “Scrubs” after nine seasons in ABC. For now, the comedy is described as being about a group of friends who try to handle a tough transition after one of them becomes a sudden pop star. In some ways, it sounds like a more down-to-earth version of “Entourage,” but with the world of music rather than acting. This is the sort of project that can often be ambitious, but hard to get off the group since musicians have such a nomadic life.
Ultimately, the road fro “Garage Bar” (which is produced by 20th Century Fox TV) is the same as many other pilots regardless of the studio or the channel they could air on. If the network likes what they see from the script, they will cast and then shoot a pilot. Following this, it will then be in consideration for a 13-episode series run in the fall. Even though Braff is currently not attached to star in the project, we would be stunned if he were not going to make an appearance or two at some point if the show gets picked up.
What do you think about Braff coming back to TV, even if it is in a writing capacity first and foremost? If you want to see more from pilot season, you can do so over at the link here.