Zach Braff’s Podcast-Inspired Sitcom Start-Up Hits All the Right Buzzwords for ABC

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A scrub is the kind of guy who can get love from ABC, or at least the former star of Scrubs Zach Braff can. Deadline reports that the network has committed to a put-pilot deal (a contract that basically guarantees at least the airing of the pilot episode) with Braff for his new single-camera comedy. The series, which is based on Alex Blumberg's StartUp podcast, follows the life of a 30-something family man (Braff) who decides to quit his job and start a new business. Scrubs executive producer Matt Tarses is writing the pilot, while Braff also directs. Tarses and Braff, to prepare, are staring wistfully up-and-to-the-side while fantasizing about W-9- and 401K-based jokes.