‘Cougar Town’ Creator Bill Lawrence Sells a Show with a Better Name to NBC
Bill Lawrence, creator of Scrubs and co-creator of Cougar Town and Spin City, just sold a new comedy to NBC called Undateable. Deadline reports that Lawrence is producing the buddy comedy, about two guys who are polar opposites but still can’t get ladies to like them. Undateable will be written by Adam Szytkiel (under Lawrence’s supervision) and is based on the book Undateable: 311 Things Guys Do That Guarantee They Won’t Be Dating or Having Sex by Ellen Rakieten & Anne Coyle. This is the rare sitcom sale this year that is based on a book instead of a Tumblr blog.