“Life doesn’t have a pause button.”
Coming this fall, Zach Braff returns to television as Alex Schuman, a radio journalist who has a Jerry MaGuire type moment. He gets a bit of inspiration and quits his job to pursue starting up his own company.
The new series is called Alex Inc. and is inspired by the podcast StartUp. In addition to Braff’s return to television, the series also reunites him with former Scrubs co-executive producer Jamie Tarses. Tarses will write the series while Braff will direct, star and service as an executive producer on the show.
Braff joins fellow cast members Tiya Sircar as Rooni, Hillary Anne Matthews as Deirdre, Michael Imperioli as Eddie, Elisha Henig as Ben and Audyssie James as Soraya.
ABC shared the following info about the show on YouTube:
Based on the podcast StartUp, Alex Schuman (Zach Braff, “Scrubs”) is a brilliant radio journalist, husband and father of two who is about to do something crazy – quit his job and start his own company. He quickly discovers it’s going to be a lot harder than he thought. Zach Braff stars, directs and is executive producer with Matt Tarses (“Scrubs”) and Davis Entertainment (“Dr. Ken,” “Blacklist”).
Matt Tarses is writer and executive producer. Zach Braff is director and executive producer. John Davis and John Fox are executive producers of the series, from Davis Entertainment, as are Alex Blumberg, Chris Gilberti and Matt Lieber (Gimlet Media) in association with Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios.
Take a look at the trailer for Alex, Inc. below. What do you think? Will you be tuning in?
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