Scrubs’ alum Sarah Chalke and producer Bill Lawrence are set to work together again in the very near future. This is no Scrubs reunion, however, as the two will actually meet again in the production of a currently- untitled ABC dramedy.
Although not much information has yet been released about the upcoming series, it is said to be inspired by Chalke’s actual life, according to Deadline, and will revolve around two sisters who take over their parents’ adoption agency when the older couple retires. To make things even more interesting, the business is also set to have been run in the home of the older couple prior to their retirement, and may even suggest this will continue to be the used location.
Sarah Chalke’s role on Scrubs was one highly-adored by fans of the program. The series itself ran for nine successful seasons, accumulating a cult following who enjoyed the goofy tone mixed with the too-often-somber setting of a busy hospital. After the end of the series was marked, Chalke then went on to appear in Cougar Town, which was (like Scrubs), produced by Bill Lawrence.
Chalke’s extensive acting career actually stems far longer than her relationship with Lawrence, however, as she had already proven herself as an actress from her role as Becky (after the original star left the show a first and second time) on Roseanne. She can even be recognized from her recurring part as Stella on the hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
Lawrence is largely known for her extensive work on projects including Scrubs and Cougar Town, both of which he wrote for and produced. He is also credited with writing for the TV shows Clone High, Boy Meets World, and Spin City. With Chalke and Lawrence’s long-lasting partnership with each other and the ABC network, the potential for success for their newest project is already evident.