HUMANITAS Trustee Bill Lawrence Discusses His New Series, 'Undateable'


Bill-Lawrence-testTalking to executive producers can be tough. They often have nothing to say. That's never the case with Bill Lawrence — the man behind such shows as "Spin City," "Scrubs," "Cougar Town" and "Surviving Jack." "Undateable," his latest series with fellow executive producer Adam Sztykiel, begins at 9 p.m. Thursday on NBC.

The new comedy looks at friends who are extremely close to getting into a relationship — they just need a little help.

Lawrence — in his usual energetic manner — explains how the series is going old school.

"Mostly we wanted to do a throwback show. I grew up loving and worshiping 'Cheers.' I love multi-camera sitcoms that only have two or three sets and that you're hoping, just watching, not only performers have fun with each other and riff and make up stuff on their own, but kind of laugh and enjoy each other. I think these guys pull it off," Lawrence says.

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