HUMANITAS Trustee Matt Tarses' New Comedy 'Alex, Inc.' to Air in March
Zach Braff is returning to a starring role in a television comedy with ABC’s Alex, Inc. Braff starred in the critically acclaimed comedy Scrubs which ran for nine seasons and earned him three Golden Globe nominations as well as an Emmy nomination (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series). In ABC’s midseason comedy, Braff plays a husband and father who takes a huge leap and gives up a steady income to follow his dreams.
Alex, Inc. is written by Matt Tarses (Mad Love, Scrubs) with Braff pulling triple duty as director and executive producer. Matt Tarses, John Davis, John Fox, Alex Blumberg, Chris Gilberti, and Matt Lieber will also executive produce the half-hour comedy.
In addition to Zach Braff as Alex Schuman, the series stars Michael Imperioli as Eddie, Tiya Sircar as Rooni Schuman, Hillary Anne Matthews as Deirdre, Elisha Henig as Ben Schuman, and Audyssie James as Soraya Schuman. ABC has set a March 28, 2018 premiere date.
The Plot: Based on Alex Blumberg’s successful podcast StartUp, comedy series Alex, Inc. is all about the things that happen – the good, the bad and the ugly – when a journalist and family man quits his job to start his own company. He quickly discovers it’s going to be a lot harder than he thought.