Jeff Ingold joins Bill Lawrence banner

Former NBC comedy exec to run Doozer

Former NBC programming executive Jeff Ingold has resurfaced as president of Bill Lawrence’s production company, Doozer.

While Warner Bros. Television, where Lawrence has an overall pact, declined comment, the long-anticipated hire is said to be a done deal. Ingold will become an executive producer any future projects at Doozer.

When Ingold left NBC, where he was executive VP of comedy programming, shortly after the upfronts in May, it was widely expected he would team up with Lawrence given that they are close friends having worked together while Lawrence laffer “Scrubs” was on NBC.

Peacock replaced Ingold with Tal Rabinowitz, previously senior VP comedy development and digital programming at Sony Pictures Television.

Ingold had been at both NBC and its sister studio in various posts since the late 1990s, shepherding series including “30 Rock” and “The Office” to air.

Lawrence has one series on the air, ABC’s “Cougar Town,” which will begin its third season in the fall.

Ingold has the unusual distinction of already being recognized on air by Lawrence on his 2005 comedy pilot “Nobody’s Watching” in which a character who happened to be a network programming executive was named Roy Ingold. The WB passed on “Watching,” which gained some notoriety after the pilot popped up on YouTube shortly thereafter.