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TV News Roundup: ‘Shameless’ Season 7 Trailer, Zach Braff’s ABC Comedy Return

In today’s TV news roundup, Zach Braff is developing a comedy with ABC, plus Showtime has released a new trailer for “Shameless” Season 7. Watch here.

DEVELOPMENT

Zach Braff is eyeing his broadcast TV return, as he’s put into development a single-camera comedy “Start Up” in which he’s attached to star, direct and executive produce. ABC nabbed the project with a hefty put pilot commitment. The pilot will be written by “Scrubs” writer/producer Matt Tarses, marking a reunion between him and Braff — and also a reunion between Braff and ABC, which was home to “Scrubs” for its eight and ninth season, after being axed by NBC. “Start Up” is based on Alex Blumberg’s popular podcast of the same name, and the series would follow Braff’s character as he quits his job and starts a new business. Davis Entertainment’s John Davis and John Fox, plus Gimlet Media’s Chris Giliberti, Matt Lieber and Blumberg will all serve as exec producers. Deadline first reported the news.

FIRST LOOK

Showtime has released the first trailer for the upcoming season of Shameless.” Season 7 picks up after Frank (William H. Macy) wakes up from his coma and learns that his family tossed him in the river, so now it’s Gallagher vs. Gallagher but Fiona (Emmy Rossum) has bigger fish to fry. The new season will feature guest stars Sharon Lawrence, Tate Ellington, Ruby Modine, Arden Myrin, June Squibb and Alicia Coppola. “Shameless” Season 7 premieres Oct. 2 at 9 p.m.

AWARDS

The Television Academy has announced more presenters for its 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards. On  Saturday, Sept. 10 presenters include Linda Ellerbee (“Nick News”), Chris Hardwick (“Talking Dead”), Ken Jeong (“Dr. Ken”), Margo Martindale (“The Americans”), Laurie Metcalf (“The Big Bang Theory”) and Martin Mull (“Veep”). On Sunday, Sept. 11, presenters include Michelle Ang (“Fear The Walking Dead”), Rob Corddry (“Childrens Hospital”), Seth Green (“Robot Chicken”), Tim Gunn (“Project Runway”), Robert Herjavec (“Shark Tank”), Julianne Hough (“Dancing With The Stars,” “Grease Live!”), Carly Rae Jepsen (“Grease Live!”), Katharine McPhee (“Scorpion”), Oscar Nuñez (“Uncle Buck,” “The Office”) and Gloria Steinem (“Woman” with Gloria Steinem).

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