Bill Lawrence is the creator, executive producer (and occasional director) of the hit ABC comedies “Scrubs,” and “Cougar Town.”
“Scrubs,” which was named a “Future Classic” by the TV Land cable network, won a Humanitas Award, an Imagen Award, and was a nominee for a People’s Choice Award, all in its first season. Additionally, “Scrubs” was nominated for an Outstanding Comedy Emmy in both 2005 and 2006.
“Cougar Town” premiered in September of 2009 and was one of the most buzzed about new comedies of the television season.
Lawrence wrote his first television script at the age of 22 for the comedy series “Billy,” starring Billy Connolly. His writing career began to skyrocket when he became a staff writer on NBC’s “Friends” during its first season, penning the Valentine’s Day episode. By age 26 he had teamed with Gary David Goldberg (“Family Ties”) to co-create “Spin City,” Michael J. Fox’s return to network television. Lawrence continued to work on the series as a writer and producer, and became executive producer in the 1998-99 season. In 2001 he wrote Fox’s farewell episode, which garnered the actor an Emmy Award later that year.
Additionally, Lawrence was the executive producer and co-creator of the animated series “Clone High” as well as the online sensation “Nobody’s Watching.”
Lawrence currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Christa Miller ("The Drew Carey Show," "Scrubs," “Cougar Town”), their daughter, Charlotte, sons William and Henry, and dogs Gus, Mike and Apple (his daughter named Apple, so no jokes please).