Zach Braff is heading back to the small screen to direct a new comedy.

The Scrubs star has been commissioned by bosses at America's ABC network to write, direct and executive produce a new half-hour show called Garage Bar.

The sitcom will focus on a group of pals whose lives change when one friend becomes a pop star.

A pilot episode is expected to go into production next year (13), and the project will be turned into a series if it proves a success with U.S. audiences.

Braff enjoyed a nine-year stint on Scrubs until the comedy was cancelled in 2010.