Scrubs star Zach Braff joins Disney+ remake of Cheaper by the Dozen

Dan Seddon
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Photo credit: Michael Tran/Getty Images

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Steve Martin's stress-inducing family comedy Cheaper by the Dozen is getting the reboot treatment by Disney+.

Co-written by Black-ish's Kenya Barris, the project has officially signed up Scrubs favourite Zach Braff, who'll star opposite as the patriarch Gabrielle Union (Bad Boy 2), shared The Hollywood Reporter.

The flick itself focuses on a "multiracial, blended family of 12, navigating a hectic home life while managing their family business."

Photo credit: Michael Tran/Getty Images
Photo credit: Michael Tran/Getty Images

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Outside of his Hollywood endeavours, Braff reflected on the "way too un-PC" hit sitcom Scrubs last year, which catapulted the actor to stardom.

The J.D. star hosts a podcast with Turk co-star Donald Faison called Fake Doctors, Real Friends where they rewatch the show in its entirety and comment about each episode.

There he explained: "We often cringe and go okay, you definitely couldn't do that joke today.

"Sometimes even at the time things would get censored because the creators were trying to push things as far as they could on network television."

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Photo credit: NBC Universal

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However, Braff did also heap praise on the show's mastermind Bill Lawrence.

"The show without commercials is 22 minutes long, and the fact that he can steer it from a moral lesson, to crazy comedy fantasies to multiple love stories is just genius writing," he noted.

"I can't stop thinking about that as we watch them 20 years later – there's a lot of morality in it and I'm glad it rubbed off on people."

Cheaper by the Dozen is expected to hit Disney+ sometime next year.

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