According to Variety, Scrubs creator-exec producer Bill Lawrence isn't quitting his day job, but he's developed a healthy side business as a director, signing on to helm the NBC pilot Alpha Moms.

Alpha Moms reps the first pilot to be helmed by Lawrence, who has been directing several episodes of Scrubs. Like Scrubs, Alpha Moms is a single-camera comedy; created by Kerry Ehrin, pilot revolves around a working mother trying to balance home and work.

NBC Universal TV is behind Alpha Moms. Scrubs is experiencing both a ratings and critical renaissance this season; Lawrence was also behind ABC's Spin City.

Brian B.