Matthew Broderick is taking a break from Broadway after signing up for a full-time Tv role.

The Ferris Bueller's Day Off star has been concentrating on theatre work in recent years and is currently starring in a New York production of musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, but he looks set to be heading to the small screen in a new comedy series.

Broderick has signed up to play a widowed single father in a new show from the makers of Scrubs.

The currently-untitled comedy is the brainchild of Scrubs executive producer Tad Quill.

Broderick has enjoyed a string of small Tv roles over the last few years with guest appearances in Modern Family and 30 Rock.