Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Three 'Scrubs' Cast Members Pick Their Favorite Episodes; Upcoming New Sitcoms

For a special three-week event, original episodes of the off-kilter comedy Scrubs (Tuesdays, 9-9:30 p.m. ET), will be followed by a cast member's favorite episode beginning with Zach Braff's ("Dr. John 'J.D.' Dorian") choice: last season's "My Last Chance," guest starring Heather Graham (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me) and Molly Shannon (Will & Grace), which will air from 9:30-10:00 p.m. ET. The episode aired last night, March 7.
Also beginning on March 7, NBC.com will post audio commentary by cast members, which online visitors can listen to or download on the official Scrubs area of the site (http://www.nbc.com/Scrubs/). Subsequent audio commentaries will be posted on March 14 and 21. Since we were a little late with this news, we apologize, but we do have info on the March 14 and 21 "cast favorite" episodes:

March 14, 2006
9:30-10 p.m. - "My Life In Four Cameras" (Sarah Chalke's favorite episode) -- J.D.'s (Zach Braff) imagination is sparked by a patient, a sitcom writer, who is about to receive some very bad news. J.D. ponders how the lives of everyone at Sacred Heart, including his patient, would turn out if left in the hands of the writer. Elsewhere, Turk (Donald Faison) and Carla (Judy Reyes) are struggling to keep the romance in their relationship while Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley) and Dr. Kelso (Ken Jenkins) continue their one-upmanship over whose job is harder. Portions of this episode were shot in front of a live studio audience in the manner of a traditional sitcom. Clay Aiken guest stars as a talent show participant. Sarah Chalke also stars. (Originally aired 2/15/05)

March 21, 2006

9:30-10 p.m. - "My Lucky Night" (John C. McGinley's favorite episode) -- Sean (guest star Scott Foley) is a bit surprised and disturbed to learn about Elliot (Sarah Chalke) and JD's (Zach Braff) history together, but it turns out his anger is really a cover up for the fact that his "little" work trip is actually six months long and he doesn't want Elliot to explode. J.D., who has been watching their relationship develop, finally acknowledges that he still has feelings for Elliot and that he has to come to either accept her new relationship or do something about it. Meanwhile, Dr. Cox. (John C. McGinley) is forced to swallow his pride and actually ask for help when he decides to throw his hat in the ring for the Residency Director position at the hospital. Carla (Judy Reyes) picks up an extra shift as a surgical nurse, which allows her to spend the day working alongside with Turk (Donald Faison), to his great annoyance. Ken Jenkins and Neil Flynn also star. (Originally aired 10/30/03)

Scrubs is produced by Touchstone Television. Bill Lawrence (Spin City) is the executive producer and creator.

With the hilarious Sons & Daughters premiering last night on ABC and a special preview of Fox's Free Ride last week, we not nearly done with the mid-season sitcoms. And that also means pilot reviews from us! CBS will debut the sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine on Monday with two episodes -- one at a special time of 8:30 p.m. and the other will be its regular time slot of 9:30 p.m. Fox will debut the sitcom The Loop next Wednesday in a special preview slot following American Idol, then it will air Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. You can expect both of those to get reviews from us by the end of this week. We will also review Free Ride, since we didn't get that in time for the premiere, but not to worry, we have the second episode, too!
But that's not all! The WB is also debuting a new sitcom. They will debut Modern Men a week from Friday (March 17) at 9:30 p.m. NBC still has another sitcom to debut, too. The sitcom Teachers (aka Filmore High) will follow Scrubs on Tuesdays, beginning March 28.

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