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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Scrubs returning Nov. 30

Mark your calendars and set your VCRs and DVRs for Nov. 30 at 9 p.m. EST. That is an order, people, not a request.

Nov. 30 is the night that Scrubs returns with new episodes, and I know you’ll be watching, or we can no longer be friends.

The kookiest docs on the tube are taking over the 9 p.m. EST timeslot on NBC as part of a new Thursday schedule. The new comedy lineup for NBC Thursdays will be My Name Is Earl (8-8:30 p.m. EST); The Office (8:30-9 p.m. ET); Scrubs (9-9:30 p.m. ET); and 30 Rock (9:30-10 p.m. ET.)

In any other year this is what I’d hoped for, that the Sacred Heart gang would finally get NBCs highly coveted Thursday comedy slot and be partnered with Earl and The Office. But this isn’t most years. It’s a year when many of the best and most popular shows on television are airing at 9 p.m. Thursday. Hence, Turk, J.D., Dr. Cox and the rest of the Scrubs gang are going head-to-head with Grey’s Anatomy, C.S.I., The O.C., and Supernatural. (Gulp.)

In short, I’m worried, Tubers. There is no way Scrubs can take down ratings-winners Grey’s Anatomy and C.S.I., so barring a miracle, it’s already ranking third. So, please don’t forget about Scrubs, even if you have a date with The O.C. or Supernatural.

I know Thursday nights are now a nightmare for TV fans, and unless you have two DVRs or friends you can bribe to tape the other shows for you, you’ll have to choose. I vote for the former option, frankly, because no one should have to choose between McDreamy, Seth Cohen and Turk.


Liz said...

Yes, I also fear for Scrubs. Hopefully now that it's in syndication, more people will have checked it out and be willing to tune in. And it's up against dramas, so maybe people looking for lighter fare will tune in.

Yeah, wishful thinking. Sigh...

tube talk girl said...

You make a good point about the competition being dramas and folks may be looking for a little laugh... except the fact that they are dramas that everyone in the world is watching. Sigh....

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