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ABC Announces New Thursday Night Comedy Block January 26, 2009 1:23 pm

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abclogo-513ABC has announced a new Thursday night comedy block, which includes the premiere of two new series In the Motherhood (March 26 at 8:00pm) and Better Off Ted (March 18 at 8:30pm). The two shows will be paired with Samantha Who? (March 26 at 8:30pm) and Scrubs (March 18 at 8:00pm), both of which will also be moving to Thursday nights.

“In the Motherhood” – Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”) and Cheryl Hines (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) come to ABC in the new comedy “In the Motherhood,” which takes a look at the importance of family and friends while trying to juggle motherhood, work and love lives in an overly complicated modern world. The story focuses on Rosemary (Mullally), Jane (Hines) and Emily (Jessica St. Clair), who represent mothers we all know. Rosemary is a free-wheeling mom who plays it fast and loose when it comes to parenting her teenaged son, Luke. Married numerous times, but currently single, Rosemary lives by her own rules. Much to the amazement of the other moms, her nontraditional parenting style has yielded a son much more responsible than she. Rosemary’s best friend, Jane, is a recently divorced working mother of a pre-teen, Annie, and a baby girl, Sophie, who is just trying to keep her career and home afloat. Having just returned to work after giving birth eight months ago, Jane struggles to find a happy balance – lucky for her she has her “manny,” Horatio (Horatio Sanz, “Saturday Night Live”), to help out. Jane’s younger sister, Emily, sees herself as the model stay-at-home-super-mom for her two young children, Esther and Bill. Emily’s home is a work of art, and her kids are polite and sweet — everything has its place in her world. Married to Jason (RonReaco Lee), Emily takes parenting as seriously as any mother could.

“Better Off Ted” – Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.

“Better Off Ted” is a new office comedy about successful good guy Ted who runs Research and Development at the morally questionable Veridian Dynamics. No achievement is too far-fetched and no invention too unorthodox for Veridian. Need cow-less meat grown in a test tube? Done. Need pumpkins that also double as weapons of mass destruction? No problem. Ted’s a single dad to a seven-year-old girl and he loves his job, but he’s starting to take a closer look at the company’s extremely dubious practices. Do you manufacture the best teeth whitener ever if it could also kill off all of the planet’s fish? Probably not, but… Ted’s also fighting an attraction to co-worker Linda, who enjoys small acts of rebellion against Veridian (she’s secretly stealing and hoarding all the company’s creamer packets). But he holds back about his true feelings. He’s already had his self imposed “one office affair” with Ÿberboss Veronica. Incredibly beautiful (if seemingly devoid of conscience and emotion-free), Veronica lets nothing get in her way when it comes to serving Veridian’s needs.

The full press release follows after the jump. (more…)


New Scrubs Trailer December 2, 2008 10:30 am

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Scrubs makes the switch from NBC to ABC with the eighth season premiere–back-to-back episodes–January 6th.  In the meantime, check out this new trailer featuring actress Courtney Cox.

Braff Confirms His Departure from Scrubs November 26, 2008 3:09 pm

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zackbraff-71808Scrubs star Zach Braff has confirmed that the upcoming eighth season of Scrubs will be his last.  Braff told Israeli site Haaretz.com that he has already left the show (which wrapped its eighth, but not necessarily its last, season over the summer) because “there’s so much I want to do with my life.”  Scrubs premieres on ABC in January, 2009.  In the meantime, check out this new promo.

Source: Haaretz.com (via TV Squad)

Zack Braff: Eighth Season of “Scrubs” Will Be His Last July 18, 2008 4:56 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in ABC, Casting, News, Scrubs, Television.

Regardless of how well the upcoming eighth season of Scrubs does–which is moving over from NBC to ABC–show lead Zack Braff says it’ll be his final season.

Show creator, Bill Lawrence said the following at the TCA press tour:

“I think it’s Zach’s last year on the show,” Lawrence says. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that would be it for the series.

“When I created this show, Steve McPherson [was] president of the studio,” Lawrence explains. “… He was really supportive when I pitched it as this show possibly being like ‘ER’ as a comedy, with some revolving cast members and, you know, putting new blood in.”

On that end, Braff said he thinks this is his last season, but is open to returning on a guest-basis:

“The sense is that we thought we were ending, and then thanks to [McPherson], this has been a bonus, amazing year. We’re having a blast doing this,” Braff says. “My sense is this is my last year. If the show does continue like he’s saying, like an ‘ER’ kind of thing, I would love to come back and visit and definitely direct some — and do craft service if they need some help.”

Scrubs season eight is scheduled to premiere on ABC in early 2009.

“Scrubs” Moving from NBC to ABC February 28, 2008 9:05 pm

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The long-time NBC comedy Scrubs is switching networks.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC is in negotiations to pick up 18 episodes of the show from ABC Studios, which has produced the show for NBC since 2001.

“Scrubs” Renewed by NBC May 11, 2007 7:45 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in NBC, News, Renewals, Scrubs, Televsion.

It’s been a busy day in terms of news relating to NBC’s 2007/2008 television series. This item pertains to Scrubs. Though the show has struggled this season with lower than average numbers, the network is expected to renew the comedy for its 7th season.


NBC Swaps 30 Rock and Scrubs March 12, 2007 10:17 pm

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Beginning April 12th, 30 Rock is changing time slots with Scrubs.


Scrubs Zach Braff To Get Pay Increase March 6, 2007 11:53 pm

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If NBC renews the long-running comedy series Scrubs, the star of the show, Zach Braff, will be given a large pay increase.