Back in January, Lisa Kudrow guested on Cougar Town as a dermatologist Courtney Cox’s character loved and hated. Now it’s Jennifer Aniston’s turn to help out her former co-star.
When the ABC comedy returns on September 22, the Switch star will appear as a different specialist in Jules’ life. “She’s going to play Courteney’s shrink named Bonnie,” exec producer Bill Lawrence told EW. “Kind of a get-too-involved-in-her-life-type of therapist. Those guys are so close in real life they kind of do that for each other anyway. Bonnie has the life Jules wishes she has.”
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Despite what it looks like, that isn’t Phoebe Buffay with a lab coat on. That is, though, Lisa Kudrow with her pal Courteney Cox on an episode of Cougar Town.
Next month, Friends’ former masseuse will guest as a specialist Jules Cobb loves and hates. “She plays a dermatologist who is a horrible, horrible person, but [Cox] goes to her because she’s the best. The [sight] of them playing people who dislike each other intensely was very funny for me to watch,” exec. producer Bill Lawrence explained.
Set your DVRs for the Lisa and Courteney reunion on January 6.
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Last year, Scrubs was facing change on a new network. This winter, the series will get new backdrop.
For the comedy’s ninth season, the program will freshen up with an entirely new focus. The day-to-day operations within Sacred Heart will be (mostly) replaced with classrooms and teachers. That’s right, Scrubs is going back to medical school.
“It’ll be a lot like Paper Chase as a comedy,” creator Bill Lawrence told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s going to be a different show. It’ll still be life-and-death stakes, but if the show is just Scrubs again in the hospital with a different person’s voiceover, it would be a disaster and people would be mad.”
Although there were will be a list of new cast members, two vets will anchor the show. John C. McGinley and Donald Faison will both appear as med school professors. Meanwhile, other favorites - including Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Judy Reyes and Ken Jenkins - are slated to make guest appearances. The hospital will also be seen from time to time.
No premiere date has yet been announced for the midseason show.
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The state of affairs for the future of Scrubs has been growing curiouser and curiouser by the day. But the latest round of strange developments could produce a nice bonus for devoted fans.
Regular viewers of the show have grown accustomed to seeing their comedy treated poorly over the years. Time shifts, day shifts, long hiatuses…but this viewing season has been particularly hard for Sacred Heart watchers. Just when we thought the series finale would wrap up on a nice note, the writers strike happened.
Although there are currently five episodes still sitting in the can (those will start airing come April 10), creator Bill Lawrence has been fighting NBC for the chance to shoot more post-strike eps. Up until recently, it was even rumored that those additional segments may wind up on - of all things - DVD. Seriously. Is that how a show gets treated after seven seasons? Is that how the Peacock execs show their audiences respect?
That’s when ABC stepped in.
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Yep, the Writers Guild of America strike is underway and that means plenty of casualties like late-night talk shows and Saturday Night Live. Most shows have filmed episodes weeks in advance, so we should continue to see new episodes into January, but I suddenly panicked when I thought about Scrubs, which got a late start to the season. Scrubs has seen its fair share of misses and it’s a wonder the series has even survived seven years, given the constant switcheroo on the schedule. In fact, it’s faced near cancellation more than once. So, with a strike for who-knows-how-long, what is the fate of the comedy, now in its final season? The prognosis isn’t great—the last six eps of the series could be hanging in the balance. Bill Lawrence, the creator and exec producer said, “On a personal level, yeah, it would be nice to finish work on Scrubs the way I wanted to. That it looks like it’s not happening is certainly disappointing, I can’t lie. But it’s also not the end of the world.” He’s got his heart in the right place—with the writers: “What I care about more than anything right now is getting this thing settled so it’s either a short strike or no strike.” Right now there are two scripts written, so Scrubs will make it to episode 12… but the strike could have fans in misery over the final six episodes.
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