'Scrubs' Returns as NBC Remakes Thursdays
Starting Nov. 30, the network will bring back the Thursday
NBC will also air super-sized episodes of "Earl,"
"Twenty Good Years," which had been paired with "30 Rock" on Wednesdays, will continue for at least the next few weeks. Warner Bros. TV, which produces the show starring
"We are excited about the prospect of two-hours of top-notch comedy on Thursday nights, which includes the return of 'Scrubs,'" NBC Entertainment president Kevin Reilly says. "We will stay on-brand with the best comedy block on television, which will position us for the future on the night."
The four comedies will try to keep NBC in the game on a night dominated by
The move of "30 Rock" to Thursday will also force a change to NBC's Wednesday schedule. The network plans to feature specials in the 8 p.m. hour starting Nov. 22. Neither "30 Rock" (6.9 million viewers) nor "Twenty Good Years" (6.07 million) has fared too well so far, but critics have generally been kinder to the former show, which was created by and stars