EXCLUSIVE: I hear Sarah Chalke is in talks to co-star in the CBS comedy Mad Love, which is close to a 13-episode midseason order at the network. She would replace Minka Kelly who was originally cast in the role. The project would reunite the Scrubs alumna with former Scrubs writer-producer Matt Tarses who created Mad Love and is executive producing it with Jamie Tarses. Mad Love is an ensemble comedy about four friends in New York - Henry (Jason Biggs), Kate (Chalke), Larry (Tyler Labine) and Connie - who are looking for love. Connie was played in the pilot by Lizzy Caplan as a guest star and that role is now being recast as Caplan couldn't commit to the series. This is the second round of recastings on Mad Love, which replaced Dan Fogler with Labine and Ashley Austin Morris with Caplan just before the pilot was shot. Chalke's character Kate is described as a pretty, clean-scrubbed Midwestern who is a sweet but strong-willed romantic. She falls in love with Henry at the top of the Empire State Building and often tackles her cousin and best friend, Connie, to the ground in order to get her way. Mad Love, produced by Sony TV and CBS Studios, is expected to be joined by the 20th TV-produced midseason drama Chaos, whose pickup deal at CBS is said to be nearing completion. Shalke was in demand and did two pilots this year, ABC's Freshmen and CBS' Team Spitz, which also was produced by Sony. Original @ Deadline
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ABC has canceled Scrubs , Better Off Ted , FlashForward and Romantically Challenged , Entertainment Weekly reports. The end of the Scrubs comes as no surprise to fans. The comedy was rebooted with several new faces this season to middling numbers and star-executive producer Zach Braff wrote on his Facebook a few months ago,"[Scrubs] is no more. It was worth a try, but alas ... it didn't work." Scrubs, along with Better Off Ted, aired a shortened season. After both series' low ratings, the last new episodes were burned off in March to 3.4 million viewers and 2.55 million viewers for their respective finales. FlashForward, thought by many to possibly be the next Lost, premiered to 12.47 million viewers in September. However, ratings have since fallen to 4.77 million viewers for last week's new episode. Romantically Challenged, starring Alyssa Milano, made a modest debut in April to 10.67 million viewers and has only aired three episodes thus far. Are you sad these shows won't be back? Source Here
If 'Glee' has you yearning for more song-and-dance routines on TV, hold onto your (top) hats! From April 29 to May 5, Fox is turning several of its shows into musicals, including 'Bones,' 'House,' 'The Simpsons,' even 'Fringe.' On May 2, 'Family Guy' will celebrate its 150th episode with an extended episode featuring new and familiar musical numbers. Suffice to say the shows should be a blast, for both us and the actors. Of course, TV aficionados know this is nothing new. Shows like 'Ally McBeal,' 'Eli Stone,' and 'SpongeBob SquarePants' have featured musical numbers regularly, and I'd be remiss if I didn't mention 'Viva Laughlin' and 'Cop Rock' (even though the latter was declared by TV Guide to be one of the worst shows ever, ouch!). In fact, we can trace the trend back to classic episodes like Bugs Bunny's 'The Rabbit of Seville' and 'What's Opera, Doc?' To honor Fox''s celebration, I've put together some favorite musical episodes. See if you agree with my choices, and feel free to add your own in the comments below. There are plenty of great ones I didn't have room for here, including 'Oz,' 'Malcolm in the Middle,' 'Daria,' 'Seventh Heaven' and 'Xena: Warrior Princess.' To Read More Click Here .
From THR: According to Scrubs star Zach Braff, the long-long running comedy is finished. After nine seasons and two networks, Braff says the ABC comedy won't return next year. Posting on Facebook, Braff wrote: "Many of you have asked, so here it is: it appears that 'New Scrubs,' 'Scrubs 2.0,' 'Scrubs with new kids,' 'Scrubbier,' 'Scrubs without JD' is no more. It was worth a try, but alas... it didn't work. zb" Now before writing the show off, an ABC rep says the network hasn't made its official decision yet. Given the show's weak ratings during this rebooted season, a return does seem pretty unlikely, though, especially given ABC's recent comedy success with its Wednesday block led by "Modern Family." Source
American Idol's first top 12 elimination helped Fox win an extremely weak Wednesday night permeated with repeats. Idol drew 20.1 million viewers and was up 5 percent over the previous week's results show among adults 18 to 49. Its lead-in, Human Target (8 million viewers), was down a bit in the demo, but remained steady with its competition. NBC took second place overall against CBS and ABC, which mostly aired repeats. Mercy (5.6 million viewers) was down in total viewers and in the demo, but Law & Order: SVU (9.5 million viewers) easily won the 10/9c timeslot. CBS' only new show, Gary Unmarried, drew 5.9 million viewers, while its repeats of The New Adventures of Old Christine (5.5 million viewers), Criminal Minds (7.7 million viewers) and CSI: NY (7.5 million viewers) were good enough for third place. ABC's season finale of Scrubs (3.4 million viewers) and a new episode of Ugly Betty (3.3 million viewers) were down 20 and 29 percent, respectively. Taking advantage of ABC's lousy repeat numbers, the CW snuck into fourth place for the night with America's Next Top Model (3.8 million viewers) and High Society (1.2 million viewers), both of which were up against last week among women 18 to 34. Source Here
Happy St. Patrick's Day Reelers! There's plenty to watch tonight while you drink that green beer (or milk) including the season premiere of South Park , the series premiere of Ugly Americans , new episodes of Scrubs , America's Next Top Model and more! Check out all that's on tonight: 8/7c Scrubs on ABC - Possible Series Finale! Human Target on Fox Mercy on NBC America's Next Top Model on The CW 8:30/7:30c Gary Unmarried on CBS 9/8c American Idol on Fox 9:30/8:30c High Society on The CW 10/9c Ugly Betty on ABC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on NBC CSI: NY on CBS South Park on Comedy Central - Season Premiere! Real World: D.C. on MTV Shear Genius on Bravo 10:30/9:30c Ugly Americans on Comedy Central - Series Premiere! 11/10c The Daily Show on Comedy Central 11:30/10:30c The Colbert Report on Comedy Central 11:35/10:35c The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC What will you be watching?
The ever-immortal Scrubs has survived yet another season in the hands of the alphabet network, so tonight marks another milestone. But this is perhaps its last episode ever, as even creator Bill Lawrence pointed out the slim chances of the show's renewal. But we still have "Our Thanks" tonight, and we're thankful for that. As well as for the nine seasons that Scrubs has given us. Anyway, the Winston University med students are grateful as well, as they've finally found new realizations throughout their journeys in the hospital. First off, there's Cole (Dave Franco). Everyone in the hospital found him a lazy waste of matter since he hardly worked hard to stay in the school. But tonight on "Our Thanks," he discovers his true calling. To Read More Click Here .
* Scrubs (8/7c ABC) The hospital sitcom wraps up its ninth season, which introduced a host of fresh blood in the cast. It's been a long and tough first few months for the med students, but the semester is finally coming to a close. With the end in sight, the students gain new perspectives as Cole recognizes his true calling and Lucy finally finds her inspiration. * Human Target (8/7c Fox) Winston and Guerrero have forgotten more about Christopher Chance than we'll ever know, but the only person fully aware of Chance's capabilities is the man himself. And that's what worries our hero when a visiting foreign VIP is in grave danger tonight: The would-be assassin is Chance's former protege. In fact, he's so concerned that he taps FBI agent Emma Barnes (Emmanuelle Vaugier, from the episode "Embassy Row") for help in stopping him. (Oh, and maybe he's just a wee bit attracted to her, too.) * Ghost Hunters (9/8c Syfy ) Paddy Reilly's Irish pub is investigated in New York City regarding apparition sightings. Also: the team probes intimidating rooms in the Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Hartford, Conn. * Gary Unmarried (8:30/7:30c CBS) This comedy starring Jay Mohr and Paula Marshall concludes its second season with a big surprise for Gary: It looks as if Gary is not as unmarried as he would like to be. There's a little matter of actually filing the divorce papers. This could be a disheartening situation, but for Gary it's his best bet at reclaiming some items Allison has been holding hostage. * Ugly Americans (10:30/9:30c Comedy Central ) If you think your job is a nightmare, wait until you see what mild-mannered New York City social worker Mark Lilly has to endure in this new animated sitcom. Of course, this cartoon version of the Big Apple is home to freaks, demons, zombies and just about any fantastical creatures you can dream of, and it's Mark's job to help the city's immigrants assimilate. But in the premiere, he faces his toughest task yet when he starts a fling with his demon boss at the Department of Integration. Source Here
So there's only one episode left for the first season of Scrubs [Med School] aka Scrubs season 9 aka The New Scrubs aka The Proof that Scrubs Can't Die. But ever since it began, we've always wondered how long it will last. Now that the finale's nearing, we need some answers. It's time series creator Bill Lawrence speak out, and finally admit that we should not expect more Scrubs after this season finale airs. Unless of course it gets resurrected again, which would be likely if only he had his way. "In my heart and head I felt like Scrubs ended last year," he told E! Online during the Paley TV Festival. "This year was a bit of a spinoff, but I really liked it, I liked what they did. They worked really hard." We do agree about the conclusion of J.D.'s story in season 8, and we also agree that season 9 has its strong points. Unfortunately, they may not be enough to give the show another installment. Bill Lawrence weighed in on the show's chances and said, "I say it's a one in 10 chance that it's going to be on after the next two weeks." To Read More Click Here .