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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

"Scrubs" Review: Off to a Great Start

So “Scrubs” is finally ready to soak in some love from a network that actually cares about it.

And what’s the first thing that new network does? Schedules "Scrubs" opposite the #1 new show on TV.

Can’t you just feel the love?

But hopefully, “Scrubs” won’t get completely crushed in its new timeslot, because it gets off to a pretty good start tonight…

J.D. (Zach Braff) is dealing with a new group of interns that, in his words, “Suu-uuck.” Elliott (Sarah Chalke) is dealing with the fallout of cancelling her wedding at the last second. And everyone must deal with Dr. Kelso’s replacement, Dr. Taylor Maddox (Courteney Cox).

Dr. Maddox gets off on the right foot with everyone, except for Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley), who is positive she’s just another jerk, and The Janitor (Neil Flynn), who runs afoul of her when she catches him playing one of his pranks on J.D.

But probably the star of this episode (and most episodes) is Ted (Sam Lloyd), the hospital’s attorney, who somehow manages to be the one to show Elliott how self-involved she’s become.

As usual, the show strikes just the right note between serious and funny. And Cox was tailor made for this show, so it’s kind of sad she won’t be staying long.

In a letter to members of the press before the screener of the premiere, creator Bill Lawrence said that last season felt like the show was “a little long in the tooth,” but this season is a return
to form.

I’d say he’s off to a great start…

“Scrubs” premieres tonight (Tuesday) at 9 p.m. on ABC…
Photos Credit: Scott Garfield/ABC