Grey's New Thursday Rivals: Scrubs, OC

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Sarah Chalke, Zach Braff and Bill Lawrence, Creator of Scrubs
Bill Lawrence (right) is out to rescue NBC.

Okay, maybe not. But the Thursday night TV lineup is about to get even more crowded.

Reeling from the pounding it's taking from Grey's Anatomy and CSI on TV's biggest night, NBC announced this week that Scrubs is moving to the coveted, yet dreaded Thursday night, 9 p.m. slot.

The Emmy-nominated, quirky medical comedy series is being counted on to help the network bring back the glory days of Thursdays on NBC. But since Grey's Anatomy has won the ratings battle thus far, Scrubs' creator, Lawrence, is quick to downplay expectations.

"If NBC is counting on Scrubs then they are sh!t out of luck my friend," Lawrence joked yesterday, before throwing in a reference to Grey's Anatomy.

"First of all, I am a huge TV fan -- Thursday night on NBC should be comedy. Secondly, we're going to think of something to name Zach Braff's character like McSomething -- McWeenie or McCheesy or something."

In addition to Scrubs, Grey's Anatomy will also be going up against The OC, Fox's once-popular teen soap opera, which makes its return Thursday at 9.

A four-way fight may seem daunting, but we have a feeling Meredith & Co. will pull through just fine. We're certainly not going anywhere.

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.


Srubs and The O.C. has no substance like Grey's Anatomy!!! The storyline on this show has quality!!!


oh give me a break!
not even in the same league!


A big fat POO on Scrubs & the O.C. I'm a loyal Grey's Anatomy fan that follow this show anywhere it wanted to go on television!!!! GO GREYS!


Grey's Anatomy is a the best show ever...It is not keeps getting better and just a little sad that T.R. Knight is gay..since i was planning on having babies with him...but its all good!..bc Grey Rocks!!!


you know what? oc sucks. really it does. like ive never seen anything so bad. ive never watched scrubs though...


I will definitely watch Scrub. Grey's Anatomy was a great show but lately it has been kind of boring to watch characters' love triangles over and over again. Mer/Der, Der/Addison, Mark/Addi, Mark/Callie, Callie/George, Izzie/Denny (yes. He died but still there). And finally constant horrible relationship problems between Burke/Cristina. Oh! No! There is one more. Weber/Adele and Weber/Mer's Mom. Gee.


But I love Scrubs. =( I may just have to watch Scrubs. I can always watch Grey's online the next day... or tivo Grey's and watch Scrubs on another tv. GRRRRRR. this sucks!


Always Grey but I love Scrubs! Zach is cute but he isn't McDreamy.
OC is shit.


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