BEGINNING TUESDAY, MARCH 7 FOR A SPECIAL THREE-WEEK EVENT, ORIGINAL EPISODES OF 'SCRUBS' WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A CAST MEMBER'S FAVORITE EPISODE STARTING WITH ZACH BRAFF'S PICK: "MY LAST CHANCE" GUEST STARRING HEATHER GRAHAM AND MOLLY SHANNON
Audio Commentary From the Cast About Each Pick Will Be Posted on NBC.com on Tuesdays
BURBANK, Calif. -- March 6, 2006 -- Beginning Tuesday, March 7 for a special three-week event, original episodes of the off-kilter comedy "Scrubs" (Tuesdays, 9-9:30 p.m. ET), will be followed by a cast member's favorite episode beginning with Zach Braff's ("Dr. John 'J.D.' Dorian") choice: last season's "My Last Chance," guest starring Heather Graham ("Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me") and Molly Shannon ("Will & Grace"), which will air from 9:30-10:00 p.m. ET.
Also beginning on March 7, NBC.com will post audio commentary by cast members, which online visitors can listen to or download on the official "Scrubs" area of the site (http://www.nbc.com/Scrubs/). Subsequent audio commentaries will be posted on March 14 and 21.
The episodes air as follows (all times are ET/PT):
Tuesday, March 7
9:00-9:30 p.m. - "My Five Stages" (all-new episode) -- J.D. (Zach Braff) and Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley) grow close as they go through the five stages of grief with their favorite patient who is declining in health. Meanwhile, Carla (Judy Reyes) forces Turk (Donald Faison) to go on a string of double dates, one of which includes Eliot (Sarah Chalke) and her booty call Keith (guest star Travis Schuldt). And when Dr. Kelso (Ken Jenkins) runs Ted (guest star Sam Lloyd) down with his car, Ted finally gains power over Kelso with a potential lawsuit. Neil Flynn also stars.
9:30-10 p.m. - "My Last Chance" (Zach Braff's favorite episode) -- HEATHER GRAHAM AND MOLLY SHANNON GUEST STAR -- Molly (guest star Heather Graham) announces to everyone that she's moving away for a new job opportunity, which stirs the waters of the triangle between herself, J.D. (Zach Braff) and Elliot (Sarah Chalke). When J.D. and Molly end up making-out at her going-away party, Elliot plays games with J.D. when he asks for her blessing for him to sleep with Molly before she leaves town. Meanwhile, Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley) has to fulfill community service hours and gets stuck riding around with a neurotic ambulance driver (guest star Molly Shannon) who drives him insane. Donald Faison, Judy Reyes and Ken Jenkins also star. (Originally aired 10/26/04)
Tuesday, March 14
9:00-9:30 p.m. - "My Own Personal Hell" (all-new episode) -- PLAYING FAVORITES - J.D. (Zach Braff) is sick of how perfect intern Keith (Travis Schuldt) is and he's not the only one. As hospital gossip spreads and Elliot's (Sarah Chalke) relationship with Keith is revealed, the other interns think he is getting special attention. Meanwhile, seeking some special attention of his own, Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley) boasts about being named "The Best Doctor in the City" by a local magazine, but Dr. Kelso deflates his ego and assigns him to the most difficult patient in the hospital. Elsewhere, Turk (Donald Faison) and Carla (Judy Reyes) continue to struggle in their quest for conception. Neil Flynn also stars.
9:30-10 p.m. - "My Life In Four Cameras" (Sarah Chalke's favorite episode) -- J.D. SEES LIFE IN THE O.R. THROUGH THE EYES OF A SITCOM WRITER -- CLAY AIKEN GUEST STARS -- J.D.'s (Zach Braff) imagination is sparked by a patient, a sitcom writer, who is about to receive some very bad news. J.D. ponders how the lives of everyone at Sacred Heart, including his patient, would turn out if left in the hands of the writer. Elsewhere, Turk (Donald Faison) and Carla (Judy Reyes) are struggling to keep the romance in their relationship while Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley) and Dr. Kelso (Ken Jenkins) continue their one-upmanship over whose job is harder. Portions of this episode were shot in front of a live studio audience in the manner of a traditional sitcom. Clay Aiken guest stars as a talent show participant. Sarah Chalke also stars. (Originally aired 2/15/05)
Tuesday, March 21
9:00-9:30 p.m. - "My Extra Mile" (all-new episode) -- J.D. URGES HIS FELLOW DOCTORS TO GO THE EXTRA MILE FOR THEIR PATIENTS - When Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley) scoffs at reading lines with a patient preparing for a play, J.D. (Zach Braff) urges Cox and his fellow doctors to do special, unconventional things for their patients, but when J.D. scores a date with a hot babe who loves his hair, he's not sure he can shave his head for a woman undergoing chemo. Turk (Donald Faison) and Carla (Judy Reyes) attempt to eliminate all the stress in their lives to better their chances of conceiving, but Turk has to compete for a surgical resident spot and Carla loses Dr. Kelso's (Ken Jenkins) VIP patient. Meanwhile, Elliot (Sarah Chalke) showers new boyfriend Keith (Travis Schuldt) with stupid gifts. Neil Flynn also stars.
9:30-10 p.m. - "My Lucky Night" -- (John C. McGinley's favorite episode) -- SEAN AND ELLIOT'S RELATIONSHIP IS PUT TO THE TEST WHEN THEIR SECRETS ARE REVEALED, LEAVING J.D. TO WRESTLE WITH HIS TRUE FEELINGS ABOUT ELLIOT -- SCOTT FOLEY GUEST STARS -- Sean (guest star Scott Foley) is a bit surprised and disturbed to learn about Elliot (Sarah Chalke) and JD's (Zach Braff) history together, but it turns out his anger is really a cover up for the fact that his "little" work trip is actually six months long and he doesn't want Elliot to explode. J.D., who has been watching their relationship develop, finally acknowledges that he still has feelings for Elliot and that he has to come to either accept her new relationship or do something about it. Meanwhile, Dr. Cox. (John C. McGinley) is forced to swallow his pride and actually ask for help when he decides to throw his hat in the ring for the Residency Director position at the hospital. Carla (Judy Reyes) picks up an extra shift as a surgical nurse, which allows her to spend the day working alongside with Turk (Donald Faison), to his great annoyance. Ken Jenkins and Neil Flynn also star. (Originally aired 10/30/03)
"Scrubs" is produced by Touchstone Television. Bill Lawrence ("Spin City") is the executive producer and creator.