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[12/14/07 - 11:51 AM]
NBC Details Final Wave of 'Earl,' '30 Rock,' 'Scrubs' Episodes
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- While "The Office" has been in repeats for a month, NBC's other Thursday night comedies will offer up a few new episodes in 2008 the network confirmed today.

The news comes as the Peacock trims its Thursday comedy block to make room for "The Celebrity Apprentice" on January 3 at 9:00/8:00c.

As for specifics, "My Name is Earl" and "30 Rock" will broadcast their potential final 2007-08 season episodes on Thursday, January 10 at 8:00/7:00c and 8:30/7:30c respectively.

"Scrubs" then will assume the 8:30/7:30c slot for four weeks beginning January 17 with various "Earl" and "Office" repeats as lead-ins.

Said developments mean all produced episodes of "Earl" (13 half-hours), "30 Rock" (10 half-hours), "The Office" (12 half-hours) and "Scrubs" (10 half-hours) will have run by February 7.

To review, here's a breakdown of the network's upcoming Thursday plans:

Thursday, January 3
8:00/7:00c - "Deal or No Deal" (Special Night)
9:00/8:00c - "The Celebrity Apprentice" (Season Premiere)
10:00/9:00c - "ER"

Thursday, January 10
8:00/7:00c - "My Name Is Earl" (Last Pre-Strike Episode)
8:30/7:30c - "30 Rock" (Last Pre-Strike Episode)
9:00/8:00c - "The Celebrity Apprentice"
10:00/9:00c - "ER"

Thursday, January 17
8:00/7:00c - (Repeat TBA)
8:30/7:30c - "Scrubs" (New Time Slot)
9:00/8:00c - "The Celebrity Apprentice"
10:00/9:00c - "ER" (Last Pre-Strike Episode)

Thursday, January 24
8:00/7:00c - (Repeat TBA)
8:30/7:30c - "Scrubs"
9:00/8:00c - "The Celebrity Apprentice" (Two Hours)

Thursday, January 31
8:00/7:00c - (Repeat TBA)
8:30/7:30c - "Scrubs"
9:00/8:00c - "The Celebrity Apprentice" (Two Hours)

Thursday, February 7
8:00/7:00c - (Repeat TBA)
8:30/7:30c - "Scrubs" (Last Pre-Strike Episode)
9:00/8:00c - "The Celebrity Apprentice"
10:00/9:00c - "Lipstick Jungle" (Series Premiere)





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· 30 ROCK (NBC)
· APPRENTICE, THE (NBC)
· DEAL OR NO DEAL (NBC)
· ER (NBC)
· LIPSTICK JUNGLE (NBC)
· MY NAME IS EARL (NBC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· SCRUBS (ABC)









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