ABC Shuffles Comedy Block, Scrubs Shifts to New Timeslot
ABC Shuffles Comedy Block, Scrubs Shifts to New Timeslot
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
To make room for new shows, ABC has shuffled its Thursday night comedy block.  The new schedule, which was announced yesterday, effectively bumps off Scrubs at 8pm as it pairs up with the new series Better Off Ted every Wednesday beginning March 18.

Scrubs, which revolves around J.D. (Zach Braff) as an attending physician with his own class of interns to guide and mentor after surviving his internship and residency at Sacred Heart Hospital, is no stranger to schedule changes.  During its run on NBC, the series went from one timeslot to another.  At present, Scrubs is airing every Tuesday at 9pm on ABC with back-to-back episodes.
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As Scrubs moves to its new timeslot, it will serve as lead-in to Better Off Ted, which is a new office comedy about a successful good guy who runs research and development at a questionable company.  The series stars Jay Harrington as Ted, Portia de Rossi as Veronica, Andrea Anders as Linda, Jonathan Slavin as Phil and Malcolm Barrett as Lem, while Isabella Acres appears in the recurring role of Rose, Ted's daughter.

Aside from Better Off Ted, ABC's new offering include In the Motherhood, which takes up the Thursday night slot at 8pm beginning March 23, paired with Samantha Who? at 8:30pm.  This marks the return of Samatha Who?, which was originally set to return on January 12 but is now on a break to accommodate expanded two-hour installments of The Bachelor.

Based on a popular web series of the same name, In the Motherhood features stories inspired by real life experiences of viewers shared through the network's website. It features Megan Mullally (Will and Grace) and Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm) as they shed light on the importance of family and friends while trying to juggle motherhood, work and love lives in an overly complicated modern world. The series also features Jessica St. Clair, Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live), and RonReaco Lee.


-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: ABC
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