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Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Return of "Must-See-TV"?

Just as I was losing all faith in NBC, they go and do something that actually makes a lot of sense.

But it may be too late…

NBC is trying to revive “Must-See-TV” by bringing back its Thursday comedy block. You may remember that we saw the end of that when NBC sold its soul to Donald Trump and moved “The Apprentice” to Thursdays (the beginning of NBC’s downfall, in my opinion).

Starting November 30th, “Scrubs” will return Thursdays at 9 p.m., followed by “30 Rock.” “My Name Is Earl” and “The Office” will stay where they are to lead off the night. “Twenty Good Years,” is being shelved, although it could return.

I really think this is a good schedule and it’s about time NBC gave “Scrubs” the respect it deserves. The problem is NBC should have done this at the beginning of the season, which would have given the comedies more of a fighting chance against the two top-rated shows on TV (“Grey’s Anatomy” and “CSI”). By waiting until now, it looks like they’re just throwing “Scrubs” and “30 Rock” under a bus.

As you know, I’m not a fan of “30 Rock,” but I think it fits well in this block. However, Tina Fey had better step it up or the hilarious “Scrubs” will expose just how not funny her show is.