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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Picks of the Week: Heroes Unite While Doctors Sing

This week’s picks feature a comic fanboy’s (or fangirl’s) dream coming true and one of TV’s funniest shows getting downright musical…

I don’t watch “Smallville,” but an appearance by the Justice League is definitely worth noting—even if it’s not the JLA we all know. Past “Smallville” visitors Impulse, Aquaman, Cyborg, and Green Arrow unite to investigate Lex Luthor’s “33.1” project. Eventually, Clark Kent (who is not yet Superman) joins up with them. Ironically, Alan Ritchson, who plays Aquaman, was replaced in the failed “Aquaman” pilot by Justin Hartley, who plays Green Arrow. Producers liked him so much they created another part for him. “Smallville” airs Thursday, January 18th at 8 p.m. on the CW…

Scrubs” fans know that the show has always been pretty musical. Remember the barbershop quartet doing “Charles In Charge”? Or how about the classic “Overkill” episode? Well now the show is going all the way for an all-musical episode, written by the Tony-winning team behind “Avenue Q.” Like every good musical, there’s a classic love song, only this time it’s between two guy friends—Turk and J.D., of course—called “Guy Love.” “Scrubs airs Thursday, January 18th at 9 p.m. on NBC…