Will Thursday night's jam-packed TV lineup totally stress you out?

145952__scrubs_lREMINDER: Tonight’s premiere of Scrubs marks the first of NBC’s four-comedies-in-a-row Thursday nights. Starting at 8, it’ll go My Name Is Earl, The Office, Scrubs, 30 Rock. I just watched Scrubs, and was delighted by the presence of the Blue Man Group (pictured, with Zach Braff), Pop Rocks, and multiple dance parties set to Turk‘s new "Bye Bye Bye" ringtone. And don’t worry, Dr. Cox’s fro remains as intense as an ’80s teenage girl’s. That’s quite a relief.

I’m personally psyched about NBC returning to its ’90s-esque comedy block. I mean, yeah, I’ll have to set two separate DVRs to record four different networks and then spend eight hours watching all the shows, but I can sleep when I’m dead. What about you? Is the all-star Thursday stunt getting to be a bit too much, or will you remain faithful to your faves and just watch them over the weekend, before you die? Remember, there’s no Julie Cooper in heaven. (Go to hell.)


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  • liz

    I am glad I am not the only one stressed out by all these shows!! Thank God my Tivo records 2 shows at once. Unfortunately, The O.C. will not be recorded because Scrubs and the Office hold a special place in my heart. Good thing they are online. I am not over the loss of Marissa, it just isn’t the same! :(

  • mike

    It’s even worse because of pro football on the NFL network. I’ve never watch Greys, or CSI, and I think Supernatural is a rerun. So I will watch football and tape the NBC comedies.

  • clate

    GOTTA go with NBC tonight — i will tivo greys and survivor to watch later, but the return of the comedy block is just too good to pass up. EARL and the OFFICE are two of my favorites, and even though i have never watched SCRUBS, it will be hard to pass up. top all of that off with 30 ROCK (which i read has its best episode tonight) and NBC finally has something to cheer about.

  • Jusa

    Oh my my my my my… This Thursday night smash-up is forcing me to stay home. I don’t like to be home Thursday nights. At least Supernatural is a repeat this week & Grey’s Anatomy is online. That makes things somewhat simpler
    My schedule will end up being… watch Grey’s online, record 2 others, and watch the 4th.

  • cs

    i’m sick of all these quality shows being on the same night. why can’t these damn network jerks space them out to, like, tuesdays or something? this is stupid.

  • lola

    I don’t have a DVR (or a VCR — I know, just kill me now) so I’m watching the comedy on NBC, then Survivor and CSI on cbs.com and GA and Ugly Betty on abc.com. If NBC got it’s s**t together and put up the 30 Rock episodes online, I would be in heaven. NBC.com SUCKS.

  • Todd

    NBC comedies first. Nothing second.

  • mike

    Thursdays are out of control, they need to spread some of these shows out. Everyone is trying to compete for a small space, so why not move one of the good shows to a differnet day and that way, it frees up more people to watch that show. Havign to download all these shows on one day just eats up the bandwidth and half of friday could be devoted to trying to catch up on all the shows from the night before. Spread them out give the other days some love to.

  • Simon

    Ugly Betty at 8pm, then football. CSI and Shark are reruns. Losing interest in Grey’s and ER, so I will skip those. No problems here!

  • melissa

    Ditto what Todd said. I might sneak in some “O.C.” (which I didn’t watch before this year, and only watch occasionally now) post-“Scrubs” or when the sitcoms are reruns.

  • Howard

    Faux-vo-ing NBC from 8 to 11 and Grey’s from 9 to 10.
    EVERYONE: WATCH SCRUBS!! This show is worth your time. If they’re on their game, you will probably want to watch the episode again. If they’re not, give them another week, ’cause the only thing better in recent years was “Arrested Development”.

  • Ceballos

    Scrubs is king…enough said. Kudos to NBC for putting 4 out of the 5 comedies (excluding “How I met your mother) on network TV I find funny together to form a formiddable, old-school comedy block…I’ll be watching that.

  • d-rock

    I wish ABC, NCB and CBS would let Canadians view episodes online… it’s really frustrating, especially after a Thursday.
    I hope Santa brings me a PVR

  • Conor

    Do you not have time-shifting?, I have my DVR recording Ugly Betty at 11pm when it starts on the west coast, as I have my DVR recording Earl & the Office, and here in Canada we have Greys at 8pm, so I can record them all in the one timezone… time shiting is almost as great as a DVR, but I could never part with my DVR, and time shifting is only something like $3 bucks extra on my cable bill!

  • Jen

    I was ready to send a big ‘Dagnabbit’ to the NFL for pre-empting Ugly Betty and Grey’s Anatomy tonight until 1 AM. (Y’all know that’s way past my bedtime!). I ended up watching most of the NBC comedy block.
    The Office was hilarious Every episode of that show featuring different races and ethnicities cracks me up. (See executives, TV can be diverse and entertaining).
    Plus, the Scrubs gang was on top of their game tonight and I was delighted to see a great episode of 30 Rock. Now, I can’t give up my Ugly Betty or Grey’s, but NBC definitely kept me entertained tonight.

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