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(Deadline)   Ken Jeong will produce and star in a medical sitcom for NBC that will undoubtedly be better than Scrubs and casts into doubt the future of Community   ( deadline.com) divider line
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2013-09-21 11:49:51 AM  
Holy---!

He's ACTUALLY a doctor?? No wonder he did such a good job as one in Knocked Up.
 
2013-09-21 12:13:08 PM  
It's good to see him getting work. He's been languishing lately, starring in every single comedy movie in the last decade.
 
2013-09-21 12:34:14 PM  
I hope he plays a screaming Asian stereotype because that hasn't gotten old.
 
2013-09-21 01:16:36 PM  
"...future of Community."
This is the joke part, right? Community is going down. I think they hired Harmon b/c they knew it should go down in flames, burning down the rotten carcass of NBC. Parks and Rec is probably done, too. NBC wants to get rid of it b/c it's actually good, and that's not going to be their brand identity going forward (hey, it works for CBS!)
 
2013-09-21 01:16:46 PM  

Mugato: It's good to see him getting work. He's been languishing lately, starring in every single comedy movie in the last decade.


It's a scary, Chang-filled world out there.
 
2013-09-21 01:23:56 PM  

Trocadero: This is the joke part, right? Community is going down


I first saw Community recently when they started showing it on Comedy Central. I was flipping through the channels and saw Alison Brie and was like, "Who the fark is that??!!?". Isn't community college only like two years though? Then again MASH was about a 3 year war and it ran for 11 years.
 
2013-09-21 01:24:05 PM  
That bastard is a doctor and a successful actor?

Thank fark he''s only got a stub of a penis, or I'd be really jealous.
 
2013-09-21 01:24:41 PM  
You shut your whore mouth, subby. Scrubs was great as long as you forget seasons 6, 7, and 9
 
2013-09-21 01:30:05 PM  
Since he's actually a physician, maybe this show will avoid some of the more egregious medical pitfalls that TV writers stumble into.

No heartbeat? Electricity, that'll help!
I've injected you with a paralytic, but you can somehow still breathe!
Infected with Marburg? A shot of Interferon will clear that right up.
 
2013-09-21 01:38:50 PM  

JonZoidberg: maybe this show will avoid some of the more egregious medical pitfalls that TV writers stumble into.


So you want to take some time to tell him his job?
No. You mean you want to take a second to tell me how to do my job. My job is to get that baby out safely. Or I can go home. Just let me know. You be the doctor.
 
2013-09-21 01:46:02 PM  
He used to be my general practicioner.
 
2013-09-21 01:48:56 PM  

WienerButt: He used to be my general practicioner.


If there was ever a time and place for this, this is it:
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2013-09-21 02:06:55 PM  
Scrubs was good until they tried to squeeze every drop out of it by having a season 9. Awful.
 
2013-09-21 02:09:48 PM  

whistleridge: Holy---!

He's ACTUALLY a doctor?? No wonder he did such a good job as one in Knocked Up.


Yeah, I was pretty floored when I heard that.  He's actually surprisingly still very involved with the medical community and does various training videos and such.  He's infinately more entertaining to watch than most of those things are, especially the one about how the beat from "Staying Alive" is the perfect rhythm for CPR.

/disco will SAVE YOUR LIFE
 
2013-09-21 02:30:14 PM  
Subby is a bastard coated bastard with bastard filling
 
2013-09-21 02:34:15 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Scrubs was good until they tried to squeeze every drop out of it by having a season 9. Awful.


I agree, I really liked Scrubs. I managed to make it through season 9 only because of Eliza Coupe.
 
2013-09-21 02:48:04 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Scrubs was good until they tried to squeeze every drop out of it by having a season 9. Awful.


I think we should all agree that Scrubs ended after season 8. In fact, the last episode of season 8 was made as a series finale, and a good one at that. It brought the series to a wonderful close, that final stroll through the hallway is epic, and the flash-forwards give it a wonderful sense of closure. That's where Scrubs ended.

Season 9 is to be considered an ill-fated spin-off.

But I'm not ashamed to admit it, I liked season 9. Yes, it had a lot of problems and poor choices, I am awayre of that, but I don't care. I like it. I still cue it up on Netflix and watch through those episodes. By the end of the run, the characters had grown on me, and any chance to see Dr. Cox do his thing is always worthwhile.
 
2013-09-21 03:16:47 PM  
Will this be based in North Korea?
 
2013-09-21 03:19:21 PM  

soporific: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Scrubs was good until they tried to squeeze every drop out of it by having a season 9. Awful.

I think we should all agree that Scrubs ended after season 8. In fact, the last episode of season 8 was made as a series finale, and a good one at that. It brought the series to a wonderful close, that final stroll through the hallway is epic, and the flash-forwards give it a wonderful sense of closure. That's where Scrubs ended.

Season 9 is to be considered an ill-fated spin-off.

But I'm not ashamed to admit it, I liked season 9. Yes, it had a lot of problems and poor choices, I am awayre of that, but I don't care. I like it. I still cue it up on Netflix and watch through those episodes. By the end of the run, the characters had grown on me, and any chance to see Dr. Cox do his thing is always worthwhile.


I thought there was a consensus by everyone that scrubs ended with Peter Gabriel singing The Book of Love. Everything afterwards was clingy stars getting paychecks, and yes it was still kind of funny.
 
2013-09-21 03:46:26 PM  
It may be funnier than Scrubs, but no way will it be better. Scrubs had some downright AMAZINGLY emotional episodes throughout the run for a "comedy".
 
2013-09-21 04:13:46 PM  

VTGremlin: It may be funnier than Scrubs, but no way will it be better. Scrubs had some downright AMAZINGLY emotional episodes throughout the run for a "comedy".


So much this.  What Scrubs lacked in overall quality was more than made up for in a handful of spectacular episodes.  The two that stand out the most in my mind are Brenden Fraser's last appearance on the show, as well as the one where Dr. Cox has the meltdown trying to save the patients that received the diseased transplant organs.  I don't think I've ever had an emotional response to a half hour comedy, the way I did for those.
 
2013-09-21 04:36:53 PM  

DoblerMeyer: The two that stand out the most in my mind are Brenden Fraser's last appearance on the show


"where do you think we are?" followed by the photo gets me every time..
 
2013-09-21 04:42:38 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: You shut your whore mouth, subby. Scrubs was great as long as you forget seasons 6, 7, and 9


Season 9 of Scrubs was great, it didn't have the Carla character biatching her way through the whole episode.
 
2013-09-21 04:53:02 PM  

Somaticasual: DoblerMeyer: The two that stand out the most in my mind are Brenden Fraser's last appearance on the show

"where do you think we are?" followed by the photo gets me every time..


Just reading that hits me a little.  The look on Cox's face immediately after was like a punch in the chest.   McGinley is a great actor who hasn't gotten the recognition he deserves.
 
2013-09-21 05:10:41 PM  
Dropping Jeong from Community would improve the show.  He has little to do and shouldn't have become part of the regular cast.
 
2013-09-21 05:20:46 PM  

jpo2269: Will this be based in North Korea?


Not anymore... I heard Ken Jeong was ill.
 
2013-09-21 05:34:52 PM  

DoblerMeyer: VTGremlin: It may be funnier than Scrubs, but no way will it be better. Scrubs had some downright AMAZINGLY emotional episodes throughout the run for a "comedy".

So much this.  What Scrubs lacked in overall quality was more than made up for in a handful of spectacular episodes.  The two that stand out the most in my mind are Brenden Fraser's last appearance on the show, as well as the one where Dr. Cox has the meltdown trying to save the patients that received the diseased transplant organs.  I don't think I've ever had an emotional response to a half hour comedy, the way I did for those.


These are exactly the two episodes I was thinking of. The transplant one gets me as well, especially that last patient.

But just for good measure...Where do you think we are?
 
2013-09-21 06:24:12 PM  

Shadowknight: whistleridge: Holy---!

He's ACTUALLY a doctor?? No wonder he did such a good job as one in Knocked Up.

Yeah, I was pretty floored when I heard that.  He's actually surprisingly still very involved with the medical community and does various training videos and such.  He's infinately more entertaining to watch than most of those things are, especially the one about how the beat from "Staying Alive" is the perfect rhythm for CPR.

/disco will SAVE YOUR LIFE


'Tis funny, that. Also gets the point across.
 
2013-09-21 06:27:22 PM  

RealityChuck: Dropping Jeong from Community would improve the show.  He has little to do and shouldn't have become part of the regular cast.


Agreed.  The Chang-heavy episodes are the worst of the bunch.  He was funnier as an occasional teacher-foil.
 
2013-09-21 06:36:01 PM  
Isn't he that guy from that thing?
 
2013-09-21 07:40:50 PM  
Ken Jeong is not funny.
 
2013-09-21 08:49:51 PM  
I saw NBC, medical comedy, and was hoping for a show based on Dr. Leo Spaceman from 30 Rock...

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2013-09-21 09:15:04 PM  

DoblerMeyer: VTGremlin: It may be funnier than Scrubs, but no way will it be better. Scrubs had some downright AMAZINGLY emotional episodes throughout the run for a "comedy".

So much this.  What Scrubs lacked in overall quality was more than made up for in a handful of spectacular episodes.  The two that stand out the most in my mind are Brenden Fraser's last appearance on the show, as well as the one where Dr. Cox has the meltdown trying to save the patients that received the diseased transplant organs.  I don't think I've ever had an emotional response to a half hour comedy, the way I did for those.


Scrubs was very impressive for about 3-4 years (mixed after that but never horrible, and The 8th Season was a massive rebound), and even though JD could be grating in the later seasons it was still good. Neil Flynn and John McGinley could make any episode.
 
2013-09-21 09:36:49 PM  
Airing on NBC? Prediction: It's gonna suck.
 
2013-09-22 06:19:25 AM  

RealityChuck: Dropping Jeong from Community would improve the show.  He has little to do and shouldn't have become part of the regular cast.


he was one of the best parts about Community's first season, but he was the worst part of the show on every successive season.
 
2013-09-22 01:34:30 PM  
After careful consideration, I DO have room in my pocket for a little spare Chang.
 
2013-09-22 05:39:06 PM  
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