Tonight, NBC's brilliant comedy Scrubs returns, and it's ready to fill the void about to be left by the departing Arrested Development in three ways:
1. By simply filling the quality comedy crater that's about to be created by Arrested's cancellation. With watchable sitcoms in the low single digits, it's nice to see that a few bright spots are still being nurtured by their networks, despite middling-or-lower ratings.
2. By employing Jason Bateman, late of Arrested, as a guest star. While not exactly a wholesale solution, it will at least provide a swab of bacitracin to we Arrested fan's scabby wounds.
3. Back to back episodes, week to week. After being MIA for the season thus far, and with the Olympics hogging major sweeps airtime, NBC can run two episodes of Scrubs each week for the forseeable future, while avoiding plugging in turdicious fare like "special encores of Joey!"
Welcome back, Scrubs. The masses may not fully appreciate you, but we true TV Geeks do.
Now if you'll pardon me, I need to go practice my "Finger or Toe" skills. They're a little rusty from the layoff.