Bill Lawrence, TV Guide guest columnist


The Creator of Scrubs Diagnoses the State of TV Comedy

Series creator Bill Lawrence and his Scrubs

My name is Bill Lawrence, and I like television comedy. (Way to go, Bill, the first step is admitting it.) The landscape of television is changing overnight. When I created Spin City and Scrubs, there were comedies all over TV. Now there are hardly any (as opposed to 23 different CSIs, including "CSI: Nantucket," arriving this mid-season).

Scrubs isn't on the fall schedule again. "Impossible," you say, "NBC has always treated the show so well in each of its 160 time slots." But alas, it's true. [It has since been announced by NBC that Scrubs will return Nov. 30, in the Thursday, 9 pm/ET time slot.] It's also true that youn read more

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