aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Thursday, January 19, 2006
We are big Scrubs fans. (As it happens they had a patient this week with mystery pain, and doctors uncomfortable dealing with it.) Does anyone know what the story is with network support for the show? This is all I found:
Last May, NBC president Kevin Reilly implied that the delay [of the season premiere] was due to [Zach] Braff’s burgeoning movie career. Braff, who voiced the title character in “Chicken Little,” did spend his hiatus filming the upcoming “The Last Kiss” and “Fast Track.”
“I don’t know how that became the truth,” Braff says. “For the record, ‘Fast Track’ overlapped our ‘Scrubs’ schedule by one week. I didn’t want anyone to think that I was pushing the ‘Scrubs’ schedule back to do a film. I’m excited to go have a movie career one day, but I really realize how lightning-in-a-bottle these types of positive experiences on a TV show are. As the kids say, we felt very dissed. You know we work so hard on this show, and we’re really proud of it. If you go on the Internet, you would see the fans of this show are so die-hard. It was upsetting to us because we believe in the show, and it seems like there was an audience that really believes in this show.”
Let’s hope they hear that audience and Scrubs is kept on the schedule; supportscrubs.com.
Day 1: A cakewalk
Thanks to everyone who called, emailed and commented - you made my day!
Everything went well. The facility was new and nice; the people were great; the procedure was painless. The one critique I continue to have is the amount of information.
Now I’m told I should stay out of work 3 weeks and at the same time that I can drive again tomorrow and lifting my laptop and small dogs is no problem. And that tomorrow is the day when the “discomfort” kicks in.
I want more details. I’ll be calling the doctor tomorrow. And hopefully be back blogging too!