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NBC Thursdays Enter New Golden Age

November 30, 2006 by  

My Name is Earl, The Office, Scrubs, 30 Rock

Thursday nights are a good time to be alive. With the triumphant return of Scrubs to the Must-See-TV lineup, NBC will be pumping out two hours of the most rock-solid comedy in recent memory. My Name Is Earl, The Office, 30 Rock, and Scrubs is about as good as it gets.One can’t help but think back to those carefree Thursdays when Cheers was in its prime, or when Friends was still in its infancy. Assuming Scrubs picks up where it left off, viewers will be treated to four wickedly smart comedies in a row. (Okay, maybe Earl isn’t smart. But it’s fun!)

The Office continues to do the heavy lifting on Thursdays, but there are now three other legitimate load-bearing sitcoms to help out. Even The Simpsons can’t boast that kind of support.

Expectations were sky-high for both The Office and Earl after last season, and neither show has disappointed. Earl continues to chip away at everything uptight and stuffy in this world, while The Office has added a whole new dimension. Jim has proven to be the heart of the show, now that he’s made yet another Dunder-Mifflin branch funny as hell. He’s even found a new Pam*, who not only adores him, but also is completely available. Maybe nice guys don’t finish last after all. The merger has only made life better for those of us who like a little sexual tension with our comedy.

Meanwhile, 30 Rock shrugged off an onslaught of bad reviews before its premiere, and has become a standout among both new and established shows. It’s not every day that a parody is better than the show at which it’s poking fun (SNL), but Tina Fey is just that good.

Finally, it’s nice to see that the world wasn’t done with Scrubs yet. With hospital dramas popping up like a lottery winner’s long-lost relatives, Scrubs is the perfect antidote for too much drama.

So don’t take this moment in time for granted. Quit your Thursday bowling league, hire a sitter for the kids, drop out of night school, TiVo ‘til it hurts…do whatever you have to do. Just make Thursday night television a priority again. You’ll be glad you did.

*IMPORTANT!!! This article came from my friends at  TV with MeeVee.  Would you seriously EVER think that I would say Jim has found a new Pam?!  Come on now.  Let’s not be crazy.
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9 Responses to “NBC Thursdays Enter New Golden Age”

  1. Clare on November 30th, 2006 7:39 am

    “He’s even found a new Pam” Take it back!! Take it back I say!! 🙂

  2. Sus on November 30th, 2006 9:41 am

    Yeah, that comment kind of shocked me a little, especially coming from you. 😉

  3. Team Pam A.K.A Stamford Worker on November 30th, 2006 1:04 pm

    I am looking at the clock for the last hour wishing it was 8:00 😉

  4. Clare on November 30th, 2006 2:35 pm

    I am sooo sorry GMMR. I didn’t notice the source of that article, should’ve known better… I’m sending myself to the corner now 🙁

  5. samsmom on November 30th, 2006 3:29 pm

    I wonder how well Scrubs will do tonight given that CSI is a rerun? I am so happy NBC decided to bring it back earlier. Hopefully they will finally see what a great show Scrubs is.

  6. Jen on November 30th, 2006 5:06 pm

    Can’t wait! I love Must See TV, now if only I could get through the rest of my homework with out checking the computer every five minutes!

  7. Melissa on November 30th, 2006 5:09 pm

    Oh my stars. I too panicked at the “new Pam” line before realizing the source of the article. I thought you had been kidnapped and brainwashed by Team Karen. Not that I’m paranoid or anything.

  8. javier neira on November 30th, 2006 6:21 pm

    btw, zach braff just posted this video on myspace… it’s amazing, just hilarious.


  9. Tiffany on December 3rd, 2006 1:53 am

    I LOVE and I mean LOVE Grey’s but I am leaving it to TiVo b/c I am so thrilled to have a comedy Thursday. Grey’s lost a little something for me when I had to switch from hilarious comedy to the drama. Thursday is my favorite tv night for real.