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Get ready to add one more medical show to your weekly television lineup.
Television producer J.J. Abrams will serve as executive producer of an untitled half-hour medical comedy on Fox.
Details are slim at this time except for the fact that it’s a "comedic medical show." Mike Markowitz (Becker, It's All Relative) will serve as the show's writer and executive producer, as well.
Abrams will have his work cut out for him in the crowded medical show field.
Mercy, Trauma, and Three Rivers are set to make their medical series debuts over the next couple of weeks. Add to that the current line-up of hit medical shows like House, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and Nurse Jackie, and the competition gets fierce.
And unfortunately, a "comedic medical show" sounds all too much like Scrubs, which is likely entering its ninth and final season.
Still, you can’t argue with Abrams' stellar resume, which includes hit television series Felicity, Alias, Lost and Fringe. But this will be his first attempt at a comedy series.
Even if Scrubs survives for a 10th season, the show lost momentum after switching from NBC to ABC in 2008. This new medical comedy could easily fill that void and Abrams shouldn’t have any problems attracting star actors.
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