Sky's comedy line-up

Hit US show Scrubs leads the way

Sky One has brought the British rights to the acclaimed US comedy Scrubs.

The offbeat show, about the trials of medical interns in a surreal hospital, was named one of the top five shows of the season by Entertainment Weekly and has been nominated for a People's Choice award for best new comedy

It is one of the highlights of Sky One's new winter season, announced today.

New series of The Simpsons, Futuramam South Park and Malcolm In The Middle are also returning.

And Al Murray's Time Gentlemen Please is also back, with new a barmaid played by Emma Pierson.

The channel is also broadcasting The Sausage Factory, a sitcom about four hormonal teenage boys on the pull in Boulder, Colorado.

Outside of comedy, other shows include the new Star Trek series Enterprise, action-adveture Alias and returns of Buffy and Temptation Island.

Kate Marsh, Sky's deputy director of broadcasting, said: "This is one of the most exciting winter line-ups Sky One has launched, with some of the most talked-about shows from America, like Scrubs.

"We're really underlining our reputation for bringing the best of the US to the UK first. That's what our viewers want and expect and that's what we're doing"

Official Scrubs website

Published: 3 Dec 2001

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