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Good news for local fans of the TV series Scrubs: WCIU-TV has acquired the second cycle of the hit NBC comedy from Disney/ABC Domestic Television beginning in the fall of 2009. The move means the program will stay in broadcast syndication and not head for an exclusive deal on cable, which many off-network sitcoms have recently done (i.e. Home Improvement, Just Shoot Me, Full House, etc.)
Scrubs currently airs on Comedy Central and WGN (outside of the Chicago market) while locally, the program airs on Fox-owned WPWR-TV.
WCIU recently acquired Everybody Hates Chris for fall 2009 and acquired the second cycle of Carsey-Werner’s That ’70’s Show for next fall, in addition to Debmar’s Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.
WPWR meanwhile, has acquired NBC Universal’s The Office for 2009.