'Scrubs' exclusive: Eliza Coupe upgraded to regular

Eliza-Coupe-Scrubs_l Congratulations are in order to Eliza Coupe: Scrubs has officially promoted the actress to a series regular. 

Scrubs boss Bill Lawrence recently hinted that Coupe’s hilariously insensitive intern, Denise (a.k.a. “Jo”), would play an integral part in next season’s med school reboot. “I really like Eliza,” he told me last month. “I think she’s a really interesting actress and we didn’t give her a full character [last season]. I think she’s hyper-talented.”

No argument here.

Coupe joins a refreshed ensemble that will include three or four new regulars in addition to returning vets Donald Faison and John C. McGinley. Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Judy Reyes and Ken Jenkins are expected to make guest appearances.

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  • Stefan

    great – she was the best of the newbies :)

  • Patrick

    Wonderful, wonder how she will fit in with this med school idea but still awesome.

  • side3

    I hope they add Todd Bosley, who played the intern “Howie”. He made me laugh every time he was on camera.

  • TxGowan

    This is fine, I guess, but seriously, this show should have ended with the very satisfying “season” finale.

  • Todd

    That’s awesome news; she was, by far, my favorite of the newbies last season, and practically the only one I had hoped would be back.

  • Carrie

    I liked her and I’m not surprised she’s been promoted. I wonder who else will be a regular? I also liked that handsome black intern. I really hope that Dr. Kelso and Jordan will be making guest appearances as well.

  • BigJoey

    This still should be a spin-off, not a continuation, but I will most definitely watch with her as a regular. She is hilarious and smokin’ hot.

  • Stephanie

    Excellent. It seems like her character was being groomed from the start to be a regular, and she’s the only one I liked. Well, besides Jimmy the overly touchy orderly.

  • aa

    good, i really liked her. also wouldn’t mind the guy she hooked up with coming on board. wasn’t he in jett jackson some show where he was famous and keeping a secret or something.

  • Angie

    Her becoming a regular was the only condition I had on watching after ABC ignored the DNR we all signed. She was the thing that made me consistently LMAO last season.

  • AE

    Completely deserved. She rocked every scene she was in. Hilarious character!

  • The1337

    Yes, Jo is awesome!!!!!

  • Nicotine

    What a “coupe” for Scrubs!!! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) I loved her character last season. It really resonated with the rest of the cast. I’m still not so sure about the overall make of the show this season, but I’m anxious to find out.

  • milo

    She was hilarious in her one episode of Flight of the Conchords (with one of the best songs, Fa Du Fa Fa). I’m surprised nobody ever mentions that.

  • Jay

    Yay!! Best intern of last season. I’m glad they’re bringing her back I thought with the reboot she would get the boot….get it…get it…

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